Marmara Restaurant

Average price $35
713 reviews

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Preset menus and drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

Scores & Reviews

based on 713 reviews
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Food :8.9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Sarah Jane V.
    Sarah Jane V.
    • one review

    I love the food here and been coming here for a few years now! Best turkish food so far :) The only thing is it’s quite cramped for space especially if u need a high chair for a child, otherwise , it was fabulous

  2. Nishane Ravindra K.
    Nishane Ravindra K.
    • 2 reviews

    amazing, must try turkish restaurant. honestly one of the best turkish restaurants in melbourne. Got a few of the dips and grilled prawns as a starter. and the mixed grill meats were cooked to perfection.

  3. Kevin M.
    Kevin M.
    • 10 reviews

    The food served and service were very good. I liked the set up and location. The wine choices were excellent. Thank you for a lovely evening. We will be back.

  4. Dominique M.
    Dominique M.
    • one review

    Generous portions, reasonable prices and delightful atmosphere combined with a tasty menu makes Marmara a Chapel Street gem worth visiting more than once.

  5. Lily S.
    Lily S.
    • 3 reviews

    Very disappointed in the Taramasalata. The lamb and beef pide was not really great. Calamari was good but not exceptional. Deserts were okay. Left most of the pide and told waiter we didn’t like it but we’re still charged. The sparkling water was good.

  6. Olga B.
    Olga B.
    • 3 reviews

    Please take into account that the reservation is for 2h only, which is not mentioned while booking or in a confirmation email. We were advised to leave in a middle of going through mains.

  7. Brian T.
    Brian T.
    • 3 reviews

    Friendly restaurant with excellent main courses with very generous serves.

  8. Asya B.
    Asya B.
    • 20 reviews

    Good food and attentive service. Will be back again to discover the rest of the menu.

  9. Matt S.
    Matt S.
    • 2 reviews

    Food was generous portion sizes (we ordered the banquet), service was great and waiters knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

  10. Mark H.
    Mark H.
    • 4 reviews

    Excellent service, great food. We went the banquet (classic)

  11. Catherine  C.
    Catherine C.
    • one review

    Excellent food. One of our favorite restaurants.

  12. Bel M.
    Bel M.
    • 3 reviews

    Great service and really good food. Simple and good quality dishes. Every time we have been each dish we have tried has been excellent. Highly recommended.

  13. Nakul M.
    Nakul M.
    • 19 reviews

    Amaaaazing food. The iskender kebab is one of the best I have ever had in Melbourne. Great work chef! The ambience is cosy and nice too. I especially liked the painting and video playing on the wall that looks like a glimpse through a window.

  14. Annette S.
    Annette S.
    • one review

    There’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this charming restaurant,the menu is extensive to cater for all tastes, the pides are tasty as is the fish clay pot. It’s not too noisy either which is a big plus. Love the decor and the sense of being on the Bosphorus. Will definitely be returning.

  15. Abigail R.
    Abigail R.
    • 5 reviews

    Try the banquet for two if you’re unsure, the selection presented showcases delicious flavours, I’ve been here twice now, and will definitely be going back again

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews

    Great size servings.

  17. James D.
    James D.
    • 15 reviews

    Great local find with tasty value for money Turkish cuisine, a broad wine list with some interesting Turkish wines ...and friendly service ... we will be back

  18. Carol K.
    Carol K.
    • 13 reviews

    We always love eating at Marmara. This time we took our neighbours and friends from Sydney. They all agreed with us. Keep up the good work, Marmara!

  19. James D.
    James D.
    • 15 reviews

    Our first time here and we were not disappointed .. welcoming and warm friendly service despite being busy ... food was tasty and value for money and good selection of Turkish wines to boot ...will be back

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews

    It was the staff as well as the authentic food that made it a pleasurable pre theatre meal.

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How to get to the restaurant

68 Chapel Street, 3181, Windsor, Australia

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




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