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Total Score

8.2
480 reviews
Recommended
(8.2)
Food
(8.3)
Service
(8.3)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(7.8)

dined on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

(8)
Food was delicious; the wine list was good but many of the wines have not been reordered and are therefore out of stock for now; service was good but a little slack in removing dirty dishes etc

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

(10)
Superb food. Always enjoy coming here and had waited too long to return. Classy atmosphere. Very professional staff.

dined on Sat, 27 Apr 2019

(6)
Food was okay same as other similar restaurants. We had the banquet it was nice, but they brought out like 5 dishes within about ten minutes like they were in a hurry. They also had no record of our booking through the Fork even though I showed them my two email confirmations from the Fork, a bit embarrassing.

dined on Tue, 9 Apr 2019

(9)
Great place which I've been going to for years, food is always consistently good and service is always top notch. Good hearty Mediterranean food. Can't go wrong with this place.

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

(10)
All in all a great experience...lovely food and presentation.

dined on Sat, 9 Mar 2019

(8)
We had a really lovely night celebrating a birthday. The banquet was plentiful and tasty, service could not be faulted and the atmosphere lively.
Graeme Madigan

dined on Sun, 14 Jul 2019

(10)
I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends

dined on Thu, 27 Jun 2019

(9)
Fabulous food. Great Service.
Kassy Legat

dined on Sat, 11 May 2019

(8)
Really felt the stress the second we walked in. The restaurant was full and the staff were clearly struggling. There appeared to be no person of authority in the restaurant and it showed. We were greeted and sat down at out table which was missing cutlery and all guests were without a napkin. Our table was right in the middle of the restaurant which I didn’t enjoy at all. I had requested the best table possible not the busiest. My entire dinner I was being knocked by the wait staff which was extremely annoying. Staff were nice enough and assisted us if we needed anything. I really enjoyed all the food but the kitchen is where my last complaint rests. The food bell. The staff were clearly doing their best and were getting the food off the pass as quickly as they could. The aggressive nature the food bell was being rung by the back of house staff was 1. Really annoying 2. Made me feel extremely uncomfortable and affected my dining experience. As I said food was good, not sure I would go back at this stage
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About Arabesque

Sultan’s palace Combining a bar and restaurant with a distinct Middle Eastern feel, Arabesque in leafy Elsternwick offers contemporary tastes of Turkish culture through the menu and its sumptuous interior. Tactile and inviting, Arabesque features brightly coloured bolts of draped cloth on the ceiling, warm gold and red tones and romantic lighting aplenty. Reminiscent of a Sultan’s palace this is an intimate modern and stylish space where you can enjoy a selection of traditional starters, dips and appetisers/meze with a glass of wine, mains such as Shish lamb, a selection of salads like tabouleh and delectable desserts such as Turkish Delight and Baklava. Best dish: three dips with Turkish bread & pickled vegetables

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