Turul Project London restaurant review: an unforgettable ode to Hungarian cuisine

Goose liver, hare croquettes and bread dumplings - this is fine dining, Hungarian-style

Turul Project London: Goose liver pâté with a brioche roll
Turul Project: Hungarian fine dining a stone’s throw from Turnpike Lane station

Ever since Hungary joined the EU in 2004, hundreds of thousands of Hungarians have left central Europe to make the British Isles their home. As a result, London is often described as the “second-largest Hungarian city”, with only Budapest boasting a larger Hungarian population.

Despite there being more than 200,000 Hungarians living in the capital, according to Euronews, you can count the number of Hungarian restaurants on one hand - something that Highbury-based, Hungarian-born István Ruska is trying to change.

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