Since the 1980s, the Topkaya family, with Mustafa, Felicity, and Jamie at the helm, has poured their heart and soul into the hospitality business. Together with the remarkable talent of award-winning chef Tacim Yetis, they’ve brought memorable dining experiences to life in London.
Their journey has seen them create spaces that have become city favourites – from the charming Bella Vita in Hackney and the creative hub of The Mockingbird in Dalston, to the sleek Capeesh and the Skybar in Canary Wharf, renowned as one of London’s highest bars. Each venture reflects their passion and commitment to crafting unforgettable experiences for their guests.
A labour of love
Their latest labour of love, Oysteria, is already on its way to becoming a top seafood restaurant and bar. It’s the Topkayas’ dream made reality, bringing the taste and feel of the mediterranean coastline right into the heart of Canary Wharf’s Docklands.
Oysteria is more than a restaurant to the Topkaya family. It’s a place where they share their love for Mediterranean seafood cuisine, and more importantly, it’s where they invite guests into their extended family. Mustafa, Felicity, and Jamie have grown up with the rhythm of the kitchen, the hustle of the floor, and the satisfaction of a well-served customer shaping their lives.
When the exceptional Chef Tacim Yetis joined their family, they knew they had found the missing piece to their Oysteria puzzle. Tacim brings the coast alive with his expertly curated seafood dishes, fresh catches, and exquisite ingredients. Each bite is like a mini vacation, transporting you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied by perfectly paired cocktails that sing of the sea.
Being part of the Topkaya family means every guest feels welcomed and cherished. Their decades of hospitality experience are built around the simple truth that food tastes better when served with love. That’s what keeps their guests coming back – the food, the atmosphere, the feeling of being part of a family.
Their past ventures are a testament to their commitment and love for what they do. Bella Vita stole hearts with its rustic charm and mouth-watering Italian flavours. The Mockingbird in Dalston sparked joy with innovative cocktails and delicious dishes. Capeesh introduced a dash of sophistication to Canary Wharf with its elegant ambience and rich Italian cuisine. And then there was Skybar, reaching for the stars as one of London’s highest bars and becoming a place to marvel at the city’s skyline over expertly crafted drinks.
At Oysteria, they open their doors and hearts to you. It’s a place where you can indulge in a feast for the senses, surrounded by the warm smiles of their team, the scent of the sea from their kitchen, and a buzzing atmosphere that’s as comforting as laughter-filled family dinner. Every bite at Oysteria is a taste of their family’s journey, love, and dreams. They can’t wait to welcome you to the Oysteria family!