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Turkish

Efendy

79 Elliott Street, 2041 Balmain (NSW)See map

Average price $75

Group (8 or more guest) Booking – Dinner Feast Menu $85

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MENU Group (8 or more guest) Booking – Dinner Feast Menu $85

This preset menu is available from 2020-10-09 to 2024-12-31 for dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Terms & Conditions: Our menus are design to share. All our reservations are for a seating time of 120min. All groups of 8 or more guests must commit to Efendy Feast Set menu. Groups of 8 or more will attract a 10% service charge. All bookings will be secured with a credit card. This card will only be charged in the event of no show, late cancellation, or reduction in guest numbers within 24 hours of the booking. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $50 per person. We have 15minutes grace period. Please call us on (02) 9810 5466 if you are running late. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimize contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten, and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). The menus listed on our website are subject to change depending on seasonal availability.

MENU Standard Booking (Less than 8 guests only- price is estimated average cost per person) $75

This preset menu is available from 2020-07-16 to 2024-12-31 for dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Terms & Conditions: Our menus are designed to share. All our reservations are for a seating time of 120min. All bookings will be secured with a credit card. This card will only be charged in the event of no show, late cancellation, or reduction in guest numbers within 24 hours of the booking. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $50 per person. We have 15minutes grace period. Please call us on (02) 9810 5466 if you are running late. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimize contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten, and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). The menus listed on our website are subject to change depending on seasonal availability.

MENU Standard Booking – Lunch Feast Menu $65

This preset menu is available from 2020-07-16 to 2024-12-31 for lunch on Saturday and Sunday Our Efendy feast lunch menu is designed to share. All groups of guests must commit to Efendy Feast Lunch Set menu. All our reservations are for a seating time of 120min. Groups of 8 or more will attract a 10% service charge. All bookings will be secured with a credit card. This card will only be charged in the event of no show, late cancellation, or reduction in guest numbers within 24 hours of the booking. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $50 per person. We have 15minutes grace period. Please call us on (02) 9810 5466 if you are running late. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimize contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten, and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). The menus listed on our website are subject to change depending on seasonal availability.

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Meet the Chef

In 2007, Somer opened his first restaurant, Efendy, in Sydney's Balmain. In 2015, Somer co-authored his first cookbook, Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking, with David Dale.Somer opened his second restaurant, Anason, in Sydney's Barangaroo harbourfront precinct in 2016. As a mark of his success, he is now one of the key judges on the new2018 MasterChef Turkey, a franchise of the international hit show.

Restaurant menu

Chef Somer Sivrioglu
  • Average price $75
House Made Bread
$8
Thyme butter, sesame
Kisir
$14
Salad of cracked wheat, grains and nuts
Humus
$16
Wattle seed dukkah, chickpeas, olive oil
Group (8 or more guest) Booking – Dinner Feast Menu $85

Dietary options

, Gluten free, Halal,

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Reviews

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  • IREM K.

    26 May 20211 review

    10/10
  • Melissa C.

    1 May 20211 review

    8.5/10
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany C.

    18 April 202111 reviews

    9.5/10

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Christopher R.

    10 April 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely service and good food. Although now a little cold, the sitting in the garden is very nice. Recommend their lamb mains and the dumplings.

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Philip M.

    7 April 20219 reviews

    10/10

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Andrew s.

    27 March 20212 reviews

    5.5/10

    The food was good but the table service was atrocious. We had to ask repeatedly for drinks, menu's etc. Quite disappointing and it would not have taken much to make it very special.

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Michael C.

    11 March 20215 reviews

    8.5/10

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Ayush B.

    10 March 20211 review

    10/10

    We went to Efendy on a Wednesday night for my girl friend’s birthday and liked pretty much everything. Very tasty food with a superb and knowledgable service. I highly recommend to everyone.

    Efendy (Owner)

  • - -

    3 March 20211 review

    10/10

    The venue had great atmosphere, ambiance and excellent service. Very authentic food and flavours. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in recommending a variety of dishes to explore the menu.

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Paulina L.

    7 February 20214 reviews

    10/10

    We got a quiet table, just like we asked; service was lovely, quick and attentive. Food was fresh and yummy and we didn’t have to wait for it too long. Food and drinks were delightful .

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Emma R.

    29 January 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Second time for dinner with even more friends! Great food and great service. Our booking was a bit late but they gave us a spot in the bar and kept updating us! Will be back!

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Jane N.
    Jane N.

    10 January 20215 reviews

    8/10

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Ann E.
    Ann E.

    19 December 20204 reviews

    10/10

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Sinh Le

    6 December 20201 review

    10/10

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Naty G.
    Naty G.

    5 December 20201 review

    10/10

    The food was amazing! And the set menu for lunch had a lot of food. Very satisfied.

    Efendy (Owner)

  • Anita L.

    27 November 20209 reviews

    10/10

    Turkish bread was delicious and fresh. Needed more crisp to it though.

    Efendy (Owner)

    Merhaba Anita, Thank you so much for your review of Efendy Turkish Restaurant. We’re thrilled to see you had a great time. The team hope to see you again soon!

  • Fiona B.

    21 November 20202 reviews

    10/10

    Fabulous food and the ambience of the restaurant full of character. Highly recommend.

  • Danilo C.
    Danilo C.

    12 November 20201 review

    10/10
  • Camille R.

    11 November 20201 review

    10/10
  • Harry S.

    30 October 20201 review

    10/10

    Outstanding. Food, service & ambiance all were spot on. They have also very interesting drinks list. I can highly recommend to everyone. We will be back.

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Tripadvisor reviews

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How to get to the restaurant

79 Elliott Street, 2041, Balmain (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Corner of Darling Street

Street Parking

Balmain, Sydney Inner West

About the restaurant

Young Turks Efendy may mean “gentleman” in old Turkish but there's nothing old-fashioned about this Balmain stalwart run by chef Somer Sivrioglu, with wife Asli and brother-in-law Fatih Kulle running front-of-house. Fitting then that the broader definition, according to the website, is someone ‘with a traditional upbringing who adopts modern views'. That's the approach Sivrioglu brings to both the menu which showcases five centuries of regional Turkish recipes to which he has added his personal, contemporary touch, while making the most of the finest local produce. Efendy's seasonal menu is designed to share, or you can choose to go for their signature Anatolian Feast which features some of the restaurant's more popular dishes including charcoal- smoked eggplant babaganush and lamb testicles with pistachio chilli and almond tarator. Sivrioglu makes frequent trips back to Turkey to keep up to date with what's happening in the mother country, and has even published his own cookbook – ‘Anatolia' – if you want to try out any of these delicacies at home. Efendy's breakfast was voted the city's best in the 2014 SMH Good Food Guide, and no wonder: their ‘Van' style breakfast menu includes freshly-baked pide, an array of cheeses, jams such as cherry, rose and fig, along with hot dishes such as Menemen eggs, sujuk spicy sausages, cigar borek and pachanga borek. Their drinks menu also hits the spot with options such as homemade lemonade with muddled pomegranate or mint, or for the more adventurous, Ayran, a salty yoghurt drink. If you're after something a little more alcoholic to accompany breakfast, lunch or dinner, why not try a Narosa – sparkling wine, pomegranate and Pama pomegranate liqueur or a Vishnosa – Sparkling wine, vodka marinated sour cherries and cherry juice. As they say in Turkey – Afiyet olsun (Enjoy your meal)! Best dish: kaygana-melted kashar cheese with carob molasses and walnuts

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