Troia Bar & Restaurant

3.9
724 reviews
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£25 and under
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Turkish
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Quick Bite
This smart glass-fronted café, restaurant bar on Belvedere Road is neighbours with the Royal Festival Hall, Yo Sushi! and Chez Gerard in that cultural hot-spot, the Southbank. The 82-dishes (excluding set, special and children meals) offer a comprehensive taste of Turkey's national (healthy) diet. There's kisir, a cold starter of nuts, bulgar wheat, herbs and spring onions. Hearty mains include kuzu guvec, a lamb casserole, and a delicious mariage of runner beans and onions served with a rich tomato sauce and rice called yesil fasulye. There are fish, pasta, rice, and special veggie dishes too. Desserts make an intriguing change from treacle pudding and cheesecake. How about kaymakh kestane - sweet chestnuts sprinkled with chestnuts and served with home-made cream?
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Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely restaurant and ambience. Good location near London Eye.

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A
London
134 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a pleasant surprise. Given the location I would have expected a turist-y trap where it was actually a good restaurant.
It is not too fancy but food was good, in great portions and reasonably priced.
The location is airy and brand new.
We found the service funny although the "direct approach" of the lady might not go down well with all the clients.
I would happily eat again at Troia if I was in the area

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

i booked this on open table and had a confirmed booking only to find out that on the troia website it was closed for refurbishment! I put in a query to open table and had no answer. we love this restaurant but could have caused us a major problem

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r
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening, the food was fantasticas was the service We would definately come again

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i
Manchester
26 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was marvelous as usual but not sure why it seemed more expensive than usual..and This was without alcohol.. But it's a great little place and I'll certainly go again

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F
London
50 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was really tasty but quite expensive. The restaurant is based really close to Southbank/Eye so a good place to head for a lunch or pre theatre food.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A great venue for our NY Eve pre-fireworks. Authentic Turkish food and fantastic location close to the London Eye. Vibrant and fun atmosphere and not like most restaurants who triple their prices for NY Eve!

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DO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over priced and unauthentic Turkish cuisine. Will not be visiting again.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent mezza starters and good main courses. Service was very good and friendly considering we were there on New Year's Eve and they were obviously very busy. If you like Mediterranean cuisine this place is worth a visit for casual eating. No cocktails available.

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DL
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had booked the pre-fix Christmas Dinner and the website should 3 different options. When we arrived, regular menus were on the table, no mention of Christmas dinner. Prices are a little higher than shown on open table.

Food was excellent. Baked Brie was excellent, as was the Baba Ganush (Patlikan). Best Fish and Chips ever. Good Mixed Grill and Chicken dishes. Good attentive service.

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fast service, great food and good value. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a very pleasant evening dinner there as a group. Food and service very very good, Shisha Option not tried, Ambiente could be nicer, very good value for money, excellent coffee, good drinks selection.

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b
Warwickshire
203 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always worth a visit. Best value is the meze, but as I was on my own, I went for the mixed grill. It was quite late and they were still as helpful as ever, despote probably wanting to go home! Nice Turkish wine, not too noisy and generally great food

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and good service as always. But it was very noisy this time and so we decided to find somewhere quieter for dessert and coffee.

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AL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good but really not good value for money. We ordered 2 mixed grill plates that are around £19 and there is really not much to eat and were still hungry, so much so that we had to ask for another one (when we said we were disappointed with the portions, they gave the extra plate for free). Atmosphere and service OK.

