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162 High Street, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9JJ, England
+44 1277 366770
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Try not to have too much of the breads and dips for starters because the portions are simply huge. Starters also delicious would highly recommend the prawns. Only let down was that the mains weren't very hot.

Thank liyddc
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fat Turk is now Turk Wise and this review is for the new version. On the plus side the staff are as welcoming as ever and there's a nice atmosphere even at lunchtime. However I feel the food isn't as good as previously. There's nothing wrong with it but the meze didn't taste or look homemade. I'm not saying... More 

1 Thank GPP33
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and myself visited this restaurant for my brothers birthday after hearing about it from a friend. I must say i was massively impressed with the whole place, the food was top quality with massive portions, the prices were reasonable and the service was 10/10.........would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion and will definitely return.

Thank James G
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very welcoming staff who were attentive without being intrusive. Excellent varied menu and good selection of wine which was not overpriced. An enjoyable evening.

Thank fogarty22
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Following two unsuccessful and u friendly visits to the fat Turk in ongar, myself and my boyfriend had the best experience!! Such helpful and attentive staff, really made the. Night :) Food was delicious too!!

Thank Tish H
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

And the decor is an amalgam of Rustic, Middle Eastern n French country chic...and it works well. Service is good n staff friendly. Well worth a visit when in Ongar.

Thank outwitthefairies
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely ambience - well worth Visit - nice booths - staff friendly and courteous . Menu not extensive but all good .

Thank Westendgirl2015
Loughton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Right in the centre of Ongar high road this restaurant is definitely worth a visit! High quality Turkish food, outstanding service, would definitely re visit! Only downside is the busy high road makes parking more challenging. There is a pay and display walking distance away however!

Thank barnzey901
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

What a great little place this is...nice wholesome food...good portions...and very good staff...I can recommend and will myself return. Well done lads

Thank gino d
Luton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Heard amazing thing about this place but it didn't live up to expectations. Food was ok- quite bland. Service ok, didn't feel like we were overly wanted there despite being a large table of paying customers! We were seated in the room at the back of the restaurant which lacked any real atmosphere. Feta cheese starter was lovely but wouldn't... More 

1 Thank lisr87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$37
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 High Street, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 366770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?