Great atmosphere, good value,Great atmosphere, good value, tasty food and plenty of it. Would definitely revisit.17/05/2013 00:00:00Fora Restaurant, HounsditchGreat food - mix of meat and vegetarian dishes that should suit all tastes. Staff were very attentive and the restaurant had a nice ambience. Definitely one to visit again, especially as it was very good value.17/05/2013 00:00:00Couldn't fault itHave eaten here twice now and both times, service has been great, food top quality and couldn't fault it. Tables nicely spaced out for privacy and the entertainment, which this time round was a guy on a piano was a lovely addition.16/05/2013 00:00:00Nice atmosfereThe food is simple, fairly traditional Turkish (apart from serving starters with just normal bread instead of pita), very well executed though, there was 't a single dish which was so so. I've dined in Istanbul so I do have a comparison. Service was very good, below Michelin-starred type but se were not expecting that in a relaxed restaurant like this one. Atmosfere was really good, there was a belly dancing show performed by a very good dancer who involved us in her numbers so those who wanted to could try dancing themselves. She was so friendly that at the end the dinner felt rather like a party for someone we all knew rather than some random gathering of people. I recommend this place for dinner with friends, business lunch just as well.11/05/2013 00:00:00Great restaurant!!My colleagues and I go for a weekly meal at a different central London restaurant once a week and we take it in turns to select a place. When I heard the name Fora, a Turkish restaurant in Aldgate/Bank area, I was surprised as I hadn't heard about it before - but now I have, I can't stop talking about it!
Great service, ridiculously great food, good ambiance and very reasonable for the price.
I had humus starter, and a lamb dish for mains. I am already excited to go back there in a couple of weeks!
A real gem.09/05/2013 00:00:00great night at Fora againThanks for a lovely evening
all the mezze was great yet again, especially the squid- so lemony and delicious!
the mixed grill and lamb skewers are still the best main courses03/05/2013 00:00:00Great!Really enjoyed our meal here, excellent vale & great atmosphere, a fun place to eat - the belly dancer was the icing on the cake! Would recommend27/04/2013 00:00:00Good food and great atmosphereReally enjoyed my evening at Fora's, it was my second visit. Staff very helpful and friendly and great atmosphere created by belly dancer! Food very good. Thanks.26/04/2013 00:00:00Did not disappointThis was a treat for my husband - it was our first visit. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. The food was tasty and plentiful. The service was attentive and not intrusive - great atmosphere. Would recommend and visit again. Fab night out20/04/2013 00:00:00I booked Forafor 10 peopleI booked Forafor 10 people as it was my brothers birthday. The staff made a special effort to make it a special night, to the point where they actually suggested a better deal for our group to the one that was originally booked 50% off mains.
Most of our group had a Mixed Grill which everybody thoroughly enjoyed, myself and one other had the Cetik which was delicious.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends, and the Belly dancer was a surprise and she was excellent.
Well worth a visit20/04/2013 00:00:00Great meal - bubbles, 3 coursesGreat meal - bubbles, 3 courses & belly dancing for £20 is amazing value for money. I will definitely visit again!19/04/2013 00:00:00Fora delivered againwhat a fab team night out
food was excellent value with toptable offer 50% off set menu. more than enough food for everyone
lamb skewer is the best18/04/2013 00:00:00ExcellentThe food, ambience and service were all excellent. I would recommend this restaurant very highly.16/04/2013 00:00:00We had an excellent nightWe had an excellent night with great food excellent service and even a belly dancer! I would definitely come here again especially for a special occasion.13/04/2013 00:00:00Great food at a great valueGreat food at a great value specially with top table 50% off the set menu. We only chose the main course and drinks since the cold and hot starters as well as the desserts were part of the menu. The mixed grill and the sea bass were excellent. We ended up paying 20 pounds per person plus drinks and service charge which was a great price! The service was very good and the ambience was also good although a bit noisy because it is a large room and the restaurant was busy... There was live music and a belly dance show (we went on saturday and I don't now if it happens every day).13/04/2013 00:00:00Beautiful eveningFora restaurant was an outstanding experience. The service was lovely, efficient, professional yet not intrusive.
