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“I wouldn’t go back there if it was free ”
Review of Turkish Mangal

Turkish Mangal
Ranked #54 of 131 Restaurants in Hornchurch
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Absolute shambles

I bought a take away in the week it was quite nice so I decided to take some friends out to the restaurant and eat in there. When we got in there admittedly we was a big table of 9 but it took 20 minutes for our order to be taken.

We all had starters which were average at best, one of our friends found a HAIR in their dish which as you can imagine wasn’t the best! No bread or dips were served on arrival.
After eating our starters we waited 30 minute for the dishes to be taken away!
Our mains didn’t then didn’t arrive until another 30 minutes after that! No apologies or bread whilst we waited! And to top it off all our dishes were bland, tasteless and poor presented. One of the guys who ordered a mix kebab didn’t even receive his full meal and then waited another 20 minutes for the remaining part of the meal!

To which was still a disappointment once he then received it.

Whilst we was in there another table arrived and was quite a big table admittedly but, when it come to their main meals one of their party members ordered the lamb shish. Everyone in there party got their meals apart from him when he questioned the chief and said is that my lamb shish only just being cooked now? The chief mumbled and said yes to this point he walked out to which I don’t blame them cause we was going to all leave as well at one point.

Overall the restaurant was shabby, run down, run badly and short of staff! Even then the current staff had no clue about table service and waitressing.

Takeaways were more of a priority then guests in the restaurant itself.

Only recommend on a takeaway basis but definitely not first choice even then second choice would much rather of had the Turkish takeaway from across the road.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank BossOvy
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This place is not the Ritz and it probably does need a refurbishment now but for value for money it can't be beat. Charming and unobtrusive service and massive portion cooked in front of you. You could pay a lot more for a shiny exterior and plusher furniture in other Turkish restaurants in Hornchurch but you wouldn't get any more in terms of quality or quantity of food.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly independent restaurant. Good menu and reasonably priced. Usually able to get a table without booking and in good weather some seating outdoors. The restaurant is relatively small so it is quite chilled as opposed to some of the other larger Turkish restaurants in Hornchurch. Have some fish dishes for main courses but would be nice if they had salmon as well.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank O6824WYmiker
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This place is a original Turkish restaurant
The food is cooked on a open fire coal in front of you, The food is tasty and fresh
The car park oppersite behind the shops is free too park after 6pm
I had a really nice meal here
Very reasonable prices

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Minky1981
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Interior of the restaurant needs updating badly and to be honest a good cleaner wouldn't go amiss. The food we ordered was excellent, really tasty and plenty of it. Service was really good but then it should be as we were the only ones there. I would visit other turkish restaurants before returning.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank TJD016
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