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.
Takeaway Hours of Operation
WED 04:00pm – 10:00pm
THU 04:00pm – 10:00pm
FRI 04:00pm – 10:00pm
SAT 04:00pm – 10:00pm
SUN 04:00pm – 10:00pm
85-87 South St, Eastbourne BN21 4LR
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
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
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!
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
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
We were staying in Eastbourne recently and called in to this restaurant as we needed to eat something fairly quick and easy before meeting up with friends. The staff were... read more
Amazing cocktails amazing staff and amazing food. Loved it, came for the weekend and ate both nights here xx
We visited here last Monday and had a lovely meal. The staff were very pleasant and we felt very safe with the Covid measures in place. I asked for a... 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
My best friend and I went to Dem Shish last night and the waiting staff are so friendly and amazing food, They Surprised my friend with the lights out, a... read more
Myself and 3 girlfriends went for a night out. Good Covid measures and lovely staff. The food and service was excellent and we just managed to sneak in their extended... read more