Sheesh Chigwell

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Bronze Award

With its 600-year-old timbered facade and gussied-up, clashing interiors, Sheesh makes a statement of intent: it may come across like a “blinged-up TOWIE bordello”, but this is “Essex at its finest” – according to one fan who laps up the vibe at this glamorous hotspot frequented by the local permatan crowd. The menu may be grounded in the native Turkish tradition with the centrepiece charcoal grill bestowing a smoky flavour on aubergines and sweet peppers, skewered lamb and halibut (served with an olive butter sauce), but expect a more Mediterranean feel too. “Consistently excellent” offerings such as grilled steaks, veal chops, moussaka and kleftiko are popular, while tiramisu and profiteroles appear alongside sticky Turkish pastries for dessert. With a “great” cocktail bar and numerous dining areas including a fire-warmed leather lounge, a conservatory and an intimate private nook for courting couples, Sheesh has all the hallmarks of a fun experience.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cool, Fun, Luxury
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Sheesh, Chigwell is located just off the High Street and is open daily from 12 noon until late.

Guests can enjoy a delicious sounding menu of Turkish flame cooked dishes amidst a vibrant and lively atmosphere.

The latest Sheesh restaurant to open in Chigwell enjoys a central position in a 600 year old fully renovated 14th century building. Interior decor is opulent and lavish, which is very much reflected in the style of the food too.

As you walk in you will find the restaurant has been thoughtfully refurbished throughout, with soft light glowing from the glass chandeliers, and plenty of seating for both large and small groups.

As you walk up to the restaurant you will notice there is also an outdoor seating area which has been decorated to the same standard as the interior. There is also a secure, gated car park at the Chigwell restaurant which is available for guests only.

If you're visiting Sheesh Chigwell, perhaps you'll kick things off with the halloumi cheese or the lobster pasta. Main dishes include Wagyu ribeye, cooked over charcoal and served with a side salad, or perhaps you'll go for the classic chicken or lamb sheesh. Side dishes sound equally as indulgent, with dishes such as black truffle cheesy chips, sunset rice, and barbeque mixed vegetables.

Other tempting favourites on the menu may include the creamy truffle chicken spaghetti, pepper steak, and classic lobster rolls. Dishes are lavish and generous, making it an ideal place to enjoy a special celebration, or an intimate dinner for two with plenty of dishes to share.

Those with a sweet tooth might enjoy the desserts on offer, with dishes such as banoffee bang, Sheeshmisu and St Tropez sorbet.

Sheesh also offers a membership to guests, which allows access to both restaurants, on the day table availability, and a private contact to make booking as quick as possible.

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High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QA

020 8559 1155 020 8559 1155


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-16:30
Tue 12:00-16:30
Wed 12:00-16:30
Thu 12:00-16:30
Fri 12:00-16:30
Sat 12:00-16:30
Sun 12:00-16:30
Mon 18:00-21:45
Tue 18:00-21:45
Wed 18:00-22:45
Thu 18:00-22:45
Fri 18:00-22:45
Sat 18:00-22:45
Sun 18:00-21:45
Mon 12:00-00:00
Tue 12:00-00:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-01:00
Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 12:00-00:00


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3 Reviews 


09 April 2019  
The food is amazing. But most importantly the restaurant grounds and restaurant is stunningly beautiful, I have never seen anything like it. The service is also amazing.

Sophie H

05 April 2019  
Great food and atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Need to book in advance.

Liz S

29 July 2012  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 2
Value 1.5
Oh dear not impressed …Unfortunately I was a victim of bad service before entering the restaurant. I had 2 voicemails that day to confirm the booking ..the first was fine however the second as very abrupt and I had a message saying that if I didn't call the restaurant by 1pm … I could lose the booking! Charming ! I spoke to a lady a little after this and she apologised for the call and said this was not the normal service I should expect. So a little hesitant when entering the restaurant last night.. We were welcomed at the door and taken to our sits however this is where the service is again poor … We were reminded after a while that we only had 2 hours on the table and from there the evening felt rushed … “I have to have this table back by 9pm” we were informed in a very matter of fact way. We ordered some starters , a mixed grill and some chicken dishes for main … All food I felt was fresh and presented well .. However this is average food and certainly forgettable. We decided to have a drink upstairs and was not welcomed by the bar staff … No smiles here – what a shame!. I guess Sheesh has the reputation for being a glamourous Essex hot spot, but to be fair it's a lot of hype …this restaurant is for the local clientele who like to pose and compare designer handbags.. If your looking to feel rushed , receive bad sevice and eat overly priced food whilst showing of your spray tan then this is the place for you !
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