Main Menu – The Mesken
Authentic Cuisine

Main Menu

The Mesken is all about serving great quality food in the warmest atmosphere in town. Only the best quality ingredients are handpicked by our executive chefs to bring out the flavoursome richness of Turkish cuisine.

Starters

Cold Starters

Humus
£6

Puréed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.

Mixed Nuts & Bulgur Salad
£5

Hazelnuts, pine, bulgur, finely chopped red peppers, celery, spring onion with tomato juice, herbs and extra virgin olive oil.

Cacik (Tzatziki)
£6

Cucumber, mint, dill and a hint of garlic in Greek yogurt with olive oil.

Stuffed Vine Leaves
£7

Vine leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice, pine nuts, raisins and herbs cooked with extra virgin olive oil. Served with Greek yoghurt.

Baba Ghanoush
£6

Smoked aubergine and red pepper, tahini, yoghurt, garlic and olive oil.

Mesken’s Aubergine
£6

Roasted aubergine, mix peppers & garlic in special tomato and basil sauce.

Tarama Salad
£6

Freshly prepared whipped cod roe. (Fish roe paste)

Alaska’s Salmon&Avocado
£9

Smoked salmon served with avocado and home made dressing.

Classic Prawn Cocktail
£9

Baby prawns on a bed of lettuce and home made sauce on top.

Beetroot Tarator
£6

Beetroot, creamy garlic yoghurt, quinoa and tahini.

Mixed Olives
£4

Freshly marinated mixed black & green olives.

Cold Meze Platter (For 2)
£19

• Humus • Tarama • Cacik/Tzatziki • Stuffed Vine Leaves • Baba Ghanoush • Mesken’s Aubergine • Mixed Nut Salad • Beetroot Tarator

Starters

HOT STARTERS

Soup of The Day
£7

Please ask your server.

Char-Grilled Octopus
£10.5

Marinated octopus with fresh oregano and extra virgin olive oil. Served with mixed leaves.

Chicken Liver
£7.5

Sautéed diced chicken liver with butter, herbs and red onion. Served with mixed leaves.

Lamb Liver
£8

Sautéed, diced lamb liver with butter, herbs and red onion.

Spicy Beef Sausage
£7.5

Char-gilled spicy beef sausage served with mixed leaves.

BBQ Wings
£7

Char-gilled marinated wings with spicy sauce. Served with mixed leaves.

Fresh Calamari
£8.5

Fresh squid lightly floured and seasoned. Served with tartar sauce, fresh lemon & mixed leaves.

Humus Kavurma
£8.5

Humus topped with sautéed lamb, pine kernels and sweet peppers. Served with butter sauce.

Pacific Jumbo Prawn
£10

Char-grilled King prawns marinated in garlic and lemon juice. Served with sweet chilli dressing & mixed leaves.

Spicy Prawn
£10

Sautéed king prawns with white wine, garlic, chilli and fresh tomato.

Filo Pastry Prawn
£9

Rolled filo pastry, filled with tiger prawn served with sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves.

Pan Seared Scallops
£11

On bed of basil cream mash potatoes, finished with Malibu butter.

Scampi
£8

Coated Dublin bay prawns, deep fried and served with tartar sauce. Served with mixed leaves.

Grilled Sardines
£9

Seasoned and char-grilled sardines served with mixed leaves and lemon oil dressing.

Mussels
£10

Pan fried mussels, garlic, cherry tomato, parsley, chilli pepper and a selection of tomato sauce or creamy sauce.

Mitite Kofte
£8

Chef’s made Meatballs cooked in rich tomato, pepper and basil sauce.

Hot Meze Platter (for 2)
£21

• Sigara Boregi • Calamari • Halloumi • Falafel & Humus • Spicy Beef Sausage • Scampi • Mitite Kofte

VEGETARIAN HOT STARTERS
Halloumi
£8

Grilled Cypriot cheese served with sun blushed tomato and mixed leaves.

Mushroom & Halloumi
£8.5

Seasoned and grilled portobello mushroom and halloumi. Served with mixed leaves.

Sigara Boregi
£8.5

Rolled pastry filled with feta cheese and spinach served with sweet chilli dressing.

Falafel with Humus
£8

Broad beans, chickpeas, coriander and vegetable fritter. Served with mixed leaves.

Honey Glazed Goat Cheese
£8.5

Honey glazed goat cheese, walnuts & sautéed beetroot finished with matured balsamic reduction.

Garlic Mushroom
£8

Freshly cooked button mushrooms with garlic, double cream & mild cheddar

Our Choice

From The Grill

All served with rice and salad

Lamb Shish
£22

Marinated cubes of lamb char-grilled on a skewer.

Chicken Shish
£20

Marinated cubes of chicken char-grilled on a skewer.

Mixed Shish
£21

Marinated cubes of chicken and tender lamb char-grilled on a skewer.

Lamb Chops
£25

Seasoned and char-grilled tender lamb chops.

Fillet of Lamb
£24

Escalope of lamb, marinated with herbs and char-grilled.

Chicken Wings
£18

Marinated char-grilled chicken wings.

Adana Kofte
£19

Char-grilled lean tender minced lamb skewers.

Lamb Ribs
£22

Char-grilled tender lamb ribs.

Lamb Beyti
£19

Spicy marinated minced lamb seasoned with garlic and char-grilled.

Chicken Beyti
£19

Marinated minced chicken seasoned with garlic and char-grilled.

