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Sertaç Dirik

Sertaç Dirik is the head chef and co-owner of Dalston’s Mangal 2. 

Running the helm of his father’s 28 year old restaurant alongside his brother Ferhat, they have both changed the understanding of what Turkish food can offer in London. 

At 25 he is treading the fine line of respecting the traditions of Turkish cuisine whilst subtly implementing his own personal experiences growing up in London’s bustling food scene and working in Copenhagen alongside zero-waste chef Matt Orlando. 

Within it’s first year and a half their restaurant boasts rave reviews from Jay Rayner, Jimi Famurewa and Fay Maschler and Sertaç has been named one of The Observer’s 2022 “chefs to watch”.