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“Loved it!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sultan Restaurant

Sultan Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 261 Restaurants in Crawley
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

I had read good reviews about this restaurant so I was really curious and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. We visited on a Thursday night without booking and I believe we got the last table available. Lucky! Even thought it was really busy, the staff was quick and also very attentive. We got free special bread and dips before ordering and also free sweets and fruit at the end of the meal. We shared different dishes so we could try a bit of everything and they were pretty tasty! My boyfriend also got a complimentary beer! We will definately go back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Katia V
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I was invited to join some friends for dinner. One of our group had been to this restaurant before and highly recommended it and I was most pleasantly surprised at the quality (and quantity) of the food. The staff were very attentive but not 'over the top'. I can highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of service, food and value.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank 60Peregrina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A small gem on High street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

As many previous posters have said, the service was super and the food was great and plenty of it!
Fit it in if you are around Crawley, you won't regret it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Mphudson
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent service, great good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Followng recommendations from friends, I have to say that this restaurant could not come any better. The staff were very friendly and attentive without hovering. The food was fantastic (generous portions to boot!). A plate of excellently flavoured breads along with olives and dips are given even before you order, and the meal is fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who fancies a meal over the norm.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Michael H
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rotherham
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Sultan certainly lives up to expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We ventured into Crawley for a meal and found there was an incredible choice of international cuisine..."Lets try something different" my wife said, so we choose the Sultan Turkish restaurant.

We were seated upstairs by the waiter who beamed from ear to ear, while we perused the very comprehensive menu we were given complementary hickory tasting pittas with olives and dips which were very good.......15 long minutes passed and we still held the menus in our hand! why? The menu contained so many dishes that were appealing we were struggling to make a headway.

My daughter is a vegetarian and the menu caters exceptionally well in this area, in fact too well hence the ordering delay.

The waiter politely made his third trip back to our table to ask if we were ready to order, and we were ready to commit.

For starters we had the cold platter which contained 6 starters to try, we also ordered some more of that wonderful pitta, ten minutes later it arrived....all of it!

The chef had made an error! He had cooked the hot starter instead of the cold one, but the waiter already knew this and told us of the mistake, I was about to raise an objection when the waiter said we could have the hot platter for FREE and the cold platter would follow in a few minutes.

He was good to his word and the table suddenly loaded with our now two starters and mains, which consisted of a Greek Salad, a mince Pide [turkish pizza] and stuffed peppers and vine leaves.

We stared at the table for a few moments, it was like "Man vs Food" the table cloth was barely visable.

The platters [both of them!] were an excellent choice as they had given us the opportunity to sample a wide range of unfamiliar to us, Turkish cuisine and they didn't disappoint, the platters contain Houmous, Russain Salad, vine leaves, stuffed peppers, kofte [veg and meat] and flafels, all framed in a silver platter by a fresh salad.

The mains were excellent, well presented and flavorsome, I enjoyed the mincemeat pide which was just delicious.

The restaurant itself is somewhat small so it may be wise to book, we were seated upstairs and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. We arrived at around 20.00 and it was nearly full but the service was on the money, no long delays.

The service was excellent always with a smile and always very polite, the Sultan is very focused on providing their customers with an enjoyable experience and that's exactly what we received from them.

At the end we were stuffed, it was impossible for us to eat everything but we gave it our best shot. So how does the Sultan stack up in our opinion?

Service?..5 star, friendly and helpful
Food quality.. very, very good indeed
Portion sizes...again very good
Value for money... as good as any other restaurant we have been in.
Atmosphere and cleanliness...all good!

Our bill came to £32!... yes you read it right £32, although we received the free platter.

We tipped the staff well and we have vowed to return the next time we visit Crawley

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank 489gm_gm_gm
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