Somer Sivrioglu

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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One of the world’s greatest Turkish chefs to cook at Efendy for one night only (Sydney)

March 13, 2017

He runs one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, Istanbul’s Mikla (currently number 56 in world’s 50 best restaurants), and for one night only he’ll be joining Sydney’s Somer Sivrioglu at Balmain eatery Effendy. For a one-off collaboration dinner Sivrioglu has invited his good friend Mehmet Gürs to fly in and give guests […]

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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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Review: Anason – Barangaroo (Sydney)

July 12, 2016

Good Turkish cuisine is few and far apart in Sydney, so it came as a surprise when the very first permanent restaurant at the much-discussed Barangaroo development was announced to bring a contemporary take on share-style Ottoman dining to the ongoing precinct. A few months ago, Anason opened to huge expectations, seeing as highly regarded […]

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