The food was wonderful, we had the set menu special offer which was definitely very good value. We truly enjoyed our dinner together with the belly dancer and also the music that was played on the guitar.
Thank you very much for such a wonderful evening, we will be back soon!12/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic night outI was very impressed with Fora. The ambiance is great - stylish decor and surroundings, the service is wonderful, and most importantly, the food is fantastic. If you go for one of the 'set menus' (where this is still a great deal to choose from), we went for the 'Ottoman Feast' at around £23 a head, then the value for money is superb. Every dish was really tasty - but the portions are HUGE! So either go really hungry, or alternatively share a main between more people. On Fridays and Saturdays they have a belly dancer performing, which was rather entertaining. The music is loud while she performs, but it is not for too long so it doesn't get in the way of your conversation over dinner. Overall, thoroughly, thoroughly recommend.12/04/2013 00:00:00Great food and excellent serviceFora is one of our favourite resturants. The food is tasty and service is impeccable. With T.T. offer, it is extremely good value.11/04/2013 00:00:00Great food, great value
aGreat food, great value
a bit loud but i guess that's lively!
definitely would go back again
grilled skewers tasty
cold and hot mezze fab11/04/2013 00:00:00Good food great funLovely menu - perfect for sharing, excellent value with this deal. Already recommended this place!06/04/2013 00:00:00A great choice for Turkish cuisineBooked a meal to celebrate my husbands birthday. It wasn't too busy because of the Easter holidays. Had a great table in view of the entertainment but secluded enough for privacy. The food was cooked well and the courses well paced. We had 2 courses each, a bottle of good wine and liquer coffees and the bill came to less than £80 including service, which for central London is excellent value. Will definitely be returning.06/04/2013 00:00:00Fora Restaurant, HoundsditchFora Restaurant, Houndsditch - I have booked this restaurant several times for a team dinner/ business lunch and dinners. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, greeted on arrival and waiters are very polite and helpful. The food is very delciious, good menu and would definitely return.04/04/2013 00:00:00All good!Food and service are consistently good and it has a nicer ambiance than its competitors. Staff are also friendly and professional02/04/2013 00:00:00We've been there a few times,We've been there a few times, the food is great, as is the service.27/03/2013 00:00:00Saturday night CityBooked a special offer, set price meal, a glass of bubbly & Belly Dancing. When we arrived the restaurant seemed quiet but it soon filled up. The staff were attentive, the set menu offered started with hot & cold mezze which were varied and tasty. The waitress recommended my main course which was excellent. And the Belly dancing was something a bit different. All in all a lovely evening that was value for money23/03/2013 00:00:00Generous portion sizesGreat location for a group booking with generous portion sizes and the dishes perfect for sharing. Good quality food and prompt service21/03/2013 00:00:00This is an oasis of good foodThis is an oasis of good food and good value, in an expensive pretentious neighbourhood.
The menu is based on classical Turkish recipes, but with a Greek influence, and with straight 'Western' dishes for the unadventurous. All well-prepared and nicely presented. Even a very acceptable Turkish red wine.
And all served by our beautiful, helpful waitress, Bella!
