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Tulum Restaurant

9.4/10
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217 Carlisle Street., 3183 Balaclava (VIC)See map

Average price $85 Accepts Yums

October 5th - The Flying Carpet Dinner: with John Paul Twomey $95

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This preset menu includes: Information + 6 course degustation menu

Restaurant menu

  • Average price $85
MANTI
$18
Turkish Beef Dumplings, Maras Pepper, Minted Garlic Yoghurt & Burnt Butter
ICLI KOFTE
$19
Lamb & Bulgur Kibbeh Stuffed Minced Beef & Cumin, Walnuts, Salgam, Parsley Sauce
CIG KOFTE
$18
Turkish Raw Lamb Meatballs, Smoked Eggplant, Tubuli, Aleppo Pepper, Onion & Sorrel
October 5th - The Flying Carpet Dinner: with John Paul Twomey $95
This preset menu includes: Information + 6 course degustation menu

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Su Böreği
•Ayva
•Balik
Manti
Sardines
Kuskus
Tulum cheese

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 869 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Georgia M.
    Georgia M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Gorgeous service from the minute we walked in. Delicious dishes to choose from and accomodates gluten free. The vibe is fantastic too. Highly recommend

  2. Wayne C.
    Wayne C.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    I finally had a taste of the spatchcock and it was delicious as anticipated. I ordered the Su Böreği once again to enjoy the black truffles that are at it’s seasonal peak at the moment. Dessert was Ayva and it was the perfect symphony of sweetness and spices that had my tastebuds dancing. The evening was a moment to celebrate life on the eve of another lockdown in Melbourne due to Covid19. Two cocktails suited the bill starting with a delicious NAR, a pomegranate sour. Followed by the ELMA which completely the entire meal perfectly.

  3. Colin A.
    Colin A.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food was spectacular but the wine list is way below standard! For a restaurant that serves such great food, I would have expected a much better wine list. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive and the ambiance was lovely.

  4. Rhonda B.
    Rhonda B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place is a great find on the South side. Food exquisite and very good service from friendly staff. We had the 7 Course Degustation menu which we would recommend to sample beautifully dishes with interesting spice and flavour combination

  5. Glenda p.
    Glenda p.
    • one review
    8/10

    The food was delicious - innovative style, very well presented, lovely flavours. Authentic Turkish food presented in a unique way. However we were disappointed that several dishes were not included in the Fork promotion - we understood that the promotion did not include drinks, but several items on the menu were also not available to us unless we paid the full price - this also included ALL the desserts - if we had known this, we would probably have chosen a different restaurant. The restaurant was also rather uncomfortable - small tables and hard and narrow wooden planks to sit on. My husband was born in Istanbul, was also disappointed not to be offered Turkish bread!- a standard and basic item in all Turkish meals.

  6. Tran V.
    Tran V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great entree! We had 4 people in our group so could try a lot of things on the menu. Good service & lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go back again.

  7. Jo H.
    Jo H.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    Great local restaurant with a good atmosphere..perfect for date night! Food had great flavours, the spatchcock was delicious and was nice to try some lovely turkish wines, available by the glass. Exceptional service.. very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back when the menu changes to try some new dishes!

  8. Wayne C.
    Wayne C.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious winter menu currently on offer with the inclusion of six new dishes. I recommend you try them as being a seasonal and regional menu these may not be available on your next visit. The four I sampled were exquisitely delicious.

  9. Shalin K.
    Shalin K.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Staff was excellent & the service was satisfactory. I would definitely consider revisiting the place with family and my friends. The place is really recommended.

  10. Anna B.
    Anna B.
    • one review
    8/10

    Early dinner for us. Staff had nothing to do, being so early, constantly being asked if everything is okay gets really irritating, after the first 3 times. Note to staff; just watch the patrons and if they seem to require your intervention then step in, you constantly interrupted our conversation!

  11. Kim m.
    Kim m.
    • one review
    9/10

    Staff were fabulous, food was delicious and the decor amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant. Only comment was not many main course options but loads of starters and every dish was very good.

  12. James T.
    James T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always amazing food and service - one of Melbourne's gems and well worth a visit for great relaxed fine dining. Good for a special occasion or a splash-out meal - wine selection is awesome as well.

  13. Amy R.
    Amy R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food experience! Perfect flavour combinations that work so well together! Lighting and noise level were perfect to enjoy a romantic meal together.

  14. Mirella S.
    Mirella S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Incredible food and interesting cocktails - absolutely delicious. Highly recommended !

  15. Wayne C.
    Wayne C.
    • 69 reviews
    10/10

    I eagerly looked forward to my return after Melbourne was placed in a two weeks snap lockdown when all restaurants were forced to close. I was glad the Mantar - pine mushrooms, pine nut butter, pickled mushrooms, date jam & Turkish coffee was still available. As the season for pine mushrooms is limited. Some new winter menu dishes were available but I stayed with the true and tasteful favourites. I look forward to my return soon to sample these when next I dine.

  16. Ryan W.
    Ryan W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Have been wanting to try Tulum for a while, I finally got around to going last night and I don't know why waited so long! The food was incredible, the wine delicious, and the service and decor simply impeccable. The Turkish beef dumplings are seriously the best thing I have ever eaten

  17. Rosemary C.
    Rosemary C.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    As always a great experience. Catered for our various dietary requirements without a problem.

  18. Judith K.
    Judith K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Couldn’t recommend this restaurant more highly. We had the six course degustation which delivered deliciously spiced Mediterranean surprises for each course. Attentive and friendly service in a welcoming ambience.

  19. Angela M.
    Angela M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food , all meals shared, great wait staff very knowledgable and helpful. Lovely atmosphere, would definitely return . Felt the drinks were overpriced.

  20. Ian D.
    Ian D.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    we chose the set menu and we were delighted with the food, so tasty and fresh. . The chef and owner introduced each course so we knew exactly what we were eating. It was a perfect evening

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How to get to the restaurant

217 Carlisle Street., 3183, Balaclava (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Balaclava, Melbourne South East, Port Phillip

About the restaurant

Awarded Turkish eatery Tulum Restaurant is one of our hottest picks this September. Famed for its contemporary approach to traditional flavours, the Balaclava venue delivers artfully modern plates without compromising on authentic Anatolian taste. The restaurant this week reintroduces its à la carte menu. It marks the return of favourites including the rebooted cilbir (delicious burnt paprika butter sauce smothering a poached egg, topped with smoked yoghurt and a milk crumble, to be mopped up with soft Turkish bread), and new additions kaburga (short beef ribs cooked overnight, meyhane bulgur, swiss chards, clove roasted cauliflower puree). Diners will still be able to order from Tulum’s Taste of Turkey rotating set menu, which showcases the culinary hotspots of Turkey in 5 – 8 courses with the option of matched wines

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