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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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18:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a review of the new Turkwise Restaurant in Chipping Ongar (was the Fat Turk) Friendly efficient welcome, shown straight to table and offered a drink The menu is extensive and offers a good choice - we chose a mixture of hot and cold Meze to start which was delicious and well presented As you would expect the charcoal... More 

Thank Roy S
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my daughters the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Food was good, if you eat up stairs as we did you feel you are not in a Turkish restaurant it feels like a completely different from down stairs no booths just normal table and hairs which we were a little disappointed with but did not spoil... More 

Thank P0rkie
Billericay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my husband as recommended by friends, was a Saturday night and not overly busy. Having arrived and seated we sat looking at each other for 20mins then I had to ASK for a menu!!!!! Wasn't explained anything at all about menu only showed a board of steaks! Drinks arrived and we ordered as chances of the very... More 

2 Thank mrsBussey
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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 

4 Thank GPP33
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 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 8 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 7 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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

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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, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?