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Wood Oven

#8,749 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#9,349 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
European, Turkish
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126 George Lane | South Woodford, London E18 1AD, England
020-8989-3083
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not the best!

Been here a few times and the portions and a joke for the money never enough food meat it tough especially the lamb salad is poor they give u loads of rice no meat they need to give more meat and it seems to me the staff don't care about the customer just my opinion won't rush back and would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
sintillate5
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Been here a few times and the portions and a joke for the money never enough food meat it tough especially the lamb salad is poor they give u loads of rice no meat they need to give more meat and it seems to me the staff don't care about the customer just my opinion won't rush back and would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food is always good here, and the bill always reasonable, and the staff always friendly. It's not for everyone, but it is great for groups on a budget, the BYOB makes it even better value :) Not a romantic place, or one to take your family, but for young group of friends, it's perfect.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

walked past on a tues night and was very suprised to see a packed venue with at least 8-12 people waiting to go in, so made a beeline on weds evening on locals recommendations. so glad we did. food was delicious(equal to anything we,ve eaten in turkey over the years), service was friendly and efficient. pretty darn good value overall.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Love this place, unpretentious, no hanging about they want you in fed and out, love the food, even the rice is great. 6 of us went last night and all loved it, food beer and a bottle of wine £20 a head.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friendly Staff and Excellent Sea bass, the rice potion were a bit small. Had Sea bass there 3 nights during my stay. Each time it was delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is absolutely awful and I have no idea why it always seems busy. I think due to lack of decent alternatives in South Woodford which is generally terrible for food. If it was based in dalston or green lanes where there are plenty of good turkish/kebab restaurants then I am sure no one would go near this place.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Myself and my fiancé decided to go to the Wood Oven after a lot of recommendations, people have always spoken highly of this place. However I left massively disappointed and annoyed with the whole experience. Not only did they not have the original meal I had asked for the waiter/owner laughed it off which I found quite irritating, when I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went to Wood Oven after all the hype and couldn't be more disappointed and disgusted. Food was average with prices above, which is disappointing because they don't accept any debit/credit cards (a huge no-no for me). On visiting the men's toilet, there was human excrement all over the place, which is probably a reflection of the clientele they attract. Even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited the restaurant few times with friends and family. It's small in space so it's always backed. Food is excellent and service is great. It's a bit overpriced though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

To the proud and wannabe posh people of South Woodford...this place is the beez-nees and hence the glowing reviews that some trendies have posted. It's....ok. Nothing special. seating, a little crowded. service, not very personal. Food, a bit expensive for relatively small portions. An example, you get dry pitta bread in a basket rather than proper fresh Turkish bread. Chops...small.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 George Lane | South Woodford, London E18 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020-8989-3083

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?