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The Vojan

Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
+44 1277 362293
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“curry” (20 reviews)
“poppadoms” (15 reviews)
“nan” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
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11 - 20 of 173 reviews

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

20 of us walked out after 40 minutes; service was so bad -- sat down after 20mins (their error on booking) and no drinks offered at anytime we were waiting, set menu very poor and told we couldn't have a la carte as it would...More

1  Thank matt h
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Dear matt h, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we will take into account your points and appreciate your constructive criticism so we can try our best to improve on those points. We are glad you had a good night....More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

We were a party of 15 people booked a month ago. The first impression when we arrived was chaotic, The entrance was crammed with people with no one helping them. We eventually got our table and then waited 20 minuets to get a drink, and...More

2  Thank David C
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Hi dtcosgrove, Thanks for writing a review for us. It seems you experienced us on a particularly busy evening with lots of people enjoying themselves in the bar area before they went to the table. This is close to the entrance and so it can...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

There were 19 of us, and they expected us to sit on 2 different tables. After some discussion, they asked some other people to move and pushed tables together to make one big one for us. They told us we needed to order from set...More

Thank juliedree99
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Hi dtcosgrove, Thanks for writing a review for us. It seems you experienced us on a particularly busy evening. We do sometimes experience staffing issues, if one or more of our long standing and loyal staff members is unwell for instance, then we do have...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

We had a nice time after a long day at this cuisine. Nice atmosphere and staff. The food was good and so was the service. The wait was not long.

Thank Bigbadbaldwin
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Hi Bigbadbaldwin, Thank you for writing this review for us, so glad you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, had friendly service and did not have to wait long. See you again soon. Kind regards, Vojan Staff

Reviewed April 16, 2017

We've been to this restaurant several times and havong read some of the recent reviews felt we had to add a review too, as the food was excellent and our service was very good. Unlike almose every other time I go to an Indian, I...More

Thank gmunday2
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Hi gmunday2, Thank you for writing this review for us. How lovely to hear such great things, we strive to make every dish enjoyable and agreeable to that diners tastes. We love it when people try something new, you enjoyed a Nepal King Prawn Curry,...More

Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Arrived, no into, I had to ask to be seated, no one took the drink order for 20 mins, starters took over an hour to arrive. No attention at all, drinks ran out no eye contact at all, waiter looked at empty glasses on the...More

Thank SteveRanners
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

I went here last night with my partner. We walked in & was greeted frosty, when we asked for a table of 2 the man just pointed at a seat in the waiting area & walked off. We were shown to our table by a...More

Thank Malchar
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Hi Malchar, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. We are surprised to read this review as we are well known for our warm welcome. We have taken in all that you have said and will speak to all staff that...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were met by an East European man with a large curry stain on his shirt. No apron or waistcoat, just a shirt and jeans with a bow tie. We had the Sunday Buffet and there was plenty of food for the six...More

1  Thank Paul B
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Hi Paul B, We are so sorry if you experienced bad service on this particular day. There are odd occasions when staff might not be available for illness reasons or we just get let down, on these odd occasions we have resources to pull from...More

Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Best curry around by a long way amazing restaurant lovely clean comfortable nice tables fresh food with a top service lovely place to go on a Sunday night with relaxing atmosphere for couples or family really impressive tandoori mix grill was so good nan was...More

Thank sintillate5
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Hi sintillate5, Thank you so much for the review! We do get lots of compliments on our tandoori as we have traditional coal tandoors instead of the cheaper gas versions, that's part of our special unique taste! Plus we only use the best quality meat,...More

Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

this is the best Indian around and you can't fault it never had a bad meal here we have been going here for the last 14years the staff are very kind and friendly the owner will always find time to talk to you and they...More

Thank tommy h
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Hi tommy h, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! Glad you can see we take our time with our customers, we do try our best with a warm welcome and concentrate on a friendly atmosphere. Also we do have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $32
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 362293
  • E-mail
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 fantastic Cooking Club, where you can come along and learn to cook with our chefs in our kitchen, Business Networking monthly Group and much more.
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