Efes Restaurant serve a variety of Turkish dishes including kebabs in truly authentic surroundings - dimly lit with ethnic music. The service is efficient and you can choose from both A La Carte and set menus and they are fully licensed. They offer both an eat in and take away facility.
The food was ROTTING!
27/04/2009 by Reviewer12
Never, ever, go to this restaurant! I went there last night for the first time. We ordered vine leaves amongst other items, for starters and they were covered in mould! The food was rotten. It had a bizarre fungus growing on it, all over it. The type you get on mouldy bread, with spores on the surface. I pointed this out to the waiter and when the manager came over to talk to us, he was almost angry at me for having pointed this out. He asked me what I suggest he do, and why was I complaining! He then proceeded to explain to me that it is because they have lots of meals to prepare and don’t have the time to check every one before they were served. For the vine leaves to be this mouldy, they must have been over a week old or more. Obviously we didn’t eat anything else here, we just can’t trust the kitchen. If they leave the food to rot, then imagine how poor the meat must be, and it’s actually dangerous to be serving old and rotten food. The disgusting rotting smell is still with me today! I don’t think I can ever face eating another vine leaf ever again after this experience. In general, before the vine leaves arrived, the service was very poor, and surly. The decor of the restaurant is so dated, and the toilets are filthy.Report this
Best Turkish Restuarant
11/04/2009 by Barbara2009
I have been eating at this restaurant for 20 years even though its been open for nearly 35 years. Exquiste Food. Friendly Staff. Good value for family. I have dinner parties here. Meals with family and friends. Been to engagements. Work Christmas parties. If you havent tried Turkish food then you must try here. I recommend this restuarant to all.Report this
best turkish restaurant in central london
04/09/2008 by volcom883
bear in mind that there are two different efes restaurants in central london. this is the original one. the other one is located in great portland street and is called efes II. the prices at this restaurants are really affordable. they main meals range from 7 to 12 pounds. they meet are always fresh and are marinated in the real Turkish way. the staff are well courteous and the toilets are clean. if you go there you have to try their lamb chops or simply chicken shish. excellent restaurant. would recommend to all dont forget to drink some "raki" which is the national Turkish drink. its very similar to the Greek ouzo and the French Ricard!Report this