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79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9810 5466
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (24 reviews)
“bread” (34 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, although a little pricey, good vego options. Interesting cocktails. Beautiful outdoor courtyard

Thank Amber864
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends who are locals took us there to enjoy this amazing food. The flavours were amazing and the service attentive and courteous. They obviously take great pride in the preparation and presentation of their food. We really enjoyed it and would definitely return. The chargrilled...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love bringing friends here, its a great place to relax and share a table full of plates laden with modern and delicious Turkish food. The team are great, really caring about your enjoyment and helping out if you don't quite understand the ingredients. The...More

Thank CathMitch
Reviewed 9 September 2018

When we first walked into the restaurant my daughters first reaction was, this place is so home like, and it smells just like your cousins house! Fruity and fragrant. The service was warm and very hospitable. The highlight of the evening was the Iskender. Made...More

Thank mr_markara
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I went there with my Turkish boyfriend to celebrate my birthday and everything was spectacular... All the dishes were amazing and the service was impeccable. We will definitely go back!

Thank Flávia P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

What a place , what a service , WHAT a breakfast. Definetly recommend to anyone and everyone to visit this place. If we were living in Sydney ; we would of have been visiting this restaurant once a week regularly. Staff is friendly helpful and...More

1  Thank Downunder44
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had brunch on a Sunday. The venue is located in a lovely area in Balmain in an older house. People could either eat inside our outside - we chose inside. The brunch is A$35 which includes a number of sweet and savoury spreads, bread...More

Thank Vegemitelover
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Tried the Turkish breakfast, was very nice. Something different must try. The service could have been a little better... planing on trying the lunch menu.

1  Thank Joe O
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This place has great food and is centrally located located. I love the charcoal grill that you can see from the dining room. My wife said it was the best baklava she's ever had!

1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Friends invited us here for breakfast, so to build an appetite I didn't eat of have a coffee before hand to my regret later. Breakfast here is basically the same as a middle eastern lunch or dinner without the BBQ meat and with a type...More

Thank breambo
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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21 August 2017|
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Response from SomerSiv | Property representative |
Hi Libby, no we are not. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Elliott St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighborhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9810 5466
  • E-mail
Efendy means gentleman in old Turkish, but everyone is welcome here. Located on the corner of Darling and Elliott Streets, in a historic sandstone Victorian mansion, Efendy is a modern Turkish restaurant, complete with a basement bar, run by Istanbul-born owner and chef Somer Sivrioglu. The popular restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering authentic Turkish delicacies, using local and sustainable produce, prepared meze style for sharing. Lounge and chat in the dining area, where the walls are covered in Turkish comic book posters, while you graze away on meze which includes baba ghanoush topped with pomegranate or gobsmackingly good, ordek borek, duck, barberries and cinnamon in thin crisp pastry.
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