Review: Efendy remains at the forefront of contemporary Turkish cuisine – Balmain (Sydney)

April 21, 2017

We’re seated outside at Efendy in Balmain on a beautiful sunny Sunday. The courtyard has a casual atmosphere that’s friendly and inviting, extending through to the contemporary Turkish food. There’s nothing too fussy going on with everything we order, just authentic and bold flavours. With a new focus on charcoal grilling, chef Somer Sivrioglu was inspired by […]

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Efendy returns to its Anatolian roots to celebrate 10th anniversary

February 23, 2017

Ask any discerning Sydneysider about Balmain dining and Somer Sivrioglu’s famous Efendy will most certainly be the first restaurant mentioned. Now heading into it’s 10th year, the acclaimed Ottoman homage remains a regular go-to for groups looking to sample a large range of traditional and contemporary foods inspired by Turkey and surrounds. That ain’t changing […]

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Mr. is Balmain’s brightest new cafe that serves alcohol from 10am (Sydney)

February 21, 2017

Gorgeous green walls frame Balmain’s buzzy Mr., a new licensed cafe that serves booze from 10am and keeps it light even when they’re serving donuts stuffed with ricotta or classic cheeseburgers. Keen to stand out against the long strip of dining venues on Darling Street, the locally owned 40-seater is the very first cafe in […]

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One6Eight hooks up with Rocks Brewing Co. for a beer-centric Sunday long lunch in Balmain (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

One6Eight, constantly referred to as one of the best things to happen to Balmain’s dining scene in years, has teamed up with the talented team at Rocks Brewing Co. to stage a leisurely Beergustation long lunch on Sunday 10th April. The innovative and relatively new restaurant on Balmain’s main strip will be offering three-courses cooked […]

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Italian eatery One Ford Street opens in Balmain (Sydney)

November 7, 2015

Last week Balmain welcomed a brand new eatery attached to the recently re-worked Cricketers Arms Hotel on Darling Street. Named One Ford Street the attractive new spot will focus on fresh, authentic Italian food with a menu designed by Chef Sam Bennett (ex Bourke Street Bakery; Fix St James) who is working alongside floor manager, […]

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