Welcome To Dem Shish
Dem Shish translates as ‘Time for Shish’ and there is always, always time for Shish!
Our delicately flavoured, smoked mezzes and succulent cuts of meat, skewered and expertly cooked over a charcoal grill, will deliver the very best of Turkish cuisine to the heart of Eastbourne.
We invite you to enjoy our unique and authentic dining experience, with classic Turkish cuisine and Mediterranean flavours, bringing the best traditions of our homeland, to your table.
Authentic Turkish Cuisine
Chicken Shish (Şiş Tavuk) is a classic Turkish kebab that is found all over the Middle East, with its roots in Syria and the Persian Empire. Our succulent chicken shish is cooked in the traditional Turkish way, with our special herb and spice mix.
Iskender kebap is one of the most well-known dishes of northwestern Turkey. You can choose from tender lamb, chicken or adana with a yogurt and tomato sauce, served on cubes of bread.
Salmon is known as the king of fish and something of a superfood as it is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. Our fillet of Salmon is grilled on charcoal to perfection and served with salad and chips.
|Hummus (V) Chickpeas blended with tahini and garlic, drizzled with olive oil||£4.50|
Mixed Olives (V) Stuffed Mediterranean mixed olives in a paprika & olive oil dressing
|Sarma (V) Vine leaves stuffed with rice, onion, parsley in a lemon juice & olive oil dressing||£4.50|
|Cacik Tzatsiki (V) Cucumber, mint, a hint of garlic, mixed with yoghurt & drizzled with olive oil||£4.50|
|Ezme (V) A delicious mix of fresh vegetables blended with red chillies, dressed in olive oil||£4.90|
|Ali Nazik (V) Aubergine blended with yoghurt, mixed peppers & garlic||£4.90|
|Saksuka (V) Grilled aubergine, green peppers in a tomato & garlic sauce||£4.90|
|Cold Meze Platter (V) A selection of hummus, cacik, ezme, ali nazik, mixed olives & vine leaves served with fresh bread
|Grilled Halloumi (V) Chargrilled Cypriot cheese||£5.50|
|Sigara Boregi (V) Crispy rolled pastry, filled with cheese & spinach||£4.90|
|Falafel (V) Broad bean, chickpea & vegetable fritters, served with hummus||£4.90|
|Garlic Mushrooms Mushrooms cooked in butter and cream with a hint of garlic||£4.90|
|Sucuk Chargrilled spicy Turkish sausage||£5.50|
|Vegetable Samosa The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with potato||£4.90|
|Meat Samosa The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with potato||£4.90|
|Calamari Deep fried squid rings in a light, crispy batter||£5.50|
|Tiger Prawns Tiger Prawns marinated in garlic and parsley cooked in a creamy, white wine sauce||£6.90|
|Hot Meze Platter A selection of sigara boregi, falafel, calamari, grilled halloumi, samosa & grilled sucuk||£12.90|
(All grills are served with rice & salad)
|Chicken Shish Skewers of diced breast of chicken, seasoned with traditional herbs & charcoal grilled||£12.90|
|Chicken Wings Delicately seasoned chicken wings, charcoal grilled to perfection||£12.50|
|Adana Kebab A delicately spiced, hand-minced lamb kebab, grilled on open charcoal||£12.90|
|Lamb Shish Skewers of diced lamb, seasoned with traditional herbs & charcoal grilled||£14.90|
|Lamb Chops Tender and juicy lamb chops seasoned & charcoal grilled||£16.50|
|Lamb Ribs Lamb spare-ribs charcoal grilled to perfection||£14.50|
|Mixed Shish A selection of lamb, chicken and Adana kebab freshly grilled to order||£16.90|
|Halloumi Kebab (V) Chargrilled halloumi, mushroom, peppers, tomatoes & onions, topped with a traditional tomato sauce||£12.50|
|Vegetable Kebab (V) Chargrilled aubergine, peppers, mushroom and onion, topped with a traditional tomato sauce, served with fresh yoghurt||£11.90|
Dem Shish Special
(Suitable for 3-4 person)
A family platter of chargrilled lamb chops, lamb shish, lamb ribs, Adana kebab, chicken shish & chicken wings served with rice, salad & bread.
