Best local Indian Restaurant in Essex 2014
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Essex Caraway Indian Brasserie, in Gants Hill, has won the prestigious Best Local Indian Restaurant Award in the Restaurant Guides
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The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
Ozer is the sister restaurant to budget Turkish fave Sofra. Indeed, aside from the slightly more opulent decoration â deep red always looks good on a restaurant â it could be the identical twin sister restaurant.
Happily, while itâs possibly aimed at a smarter set â the locals around Langham Place, presumably â the food, service and prices at Ozer are identical to the Sofra formula, i.e., good, friendly and sensible respectively. That says a lot of the group and owner Huseyin Ozer.
The Mixed Meze starter was typically fine, as was the bread and humus â I tried to resist like a good Atkins convert but it just tasted too good. Mains â a superbly marinated and cooked Chicken Shish and the lamb version of the same â showed what you can do with this style of cuisine when your typical customer isnât lagered up and coming in after 11pm. Wine â house red, Turkish, surprisingly quaffable â washed it down in decent style. As for the service, this was as smiling and efficient as you get, even when circumstances â a clumsy passer-by, a menu and a candle â conspired to ignite our table. Flames, such as they were, were extinguished with speed and aplomb and glasses of champagne appeared to apologise for any inconvenience.
Authentic? Probably not. Tasty and keenly priced? Without a shadow of a doubt.