Turkish ‘Pide’ restaurant Babaji will open its first venue outside of the UK at Dubai’s City Walk. Babaji is a contemporary Pide hall in the heart of London, near Piccadilly Circus, on Shaftesbury Avenue at the corner with Wardour Street.

Pide, sometimes called ‘Turkish pizza,’ is a boat-shaped flat bread with a variety of toppings that may include ground lamb, or beef; ‘Sucuklu,’ with Turkish sausage (the ‘c’ is pronounced, ‘j)’; or ‘Peyniri’, Black Sea-style, with lashings of butter and cheese. Seven kinds of pide are served from the brick oven that sits at the warm heart of Babaji.

The menu is complemented be classic mezze items ranging from tabbouleh salad, cheese and spinach borek and lamb shish served with flatbread and red onion to a master grill section including items from the chargrilled baby chicken to chargrilled whole seabream.

Located at City Walk, Babaji caters to all ages and nationalities and will also serve traditional Turkish tea. There will be a dedicated baklava counter too, that will serve a variety of freshly baked treats.