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The Vojan

Epping Road, Ongar, | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
01277362293
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Price range: $31 - $41
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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 brand new Cooking Club, where you can come along and learn to cook with our chefs, Business networking groups and much more.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Best for take aways rather then eating in, Good quality curry always let down by poor quality breads and over priced drinks. Plates and glasses need replacing, Staff are shouted at and treated badly by management often in front of customers. Always busy and fully booked and for this reason standards will never improve. They need to stop with the... More

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England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Have visited this restaurant twice and have found food excellent and great service. Went Tuesday 24 June seven people one friend is always demanding and awkward customer but staff stayed polite and accommodating. We all had offer menu plus extras and drinks for £20 a head excellent price for good fresh food no complaint at all. One final point toilets... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food was ok, nothing special, one of the poppadoms I bit into tasted horrible, waiters ok but not the most pleasant I've ever come across, overrated and over-expensive in my opinion and would not return but some people seem to like it so each to their own.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Having been to " Vogan " last year and being in the area we decided to visit again.The restaurant itself is spacious with large windows overlooking flower beds in the countryside ( a change from looking over the local high street). Unfortunately the service did not match up to expectations with an extremely surly waiter for when asking for a... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had an excellent meal yesterday. Party of group of 10. Visit this time was so my grand daughter who had never been with us before, could celebrated her 18th birthday. Although steady flow of people through out the evening, the staff were first rate, attentive without being pushy. Suggesting and asking members of the group that were unsure of what... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We visited with friends I had booked earlier in the week , we got there and there seemed to be confusion , we were kept waiting for our table it felt to me as though we had just walked in from the street . Having said when we finally sat down the waiter was a nice chap and we all... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Interesting comment about the deposit not being deducted from the bill. The last time that I went there the same thing happened. We were presented with a bill with no deposit shown. When we queried this the bill was unfolded and a new total with the deposit was there. I found this to be very devious and have not returned... More

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London
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We returned to this Indian restaurant on New years eve 2013, having had a good time on NYE 2012. Unfortunately, its gone downhill faster than an Olympic skier, and it was clear this is all about the pure greed of the owners. Some of us managed to get the welcome drink, others didn't. The food was very average and not... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I visit the vojan on many special occasions, never fail to please me with the fantastic service and outstanding quality of food cooked to your perfection. Never tried mussels but first experience with vojan has got me in love with it. Here at the vojan im never scared to try somethig new as all dishes on the menu are amazing.... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

What's going wrong? Well over rated. Rude service . Not worth the money . Been a customer for many years eating in and take always. But this night was a great disappointment . Less food than a normal buffet. They said its a 4 course meal, entertainment ,drinks and fireworks £50 per head. It was much less than a Sunday... More

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