About Aga Mezze Palace
First visit - but not the last
Great central location for this authentic restaurant. It was quiet but we were very early in the evening. Great value with friendly service. Chef came out to ask if we enjoyed his special sauces made that day. Enjoyed delicious bread on arrival along with olives and preserved vegetables. House wine was excellent. Portions were generous though if we had had time we would have had pudding too.
Will be back! :)
I just had my first dinner here tonight, it's an excellent wee find.
First off, very good lunch and teatime prices - that was what initially caught my attention (I mean, who doesn't like a deal). We were greeted by a friendly Georgian waitress, and then the owner came to say hello too - a charming gentleman if I might add! It definitely looked like he cares about his customers.
The starters arrived quickly along with some complimentary bread, and were delicious! I especially liked the lamb kofte in sauce, but the feta and spinach pastries were excellent too. We both had moussaka for mains, again very good, warmed us up after a really windy day. Couldn't resist trying some Turkish sweets, so opted for the kadayif and rum baba - five stars.
I don't have much experience with Mediterranean cuisine so I can't comment on how authentic it is or not, but everything I've tried tonight has left a very good impression. I'm definitely coming back because I want to try more things, especially meat - that kofte starter really blew me away.
The restaurant is located a bit off the beaten path so it's easy to miss, but I really recommend giving it a try.
Authentic Turkish restaurant in city centre
With a warm, colourful and traditional Turkish decor, diners are made to feel very welcome at Aga Mezze Palace on Glasgow’s Dundas Street. Just in case the name and decor have not made their point, then the belly dancers – available on request – should leave diners in no doubt that they are in a Turkish restaurant. In fact, the owner opened what may well have been Scotland’s first Turkish restaurant in 1981.
Authentic Turkish mezze and grills
Meals at Aga Mezze Palace start with a great range of traditional hot and cold mezze. Salads, humus and dips flavoured with exotic spices and herbs are popular choices for the cold mezze while the deep-fried cheese, lamb meatballs and the spicy, grilled Turkish sausage starters stand out among the hot mezze.
The main courses are a greatest hits list of regional Turkish specialities in which use of the charcoal grill features prominently. From Adana and Iskender kebabs to chicken hotpots or guvec dishes, there is a mouth-watering variety of lamb and chicken dishes served minced, cubed and on or off the bone. The fish section offers grilled sea bream salmon or sea bass.
City centre transport links
Aga Mezze Palace is on Dundas Street, just two minutes from the transport hub of Queen Street station and ten minutes from Central Station. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Pavilion and Cineworld are all within a five minute walk. There is extensive pay parking at Buchanan Galleries.