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79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9810 5466
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food here was interesting and most of the dishes were very good. There were some unusual dishes like Lamb Testicles on the menu however the options for vegetarians were very limited. Maybe that reflects the overall cuisine but I would say if you are...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vegetarian options, while most meat dishes leaning toward veg as well (think lots of eggplant!) Service was slow and distant, great if you are unhurried or want to spend the afternoon for lunch. Sit inside for winter but outside on summer day would be...More

Thank jaclarkaus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Efendy is a great local restaurant, serving classic Turkish food. The menu has many interesting dishes. Everything was very tasty, but we particularly liked the confit celeriac (kereviz). The wine list has a good selection of wines from Turkey too. The setting is very family...More

Thank 557stephenr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A birthday celebration dinner. The service and the food was very good. The food is fresh and filling and the two highlights were the Lamb Pie and the Turkish dessert. The cost is not cheap and wine is quite expensive and they are not BYO...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had my birthday dinner there. The food is amazing, everything we had was great. Wonderful service and great fun. It’s not cheap but worth every dollar

Thank Moran S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set menu is fabulous. Tea just keeps coming. Great service and food. Friendly staff. Atmosphere is welcoming. Ideal for famiky get together. Shared platters beautifully presented.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast spot with a group! The breakfast platters are amazing, as is apple tea and Turkish coffee! So reasonably priced! Make sure you book a table!

Thank Bec G
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The lamb pie was unbelievable. This establishment exceeded my expectations. Lamb pie was enough for 4 people. Thanks for an excellent evening out!

Thank christyandrob
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Visited last evening with friends. We found the experience to be really lovely - one of our group was allergic to capsicum and our waiter went to the trouble to ensure that he identified the dishes that she could not have and to have sauces...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Went there with my wife and 3yrs old after spending a long time in the Taronga Zoo. We were hungry and wanted to have some tasty food. Around 5:30pm, despite only very few tables were occupied, we were offered a table right opposite to exit...More

Thank gez_gor_anlat
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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21 August 2017|
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Response from SomerSiv | Property representative |
Hi Libby, no we are not. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9810 5466
  • E-mail
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.
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