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Efendi's Turkish Restaurant

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by M.T. Ellis (subscribe)
M.T. Ellis is a freelance writer living in Brisbane who enjoys getting out and about with her husband and their dogs. She published her debut novel, Azrael, in May 2017 and is currently writing her second book.
Published February 27th 2014
Authentic Turkish Food
Efendi's has a warm and authentic feel that you notice as soon as you walk through the door. You immediately notice the extravagant wood carvings that drape from then ceiling and make up the pillars.

We were lucky enough to be seated outside on the verandah overlooking a central bushland garden between the restaurants of Victoria Point Lakeside.

We opted for the Chef's Platter for Two, it consisted of four courses. The first course was a bread platter with dips, I especially liked the Pide, which is Turkish bread filled with pizza toppings.
Turkish Restaurant, Chef's Platter for Two, Traditional Turkish Food
Turkish Bread and Pide

The following two courses were plates of Mezze and Meats including Dolma (hand rolled rice parcels wrapped in vine leaves), Zucchini Fritters, Stuffed Capsicum, Chic Pea Falafel, Char-Grilled Lamb and Chicken Shish, Lamb Cutlets and Salad. The final course was Baklava for dessert. We found the food fresh and filling.

Efendi's have a $10 lunch special with any drink purchased and live Turkish and Mediterranean music on a Friday and Saturday night. You may also see belly dancers on some nights.

I was really impressed with the apple tea that came with dessert, something I had never heard of and would love to know where to get some. Please leave a comment below if you know where to buy it.
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When: Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week
Phone: 07 3820 8803
Where: Victoria Point Lakeside
Cost: $10-$50
Your Comment
Apple Tea yum. I remember it well from a time in Turkey :) Never seen it in australia, but maybe a specialist Middle Eastern/ Turkish food shop would sell it. Maybe ask the owners where they get it from..
by ian.h (score: 0|3) 1962 days ago
You can purchase at T2, very sweet but ask staff what other teas you can also blend with it, makes a lovely refreshing ice tea.
by jenne (score: 0|2) 1962 days ago
Excellant service and good food. And yes the apple tea is a refreshing change.
by reste (score: 0|2) 1962 days ago
Turkish apple at T2, very sweet tea though.
by jack4 (score: 1|23) 1962 days ago
I am trying out this restaurant with my son and his fiancé from Sydney and other family on Saturday night...I hope its as good as these posts are telling me...I will let you know how it goes!
by annet (score: 0|2) 1961 days ago
You can buy apple tea from Gunay at "Turkish Imports" 54 Douglas St. Milton
by ken (score: 0|2) 1960 days ago
Not apple tea, but cn anyone advise where I can get Pomegranate Molasses please?
by kurli (score: 1|16) 1957 days ago
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