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Wood Oven

126 George Lane | South Woodford, London E18 1AD, England
020-8989-3083
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Ranked #8,533 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 27, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was once a nice local restaurant, a refreshing change however, I have noticed how it seems success has had a detrimental effect on the portion sizes, awful service and being rushed along to complete your meal. The table we booked for 8 was already occupied. They refused to provide us with tap water. They got the order wrong and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Went to The Wood Oven for the first time just over a month ago. Since then, have been at least three more times as the food is excellent and the service equally so. The home made bread on arrival is a nice touch and the chicken and lamb are delightful. As is the salad, rice and other accompaniments. Would highly... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect to spend an evening here, judge it for what it is, excellent food served very fast and they want to turn tables as quick as they can.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

It use to be nice , now seems they don't bother & some waiters are quite rude also rushes you . Food could be better , blend .Price is high . Found another good restaurant other side of south wood ford station . Class & value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I last went there on a Friday night for my friend and my joint birthday and to start with, it was really busy and it was annoying that they wouldn't let us have all 14 of us sit together even though we gave numbers when we booked. However afterwards, they were fine and the waitress we had was really sweet.... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've been going to the wood oven since it was a half cafe type place with only a few members or staff and you could eat outside on not so stable tables. Its come a long way since then, as they've been able to expand to nearly triple I. Size buying out the place next door. So their business is... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I use to go to Wood Oven when it first opened and it was exceptional - cheap, good food, fun service etc. You will see on my other review that I commented that the prices went up and portion sizes went down. Went there recently and wow - absolutely terrible, ripping off the locals with below average food, seriously rude... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My daughter went there previously and said it was lovely so I had to see for myself. The smell was great and the taste was mouth watering. The Barbeque flavours just lingered in your mouth, I just had to keep eating and eating until your stomach was bursting. I couldnt even finish mine so I took it home in a... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I work in the local area and this place always smells amazing. Don't be fooled, average food, absolutely diabolical service.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place always smells incredible, and the food backs it up. all absolutely delcious, and really good quality. The spicy shish is the best, along with the plentiful pitta and hummus. It's really hectic, and always busy, but I think that just adds to its charm. Fantastic! Don't agree with comments about service - they were all great for us.... More

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