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Fora – City of London

AldgateMediterranean££££
Excellent
5.2/6
187 Reviews

About Fora – City of London

One of London’s favourite Mediterranean restaurants, Fora is an upscale establishment serving the very best of this exotic cuisine to the City’s discerning diners. Far more than the usual fast food kebab joints that many ignorantly associate with Turkish food in London, Fora uses healthy ingredients and traditional Middle Eastern cooking methods to create dishes that are fresh, delicious and satisfying. Located on Houndsditch close to Aldgate tube station, this lovely restaurant is your key to the flavours of Istanbul and beyond.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Address

Fora – City of London
34-36 Houndsditch, Aldgate
London EC3A 7DB

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Imam Bayilidi

Casseroles aubergine w/tomatoes and peppers, chickpeas w/fresh tomato sauce
£4.95

Grilled Spicy Sausage

Grilled spicy turkey sausage on skewer
£5.45

Hummus Kavurma

Diced lamb fillet w/pine kernels on a bed of hummus
£6.25
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Mains

Apricot Chicken

Grilled chicken breast w/ apricot sauce served w/rice and vegtables
£11.65

Prawn Casserole

Prawns cooked w/garlic, mushrooms, mixed peppers, tomatoes and white wine. Served with rice
£12.95

Special Mixed Grill

Selection of lamb kofte, marinated chicken, and lamb on skewer, lamb cutlet served w/ rice,vegtables
£14.55
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Specials

First Menu

— A GLASS OF BUBBLY ON ARRIVAL — — COLD AND HOT STARTERS TO SHARE — Hummus (V) Puréed chickpeas w/ tahini, lemon juice, garlic and oil dressing. Tabbouleh (V) Crushed wheat w/ chopped tomatoes, onion, mint and parsley salad. — CHOICE OF A MAIN COURSE — Special Mixed Grill SelecGon of lamb koHe, marinated chicken and lamb on a skewer, served w/ rice and vegetables. CenPk Special Delicious ODoman dish. Grilled cubes of lamb, chicken and koHe on a nest of matchsGck cut potatoes, topped w/ yogurt sauce w/ a hint of garlic. Garnished w/ grilled tomatoes and peppers. Chicken on Skewer Marinated cubes of chicken grilled on skewer, served w/ rice and vegetables. Sea Bass Grilled Sea Bass, served w/ puréed potatoes and vegetables
£19.95

SECOND MENU

A GLASS OF PROSECCO ON ARRIVAL — — COLD AND HOT STARTERS TO SHARE — Hummus Kavurma (V) Diced lamb fillet w/ pine kernels on a bed of hummus. Tabbouleh (V) Crushed wheat w/ chopped tomatoes, onion, mint and parsley salad. Imam Bayildi (V) Casseroled aubergine w/ tomatoes and peppers, chickpeas w/ fresh tomato sauce. — CHOICE OF A MAIN COURSE — Special Mixed Grill SelecGon of lamb koHe, marinated chicken and lamb on a skewer, lamb cutlet, served w/ rice and vegetables. Lamb on Skewer Marinated cubes of lamb grilled on skewer, served w/ rice and vegetables. Chicken on Skewer Marinated cubes of chicken grilled on skewer, served w/ rice and vegetables. Salmon Kebab Marinated cubes of salmon fillet, skewered w/ vegetables, grilled and served w/ sautéed spinach and new potatoes. — ASSORTED DESSERT PLATTER — A selecGon of the our favourite desserts served w/ tea or coffee
£27.75

Third Menu

— A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE ON ARRIVAL — — COLD AND HOT STARTERS TO SHARE — Cacik (V) Yogurt w/ chopped cucumbers and fresh herbs and hint of garlic. Tabbouleh (V) Crushed wheat w/ chopped tomatoes, onion, mint and parsley salad. Hummus Kavurma (V) Diced lamb fillet w/ pine kernels on a bed of hummus. Halloumi Cheese (V) Grilled Cyprus cheese served w/ garnish. King Prawns Sautéed king prawns w/ mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic w/ fresh cream. — CHOICE OF A MAIN COURSE — Special Mixed Grill SelecGon of lamb koHe, marinated chicken and lamb on a skewer, lamb cutlet, served w/ rice and vegetables. CenPk Special Delicious ODoman dish. Grilled cubes of lamb, chicken and koHe on a nest of matchsGck cut potatoes, topped w/ yogurt sauce w/ a hint of garlic. Garnished w/ grilled tomatoes and peppers. — ASSORTED DESSERT PLATTER — A selecGon of the our favourite desserts including baklava, chocolate pyramids and ice cream.
£34.95
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More about Fora – City of London, London

The concept of Fora is relatively cut and dry – that’s serving up delicious authentic Mediterranean and Turkish food made with the best produce and ingredients from exquisute oremnises in the heart of the City of London, moments from Aldgate. The folks behind this distinguished restaurant on Houndsditch take pride in affording you the luxury of kicking back in an appropriately luxurious atmosphere whose Middle Eastern spirit very much matches the dishes offered. Offering a fine dining restaurant experience as well as great service, Fora is a wonderful place to enjoy and discover the cuisines of Turkey, the Levant and more.

