Barru

3.5
41 reviews
£25 and under
Turkish

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Welcome to Barru, we are a world class authentic Turkish restaurant offering an excellent experience that you will remember and a friendly service that's always on the menu.
What 41 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.7
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3.7
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3.6
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3.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargaretJ
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely flavoursome food. Friendly staff and great entertainment.

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VinceP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic service, very quick, lovely setting

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ColinS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite accepting the booking the restaurant was closed.

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Chuckyegg
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, nice staff and singer was good. Great value for money liked the fact you can get smaller portions on the menu would defo recommend and go back

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Isabelle
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really lovely , but music was a little too loud although singer was good , music inbetween singer repetitive , we really had to shout when talking so this ruined evening a bit

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average
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok small portions for the price. Service was great. Music was very loud rock and roll in a Turkish restaurant never heard that before.

Overall nice looking place but a bit pricey for the quality of food.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely evening, however the live singer, although very good was a little too loud.
This meant that other diners who were trying to have a conversation were having to speak louder as well. Other than that, the food and service were excellent.
Make sure you’re hungry as the portion sizes are pretty sizeable and I struggled to eat all of mine!
Will definitely be returning in the future, but will check if there is live music before booking.

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ZoeE
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and hot, the service was extremely good. We had a 4 month old baby with us and the staff were fantastic with her making her smile and giggle. Will definitely be visiting again

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriends birthday was lovely--food was amazing and was really made to feel welcome. Would definetly come back!

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HollieW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and made even better by the lovely live singer

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Chan
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & very friendly helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere, this was our first visit and would highly recommend

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Pianoman10
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great Greek food, well prepared and served - unfortunately the seating was poor, with a freezing draft under our legs from the front door, and the saxophonist just so very loud we couldn’t even talk to each other, just shout. However VERY food value indeed and we would return.

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JaneW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable lunch with a good value deal.
Good Service. Would highly recommend.

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DANIELR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Went to Barru with my wife and two adult grand children who we hadn't seen for some time. The food and staff were both excellent. The volume of the music was a different matter. For the size of the venue it was far too loud. Although my wife was sitting next to me, I just couldn't hear what she was saying to me. The same applied to my grand children with me. The suggestion from Barru was to come at a time when the music is not on. I am sorry but I like to go to a restaurant when I want to go not because there is not any music playing. I will not be visiting this restaurant any more as much as I like the food and staff.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great night at Barry. The service was great and the food was superb. It was a nice touch having a saxophonist playing there too.

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teresah
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here a couple of times and each time I have had very good friendly service the food is amazing The first time they had live music which was really nice but a bit loud. Would definitely recommend going to Barru

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MartinC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and a great place to dine before a visit to cliff pavillion. Will return

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SallyL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food, we have a lovely night celebrating Grandads 76th birthday.
very good service, entertainment and a great atmosphere all round.
Food was absolutely incredible, lots of it, very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food great service.

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DavidW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food would have preferred to be downstairs but okay upstairs staff very friendly good choice

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We attended on busy Saturday evening. The place was packed - always a good sign. We did have to wait for our table to become free; although we were able to have a drink at the bar. There was live music - a gentleman doing vocals and playing a guitar.
The food was great, but we did have to chase things up with the waiting staff; I would have ordered more drinks, but the staff were too busy to notice this. Overall I would recommend the restaurant - just be prepared to wait if they are busy!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal at Barru, the food was amazing and very large portions, my first visit to Barru but will definitely go again and would recommend to friends and family.

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SuzanneB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Lighting for me was just right, food was delicious, freshly cooked and lots of it! A lovely singer came on about 8pm which added to the great atmosphere.

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EgleC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fresh food and great drinks. Loved live music on friday night ...

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JemmaC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great night out for save for it was VERY loud in there. All tables taken plus the musician made it difficult to talk.
Didn’t get any waiter attention after he had taken the main course plates away.

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KatE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and will definitely be back, great food and friendly staff.

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StephL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Turned up and reservation was not recognised even though had booking confirmation. Was fine as restaurant could accommodate our booking of 4 but if fully booked not sure what wpuld have happened? Service was a bit slow after we asked for a few mins to review the menu. Food was excellent amd plentiful. A great live singer provided a good selection if music for all tastes. Overall a lovely evening which started a bit slow!

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SusanA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food took a while arriving but was lovely and there was plenty of it. Good value for money. Friendly staff and the singer was great. There was a bit of a long wait to be seated, nearly half an hour after the booked time, but it was a very busy Saturday night.

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ShameemN
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Evening dinner was quite nice. Service was attentive but not intrusive. However, there was a live singer/jazz musician and this was less pleasant. Just much too loud for this venue, making it difficult to have a conversation. Also, the front door was kept open and so we had a cold breeze on our legs. Overall, we enjoyed the meal so would consider going back.

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VictoriaL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very friendly service and good value for money.

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ScottH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here in a matter of days. Great authentic Turkish food in comfortable surroundings and reasonably priced too. Definitely coming back.

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SallyL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great evening, generous portions of gorgeous food, ambiance was lively and entertaining, many thanks....

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was delicious, would definitely recommend.

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SamV
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the staff very attentive without being overbearing. The food was served with resilient timing and our meals were great.

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MonicaT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. Staff were busy but managed a smile and quick chat.
Very nice look forward to another visit.

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CKin
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friendly, hospitable and relaxing atmosphere! Good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing meal , would definitely go back and would recommend to others . Great service and excellent food . Give it a try

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simonk
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class. We took 3 children and all loved it. Definitely recommend good food great service great value

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BeverleyR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant service from waiter food was Excellant meat was tasty and cooked fresh great value for money,
I have already put the word around to family and would definately go again when I'm in Westcliffe on sea.
Lovely evening xxxx

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Leeb
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Smart clean decor, food outstanding!!! The service was great, food arrived quickly, defo recommend

FAQs

Barru does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Barru also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01702 344344.

Barru is rated 3.5 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.