Mixed Grill (for 1)
£29

Selection of chicken shish, lamb shish, lamb chop, chicken wings, lamb ribs and Adana kofte.

Mixed Lamb
£25

Marinated and char-grilled lamb shish, Adana kofte and Lamb chops.

Mixed Kebab
£24

Marinated and char-grilled Lamb Shish, Chicken Shish and Adana Kofte.

House Specials

Lamb Casserole
£18

Tender lamb pieces, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and onions topped with chef’s special tomato sauce. Served with rice.

Chicken Casserole
£18

Tender chicken pieces, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes & onions topped with chef’s special tomato sauce. Served with rice.

Kleftiko (Lamb Shank)
£21

Oven cooked lamb shank with baby potatoes, mixed peppers, carrot, onion, celery & tomato sauce. Served with mashed potato.

Chicken or Lamb Sarma Beyti
£23

Spicy marinated minced LAMB or CHICKEN seasoned with garlic & char-grilled, wrapped in lavash bread & topped with tomato sauce, then drizzled with butter. Served with chips & yoghurt.

House Special Lamb
£20

Slow braised lamb with celery, shallot onion and red wine and herbs served with rice & salad.

Creamy Special Chicken
£20

Diced chicken fillet cooked with onion, mushroom, garlic, chef special creamy sauce. Served with rice & salad.

Ali Nazik
£23

Char-grilled aubergine with garlic & yoghurt dressing topped with chopped lamb shish and seasoned sweet peppers. Served with rice & salad.

Veli Nazik
£21

Char-grilled aubergine with garlic & yoghurt dressing topped with chopped chicken shish and seasoned sweet peppers. Served with rice & salad.

Linguine Seafood
£20

Linguine pasta with mixed seafood, peppers, onion & garlic in tomato sauce, served with parmesan cheese.

Sweet dreams

Steaks

All our steaks are 28 days matured. All steaks served with grilled tomato, mushroom, caramelised onion, steak cut chips & selection of mix pepper corn or garlic cream sauce.

Sirloin Steak
£29

14oz

Rib-Eye Steak
£31

14oz

T-Bone Steak
£34

18oz

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Kebabs with Yoghurt

On a bed of croutons, finished with yoghurt & drizzled butter. Served with rice.

Lamb Shish with Yoghurt
£23
Chicken Shish with Yoghurt
£21
Adana Kofte with Yoghurt
£20
From the Sea

Grilled Fish

Char-grilled Sea Bass
£21

Char-grilled whole sea bass seasoned with sea salt, crack pepper & olive oil. Served with salad.

Fillet of Sea Bass
£21

Marinated and char-grilled filleted sea bass, served on a bed of creamy new potatoes and salad.

Mixed Fish Kebab
£23

Marinated cubes of salmon, king prawns, monk fish skewed & char-grilled. Served with rice & salad.

Monk Fish Shish
£23

Marinated, skewered and char-grilled monk fish with mixed peppers. Served with rice & salad.

Grilled Octopus
£24

Marinated and char-grilled octopus. Served with fresh lemon, oregano, chips & salad.

Salmon Shish
£22

Marinated, skewered and char-grilled salmon with mixed peppers. Served with rice & salad.

King Prawns
£24

Marinated & char-grilled jumbo prawns served with rice & salad.

Alaska’s Salmon Supreme
£22

Char-grilled seasoned salmon fillet. Served with home-made cream dill sauce, mashed potato & asparagus.

Sea Scallops
£25

On bed of basil cream mash potatoes, finished with Malibu butter. Served with rice & salad.

Vegetarian Dishes

Falafel & Humus
£17

Broad beans, chickpeas, coriander and vegetable fritter. Served with rice and salad.

Roast Med Veg & Halloumi
£17

Oven roasted aubergine, mixed pepper, courgette, cherry tomato with rosemary garlic, balsamic vinegar & grilled halloumi on the top. Served with rice and salad.

Veggie Casserole
£16

Mixed vegetables with chef’s special tomato sauce. Served with rice.

Vegetarian Kebab
£17

Char-grilled mixed vegetables with house special sauce. Served with rice and salad.

Salads

Feta Salad
£6.5

Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and mixed olives with feta cheese.

Fresh Herbs&Avocado Salad
£6.5

Mixture of fresh herbs, sun blushed tomato and avocado.

Ezme Salad
£8

Finely chopped fresh tomatoes, parsley, red onion with pomegranate sauce on top and olive oil dressing.

Side Orders

Rice
£4
Sweet Potato Chips
£4.5
French Fries
£4
Onion Rings
£4
Steak Cut Chips
£4.5
Grilled Asparagus
£5
Mashed Potato
£5
Roasted New Potatoes
£5

Sautéed roasted new potatoes with garlic & herbs.

Roast Mediterranean Vegetable
£5

Mature of Mediterranean veg roasted with rosemary & garlic reduced balsamic vinegar.

Garlic Creamy Spinach
£5

Fresh baby spinach cooked with garlic butter & cream.

Kids Meals

All served with French fries. Excluding Penne Bolognese.

Kids Penne Bolognese
£10
Chicken Nuggets
£9
Chicken Burger
£9
Cheese Burger
£8
Kids Chicken Wings
£9
Kids Chicken Shish
£11
Kids Lamb Shish
£12
Kids Meatballs
£9
Kids Scampi
£10

570 Rayleigh Rd, Brentwood CM13 1SG

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01277 210255

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