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||£4.90|
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||£4.90|
|Cacik Tzatsiki (V) Cucumber, mint, a hint of garlic, mixed with yoghurt & drizzled with olive oil||£4.90|
|Tarama Cod roe mixed with fresh lemon juice, vinegar & olive oil.||£4.90|
|Ali Nazik (V) Aubergine blended with yoghurt, mixed peppers & garlic||£5.50|
|Saksuka (V) Grilled aubergine, green peppers in a tomato & garlic sauce||£5.50|
|Cold Meze To Share A selection of hummus, cacik, ezme, ali nazik, mixed olives & vine leaves served with fresh bread||£12.50|
|Grilled Halloumi (V) Chargrilled Cypriot cheese||£5.90|
|Sigara Boregi (V) Crispy rolled pastry, filled with cheese & spinach||£5.50|
|Falafel (V) Broad bean, chickpea & vegetable fritters, served with hummus||£5.50|
|Garlic Mushrooms Mushrooms cooked in butter and cream with a hint of garlic||£5.50|
|Sucuk Chargrilled spicy Turkish sausage||£5.90|
|Vegetable Samosa The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with potato||£5.50|
|Meatballs (Mititi Kofte) Fried lamb meatballs, topped with our signature tomato & butter sauce||£5.90|
|Calamari Deep fried squid rings in a light, crispy batter||£5.90|
|Tiger Prawns Tiger Prawns marinated in garlic and parsley cooked in a creamy, white wine sauce||£7.90|
|Hot Meze To Share A selection of sigara boregi, falafel, calamari, grilled halloumi, samosa & grilled sucuk||£14.50|
(All grills are served with rice & salad)
|Chicken Shish Skewers of diced breast of chicken, seasoned with traditional herbs & charcoal grilled||£13.90|
|Chicken Wings Delicately seasoned chicken wings, charcoal grilled to perfection||£13.50|
|Adana Kebab A delicately spiced, hand-minced lamb kebab, grilled on open charcoal||£13.90|
|Lamb Shish Skewers of diced lamb, seasoned with traditional herbs & charcoal grilled||£15.90|
|Lamb Chops Tender and juicy lamb chops seasoned & charcoal grilled||£17.50|
|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||£18.50|
Dem Shish Special
(Suitable for 3 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||£14.50|
|Iskender Kebab – Chicken Thinly sliced charcoal grilled chicken, served on a bed of bread topped with a seasoned tomato, yoghurt and butter sauce||£14.50|
|Guvec – Chicken A classic Turkish dish of chicken, aubergine, mushroom, onion, green & red peppers baked in a garlic & tomato sauce||£14.50|
|Ali Nazik – Lamb Chargrilled herbed lamb, served with our signature tomato & aubergine blend||£15.50|
|Iskender Kebab – Lamb Thinly sliced charcoal grilled lamb, served on a bed of bread topped with a seasoned tomato, yoghurt and butter sauce||£15.50|
|Guvec – Lamb A classic Turkish dish of lamb, aubergine, mushroom, onion, green & red peppers baked in a garlic & tomato sauce||£15.50|
|Beyti Sarma Kebab – Adana Adana lamb kebab wrapped in a flatbread, served with a tomato and melted butter sauce and rice||£14.90|
|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.
MON Closed TUE Closed
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
We had been told by several friends that this was very good. But we found it to be basic and well overpriced. The staff were pleasant and service fair, but... read more
This restaurant serves delicious, fresh food and has very friendly staff. Have eaten here twice now and will definitely be returning.
Absolutely delicious food The staff are Very friendly and professional. High level of hygiene everyone wears a masks and gloves We’ve been treated as a specials and I noticed same... read more
First visit - nicely decorated, clean spacious restaurant.
Service was a bit inconsistent within the group (group of 16). I personally received good service.
The food was good,... read more
Great meal, friendly staff and the best cocktails in Eastbourne. We tryed Pornstar Martini, Sex On the Beach, Mojito and Strawberry Daiquiri
Walking into the restaurant we was greeted by lots of friendly staff who were very welcoming.
The food was amazing definitely worth the 2 hour drive !
The... read more
Dem Shish offers genuine Turkish food. Good quality and portions guarantee a full stomach. One of the better restaurants in Eastbourne without doubt.
Best Turkish food in Eastbourne and served by janine she really makes you feel welcome nothing to much trouble definitely my favourite restaurant I’ll will be back x
We visited on a busy saturday evening. We booked online via website.
Great selection of alcoholic drinks. We had a cold platter starter, so filling and had some of our... read more
Ate here last night as a birthday treat!! The staff, food and cocktails were amazing. We over ordered as we couldn’t make our minds up what to have but got... read more
OMG..... sorry, but we LOVE Turkish food a d where not expecting THIS LEVEL OF QUALITY......!!!!! Yes, its priced for the quality but blimey, its like being back in Oludinz... read more
I have visited Dem Shish on Saturday night to watch belly dance which was such an nice event after lock down. I have liked hot meze Tiger prawn and salmon... read more