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Efendy Restaurant and Meze Bar

Efendy literally means “Gentleman” in old Turkish. It is commonly used to describe people with traditional upbringing adopting modern views. No other name represents our style of cuisine better. Traditional Turkish recipes - accumulated from and have influenced many neighboring cultures over the last five centuries - with a contemporary touch, using the best of Sydney’s produce.

Owner and Chef Somer Sivrioglu brings a rich Turkish heritage and a wealth of knowledge to the table at Efendy.

Spending the first 25 years of his life in Turkey, where his mother was a successful restaurant consultant, Chef Sivrioglu grew up around the vibrancy of urban Turkish cuisine. It is these early culinary experiences, combined with his many years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, that gave Chef Sivrioglu the inspiration behind Efendy Restaurant.

He is an advocate of real Turkish Cuisine in Australia and share his experiences in his weekly TV show, Somer'in Mutfagi ( Somer's Kitchen) on Turkish cable TV, UBI as well as on SBS radio Turkish channel program " Lezzete Yolculuk" Journey to Taste every Saturday and a weekly column at leading Turkish community newspaper, Yeni Vatan

Staying true to the authenticity of his vision, Chef Sivrioglu travels back to Istanbul, Turkey (European Capital of Culture 2010), regularly to ensure Efendy reflects the latest trends and stays true to contemporary Turkish cuisine. Additionally, the Efendy kitchen team is entirely Turkish, with each member representing a different culinary region. The Efendy experience is complete with genuine Turkish hospitality - Chef Sivrioglu’s wife Asli and brother-in-law, Fatih Kulle, manage the Efendy floor team, and all the Efendy staff display the charm, attention to detail and warmth typical of the Turkish culture. Such hospitality, coupled with the restaurant’s relaxed and sophisticated ambience, completes the superb culinary experience.

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Contact Information:
Address:
79 Elliott Street (Corner of Darling Street) Balmain NSW
Contact:
02 9810 5466
Price (For two persons):
AUD 200
Our working ours:
  • Sunday .................................................. 07:30 - 10:30
  • Friday .................................................. 12:30 - 15:30
  • Sunday .................................................. 12:30 - 15:30
  • Tuesday .................................................. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday .................................................. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday .................................................. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday .................................................. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday .................................................. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday .................................................. 07:30 - 10:30
  • Saturday .................................................. 12:30 - 15:30
  • Saturday .................................................. 18:00 - 22:00
Meal Served:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Facilities:
  • Licensed to serve alcohol and BYO (Wine only)
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Banquet
Payment Accepted:
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • EFTPOS
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