(All Served With Rice)
|Ali Nazik – Chicken Chargrilled herbed chicken, served with our signature tomato & aubergine blend||£13.50|
|Iskender Kebab – Chicken Thinly sliced charcoal grilled chicken, served on a bed of bread topped with a seasoned tomato, yoghurt and butter sauce||£13.50|
|Guvec – Chicken A classic Turkish dish of chicken, aubergine, mushroom, onion, green & red peppers baked in a garlic & tomato sauce||£13.50|
|Ali Nazik – Lamb Chargrilled herbed lamb, served with our signature tomato & aubergine blend||£14.50|
|Iskender Kebab – Lamb Thinly sliced charcoal grilled lamb, served on a bed of bread topped with a seasoned tomato, yoghurt and butter sauce||£14.50|
|Guvec – Lamb A classic Turkish dish of lamb, aubergine, mushroom, onion, green & red peppers baked in a garlic & tomato sauce||£14.50|
|Ali Nazik – Adana Chargrilled herbed Adana kebab, served with our signature tomato & aubergine blend||£13.90|
|Iskender Kebab – Adana Thinly sliced charcoal grilled Adana kebab, served on a bed of bread topped with a seasoned tomato, yoghurt and butter sauce||£13.90|
|Beyti Sarma Kebab – Adana Adana lamb kebab wrapped in a flatbread, served with a tomato and melted butter sauce and rice||£13.90|
|Kleftiko – Lamb Shank A delicately seasoned lamb shank cooked with shallots, carrots, potatoes in a tomato & garlic sauce, served with rice||£15.90|
|Sebzeli Guvec (V) A classic Turkish dish of aubergine, mushroom, onion, green & red peppers baked in a garlic & tomato sauce||£11.90|
|Guvec – Mixed Seafood Mixed seafood, aubergine, mushroom, onion, green & red peppers baked in a garlic & tomato sauce||£15.50|
|Chicken Aragona Chicken breast in a cream, mushroom & garlic sauce, served with rice||£11.90|
|Salmon Steak Salmon steak cooked over an open charcoal grill, served with salad||£14.90|
|Sea Bass Marinated sea bass cooked over an open charcoal grill, served with salad||£14.90|
|Sea Bream Marinated sea bream cooked over an open charcoal grill, served with salad||£14.90|
|Kids Chicken Shish, chips & salad||£6.50|
|Kids Lamb Shish, chips & salad||£7.50|
|Kids Chicken Wings, chips & salad||£6.50|
|Chicken Nuggets, chips & salad.||£6.50|
|Greek Salad Feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, olives & red onion dressed in olive oil||£5.50|
|Green Salad Rocket, cucumber, lettuce & red onion tossed with black olives||£4.90|
|Shepherds Salad A traditional Turkish salad of diced tomato, cucumber and parsley dressed in sumac & olive oil||£4.90|
|Baklava Filo pastry layers filled with chopped nuts, bound together by a sweet syrup||£4.50|
|Cheesecake Classic biscuit base and cream cheese topped cheesecake||£3.90|
|Chocolate Fudge Cake A rich chocolate sponge with a chocolate frosting||£3.90|
|Ice Cream (2 Scoops) Vanilla, chocolate & strawberry||£3.50|
If you suffer a food allergy or intolerance please let your server know when placing your order to check ingredients. Every care is taken to avoid cross contamination, however we do not have allergen free zone or separate dedicated fryers in our kitchen.
Hours of Operation
MON 02:00pm – 11:00pm
TUE 02:00pm – 11:00pm
WED 02:00pm – 11:00pm
THU 02:00pm – 11:00pm
FRI 02:00pm – 11:00pm
SAT 02:00pm – 11:00pm
SUN 02:00pm – 11:00pm
85-87 South St, Eastbourne BN21 4LR
The food was absolutely lovely. Cooked really nicely, very authentic flavours. Reasonably priced and the staff were very attentive. Definitely recommend this restaurant to people. There’s lots of choice on... read more
Best meal I’ve had in Eastbourne. Wow. Been wanting to go here for ages and wasn’t disappointed. Fresh food, great service - can’t wait to return!
The food is amazing! You get plenty of it and it taste so fresh!
With COVID, I haven’t seen many restaurants clean as much as they should do but... read more
The food is always amazing, we stumbled across the place just after lock down, and of a lunch time. we have since been at least once a week and taken... read more
Amazing food. Couldn’t fault the flavours, presentation or freshness. All served with a smile and genuine concern for what we thought. Well done Dem Shish you should be proud. Thank... read more
My wife and I found this Restaurant by chance searching on line for Turkish quisine. SO glad we did . The food was superb . The staff very friendly and... read more
This restaurant serves delicious, fresh food and has very friendly staff. Have eaten here twice now and will definitely be returning.