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Wood Oven

126 George Lane | South Woodford, London E18 1AD, England
020-8989-3083
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Ranked #8,583 of 16,942 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I hated this place. Heard good things but our experience was bad food and even worse service. The waiter was actually very sleazy and inappropriate. I heard they changed the chef.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When this restaurant first opened, it was an absolute delight. However as they have became more popular the service here has become quite unacceptable. Miserable and at times quite rude staff, cold pitta bread, wrong orders and you are made to feel as though they are actually doing you a favour by serving you. The lamb chops here i must... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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