Raphael's Turkish Restaurant

(40 Reviews)
43 Main Road, Romford, RM2 5EB
Mediterranean, Turkish, Fish & Seafood, Steaks & Grills

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:30 - 20:00.

Restaurant description

A family-owned restaurant, Raphael's is a restaurant and meze bar serving traditional Mediterranean food. Grill classics lead the menu, alongside a traditional Cypriot mezze and indulgent desserts.

From the Raphael’s menu, try charcoal grill dishes like the signature mixed grill which features marinated chicken and lamb pieces, chicken wings, lamb chops, lamb ribs, and lamb kofte. Elsewhere on the menu, find the likes of the Raphael’s Angus beef burger, deep-fried golden calamari rings, or falafel with rice and salad.

Desserts at Raphael’s Turkish Restaurant in Romford include authentic baklava, a salted caramel brownie, and a warm chocolate fudge cake. An impressive wine list is also on hand to complement the dishes, offering bottles from around the world.

Find Raphael’s on Main Road Romford, on the edge of Raphael Park.

Customer reviews for Raphael's Turkish Restaurant
4.7
(based on 40 reviews)

100%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (13)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (36)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (15)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (15)
  • views (20)
  • By Adam W from Romford
    1 November 2019

    Amazing quality food, excellent service and really nice atmosphere. Definitely the nicest Turkish restaurant in Romford.

  • By Cathy B from Romford Essex
    2 October 2019

    The meal was really good. We had the mixed grill for 2 and the lamb and chicken were nice and tender. I had calamari to start that wasnt bad but a bit chewy I have had better. We would go back again

  • By Stephen K from Romford
    20 September 2019

    Nice setting in evening view over park matching good food and great service

  • By Peter B from Romford
    13 September 2019

    Very nice restaurant which we use for special occasions as it is a cut above somewhere to go just for a meal. Great location especially in summer when you can sit outside looking at the lake. Little disappointed this time with the mixed grill as lamb chop was fatty and rib had little meat but waitress apologised and discounted the bill.

  • By Ray W from Rush green
    21 August 2019

    Great lovely food service and location

  • By Kim B from Rainham
    11 May 2019

    Throughly enjoyed our Turkish mere meal and would recommend it to anyone. A nice atmosphere on Saturday night, busy but we were able to talk easily. Quick efficient service given by all staff.

  • By Dave A from ROMFORD
    10 May 2019

    LOVELY MEAL, 4 OF US ORDERED THE MEZE AND MIXED GRILLS TO SHARE, DISHES ARRIVED LIKE WHAT I CAN CALL LIKE 'TAPAS', LOTS OF VARIOUS DISHES ALL DELICIOUS AND LOTS OF MEAT, WE ALL ENJOYED, GREAT SERVICE FROM LOVELY WAITRESSES ALWAYS SMILING AND HELPFUL

  • By Marguerite B from London
    4 May 2019

    Had a really super meal. We all had the meze which was delicious. We had a window seat overlooking the beautiful park. The staff were very friendly & the service very efficient. A hidden gem.

  • By Jean D from Dagenham
    3 May 2019

    I have been here a couple of times before and my experience has been pleasant. This time I brought some friends in which it was my recommendation, I was disappointed that my friends meat was fatty and chewy with the shared mixed grill dish and the rice was cold. I felt a little embarrassed as this was my recommendation. I love the Raphael’s location and beautiful atmosphere. I am surprised for a Friday evening this place should be filled to the brim. Something is missing, maybe the quality of food needs to be at a very high standard for people to return. I have visited many Turkish restaurants and Lara grill in Dagenham is a better quality food than Raphael’s. Maybe staff / chef could take a visit to Lara grill on a Friday Evening to see what Raphael’s is missing. I do not think these friends I brought will return to Raphael’s in the future. I may return in the future as I love the atmosphere and beautiful fountain in the lake. I hope my feedback has been helpful. Kind regards Jean

  • By Steve B from Brentwood
    2 March 2019

    Excellent attentive service. At £21 per person the Meze was fantastic value....very fresh food in abundance - so much to eat! !

Restaurant Location Map
Raphael's Turkish Restaurant
43 Main Road, Romford, RM2 5EB