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Marmara Restaurant

Average price $35
9.1/10
848 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35 Special request
Gardeb salad
$9.5

Mixed lettuce,roma tomato,cucumber,carrot,red onion & tossed in our lemon vinaigrette& extra virgin olive oil dressing

Mediterrranean feta salad
$12.5

Iceberg lettuce,tomato,cucumber,red onion,Kalamata olives,grated feta cheese,oregano & tossed in our lemon & extra virgin olive oil dressing

Traditional ricotta salad
$9

Tomato Salça(Salcha) sauce fresh tomato,cucumber,generous red onions,grated feta cheese,sumac,sweeted pepper & finished with our lemon & extra virgin olive oil dressing

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 848 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Deanne w.
    Deanne w.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Our meal was delicious as usual, thank you Marmara ????

  2. Jason C.
    Jason C.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    First time visit. Great atmosphere and quality dishes. Great service and friendly. The claypot was the highlight. Was too full to get dessert. Will be back!

  3. Mizzi W.
    Mizzi W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely staff and great food. Super big portions. would definitely go again and can highly recommend to everyone. Atmosphere is lovely and you can sit inside and outside.

  4. michelle t.
    michelle t.
    • one review
    7/10

    Staff, venue, cost and location was excellent. Food overall was below average. Have had food elsewhere much better. Entree was lovely. Main meal was not warm enough. The meat was tender, but no flavour. Desert was horrible.

  5. Lisa M.
    Lisa M.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    The restaurant had a lovely ambiance. The service was very good. All the dishes we ordered were absolutely delicious. We will definitely return again.

  6. David N.
    David N.
    • one review
    8/10

    Service and food very good

  7. Shovik S.
    Shovik S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exceptional food,amazing service.

  8. Lester S.
    Lester S.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful food, ambiance and service. Good sized portions served by friendly staff. Will be returning soon. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  9. Ellie F.
    Ellie F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We loved this authentic Turkish restaurant. The food was amazing, the ambience was nice and and the staff were lovely. A range of yummy entre's and mains, too hard to pick from!! We tried the Vegetarian Fritters, Eggplant dip, slow cooked lamb which was heavenly, and the mix grill. The bread was so fresh! We ate a lot we had to roll back home!

  10. Cecilia D.
    Cecilia D.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Small busy restaurant with good food and environment, and the friendly staff just make us very comfortable to dine in with kids. We look forward to coming back for our third anniversary dinner here with our kids!

  11. Roslyn (Roz) D.
    Roslyn (Roz) D.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Marmara is a stalwart on Chapel Street with some customers we met being patrons for many years. Very Turkish setting and quiet. Good for a large group or just two.Interesting selection of food. We had the "Iman Fainted", baby eggplant lightly pan seared, then oven baked with a covering of diced tomato,capsicum & garlic. A fresh garden salad and bulgur rice at the side. We then had the traditional beef dumplings( manti); more akin to a Turkish version of gnocchi. We shared both dishes; the dumplings for just one person would have been too much. The dish reminded us of manti we had in small Turkish villages many years ago. The wine list has an interesting mix of Turkish, Greek, French, Italian and Australian. Reasonably priced and you can BYO for $10 per bottle. Strongly recommend.

  12. Chris L.
    Chris L.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We used to go to Marmara frequently pre 2008 as for us it was a hidden jewel and always loved the amazing food. Unfortunately with having 3 children post 2009 we hadn't been able to go back but being Valantines day this week and a rare opportunity we managed to get someone to look after our 3 little ones and decided to go back after 12 years. Wao!!! Completely renovated with dim warm intimate feel, food absolutely amazing even more so from back in the days, fantastic service by all people who served us, exceptional presentation of the food and the whole experience was a more modern look yet still retained the amazing Turkish food of our banquet choice which was just simply amazing. 5 out of 5 stars and worth taking the time to write this review as a highly recommended choice of a Turkish restaurant for couples.

  13. Keryn F.
    Keryn F.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great tasty food with a good variety of choices. Service was quick service and perfect prior to seeing a movie. Will definitely have to go again to try the banquets.

  14. Donna M.
    Donna M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Marmara is an excellent restaurant. It always exceeds are expectations and they know how to make the experience memorable & enjoyable! We are already looking forward to our next visit. Donna M

  15. Natalya K.
    Natalya K.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Iskender is amazing. Been 4 times for it.

  16. Raf M.
    Raf M.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    I loved your food.. Specially the lamb skewers was really awesome and was cooked to perfection.

  17. Lewis B.
    Lewis B.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Great selection of food. Fantastic service and a really enjoyable night

  18. George H.
    George H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great service, waiter was very attentive and we didn’t have to wait long for our food. Awesome food, nice atmosphere. We will definitely return.

  19. Michael E.
    Michael E.
    • 154 reviews
    10/10

    Exceptional as always. Melbourne's best Turkish restaurant, hands down!

  20. Mizzi W.
    Mizzi W.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Was a great experience. Ive never noticed this restaurant but the food was great, the service friendly and it was very welcoming and what I loved most is that it wasn't so noisy. Ill definitely go back.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

68 Chapel Street, 3181, Windsor (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne South East, Port Phillip, Prahran, Windsor

About the restaurant

True Turkish delight

Away from the bustling retail end of Chapel Street, you will find Marmara Turkish Restaurant, one of Australia’s oldest Turkish restaurants. Established in 1980, the secret to Marmara’s longevity is clear: offering hungry diners a genuine Turkish experience. We can’t go past the special banquet, which leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the best of Turkish food. Entrée does more than whet your appetite with dips, baked eggplant, Turkish bread, a spinach and feta spring roll, fresh green beans and vine leaves. Not to be outdone, the main course sees you sampling fresh calamari, iskender kebab, shish kebab, shish tavuk and grilled prawns. Don’t eat meat? Not a problem! The flavours of Turkish food lend themselves perfectly to vegetarian cuisine. All banquets are accompanied by pilav (rice) and a garden salad, although we wouldn’t blame you for moving straight to the selection of desserts and beverages (both hot and cold) that are also heading your way. After all, what Mediterranean meal is complete without baklava and Turkish coffee? If you’re not quite ready to take on a banquet, Marmara also offers an extensive eat-in and takeaway menu. As the restaurant’s name derives from the region of Turkey surrounding the Sea of Marmara, we love trying the new seafood specials, such as the claypot with grilled king prawns, scallops, mussels, calamari, fresh tomato, spinach, garlic, fresh herbs and pesto. As they say in Turkey, ‘afiyet olsun’ (or bon appetit)!

Best dish: Fresh calamari

Features

Turkish,

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