Sheesh Restaurant Review
Despite being located in Essex, Sheesh is one of those places worth the travel. As well as having outstanding food and service Sheesh is an experiential restaurant where you can enjoy not just a fine dining experience but amazing entertainment and a buzzing atmosphere.
More often than not events will be held in the evening. Traditionally Wednesdays are known as ‘Roc Wednesdays’ and anyone who is someone attends. We visit Sheesh often and take the 2-hour trip to get here so decided it might be helpful to show you how amazing it is and if you were put off by the journey then don’t be!
Many a time we have celebrated special occasions at Sheesh and enjoyed our evening in the Sugar Suite. If you are looking to push the boat out then this is where you will want to be, a private dining room with an elegant interior design choice.
With your private room comes your own waiter service, there is a £500 fee for the evening then there is a minimum spend of £1,000 covering your food and drink bill for the entire evening.
We would recommend hiring this room if you are turning up as a group of 10 (which is the rooms maximum capacity) which then brings the cost per head down. As we said this is an amazing luxury experience if you are celebrating something extra special and looking to go all out.
We often go on occasions so we decided this time to go to celebrate the Easter bank holiday weekend and luckily we had the beautiful weather for this.
We arrived early to sit outside and make the most of the sun; the drinks are just as delicious as the food, so it was nice to enjoy a cocktail (or two) as a pre-food appetiser; I started with my favourite a Porn Star Martini.
In light of the Easter celebrations, the usual red bow decorations were swapped for yellow accompanied by an array of lilies and yellow flower bouquets.
After enjoying the last bit of sunshine we headed in to be seated. If you are travelling a long way to come to Sheesh then you really want to make the most of their amazing traditional Turkish menu and go full force with the three courses if you can.
To start we shared the creamy garlic mushrooms topped with cheese and the cheese spinach rolls that came served with a chilli sauce. I warn you the portions are big so I would recommend either 1. Saving yourself all day or 2. Get a starter to share unless your greedy like us and want to try a mixture of everything.
Sheesh is traditionally a Turkish restaurant so their best dishes are those that follow this theme. I had the Tavuk Sis – marinated and grilled cubes of chicken, which is served with tones of salad. We also ordered a side of home-made chips to share which is accompanied by a fresh garlic mayonnaise.
It really does taste as good as it sounds, and the serving size won’t leave you hungry, It’s best to have a break in between courses as you want to make the most of your time at Sheesh – this isn’t somewhere you will want to just visit for a quick bite. For dessert, the Dream Cakes are what they say on the tin… a dream! Stuffed Oreo’s deep fried into a doughnut covered in chocolate sauce and served warm with a massive dollop of ice cream. Now that is what dreams are made of.
After dinner there is always performers in the main bar area, they often have singers and DJ’s unless it’s their ‘House of Fun’ theme nights where these are accompanied by dance and acrobatic performances.
During dinner, we drank wine but when we came into the bar area I was once again trying their extensive cocktail menu. After dancing the night away to Rochelle’s DJ set it was time to leave.
What’s amazing about this restaurant is that you can have a whole night out in one place, the food is unique to most high-end restaurants, the cocktails are made to perfection and the overall atmosphere is fun if you are travelling up to enjoy your night as a couple or as a group of friends.
If you decide to go I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!