Golborne Road's hottest new opening, The Counter is bringing the bold flavours of southeastern Anatolian cuisine to west London. Headed up by chef Kemal Demirasal, who is also behind Istanbul's Alancha restaurant, which closed in 2021 in preparation for this London launch, the inviting 45-cover space features a mish-mash of seating - brown leather banquettes, wicker chairs and metal bar stools - complemented by overgrown potted plants, bare-brick walls, exposed pipework, pendant lighting and blonde wood. All eyes are on the open kitchen, which also doubles as a bar, where the dynamic chefs whip up your order on the open-fire charcoal grill. Seasonality is at the core of every dish, from starters that include mint-drenched lamb skewers served with tahini cream, to mains such as sirloin kebabs with thin-cut fries, and majestic, perfectly seasoned pork chops. Turn to the dessert menu to find traditional semolina cake, burnt rice pudding and sorbets in every flavour.
108 Golborne Rd, W10 5PS