. - Lezzet, Elwood (VIC)
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81 Brighton Road, 3184 Elwood (VIC)
Average price $55

50% off a la carte, excluding dessert



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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
Garlic rosemary potatoes sucuk cream
Grilled chicken wings, fresh herbs, daily ezme
Slowcookedlamb ribs, pistachio, honey bogazkere sauce & date jam

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Sasko D.1 review

    6 December 2023


    Small Starters portions for the price. Took them very long time to prepare and serve the Mains despite there were only few tables. Would recommend the Adana and Kalamar Dolma from the mains and Kunefe from desserts. Also if you’re booking with 50% discount make sure to double check that before you seat down because we didn’t get it.

  • Murali R.

    Murali R.43 reviews

    29 November 2023


    What a fantastic dining experience. Went with the family and was not disappointed. They took special care of us and made sure our needs were accommodated.

  • Shane S.16 reviews

    21 November 2023


    1st visit here tonight, loved everything about the place. Definitely will return.

  • Dave w.

    Dave w.44 reviews

    18 November 2023


    We eat there regularly as it is just around the corner for us. The food is always delicious, and it always seems to be busy. Local gem

  • Karen S.9 reviews

    4 November 2023


    Food was outstanding. Staff were amazing. Had the most delicious Turkish Pinot Grigio. Just very accommodating.

  • Tammy H.2 reviews

    29 October 2023


    Food was Amazing, very flavoursome. Service was fantastic. Will definitely be returning.


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  • Shirley T.2 reviews

    27 October 2023


    Delicious food and attentive service. Cocktails were yummy and the desserts divine!


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  • Tess A.

    Tess A.3 reviews

    27 October 2023


    An unsuspectingly good find! Food was of excellent quality and authentic Turkish style. Would recommend trying this place out

  • Sisi Y.2 reviews

    21 October 2023


    Brilliant & wholesome Turkish food, which just melts your heart. Everything was so fresh, aromatic, and full of flavours. Highly recommend any lamb dish and any sort of carbs ????

  • Michael D.4 reviews

    20 October 2023


    $19 for three glasses of water from a sodastream, really?? Cold entrees but they were replaced. Even at 50% off they were taking the proverbial.

  • Kathleen L.7 reviews

    15 October 2023


    Been dining at Lezzet for last 10 years. Food is always delicious and well-priced. Service is courteous. Lighting a bit dim to read menu but it is part of the tavern ambience.

  • Nicole H.30 reviews

    13 October 2023


    The staff are excellent and welcoming and food is incredible tastes and flavours ! Highly recommend trying. Large portions and variety

  • Natalie K.67 reviews

    13 October 2023


    Love this restaurant Food is always fresh and is the perfect location for an intimate gathering


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  • Nikki H.15 reviews

    10 October 2023


    Excellent service, delicious food! We enjoyed the dinner very much! ????


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  • Murali R.

    Murali R.43 reviews

    5 October 2023


    We celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Service, food and decor were all amazing. We had a wonderful dinner, will surely be back.

  • Anoush B.59 reviews

    5 October 2023


    Excellent food that was like home made but better. Delicious dishes with great flavours. Staff very friendly and obliging. Great place. We will return.

  • Kerrin w.4 reviews

    27 September 2023


    Lezzet is a favourite of ours but have been away for 6 months so was pleased to find tonight as good as ever. Elliot was a wonderful waiter. The food was tasty as usual.

  • Lara S.1 review

    27 September 2023


    Lovely little restaurant, great ambience and delicious food!

  • Daniela D.

    Daniela D.8 reviews

    26 September 2023


    There was a peaceful ambiance in the restaurant. Food was extremely delicious and the service was excellent

  • Lyn L.15 reviews

    23 September 2023


    We saw the reviews here are so good that we decided to go there. We waited for more than half an hour for the food to come. (we got so bored). The seafood mix dish has a lot of cheese and not much seafood at all. The Istanbul Kuzu just did not have much flavour at all, and the lamb is not tender enough. I only had half of it. We are very disappointed. Certainly, we will not go .

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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Please note: Group bookings of 7 and above will need to order from our set menu (SOFRA) options - please refer to our website for more information:


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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