Kartuli Georgian Restaurant in London

ALL OUR DISHES MAY CONTAIN NUT, GLUTEN & DAIRY TRACES

Lunch Menu

Kartuli, a gem nestled in the heart of London, offers an authentic taste of Georgian cuisine that is both rich in flavor and steeped in tradition. Georgian food is known for its unique blend of spices, diverse cooking techniques, and the remarkable ability to turn simple ingredients into culinary masterpieces.

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Dinner Menu

Dining at Kartuli is much more than satiating one's hunger; it is a culinary pilgrimage into the heart of Georgian tradition. Each dish offers diners a glimpse of the rich tapestry of flavors that are quintessentially Georgian. From the sizzling Mtsvadi to the meticulously pleated Khinkali, the mouth-watering stews to the fresh, vibrant salads, and the bounteous breads to the sumptuous desserts, Kartuli tells the story of Georgia's culinary treasures. Kartuli is not just a restaurant; it is the bearer of Georgia's gastronomic legacy in London, teeming with the secrets of a cuisine that deserves to be savored and celebrated.

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Wine List

It has been commented upon that Georgians never drink wine without food and rarely eat food without wine! Georgia has been producing wine for 8000 years in Qvevri, very large clay vessels buried in the ground in cellars called Marani. Georgians are still proudly making wines in Qvevri where, after the grapes are crushed, they are placed with skin, stalks and pips. Here fermentation and clarification take place for weeks or months and it is this skin-contact method that creates wonderful Amber wines (sometimes referred to as orange wines). The ancient Georgian Qvevri winemaking tradition has been given the status of National Monument of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and recognises Georgia as the ‘birthplace of wine’.

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Badrijani

Cold Starter

Tender fried aubergine slices rolled around a ground walnut, garlic and spice filling.

Pkhali Selektion

Starter

Selection of Pkhali dishes of Spinache, Pinto Beans, Carrot and Beetroot seasoned with ground walnuts, fresh herbs, garlic and Georgian spices.

IMERULI KHACHAPURI

The most popular Georgian dish created from soft dough with a mixed cheese filling. (originates from Imereti in western Georgia)

Acharuli Khachapuri

Bakery

Legendary boat shaped bread stuffed with cheese and baked in the oven. An egg is added during baking, and the whole delicious mix is topped with a pat of butter. Originates from the Black Sea region of Achara

Khinkali

Mains

Famous pleated dumplings filled with minced pork, beef and a herby broth. Originates from the mountain regions of Mtianeti and Pshav-Khevsureti - Traditionally eaten with a shot-glass of Chacha

Lobio

Mains

Slow cooked pinto beans, in a rich sauce of fried onions, fresh herbs, garlic, fresh chillies and spices served with fermented vegetables

Chakapuli

Mains

This fragrant lamb shank dish features fresh tarragon as the defining herb as well as spring onions, coriander, garlic and green chillies all cooked in Rkatsiteli white wine. Originated from the Eastern. Georgian regions of Kartl-Kakheti.

Pork and Chicken Mtsvadi

Grill

Marinated tender chargrilled pork or Chicken pieces, sprinkled with fresh herbs, onions and pomegranate seeds, served with Tkemali (plum sauce). Originates from the eastern Georgian region of Kakheti

SHKMERULI

Seasoned and roasted poussin in a creamy garlic sauce, served with baby potatoes, sprinkled with fresh dill. Originates from the mountainous region of Racha.

MEGRULI KHARCHO

Delicious slow cooked beef in a walnut sauce, seasoned with garlic, onions and Georgian spices. Served with Chvishtari (crispy cheese corn bread)

BJITI MAKVLIT

Pan-fried confit duck served with asparagus and a blackberry sauce. Originates from the western Georgian region of Guria

KARTULI SPECIAL SALAD

Cherry tomatoes, radishes with, baby potatoes, garden salad, spring onions and fresh herbs in a sunflower oil dressing sprinkled with roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

AJAPSANDALI

Vibrant dish cooked with aubergines, green beans, red and yellow peppers, fresh herbs, tomatoes, onions and garlic, seasoned with Georgian spices.

CHAKHOKHBILI

Traditional Tbilisian dish made from chicken simmered in a fragrant sauce of tomato, onion and fresh herbs.

BEEF CHASHUSHULI

Traditional slow cooked beef in Saperavi wine with potatoes, onions, herbs and Georgian mountain spices

Honey Cake

Desserts

Delicious homemade honey layered cake filled with caramel cream and drizzled with homemade dark chocolate

Our Story image
Kartuli is a restaurant and wine shop presenting the best authentic Georgian cuisine and wines in one of the most beautiful and historic buildings of East Dulwich, the David Grieg premises at 65 Lordship Lane.

