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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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essex
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Normally you cant beat this place but we went last night and had what we would say was a nothing special meal. The waiters were not a attentive as normal and not much of a smile either.The meal was not exspensive but not cheap. We have had lots of better meals here and lots now of better meals else were.

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

Hi brucessex, Thanks for writing a review for us and taking the time to choose us and come along for a meal. We are sorry if you thought it was nothing special, we are used to getting much better reviews and so if you thought it was not as good as usual we can only apologise. We hope you will... More

Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a lovely meal here last night we were a party of 8 6 of us were vegetarians and were really pleased with the food this was much better than our previous visit The welcome when we arrived was lovely but please can you get the grumpy waiter to be a little less abrupt when taking orders some of... More

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

Hi Teresa W, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you liked our food and we are sorry if you experienced a 'grump waiter' we do appreciate all of our customers and sorry if his manner came across abrupt to you. We will mention this to our staff. More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Due to bad timings we were really stuck and stumbled on the Vojan purely by luck AND ARE WE GLAD WE DID. I always judge an Indian restaurant by how they tackle a Methi......you can tell a lot from that. These guys know their stuff, the service is great, the backdrop of Bollywood films playing and the great music was... More

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

Hi 360Claire, We are so glad you have enjoyed our restaurant, we vary our entertainment and glad that you liked this particular night. We will do it again! Our main thrust is to provide our customers with high quality, fresh and vibrant food, which we are so glad you have highlighted in your review for us. We really hope you... More

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Always very good service and friendly staff going out there way to make to fell to home. Food is always of outstanding taste and will always recommend to a friend, no need or ask is ever to big for the team at Vojan.

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

Hi Teresa S, Thank you for posting a lovely review for us. We are so glad you will recommend us and love our taste. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thanks for the 5*s! :-) More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

Hi mark f, Thanks for your comments and we take them all seriously. We note that you say we should stop our offers, we only have Monday to Wednesday offers and you do not have to take the offer, you can order as usual if you would like. We feel that people love the early week offer as they can... More

England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi traveller087, What a lovely review from you, thank you for taking the time to post it. We do try and accommodate everyone's tastes and requirements and glad that your more 'demanding and awkward' friend was happy too. Our deal, early in the week, that you mention has been very popular so we are glad that it worked for you... More

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi Bonnie A, As you say, sometimes people an like food and restaurants more than others, but we do take all reviews very seriously, we are sorry you did not love our restaurant, but thought it was just OK. We hope you might try us again in the future and thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi geoffrey g, Thanks for taking time to write a review for us. We are sorry if you experienced a less than agreeable service, we are not sure why and will take steps to ensure this does not happen again. We love your comment about your wife enjoying her Sizzler Juliette and the other dish of King Prawn Tandoori was... More

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

Hi David J, Thanks for a lovely glowing review! We strive for all of our customer experiences to be like this hope that most are. We take note of your comment about our staff suggesting dishes that people might like, this usually works well as people get a tailor made meal and sometime try new things. Try something new, why... More

Billericay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this review

Hi jon123_12, We are sorry if you experienced some confusion, but are very glad you enjoyed your food, we take out food very seriously and strive to be the best in the area. See you again soon we hope! More

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