Efendy Restaurant has undergone a clever refurbishment in order to offer guests two distinctive dining experiences reflecting the true diversity of authentic Turkish cuisine. The downstairs mezebar encapsulates an upbeat Turkish street-food experience, offering rustic tapas-style sharing plates and Tek Tek Turkish-inspired cocktails in eclectic, quirky surrounds. With an emphasis on punchy flavours and charcoal cooking, it's the perfect spot to kick back with friends. Upstairs at Efendy lies an elegant insight into authentic Turkish cuisine, presented with a modern twist. Simple, clean decor lends the space a sophisticated edge.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
The menu at Efendy features a variety of meze and larger dishes to share that represent the different regions of Turkish Cuisine. Mini pide baked fresh to order are served with extra virgin olive oil and sticky pomegranate molasses, while manti dumplings are re-imagined with tuna, crab and dried yoghurt. Chef and owner Somer Sivrioglu says: "I wanted to offer Sydney guests a snapshot of the vibrancy and diversity of the Turkish drinking and dining experience. I am in Istanbul regularly and often like to go out to a place with a buzzing vibe to drink cocktails and share meze plates - this is what the downstairs mezebar is all about. Other times, I want refined Turkish dining where the focus is just on the food – Efendy upstairs showcases this."