HAZ is a modern Mediterranean restaurant, built on the vast experience and passion of our three Turkish founders. Using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, and taking great inspiration from our heritage and ancient Turkish cooking techniques, our aim is to celebrate Mediterranean flavours and provide a true taste of our homeland.


The HAZ family is led by Zafer, Haci and Ahmet who first opened their doors to the intrigued public in 2001. The name HAZ combines the initials of our three founders, and coincidentally translates to ‘pleasure’ in our native tongue. Far from home and unable to find traditional Turkish food in London, the partners set out to be the first true Turkish restaurant in the City.

Drawing on their vast experience in hospitality, and head chef Haci’s culinary delights, it wasn’t long before the restaurant started to fill day and night. We’ve since opened the doors to four more restaurants in the City of London, with a sixth restaurant opening in Finsbury Square.

Pleasure is in everything we do; from warm, traditional Turkish hospitality, fresh ingredients and the elegant yet comfortable setting in which to enjoy our food. It’s our pleasure to provide the City with an authentic Mediterranean experience.


In traditional Turkish fashion, we love a family meal. We encourage guests to select dishes that compliment and contrast the many flavours of the Med. With a wide selection of perfectly grilled meats, meze, salads and rice dishes, our menu can be tailored to share or be enjoyed individually.

Grilling is a speciality of ours; it’s an art form that we’ve perfected over many years and our chefs continue to use ancient techniques to create the perfect combination of texture and flavour. We bake our bread fresh, daily, and source our fruit and vegetables from local food markets.

With a revised and contemporary drinks menu, our cocktails have been carefully concocted in conjunction with our food menu, with complimentary and contrasting flavours such as pomegranate and lime, and beetroot and mint. Our carefully selected wine list includes many Turkish favourites, with a variety of whites, reds and sparkling wine from all around the world.