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Derwish Restaurant

163-165 St Albans Road, Watford WD24 5BD, England
+44 1923 510304
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
163-165 St Albans Road, Watford WD24 5BD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Derwish kindly fitted in our party of 20+ at relatively short notice for their Christmas menu package. It was a busy Friday evening, our table was ready and the restaurant was full, with a real buzz in the air, good start. Staff came quickly to...More

1  Thank purrfect1976
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my friends found this place online, we love Turkish food therefore we found this place. We went on a Saturday night, the place was very busy but the staff was very friendly and they managed to find us a table without booking but...More

2  Thank Diana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Turkish dishes in a friendly ambience.Had the mixed grill and you can also order takeaway.Not too pricey.

Thank NewDelhi1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this restaurant - which appeared to be in an area of Watford currently up and coming ! ( ie development everywhere! ) greeted by friendly staff, and escorted to our table - we chose the lunch specials which appeared good value -...More

Thank Maybealex
Reviewed 1 week ago

had a night out with friends. Really looking forward to going. Service was poor. We had to keep repeating out order as the server just couldn't grasp what we wanted. Food was ok, I have had better. We were seated at the back near the...More

Thank Banjobuddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading positive reviews and being near to where I live, decided to try this restaurant with two family members. We had mixed starters which were average - I’ve had better humous and taramasalata from a supermarket. The mains were good and large portions. I...More

2  Thank Christian4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for my Mum's dinner last night and Suzie and the team couldn't have been more friendly. The good was delicious and the platter we ordered was massive! The Pina Coladas went down a treat and they even gave a complimentary dessert...More

2  Thank L0rraine_C_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Derwish twice on Saturdays recently, the food is excellent and the service is great to. The belly dancing wasn’t bad either, I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good place on Watford map. Turkish food customised to British tastes (I was surprised to meet pork dishes on the menu). Hot mezzo plate was small compared to other places but main dishes and salads are a very good size.

Thank Aliyatk
ersin1102016, Manager at Derwish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Aliyatk, Thanks for your review. As the manager of Derwish, can you let me know what pork dishes you are referring to? We do NOT sell any pork in our restaurant. If you are talking about Sucuk (Turkish 'sausage'), that is Beef. Thanks, Derwish

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent authentic Turkish cuisine freshly cooked. Attentive service great buzzy atmosphere. Recommended

Thank ros0538
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Saleem K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Derwish serves Halal meat, and have certification to prove it. When you go there just ask to view the certifications. Enjoy Saleem
15 June 2017|
Response from Gunner33Kz | Reviewed this property |
why ??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 10:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163-165 St Albans Road, Watford WD24 5BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 510304
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Derwish is a contemporary Turkish restaurant offering dishes in a vibrant environment with a blend of classical Turkish and modern lounge atmosphere. The menu at Derwish offers dishes ranging from Chargrilled Kebabs, Grilled Fish, Steaks, Yoghurt Kebabs and Pide, showcasing the best of Turkish produce.
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