Adding to the attraction of the restaurant’s prime Aldgate-based address down Houndsditch, Fora hosts special events such as Arabic belly dancing entertainment and, further, you’ll also find attractive offers and special menus for the holidays. Planning a special occasion? The staff at Fora’s restaurant is more than happy to assist with their experience in party planning and cooking. Whether you’re planning for anniversary parties or dinners for a large group, award ceremonies or cocktail parties – you, your nearest and dearest plus this peerless Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant in the City of London are perfect partners for unforgettable occasions.

187 Fora – City of London Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
187 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
Atmosphere:Excellent
Value for money:Good value
Service:Excellent
"Excellent"6/6
Jacqui C.13 days ago · 0 reviews

Great food (I particularly enjoyed the baba ganoush and the imam bayildi, and the spinach and feta borek) and really friendly service. There was live music from a guy with a guitar which was nice.

"Excellent"6/6
jamie m.a month ago · 0 reviews

Fantastic restaurant, the food is so full of flavor and quality ingredients. But it is the welcoming service that makes the difference. Excellent overall experience and great value for money.

"Excellent"6/6
Helen B.a month ago · 0 reviews

Lovely ambiance and delicious food. First time there and we will definitely return. Particularly enjoyed the borek, minced lamb kebab and pomegranate and mint. Very well priced, too.

"Excellent"6/6
Kerry D.a month ago · 0 reviews

Excellent food served in a very busy but not overly crowded environment. Very tasty and well cooked. Fair price for both food and wine. Quick service. Pleasant staff.

"Great"5/6
Liz G.a year ago · 0 reviews

I still love this place, the food is always good and it represents good value for money although the drinks prices seem to have gone up recently. It still lacks the personal touch and warmth that it used to have (when Bella was the Manager) although the staff are efficient. One word of warning though - I don't know what prompted me to ask but after years of being a loyal customer on this visit I asked the waiting staff if they actually receive the service charge (which on this occasion was very high as we were a group with a large bill) - I was told that no they do not - the owners keep it ! It is a pet hate of mine when greedy restaurant owners keep the service charge and I certainly will never pay service charge here again, if indeed I go back - the Haz on Bishopsgate is as good as here for food, price and atmosphere and unless there are a few changes at Fora I may switch my loyalty.

"Good"4/6
Hania A.3 months ago · 0 reviews

Giving this a four but mostly due to the service which was really good. The staff were very attentive and didn't hover around the table too much. They were also really nice when I came in even though I was a bit late for my reservation. The starters that we ordered were pretty good - had the calamari, lamb cutlets and haloumi. However, the reason for the 4 star is because half of the meat in my main course seemed a bit under cooked and ended up giving me a bad stomach. I had the special grill which comes with chicken, lamb and beef (I think) but because it was coated in tomato sauce and yoghurt, it was harder to tell whether some of the meat was just really tender or under cooked. I would recommend this place for the service and the ambience (live guitar player which I really enjoyed) but would have to try something else on the menu next time to comment on the food.

"Excellent"6/6
Sarah B.a year ago · 0 reviews

Excellent food and very good service. My reservation for a table of 7 (lunchtime) was made through Quandoo, however the restaurant had not received it and we were not booked in. No fuss was made and a table was quickly made available for us. Although no gluten free menu was available, I was given options by the waitress who checked my selection with the chef. The food was well presented and well priced. The atmosphere was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

"Okay"3/6
rosie g.5 months ago · 0 reviews

Hi, the food is usually great but your staff needs to learn to deal with special requirements. The only thing I cannot eat are peppers: red, yellow, green. I have expressly asked the waiter if there are any fresh peppers in the side vegetables to the Lamb adana kofta. She's promised to remove/not to put them in. She brought the food with them, placed my plate on my colleague's side; then swapped, then I have pointed out that there are plenty of peppers in my vegetables; she apologized me and took my plate to the kitchen to remove them. But it appeared then that she/chef simply took the pepper bits out and left the same vegetables. My stomach cannot stand the smell of peppers but I was left with the vegetables with a strong smell of peppers. Could not eat them at all. And also felt awkward in front of the colleague.

"Excellent"6/6
Shefali S.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Incredible food, service, atmosphere & entertainment! Rarely have I had such a fine dining experience as much as I have had in Fora. But everything here was top notch; the starters, main, dessert and wine were all to die for. Wonderful Turkish/Meditteranean cuisine. Returning soon with my parents in tow so they can experience Fora for themselves.

"Excellent"6/6
Shefali S.7 months ago · 0 reviews

Excellent food, service, ambience & entertainment as per usual. I visit Fora about twice a year on average and it's the one restaurant in London I always take visiting friends and family to; they always enjoy the experience. The falafel is incredible, the mains are tasty and generous and the baklava is to die for!

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