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5.2 /6 Excellent 134 Reviews

Fora – City of London

Aldgate Mediterranean £££ +100
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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 Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday Closed
Fora – City of London, 34-36 Houndsditch, EC3A 7DB London

Further Information

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.


134 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 134 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
16.10.2017 09:29

Great place, great service, great food and entertainment. The restaurant accommodate 25+ people with no issues. We had some fantastic red wine and a little bit of Mediterranean dancing.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2017 07:57

Amazing food, brilliant service the staff couldn't have been more attentive. Wonderful experience all round and good value. Live music was a nice touch as well.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2017 09:53

Beautiful relaxed restaurant and friendly staff. I am Coeliac and catered well for my allergies. The food was gorgeous, a great meal for our wedding anniversary

2 reviews so far 6
29.09.2017 09:14

Very good food and because they have a closed kitchen you don't come out smelling of eau de kebab :). Friendly staff and excellent service. Definitely going back there.

4 reviews so far 5
13.03.2017 09:03

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.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2017 08:54

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.

2 reviews so far 6
05.02.2016 19:38

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.

2 reviews so far 6
24.09.2017 16:43

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!

2 reviews so far 6
16.12.2016 13:28

Been to this restaurant for lunch a couple of times previously. I love it. The food is great and the service is as you would expect. It has always been near full on all my visits which is a good sign and have been well looked after despite it being busy. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 13:13

Lovely food , lovely service. We had first party menu , all single food was delicious. Set menu has glass of sparkling wine , which was lovely also if you not drink , you can get a soft drinks. Also I would change some thing in my main and they did very kindly.

1 review so far 6
19.01.2015 10:01

The ambience was relaxed, food amazing and A* service. There was a guitarist playing relaxing music while we ate, which set the mood perfectly after a long week at work. All staff couldn't do enough for our table. Very happy with our choice of restaurant and will definitely go back again soon.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 13:34

Delicious food! I have been to Fora twice and each time I was satisfied. Portions are decent and prices affordable. Good for meat eateres and vegetarians. My favourites are mixed grilled sea food and monk fish kebab. The waiter serving us during my birthday dinner was very patient and discreet. Excellent service.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 08:33

The food was excellent, the service was great. We were eating at at four o'clock so not really lunch or dinner, the restaurant was quite. We had hallumi and also feta/spinach parcels to start and centic specials for mains. Can't fault any of the food and would recommend what we had.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 13:59

I went with a number of friends for a farewell party the food was delicious and plentiful as always. The restaurant accommodated us putting up a banner and balloon to say farewell to a friend on her travels . It s a favourite with the guys in the office too..

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 15:16

nice food and friendly staff, would have been nice to have ad the set menu choice in the evening . my friend was disappointed that there there was NO TURKISH TEA available in a said Turkish restaurant !! I did like the treat of complimentary Baklava I got for my birthday with a candle for our table of 5 .

1 review so far 6
15.07.2016 08:42

I love Fora. I've never had a bad meal there - City lunchtime menu, Friday & Saturday evenings - always good. Even my husband who is very fussy enjoyed it. The staff are always friendly and efficient. Lots of choice and a good wine list. Please never change!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 09:22

The food was well presented, the flavours fresh and tasty and the portion size generous but not overbearing. There was a nice atmosphere which was complimented by a live guitar player. Overall an excellent dining experience and I look forward to going back there in the future.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2016 11:32

It my boyfriends surprise birthday party and I decided to pick a place that non of us has been to. And it did not disappoint us. All 11 guest was happy and we had a great time! Than you for making his birthday a memorable one.

1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 09:47

Very enjoyable evening. Great atmosphere, I was having dinner with a friend but there were Christmas parties going on. Every table had Christmas Crackers - great food, great service. Second time I have been there and will definitely go back and recommend it to others.

1 review so far 5
16.06.2016 07:36

The food was tasty, the service was fast and efficient and the portions were ample. The shared starter was a meal in itself! Unlike some of its peers in the city you also had some space around you - they did not simply crowd in as many tables as possible.