Through the flavours of his modern Turkish menu, talented Head Chef Somer Sivrioglu transports diners straight to the buzzing streets of his hometown of Istanbul. Located on a sunny tree-lined corner of trendy Balmain, Efendy’s courtyard is fantastic for summertime dining, while the inside of the restaurant, decorated with handcrafted Turkish wares and art, is bursting with character.
Efendy offers a relaxing dining experience where diners can enjoy dishes that can be perfectly matched with the interesting wine list that includes Turkish varieties. Designed to share, the menu features authentic Turkish dishes. The meze tray presents favourites such as haydari – made with nettle yoghurt and spring garlic – and pomegranate hummus. The charcoal grill underpins the flavour of many of the dishes, from the smoky eggplant to the array of meats served straight from the coals. To explore a bit of everything from the menu, try the charcoal feast.
PSST! Don’t miss the Turkish delight martini – it’s to-die-for!