PivazĀ 

Overall: 9/10

Good for: brunch, casual dining with friends 


Pivaz is an all-day Turkish eatery on the vibrant Chatsworth Road in Hackney. I’d never actually ventured out to that side of London before, but I will definitely go back, there’s so many cute cafes and eateries round there, Pivaz being one of them.


The food is a modern and British take on Turkish food, with dishes such as burgers and English breakfast plates with a Turkish twist featuring on the menu. 


They have a great cocktail list, I had the elderflower fizz which was a mix of prosecco with subtle hints of elderflower. 


To start I had the calamari and for the main I went with the veggie burger which was MASSIVE! And stacked with halloumi, portobello mushrooms, red pepper, aubergine and hummus, and served alongside sweet potato wedges which were seasoned to perfection. 


But the star dish of the day was definitely the prawns. They were served in a white sauce alongside some rice, which is undoubtedly the best rice I’ve ever eaten. I didn’t even realise it was possible for rice to taste that good! According to our waiter, it was cooked in a Turkish butter, which made it so delectable. 


Another highlight was their home made chilli sauce, it was super fresh and is testament to the kitchen’s high quality ingredients.


For dessert we had the sticky toffee pudding – it was just as amazing as it looks in the picture below!


The interior is cosy and relaxed, I LOVED the decor featuring patterned top tables and teacups hanging from the ceiling. The staff were kind and welcoming and overall it was a great experience, definitely worth travelling across London for! 


Pivaz currently have 2 branches, one in Hackney and one in Epping, with a third branch in Brentwood opening soon!

Address: 35 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LP 

Website: http://www.pivaz.co.uk