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Review of Efendy

Efendy
Ranked #2 of 146 Restaurants in Balmain
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 2 - US$ 48
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Balmain
Description: Efendy means gentleman in old Turkish, but everyone is welcome here. Located on the corner of Darling and Elliott Streets, in a historic sandstone Victorian mansion, Efendy is a modern Turkish restaurant, complete with a basement bar, run by Istanbul-born owner and chef Somer Sivrioglu. The popular restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering authentic Turkish delicacies, using local and sustainable produce, prepared meze style for sharing. Lounge and chat in the dining area, where the walls are covered in Turkish comic book posters, while you graze away on meze which includes baba ghanoush topped with pomegranate or gobsmackingly good, ordek borek, duck, barberries and cinnamon in thin crisp pastry.
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Beautifully laid out restaurant with pleasant outside area as well. VERY high class Turkish food - unusual and delicious. The menu had mysterious Turkish words, but the waiters were helpful in translating and we particularly enjoyed the "eggplant bomb" and the fish burek. It wasn't cheap, but was nonetheless good value, service quick, waiters pleasant but not intrusive.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious turkish food! We were screaming like little kids from excitement with every bite. Worth every cent.
Nice and relaxing atmosphere, took us back to Turkey.
Friendly service, staff definitely know their food and its origin.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Excellent seriously good service. versatile menu and gear Turkish food.
Nice seating and decor, inside and outside. Good wines and teas and coffees. Loved the Turkish mess for dessert!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Absolut pleasure, this food was just divine, all very authentic and obviously homemade, even the Turkish Sauvignon blanc was delish, on top of it - very positive staff ! They sensed that we've got the special occasion - daughter's birthday and they arranged her after meal sweet as a cake! Overall experience - we are coming again for breakfast

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Thank Jindra S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Been here twice for breakfast and can’t praise it enough. Fantastic food, good service and a great setting. Make sure you book a table outside and enjoy a very relaxing and delicious breakfast.

Thank Swannie356
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