Kartuli, which simply means Georgian, was founded by friends from Georgia and the UK. Their aim is simple: to demonstrate the world-renowned Georgian tradition of hospitality through the production of beautifully cooked and presented classic Georgian dishes that might be found at any Georgian feast or, cooked with love, in any Georgian home. By bringing an authentic slice of Georgian culture to South East London there is an underlying desire to promote awareness not only of the wonderful food and wines of Georgia, but also its traditions, stunning landscapes and its ancient history and mythology. Everyone here at Kartuli respects and observes the Georgian philosophy that "a visitor is a gift from God".

Our wine shop presents one of the most extensive ranges of Georgian wines and spirits available in the UK and some of the most exciting and award winning wines too. Each wine, each grape variety and each producer have an interesting story to tell and we love to share this with you. Georgia is internationally recognised as the birthplace of wine so there are 8000 years of winemaking history behind every bottle that we sell. All our wines and spirits are imported by UK's specialised, leading Georgian wine importer and distributor Taste of Georgia.

To match our ever-expanding selection of award-winning wines, our Georgian cuisine is updated constantly to ensure we offer the very best in seasonal quality and variety in a menu created by our team of chefs. Our kitchen bakes its own breads and Khachapuri to order. Our classic Khinkali are also freshly prepared to order and are never frozen.

Our wine list is available to order from our online shop using the click and collect service.

We look forward to welcoming you at our restaurant and wine shop.

Gaumarjos!

Taste of Georgia

Georgian Wine & Spirits

Specialised Georgian wine importer www.tasteofgeorgia.co.uk

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William Rose Buthers

Local Butcher Shop

William Rose is an independent, family owned butchers founded in Vauxhall in 1862, making it one of the oldest in London. We moved to East Dulwich in August 2005.

Millers

Butcher

A Family Run Butchers Catering Superior Quality Meat all around and across London.

All Greens

Green Grosser

All Greens is an importer, wholesaler and retailer of premium produce, focusing on taste, freshness and seasonality

Dulwich Gin

Local Gin Distillery

Dulwich, a village in the heart of the city, is named for the wild dill meadows that used to grow here. Wild dill flowers can still be seen in the many parks and green spaces of the village. Inspired by this history we’ve created a classic London Dry Gin with a contemporary twist: alongside more traditional botanicals we use dill to give our gin soft floral and lemony citrus notes with juniper and a hint of aniseed to follow. We’re very smooth (particularly for a 43% spirit), and have a rounded mouth feel and a long lasting finish.

Old Vodka

Our Georgian Friend Merabi's Old Vodka

Old Vodka is a family-owned and run business, based in the heart of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Through hard work, a passion for the art of developing the perfect Vodka and dedication to crafting perfect taste. Old Vodka won Great Taste Awards in 2018 and 2019 for our signature Pure Premium vodka, New Gin and Chilli Vodka.

Dima's Vodka

Our Ukrainian Friend Dima's Vodka

It’s a hotly debated subject as to which country first invented vodka. What we Ukrainians have long known is that ultimately it is quality that truly matters, so we invite you to join the conversation and see if you agree with us that Dima’s Ukrainian vodka is simply the most superior.

Moxon's Fish Mangers

East Dulwich's favourite Fish Manger

Moxon’s is one of London’s leading Fishmongers with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Beginning with our first site in Clapham South, we now have retail shops in East Dulwich, South Kensington and Islington; as well as a small factory supplying the shops with our own smoked fish and award-winning fish pies, fishcakes and sauces.

  • 65 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London SE22 8EP, UK
  • 9 minutes walk from East Dulwich railway station.

THE ANATOMY OF GEORGIAN TASTES | LONDON

Homeland of Wine Magazine Ekaterine Cox | Co-founder of restaurant Kartuli and Taste of Georgia “In the summer of 2019, in the adjacent square of where our restaurant is now located, a wine festival was held, and the organisers invited us as the import company that supplied the wine, which gave us the opportunity to present our wines. I was immediately impressed by the area and the fact that not only were the festival guests so well informed about Georgia and its culture, but about Georgian wine as well.” said Ekaterine.

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A culture of feasting

Georgia's unique food and wine is gaining profile - so does it work in a London bistro setting? ANDY NEATHER 31 JAN 2024

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Georgian Wine Shop

Georgian Wine Shop

We source all our wines from our partner company Taste of Georgia. Taste of Georgia is a leading specialised Georgian wine improper in the UK. You can purchase full range of their wines at our wine shop at Kartuli 65 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EP or order online for doorstep delivery or click and collect from Kartuli.

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