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Lezzet

9/10
1177
81 Brighton Road, 3184 Elwood (VIC)See map

Average price $55 Accepts Yums

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Meet the Chef

His mother, Fatima, is from Ankara, and his father is from a small neighbouring village. After eventually returning to Melbourne, his mother Fatima Barut kept cooking big family meals, which often featured a dozen dishes. While he began cooking as a teenager, it wasn't until his early 20s that he took it more seriously. After working in Turkish restaurants across Melbourne, he joined Lezzet in Melbourne's inner suburb of Elwood in 2003, and bought the restaurant two years after. On his menu, you'll find dishes just like his mum makes them, like the spinach and feta filo pastry cigars. Other dishes are vaguely inspired by family recipes. Fatima Barut's charred eggplant becomes an eggplant salad with tahini, yoghurt and walnut snow. Lamb is also central to the menu, with Barut and his team breaking up six whole lambs every week.

Restaurant menu

Chef Kemal Barut
  • Average price $55
Seafood claypot
$32.5
Moreton bay bug, tiger prawns, salmon, mussels, calamari, scallops, olives, spices and pilaf
Anatolian lamb
$32.5
Melt in the mouth 18hr slow cooked lamb w fig and date jus pear cous cous
Istanbul lamb
$32.5
20hr slow cooked leg, smoked begendi and crispy lavash
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Reviews

9/10
Excellent1177 reviews
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Food

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Service

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  • Shihoko P

    13 January 202239 reviews

    8/10
  • Cynthia Ng

    18 December 20216 reviews

    10/10
  • Sha R.

    16 December 20214 reviews

    6/10

    The food was excellent. However, some of the serving staff could not describe the food and were poorly trained. The service was extremely slow. The ambience was poor - extremely crowded and noisy.

  • Mel O.

    12 December 20212 reviews

    8/10

    Good experience. Good food. Like alll restaurants struggling a little with service quality due to Covid..but overall good enough..

  • Gene B.
    Gene B.

    7 December 20214 reviews

    7/10
  • Maria P.

    4 December 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Friendly staff, good atmosphere and the food was great. Will definitely go back again

  • Yolanda D.
    Yolanda D.

    2 December 202138 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Annette W.

    28 November 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Nel P.

    20 November 20211 review

    6/10
  • Terri C.

    18 November 20211 review

    8/10
  • Anne T.

    17 November 20211 review

    8/10
  • Jacqui S.

    17 November 20211 review

    10/10

    Wonderfully delicious food, attentive service and great atmosphere. The wine I had paired nicely with the meat as well. Easy street parking, too. Highly recommend.

  • Dilan K.

    9 November 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Julie T.
    Julie T.

    6 November 20211 review

    10/10

    Really tasty food, lovely spices, we enjoyed shared plates, getting to try a variety of offerings on the menu. Everything we ordered was delicious.

  • Amanda F.

    26 October 20211 review

    9/10
  • Adrienne J.

    26 October 20214 reviews

    9.5/10

    It was our first visit and we will be back. The food was beautiful. Had an amazing cocktail. The service was great, the waiters very attentive. Thank you for a lovely night

  • Isobel S.

    26 October 20217 reviews

    8.5/10

    Great authentic Turkish food. Great atmosphere and service

  • Yvette D.

    24 October 20211 review

    8/10

    Lezzet (Owner)

  • Dorothy D.

    23 October 20212 reviews

    4/10

    Lezzet (Owner)

  • SAM H.

    31 July 20211 review

    10/10

    I haven't had a dish from this restaurant that wasn't amazing! I bring dates here, my parents, bigger groups of friends. Everyone is always very impressed with the food and service.

    Lezzet (Owner)

    Hi Sam, Thank you so much for your review Look forward to seeing you again soon

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How to get to the restaurant

81 Brighton Road, 3184, Elwood (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Elwood, Port Phillip

About the restaurant

The newly renovated Lezzet with its sandstone arches, dappled lighting & cushions scattered throughout brings a warm feel once you enter its doors.

A stunning back-lit bar sets the scene with Anatolian inspired cocktails on offer, and the state of the art wood fire oven is the star producing mouth watering meats & claypots.

Head chef & owner Kemal Barut has perfectly brought the tastes of the old traditions & modern ways together for a journey to be perfectly accompanied with a variety of Turkish wines on offer.

Lezzet is conveniently located on Brighton Rd in Elwood, at the beginning of Chapel St and a couple of minutes away from St Kilda and Balaclava.

The taste of Anatolia awaits you.

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