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R
London
42 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food and atmosphere. I’d go back

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice venue for a sensibly priced dinner catching up with a friend (who is vegetarian, but eats fish- menu had plenty of options). Good value, especially considering location but what makes it stand out is the fantastic personal service. There was a slight mix up with our booking but the apology & attention we got at the restaurant far outweighed the minor inconvenience so well done on really getting that customers can go elsewhere but personal service costs nothing & can make an evening. Thank you.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pesce perfetto
Italiano vero
Servizio coccoloso

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HP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A lively slightly noisy atmosphere. Reminded me of a school dining hall. However, the food was excellent and the staff worked very hard to ensure we were well looked after during a busy Saturday evening.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Always a pleasure eating here

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CS
London
32 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely welcome in a great location just behind County Hall, near Westminster. Had the Mixed Meze and some extra dishes between three of us. All were prepared nicely. Good place for lunch or dinner.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I really enjoyed the place. Great food with a good selection. The service was ok and it was rather expensive but it is right by the London Eye so you expect that.

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C
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal overall. On arrival we were made to feel welcome. Outdoor heater was put on to allow us to sit outside and eat, which was great for my daughter. Good advice was offered on menu choices to stop us overspending which we really appreciated. My partner and I had the meat meze and then shared a kebab. Perfect and all dishes were lovely. All in all a great evening. Only 4 stars as cleanliness of toilets does let it down. Would definitely visit again.

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food is fine, ambience is reasonable but the waiter with the beret with his "luvverly ladees" shtick was not only irritating, but patronising and sexist. His attempts to entertain were annoying and intrusive. This group of professional women did not appreciate being treated like giggly teenagers.

Also, please do not allow customers to smoke on the terrace - it is extremely unpleasant when you are eating. We had planned to order dessert but left early for this reason.

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PB
London
70 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Lovely food before going to watch a play at County Hall. Great location.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Very pricey for the quantity, very slow service and waiters and noisy

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu with very tasty food, very well prepared.

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S
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with 2 children under 3, plus prams. The kids were being very noisy but the staff were amazingly accommodating and helpful! Thank you!

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E
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheap and cheerful taverna style - with nice outdoor seating, so perfect for warmer evening. Service was very attentive and the food was good quality. Lovely mezze. Would definitely visit again

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was good but the it was all a bit noisy and a bit chaotic - okay for tourists I guess

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CZ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Trioa is just an ok restaurant. There is nothing special about the food, ambiance or service. In fact, as we sat down we waited 20 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. A server did seat us, but then proceeded to walk around and not acknowledge us. This is large restaurant and it was not busy, so there is no excuse for the poor service. The food is just ok, this is in a touristy area, I guess they can get by with just ok food. The worst part of this restaurant though, is the seat, it's absolutely horrible in every aspect of the way. How can they have these low sitting chairs, we had a senior with us and it was hard for him to sit down and then get up, the chairs actually contributed to the way we felt about the restaurant. Get new chairs, they add nothing to your ambiance!

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BP
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu was quite different from website: less choice and more expensive. Quite a pushy waiter, kept pestering us to order. Food quality was good, but pricey (website menu was more extensive and far cheaper). Felt like a con!

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was average at best, over-priced and the service was slow and inattentive.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

All in all a bit of a basic, day-to-day place.
Decor is beautiful and staff are friendly, but once you've placed your first order (drinks and food) it is very slow.
We waited 30 minutes after finishing to get a waiter's attention, then did not have time to order dessert so had to ask for the bill.
The food was okay - wasn't blown away by it, but does the trick and almost reasonably priced.

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S
London
130 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Staff were nice and accommodating. Food unfortunately not that good. My friend had moussaka and enjoyed it I had a lamb mince kebab which wasn’t good quality- quite dry.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service, good food and wine. Thoroughly recommended.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. Reasonable ambiance. I feel the restrooms need a revamp.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location with tasty food

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ET
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this restaurant for our trip to London based on the varied menu. We were not disappointed, lovely food, very friendly staff (particularly Mario!). We initially planned to move on after food but ended up staying on for several drinks as it was such a lovely atmosphere with the outdoor seating. Would highly recommend.

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RV
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great Mezze. We had a mezze platter to share, eleven different dishes served with some bread. Nice, tasteful and varied dishes like: tzatziki, humus, tabouleh, kofte, borek, lamb casserole, and some more. You can ask for more bread, if you wish. Good wine, friendly personnel and reasonable prices.

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