Havet – Bromley
Middle Eastern and African
Havet began with three brothers, who were intent on providing a dining experience that utilises fresh ingredients to create authentic Turkish cuisine.
The menu format varies from the British standard – instead of choosing a main dish and accompanying sides, diners at Havet are invited to select from a menu of 500 possible dish combinations. This wealth of choice allows visitors to create a spread tailored to their individual preferences, while also enabling regular visitors to sample something different each time they visit. We began with smoky aubergine, garlic and tomato dip atop warm pide bread, served alongside creamy spinach and garlic yoghurt and mint-infused vine leaves. The main course soon followed, with the seftali being my favourite dish. It comprised Cypriot-influenced sausages containing ground lamb, onion and parsley, paired with spicy chicken shish and zesty coban salad. My partner was equally impressed with the vegetable shish – a medley of aubergine, pepper, onion, mushroom and tomato, all grilled to perfection over charcoal. We finished with a trio of traditional pastries, which proved a deliciously sweet finale to our feast.
A meal at Havet is made better by the surrounds; the restaurant is bright and modern and the ambience is calm and welcoming.