13 Mar 2014

Doncaster Discoveries - Turkuaz Bar & Grill

Since arriving home one of my uncles has been suggesting I blog about Doncaster and I'm finally taking him up on it.  It's hard to write about somewhere that you've spent the past three years continuously leaving, and it's also hard to write about a place like Doncaster.  It's a small town and at first (and sometimes second, third and even fourth) glance, it's very easy to come to the conclusion that there is nothing here.  But as I've spent more and more time here, I am now unable to deny that Doncaster actually does have some really good places and lots of potential.  On top of this, I have to admit there's something I really like about Donny.  In Melbourne I was completely anonymous in a very big city, here I know loads of people in a very small town.  There's good and bad to both I think.

Earlier this week my uncle and aunty took me on a bit of a tour of Doncaster town centre, to four places that I previously had absolutely no idea existed.  They were all a very pleasant surprise - two great pubs, a super cute bar and a Turkish restaurant called Turkuaz.

This was our last call, and after two pubs and a bar we were pretty hungry.  Walking through the door we were greeted with a warm welcome, quickly seated and watered (i.e. given wine).

Again I have that age old problem here in that I can't really remember what we had.  I never write things down when I'm eating (I get too occupied by the food) and it's gone long before I can make a mental note of anything!  I know there was bread, chicken wings and lots of dips to begin with.

Followed by the most perfect halloumi I've tasted in a while, spicy sausage, rich rice, and other forms of meat.  I remember there was definitely lamb...

There is a lot more to Doncaster than initially meets the eye, and I'm going to find out as much of it as possible.