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Fora Restaurant

#1,264 of 17,689 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
City of London
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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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enfield london
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews
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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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1 Thank Paulo B
London, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This is a superb restaurant. Tucked away, not far from Herring Tower and Gherkin. Very reasonable prices for set menu at 13.95 per person. 2 courses. Excellent quality food, both meat and vegetarian options. A must try restaurant!

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Warfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went on Saturday with a couple of friends for light bites....it wasn't very busy at all probably because it was on a sat night in the city..was nice like that though! We went in and we're seated in the back alcove area which was cosy...at first they only gave us the set menus and then we asked if we could... More 

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1 Thank Nishsky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was brought here by a friend of Turkish heritage, so he knows a thing or two about Turkish food. Without doubt this was the best Turkish meal, and indeed meal I have ever had. The meat was like butter, melt in the mouth and the food was served with a refreshing modern twist, in modern airy surroundings. Extremely friendly... More 

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1 Thank Naomi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Service Spot On (Tesek.) The food is great. This place within the Coty area deserves to be tried. And do not forget to finish your meal with a dessert (Kadayif is my favourite)

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2 Thank Nirina T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The menu is rich and the food is good. The staff was very kind. The only issue was the volume of live music on Saturday evening.

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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$43
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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