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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%
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“curry” (20 reviews)
“poppadoms” (15 reviews)
“nan” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We came early evening around 7pm and the restaurant was only about 1/3 full, but even then we had to wait some time in the lobby while staff buzzed around without greeting us, some even making eye contact but not saying anything. After a few...More

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

Dear Martin D, 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. Kind regards, Vojan Staff.

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. I have never ever ever had a bad meal here and I go here a lot! Love that they now do take away deliveries too! Beautiful Cooked good, great drinks and lovely attentive staff. Only thing I would...More

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

Dear Ashleigh H, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we are so pleased you love coming to visit. We note your point about desserts and will discuss this with the staff in due course. Kind regards, Vojan Staff.

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for a friends birthday. There was 17 of us in total. Before the day of the meal we rung up the restaurant to be told we had to have a set menu! We refused that and got told we would all have to...More

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

Dear Samantha, Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us, we will take into account your points, we are sorry for your experience, and hope you will come back to us again soon, we are glad you enjoyed the food. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We called in for a curry last Thursday. The food was good, the service was fine. We were quite early, so it wasn't very busy. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

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

Hi JonVanner, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. So glad you enjoyed your curry. Kind regards, Vojan Staff x

Reviewed 30 April 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 15 May 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 30 April 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 15 May 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 30 April 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 15 May 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 24 April 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 Thomas B
Sharon B, Public Relations Manager at The Vojan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 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 16 April 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 15 May 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 2 April 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
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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