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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic Turkish, this one as you come towards Rayleigh High Street and on the opposite side to Marks & Spender, tucked away into the corner. Food is always fantastic and staff are very friendly. Great variety of A La Carte dishes and a really,...really good 3-course "Special Platter" Set Menu option for around £23pp atm. Portions are huge and doggy bags normally required!!! Highly recommended :)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent choice of food on the menu which was just as good to eat. Staff were very friendly and polite. Wine was also good. Thanks.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 9 May 2024

Had a 21st birthday party. The staff were accommodating and attentive. Made the night very special. The food was excellent. Great place all around. Thank you for everything

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 23 April 2024 via mobile

The food was ok but after watching the food being prepared and cooked I couldn’t enjoy the meal. Kitchen staff were handling raw meat, partly cooked meat and bread with bare hands and washing in between handling different food Items I witnessed a chef pick...up a kebab which had caught alight and he proceeded to bow out the flames. Not nice and spreading any germs or infections onto the food to be served to guests. Overall very bad experience with inadequate hygiene standardsMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024

Visited here Saturday 30th as an off the cuff thing after returning from a days activity. I was part of a group of 4, we had no reservation but the member of staff we spoke to was very accommodating, explaining that we could be seated...but would need to be done within an hour. This was perfect for us, as it meant the speed of service was lightning quick. We all had different dishes, myself having the mixed sheesh, and oh my, it was fantastic. Everything on the plate was cooked perfectly. A special mention to the chilli sauce which was had outstanding flavours. All 4 of us agreed it was a fantastic meal and returned to the pub satisfied 😝 Side note: so good that I’m already booked to return next week with my partner for more 😋More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Our first time to Charcoal and Earth and it was great. Lively atmosphere, excellent service, food was delicious and plentiful. Will return

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Very impressed with this place. Staff were very good and attentive. My wife is a Coeliac so requires Gluten free food. They were excellent at ensuring she got Gluten free and adapted the set menu accordingly. We were both extremely full after our meal. Cold...Meze was excellent. The special Platter was also good size portion and very nice.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

I really can't recommend this place highly enough. Absolutely wonderful food, huge portions at very good prices, and friendly service. I had the Vegan Earth and it was superb, one of many vegan and vegetarian options (but plenty for carnivores too). We got chatting to...the owner (lovely guy) and since we don't drink coffee he brought out two complementary pieces of baklawa for us. It was soooo good. My husband has travelled extensively in the region and said it's the best baklawa he's had since he was in Azerbaijan. We've had takeaway from here before and always enjoyed it, but eating in was an even better experience. We'll be returning often.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Delicious food and great hospitality! Good selection of dishes and well made. Turkish coffee was decent as well. Can recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Amazing food and service was great. Value for money amazing. Second visit at lunch time. Service was attentive. Couldn't want for any more.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Exceptional value for money. Had the lunch time menu 2 or 3 courses. Additional free items provided as part of the menu (breads/dips/olives etc), all served by a very polite helpful waiter. Cannot fault the quality of the food or the value for money. Will...definitely visit again when in the area. Well done Charcoal and Earth for an enjoyable afternoon at your restaurant. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

(Delivery) Lamb ribs were nothing but fat and lacked decent flavours or temperature (but were expensive) . The moussaka was tasty, but needed heating. On this occasion the rice portion was slim and the bread not as tasty as usual (all in all = average)...and I’ll try elsewhere from this old favourite.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Wonderful food with generous portions. Lovely waitresses. Our third visit. Open on a Sunday evening too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

We were in a group of 3 for dinner. This is the second time we have visited Charcoal & Earth and they did not disappoint. The food is amazing, delicious and very nicely presented. The cocktails are great and the food and drink choices are...very well presented and easy to understand. Our hosts were very friendly and made the whole atmosphere really relaxing. This is the go to restaurant for usMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

First time at this venue with a group of approx 18. First impressions- liked the decor. Service was pretty quick considering the amount of us and we got our mains meals at the same time which was impressive! Food was great! We had the three...course set menu and it was a good way of tasting different items if not familiar with Turkish cuisine. Good sized portions and well cooked. The Pistachio Cake my friend had was enormous! The staff were friendly and capable. Will definitely return!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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CHARCOAL AND EARTH, Rayleigh - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Charcoal and earth is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5