Shens Mediterranean

4.5
65 reviews
£25 and under
Turkish
Shen’s Restaurant was established to serve the finest selection and most loved dishes of Turkish & Greek Mediterranean cuisine
What 65 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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PaulC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, including advice on generous portions, which meant ordering the special menu for 1 for 2 to share. With one additional hot mezze, it was a perfect quantity. Excellent timing and quality ingredients. Very quiet on a wet, windy Monday evening.

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LindaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited 3 times now.We cannot fault anything.The food is amazing and beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and always smiling. Lovely atmosphere. Will be returning again very soon.Thankyou

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AngelinaF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, excellent food great ambiance, would definitely recommend a visit 👍x

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LucyM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dolma starter was a bit dry, but the rest of the food was really tasty and there was lots of it

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VinceB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding evening this time with my family, amazing food and hospitality, highly recommend shens to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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carolinew
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

we have been to shens quite a few times and always enjoyed the food which is plentiful and good value , normally the service is very good and attentive but we were disappointed on Saturday as it took 45 mins to even take our order and that was after we specifically prompted them , so by the time we got our food we were a bit past wanting it and i'd have to say i didn't enjoy it as much as usual . They were the busiest I've seen so maybe that accounted for it and i think it would maybe put me off going on a Saturday evening again, but we will go back another time. perhaps they need to consider the booking times and numbers to ensure the kitchen and waiting staff don't get overwhelmed and chaotic

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DeniseF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good service but a bit noisy could not hear waiter

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CarlaG
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night meal with a friend. Every single member of staff were lovely and very welcoming. Her had a share platter which was really nice and plenty there.
Definitely recommend and will definitely be going back

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit. The food is fresh and lovely and the staff are great. I will be eating there again.

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food
Big portions
Came out hot!!
Excellent value for money

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service despite the fact that they had a large party in.
This was our first visit here, it will certainly not be the last. Some of the nicest food I've eaten locally in a very long time. Fantastic mixed platter of hot and cold starters with a delicious sharing main.

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Thewebsters
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful welcome - friendly attentive service.
Food was fresh and luscious- fragrant and so fresh.
The only issue I had was with the tiramisu- did not enjoy it but that’s my personal taste.

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AHMEDP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great atmosphere, service we lovely, downside was the food: bland, undercooked meat.

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VicM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food and service. Clean and tidy restaurant. Liked that you could see the food being prepped and cooked. The portions were enormous! The waiter was happy to box this up for us to take home.

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend amazing food excellent service from start to finish. We will be back and we will be recommending Shens Mediterranean.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed with the food especially after waiting so long for it, most of it tasted as if it had been previously frozen and really lacked that authentic Mediterranean taste - won't be returning.

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Wuzka
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Good variety. Good portion size. The atmosphere was cosy and you could chat easily. Waitress polite. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very good food amazing never had rice like it will def visit again

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LCVilla87
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shens is absolutely beautiful. The decor is very nice.

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AndreB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food fantastic attentive service, but not over the top. It’s a real shame that I live over 100 miles away or it would become a regular place to eat

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IanS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly Staff . food was very good value.. and though the place felt a bit like a canteen I really liked it

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AnneN
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant for a relaxed meal and excellent variety of food. Food of great quality and large portions so will order less next time.

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RuthT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, food is amazing, and they cannot do enough for you. always the place we go for that special meal and totally recommend the Shens meals, totally awesome

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TRACYM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great, we ordered the set meals and it was all delicious, although the kids didn't appreciate the liver in the hot meze ! There was too much food but they boxed it all up for us to take home.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a meal all stuff are friendly, the food is out off this world definitely will be coming back and recommended to everyone to try

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Kelpc
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was very nice , amazing food and lovely staff , well worth going to if your in Ashford , I will be definitely returning when next in Ashford

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are not adventurous eaters and our waitress was very pleasant and patient with us explaining what was in the dishes, how they were cooked etc. We sat in a booth, nice and private so we could have a conversation. An appetizer was brought out for us to nibble on, flatbread, dip and carrot and celery sticks, while waiting for our food which came in a timely manner. We both chose avocado and prawns as a starter, followed by two different lamb dishes, both came piping hot and nicely presented. The portions are large! It was my wife's birthday and the staff placed a lit candle in her piece of cheesecake and sang Happy Birthday, what a lovely touch.

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EdwinaH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food, beautiful decor and great service, a favourite restaurant of ours

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prompt, friendly service. Offers a wide selection of dishes to choose from and all are reasonably priced.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant in Ashford by far.... We've just introduced our children to it aged 21 & 18 yrs and they both agreed and cant wait to return. Well done Shen!! xx

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seafood was cooked and presented well. Service was very good. Pity they no longer serve Octypus though.
Pleasent surroundings and friendly staff.

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DT2017
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Shen’s - excellent portions, lovingly cooked, with really friendly family service. Decent value and could have chosen almost anything off the menu. Will return.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booking online easy, good friendly service and excellent food

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PaulS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Service and food both excellent highly recommend

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Pete
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed our first visit to Shens. We feltvery well looked after and very well fed. We will be sure to return,

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KevinM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fathers day Sunday lunch.

My parents are conservative in their dining habits and this was an opportunity to expose them to something different. The both enjoyed the experience from the service to the tasty food. Some of the dishes I chose did not sit with them but this was just a few, but it was good that they tried everything. My mother thoroughly enjoyed her steak and my father ate the shens special chicken. The remainder of teh family all enjoyed every element of the dishes we had for lunch.

A great success all round and I would recommend anyone who is in the Ashford and immediate area to try this restaurant

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service waitress was excellent, food was delicious and fresh would definitely recommend and visit again.

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HayleyG
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I thought the staff were amazing and very attentive, I can’t fault the service of venue at all however I would prefer a more flavoured rice with more option like vermicelli rice . The salad wasn’t very good when dining in Turkish and Greek restaurants the salads are more authentic this salad was more like the salad you would expect from the kebab shop. Starters were amazing however the meat on the platter could have done with more seasoning. Overall very nice and would go again however the likes of gem in ashford and aspendos in Folkestone are tastier

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ZoeO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and the waitress made sure we were well looked after. Very attentive and a good time had by all members of the party.

FAQs

Shens Mediterranean is rated 4.5 stars by 65 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.