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Fora Restaurant

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34 - 36 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7DB, England
+44 20 7626 2222
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09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited many times and on every occasion I've been happy. Great selection of food, tasty, well cooked, nicely presented and great value for money. Will keep coming back.

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1 Thank MsVictoria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Six of us had an amazing meal here to celebrate a 50th birthday. We had party menu 3. The food was amazing. So much of it too. We all left there very full!! Perfectly located for a meal after the Jack the Ripper tour.

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1 Thank jenny h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food here was delicious and really reasonable. We essentially had a starter and a HUGE lamb shank for £14. Delicious. Great ambience too. Definitely recommend it!

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1 Thank Sabiha C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I went to Fora for my birthday on Saturday along with 12 other friends, the service was top notch, food was very tasty, oh and the belly dance wow. The managed even danced towards the end lol. Very highly recommended I'll definitely be going back. The restaurant was well set up too. Let's just say my birthday was superB. ;)

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1 Thank Tweeniess T
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

very nice selection of appetizers, with all the classics that do not disappoint. The menu is rich and offers a good choice among Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, all well presented and in a nice environment. Staff is great, very good service. Wine is a bit overpriced and there are just a couple of beers to choose from. All in all... More 

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enfield london
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great find. Fora had been recommended and it did not disappoint. The restaurant was quiet at 9.30, but its that time of year. All the staff were attentive and friendly. Tables had been arranged to seat 10 in a square, as a round table was not big enough. This was a very thoughtful touch. We had Party... More 

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1 Thank SallyFB
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A group of us came here prior to spending the evening at the Swingers crazy golf and we all really enjoyed it! The food and service were good and the restaurant was clean and well fitted out. Some dishes were a little different to what we'd had in Turkey, but overall the experience was a good one! Would come back... More 

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1 Thank Andy M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Decent location. Parking is a premium but it's expected. Waiter and waitress very accommodating. There are loads of Turkish restaurants around and this didn't stand out as anything amazing.

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1 Thank Saiful I
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have eaten here on numerous occasions and can honestly say its one of the best lunch time venues in the area. Much better than the place opposite serving the same fare that shall remain nameless :) I have tied numerous starters (particularly like the liver dishes) and mains including fish and meat and never been disappointed. I have eaten... More 

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1 Thank Greg G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I had the kebab starter and vegetable mix (can't remember the name), the food was excellent. The other dish was the vegetable moussaka which I'm told was also excellent. Bread at the start was also a treat. The service was attentive and not intrusive, friendly. Good knowledge of what was in the food as I'm vegan and asked about dairy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:00
Thursday
09:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 - 36 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7DB, England
  • Public Transportation: Liverpool Tube Station. Aldgate Tube Station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7626 2222
Description
Fora Restaurant, one of the best Turkish restaurants in London, is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. The interior designed is based on Ottoman Empire tradition that is sophisticated and luxurious. The entrance door, caftan of sultans, wall lights and detailed wood works are the example of some of the characteristics of Ottoman tradition. Therefore Fora is considered as an informal dining house offering all day eating experience by providing authentic cooking at exceptional.

We are always working hard to bring freshly cooked dishes to your table. Everyday, hundreds of guests walking in for the lunch, and we've got very short time to provide Fora's best quality dishes possible. No problem! Our experienced team will prepare a warm and rich food for you day after day quality and value.

EXPLORE THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Fora Restaurant is good place to have dinner before or after of some of the local attraction.

Jack The Ripper Walk:
This tour is very interesting tour with good story telling including a vivid image of London. Nearby Mitre Square, where famous Catherine's body was found, is starting point of the walk.

Heron Tower:
Heron Tower is located in the heart of the city accommodates cutting edge bars and dining place such as Sushisamba and The Drift. It's double-deck elevator is certainly fast. You will fall in love with the view of London especially at night.

The Gherkin:
The Gherkin, a stunning architecture, is an astonishing place with its the panoramic view of London including St. Paul Cathedral, "Cheesegrater", the Shard and Tower 42.

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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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