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The Vojan

Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
+44 1277 362293
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (19 reviews)
“poppadoms” (14 reviews)
“nan” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here on the spur of the moment and had no problems getting a table and poppadums were served immediately. We didn't have a bad meal here, but it was just okay, food was okay, service was okay, bill was okay. Nothing stand out...More

Thank SJBMB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been coming here for many years. Food has improved and nice staff who do a great job. Lamb biryani was very tasty and king prawn purée starter was as nice. Ample car parking space and food is average price. The owner Mumin always comes and...More

Thank ShuksM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent many a visit to this establishment, I thought it was about time I posted an un-biased review. Everything about this Restaurant is quality. I was last there 3 days ago with my wife and a couple of friends. From the moment we arrived...More

Thank Michaelclark4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came early evening around 7pm and the restaurant was only about 1/3 full, but even then we had to wait some time in the lobby while staff buzzed around without greeting us, some even making eye contact but not saying anything. After a few...More

Thank Martin D
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Dear Martin D, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we will take into account your points and appreciate your constructive criticism so we can try our best to improve on those points. Kind regards, Vojan Staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years. I have never ever ever had a bad meal here and I go here a lot! Love that they now do take away deliveries too! Beautiful Cooked good, great drinks and lovely attentive staff. Only thing I would...More

Thank Ashleigh H
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Dear Ashleigh H, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we are so pleased you love coming to visit. We note your point about desserts and will discuss this with the staff in due course. Kind regards, Vojan Staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a friends birthday. There was 17 of us in total. Before the day of the meal we rung up the restaurant to be told we had to have a set menu! We refused that and got told we would all have to...More

Thank samantha l
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Dear Samantha, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we will take into account your points, we are sorry for your experience, and hope you will come back to us again soon, we are glad you enjoyed the food. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for a curry last Thursday. The food was good, the service was fine. We were quite early, so it wasn't very busy. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

Thank JonVanner
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi JonVanner, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. So glad you enjoyed your curry. Kind regards, Vojan Staff x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

20 of us walked out after 40 minutes; service was so bad -- sat down after 20mins (their error on booking) and no drinks offered at anytime we were waiting, set menu very poor and told we couldn't have a la carte as it would...More

1  Thank matt h
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Dear matt h, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we will take into account your points and appreciate your constructive criticism so we can try our best to improve on those points. We are glad you had a good night....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 15 people booked a month ago. The first impression when we arrived was chaotic, The entrance was crammed with people with no one helping them. We eventually got our table and then waited 20 minuets to get a drink, and...More

2  Thank David C
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi dtcosgrove, Thanks for writing a review for us. It seems you experienced us on a particularly busy evening with lots of people enjoying themselves in the bar area before they went to the table. This is close to the entrance and so it can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 19 of us, and they expected us to sit on 2 different tables. After some discussion, they asked some other people to move and pushed tables together to make one big one for us. They told us we needed to order from set...More

Thank juliedree99
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi dtcosgrove, Thanks for writing a review for us. It seems you experienced us on a particularly busy evening. We do sometimes experience staffing issues, if one or more of our long standing and loyal staff members is unwell for instance, then we do have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 362293
Description
If you think you know everything about Indian restaurants, think again. A quiet revolution is taking place at The Vojan. Award winning Head chef Forid Ali has created a menu that will ignite your senses, combining fresh and intriguing flavours (drawn from his culinary heritage) with a modern twist. Vojan is a destination restaurant, but loyal local patrons still regularly enjoy their very own dining gem. The large, chic interior successfully incorporates a series of dining rooms on a succession of stepped levels. Each one is gracefully lit and enclosed, in part, byhewn-slate feature walls. Vases brimming with arching white lilies and tables set with crisp white linen create a natural yet sophisticated air. The spacious restaurant seats 200 diners, but the architecture and lighting evoke intimacy at every table. One of the dining rooms opens onto a contemporary private garden, which is perfect for parties. We offer a great diary of entertainment, ranging from Tribute Acts, Bollywood Evenings and Disco Nights - Friday and Saturday evenings, a fantastic Cooking Club, where you can come along and learn to cook with our chefs in our kitchen, Business Networking monthly Group and much more.