Excellent.18/03/2013 00:00:00Great for groupsBooked for a group of 8. Had set menu of meze starter, main and bubbly. Lots of choice of main, veggie hot and cold meze plentiful. Deal advertised a desert but this wasn't included. Nice restaurant, good service, quiet for a Monday evening but still had a good atmosphere.18/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic food & serviceCame here for my girlfriend's birthday after a day out in London. We were quickly seated. The waitress accidentally spilled one of our drinks but we were immediately moved to an even nicer table and given a special alteration to the set menu without even asking. Music was by a great live guitarist and the belly dancer performed in the middle of the floor for about 20-30 minutes which was very entertaining. Overall a top experience. Would definitely recommend.16/03/2013 00:00:00Belly dancingly great nightWe took advantage of the Belly Dancing night on Friday for £20 instead of £40. We were a little early but shown straight to our table and given our free glass of bubbly. We ordered a bottle of Rioja for £23 and our starters appeared. The portions of each dips were very big but I did have to ask for extra bread (at no charge). The falafel were the lightest I've ever tasted and very enjoable. I ordered for main chicken & mushroom with shrips in a garlicy creamy sauce. It was delicious!! My boyfriend had the Centrik Special which was mixed meats with matchstick chips and a sauce (bit like an Iskender kebab I thought) he too said was very nice. 4 choices of dessert on one plate and a bil of £70 inc service charge. Well worth it!!!15/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic authentic resturantHaving touch many parts of Turkey I was impressed with the authenticity of this restaurant. The atmosphere was great and the food just as good!15/03/2013 00:00:00AceSecond time I've been here. The set menu is an absolute bargain, and more importantly the food is delicious. Staff are attentive and friendly. Will happily come again14/03/2013 00:00:00very welcoming, good foodvery welcoming, good food - the starters were excellent. The main courses were very well presented09/03/2013 00:00:00Great food, great value.Although you don't have a choice what your starter or dessert is, this doesn't matter as the food is absolutely delicious and you get to try a bit of everything Turkish. Really lovely food and great atmosphere (especially when the belly dancers are in). Will definitely be going back soon.08/03/2013 00:00:00Great experienceGreat food. Bellydancing made for a very unique atmosphere. Will definitely come again!08/03/2013 00:00:00Great PlaceWhat a little find. We were there for a birthday dinner and we all thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic food and wonderful service.
great atmosphere and would certainly visit again in the future07/03/2013 00:00:00Loved itParking and getting there was annoying but I enjoyed everything else07/03/2013 00:00:00Great food, fantastic ambienceGreat food! You will not leave hungry. I also loved the live guitar music.06/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent - AGAINHave been to FORA on a number of occasions and each time has been a wonderful experience - this was no different. Lovely staff offering excellent service. Food was very good, simple format but wonderfully prepared and served. With the 50% set menu - this is outstanding value for money. Will be going again and again and again...05/03/2013 00:00:00The live show of belly dancingThe live show of belly dancing was too loud and interrupted our dinner. It put a dampener on this otherwise fantastic restaurant.02/03/2013 00:00:00Great food and entertainment!Great food, great service and we loved the belly dancing and live music. I will defnitely go back with friends. Nice toilets too :)02/03/2013 00:00:00Very impressed!Visited this restaurant on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy and the atmosphere vibrant. Food was very tasty and the set menu was extremely good value for the amount of food we received. Staff were friendly and went to great lengths to ensure we enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be returning!01/03/2013 00:00:00Great RestaurantWe had an excellent meal. The staff and atmosphere are good and it was VERY nice to have the Guitarist playing in the background.01/03/2013 00:00:00AmazingLoved it. My guests arrived late and the staff were ever so patient. Food came in a timely manner, food was cooked to PERFECTION, the ambience was fantastic. When they brought the birthday cake out, the guitarist played "Happy Birthday". Much better ambience than it's St.John's Wood counterpart.28/02/2013 00:00:00Good foodMy third visit and it is still good food, service and prices.28/02/2013 00:00:00Good valueCertainly not hungry after this hearty meal! Good choice of main meals ion the special menu. Excellent live guitarist (sadly lacking diner appreciation!) Well worth a visit.28/02/2013 00:00:00Great food, lots of it, aGreat food, lots of it, a goos value special deal, and the staff never rushed us but gave us time to make an entire evening of it25/02/2013 00:00:00Great EveningMy boyfriend and I wanted to celebrated an special occasion and we could not choose a better option than this. The service was great as well as the value for money.
Th lighting and the location of the tables makes a great ambiance25/02/2013 00:00:00Great food and atmosphereThe food is fantastic and the service simply brilliant. Highly recommended22/02/2013 00:00:00Fora - Always great food & service!A++++++ Food and service again. Belly dancers was great too!22/02/2013 00:00:00