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624 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056
Tel : +61 3 9384 0011
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Price Range: $$$$
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For years the Rumeli’s Family have been running their Turkish restaurant on Sydney Road. The main house holds up to 300 people not including the balcony, so functions in separate sections are welcome. A funky, trendy setting with a class proves the all new Rumeli’s Turkish Restaurant to be the first of its kind.

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Upstairs Sydney Road location close to the corner or Stewart Street.

Rumeli's has a strong personality that comes from the belly dancers, snake charmers and live bands that animate the restaurant. The large parties of people are also drawn by the weekend banquets that feature mountains of grilled meats, Turkish bread, dips and traditional specialities. Run by a father and sons team who not only work the floor but perform the majority of entertainment, Rumeli’s fosters a family oriented party atmosphere which sees them catering to christenings, engagements, birthday and work functions. Friday and Saturday nights offer a selection of banquet options from the modest yet filling ‘Basic Banquet’ through to the ‘Presidential Feast’ which includes half a slow baked lamb.

Grilled meat dishes such as shish kebab or kofta (meatballs), as well as other traditional fare of pilav rice, karni yarik (eggplant stuffed with flavoursome lamb mince), cabbage rolls, and stuffed capsicum can be found in true Turkish style. Specialties include the sac kavurma, which is a selection of chicken or lamb with mixed vegetables served sizzling in the pan. During the week the restaurant is quieter and operates on a limited menu, and vegetarians would be advised to call in advance as the menu is very meat oriented. A Turkish feast must finish with the Turkish delight which is of course a specialty of Rumelis; the soft pink sweet sticks delectably to fingers enticing one to lick off the remants. Turkish spirits and wines match the banquet and the restaurant kindly offers free corkage for BYO. The well known Turkish tipple Kaki of anise is also available and is traditionally enjoyed with meze, fish or kebabs. Rumeli’s is characterised with quirky kitsch that features in the aquarium bar and the neon lights, but its unique personality is loved by families who can come together in loud and joyful celebrations.

Angela Costanzo
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Merilyn Bretherick:

Not only was the food wonderful but the entertainment and hospitable staff made it the best night that my family and I have ever had. Thank you...we will be back!review  04/12/2011

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Function for 100-300
Live Music / Entertainment
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