Shishmeze Abridge Shishmeze Abridge Restaurant 01992 946704

Thegourmeturk (formerly the Boars Head) in Bishop's Stortford has a long and illustrious history, having been in place opposite St Michael's Church since at least the 15th century, and was then the brewery for the church ales. The building is stunning, with the original black and white and Tudor beams, and really looks almost unchanged. The pub was visited by Samuel Pepys, until he had a falling out with the landlady, and switched his allegiances elsewhere! This handsome former pub, was sympathetically renovated in 2017 and transformed into the sumptuous TheGourmeturk. Open 7 days a week, TheGourmeturk has a passion for serving unrivalled Turkish fine dining, it offers a warm welcome, the staff are attentive and it's the place to spend a relaxing evening with friends and family. For reservations call 01279 655555

18 Market Place Abridge Romford RM4 1UA           01992 946704
18 Market Place Abridge RM4 1UA
0199 294 67 04


Dining & drinks available from April 12th on our rooftop terrace (Subject to government guidelines and weather permitting)



Welcome to Shish Meze! In western Anatolia, Turkey, you all discover a province called Gaziantep. Much like Nadir, our founder, the story of Antep (as we locals call it) has a humble beginning which blossomed into something beautiful. It is the place we all recognise as the pride of Turkish cuisine, thanks to its exciting recipes and authentic style of cooking. That is what inspired us to open Shish Meze. We have got Antep's finest artisanal chefs in the kitchen preparing delicious food for your pleasure. Our family is here to serve you with tastes which have taken thousands of miles and centuries of cooking to arrive at your table.


Newly renovated and extended, Shish Meze Bar & Lounge is now the place to be. Offering a fine selection of wines, delicious cocktails made by our very skilled bar team and a variety of premium spirits in a stylish atmosphere


Alongside serving drinks, we also offer a range of delectable bar snacks and have an in house DJ playing all your favourite jazz tunes and club classics. Open Wednesday-Saturday evening, this is the perfect spot to indulge and have a drink (or two) prior or post meal.


Brand new addition to the restaurant, boasting elegance and class, we welcome our very own Shish Meze Private Dining room. Seating 8 guests and available 7 days a week for sit down lunches and dinners, our private dining room provides our customers with the ultimate dining experience. With your very own dedicated waiter to serve and wait on you for the entire duration of your meal, we can guarantee you the very best service. Mark your special occasion by dining in this room, from birthdays to anniversaries we can suitably accommodate you.

Gift Voucher

Vouchers are available for sale, please enquire in the restaurant


        Refined and uncontrolled love of Turkish food found in a historical building in the heart of Abridge in Romford.

       It has much of a 17th century style of building design, with rooms overhanging the asphalt and dark unique Tudor shafts on the exterior. ShishMeze is at the town focus. Masons presumably constructed it to house artisans dealing with St Michael’s congregation in the 15th century.

       This building has a long and distinguished gastronomy history, having been set up inverse St Michael’s congregation since in any event the 15th century. It was then the brewery for the church ales.

       The building is stunning, with the original black and white and Tudor beams, and really looks almost unchanged, despite 2 fires in recent history.

       Nowadays, Shishmeze, inside this handsome old building serves good and delightful Turkish food, and offers good warmth and company, the staff are welcoming, and it’s a pleasant place to spend your meals.

Fried Scallops

Pan fried scallops on a bed of pumpkin puree

Roasted Aubergine

Roasted aubergine stuffed with mixed peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes topped with feta cheese 🍆

BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Chicken wings cooked over charcoal

Stuffed Beetroot

Stuffed beetroot serving w/ roasted leek,tofu,carrot,courgette,peppers and mushroom drizzle with aged olive oil

Wagyu Beef Burger

Olive fed Wagyu beef burger with hand cut chips

Mini Lahmacun

Mini Lahmacun straight from Masonry oven w/ roasted cherry tomatoes and red onion

Cheese Pastry

Four cheese pastry

Baklava with a Pisco Sour

Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie

San Sebastian Cheesecake, White & Milk Chocolate Profiteroles

San Sebastian Cheesecake, White & Milk Chocolate Profiteroles
ShishMeze Policies
  • We require a deposit of £10 per person for groups of 6 or more – please note 48 hours notice is required in order to cancel your reservation, any later then you risk loosing your deposit.
  • Unfortunately Fridays & Saturdays from 5:00pm onwards we do not allow children under the age of 12 in the restaurant.
  • We kindly ask for a smart/casual dress code – smart trainers, strictly no tracksuits, gym wear, hats or flip flops.
  • Tables of 1-4 guests have a 2 hour sitting, 5-8 groups has 2 ½ hour sitting and groups of 8+ have a sitting of 3 hours – timings subject to change due to restaurant busyness.
  • We do not allow customers to bring their own food or beverages to consume on site. For customers who have specific dietary requirements please inform a member of staff prior to your visit.
  • Management have the right to refuse entry to any person or remove any person who in opinion is causing a nuisance or disruption to diners and staff.
Temporary COVID-19 Policies
  • Shish Meze are required to provide customers with a COVID-19 Track & Trace form to fill out prior to dining & keep a temporary record of these customer details for 21 days in line with the current government guidelines
  • You will be allocated an arrival time based on your preferred booking time to ensure social distancing measures.
  • All customers are required to maintain social distancing rules at all times.
  • On entry please make use of the touch free automatic hand sanitizer and any of the sanitizers placed around the building.
  • All customers are required to wear face coverings upon entry and when walking around the premises (unless exempt for health reasons), face coverings are only to be removed when seated at your allocated table.
  • All children must be supervised at all times.
  • Once you are allocated a table, you must remain seated at this table for the duration of your reservation, you must not swap seats and join other diners table.
We kindly ask you to amend your reservation if you are showing any symptoms. Please re-book with us once self –isolation has taken place.
Thank you for your support and commitment to working together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please remember your and our staff health and safety is of paramount importance to us.
Reserve Your Table

Please, call the restaurant direct to book a table.

01992 946704

Offers & Events

Charlotte Day

Stephen Burry Cozy Sunday

Free Delivery

Sunday Roast

Contact Us
0199 294 67 04

Our Location

18 Market Place

0199 294 67 04


Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday
12:00pm – 10:30pm

Friday & Saturday
12:00pm – 11:00pm

12:00pm – 10:00pm

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