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Elif

Lark Lane, Liverpool, England (Sefton Park)
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Ranked #126 of 1,042 restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sefton Park
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English first
Lichfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate at the Elif recently before an Eagles concert. We opted for the special 2 courses for £11.95. My wife had feta and sweet peppers for starter and the biggest sea bass I have seen as a main. I had Turkish spicy sausage to start, followed by chicken thighs, All the hot food was cooked on the indoor bbq.... More

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eliflarklane, Manager at Elif, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed your meal, we hope to see you back at Elif again soon! Hope you had a great time at the eagles-very jealous!! Thanks again from Louise and the team xx More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

we used to visit here all the time, i have done previous reviews for this restaurant and had nothing but praise but unfortunately our latest experience was so poor that i cant see us going back. the quality of the meat (supposedly lamb) was terrible- chewy and fatty and not pleasant to eat. im not sure if they have changed... More

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eliflarklane, Manager at Elif, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, sorry to hear about your bad experience at Elif in Lark Lane. We have not changed our butcher or supplier of meat. Can I ask when it was that you came for a meal? We will do everything we can to ensure that this is not the case again, and would love for you and your... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

12 of us went here for a meal last month whilst in Liverpool for a birthday weekend. We phoned and booked a table a couple of hours before, and arrived slightly early, so went to a pub over the road first, the restaurant then phoned us when the table was ready. I've eaten in good Turkish restaurants before, so my... More

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eliflarklane, Manager at Elif, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear you had a good night, great group of people, welcome any time you are back in the city! Thanks again for your review. From the Elif team x More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Recently visited Elif with my husband. All I can say from the welcome you receive on entering to the food is fantastic. The food is the best I've eaten in a long time. Service very friendly.

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eliflarklane, Manager at Elif, responded to this review

Thanks for your review :) Glad you had a good time at our restaurant, hope to see you again soon! From the Elif team x More

Liverpool
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went here on a Sunday afternoon and took advantage of the early bird menu which was very reasonably priced. I have been to a number of similar restaurants in Liverpool and this was by far the best in my opinion. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was very good. It was also nice to see wine... More

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england
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I went here for a quick lunch as I seen there early bird menu.i ordered hummus for starter and then I thought I'd try the Adana both I can say were lovely the salad was fresh and plentiful can't wait to go back and try more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Beware of the large portions. The food is really nice. If you only have a small appetite I'd say don't get a starter as in between courses they also give you a complimentary salad and chargrilled onions in a red sauce. Will definitely visit again. Recommend the king prawns.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It's been some time since we (my wife and I ) have eaten in this restaurant and whilst we noticed many changes in menu and staff, overall this establishment still offers good value accompanied with excellent service. My selection was meat balls starter and sea bass both of which were excellently cooked. My wife selected humus starter and kuzu sis... More

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norfolk
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We have been frequent visitors to Liverpool but this was our first visit to Lark lane area. What a delightful area it is, full of ambience, interesting shops pubs and restaurants . Elif fits into that setting perfectly. It is friendly ,atmospheric,efficiently run without making you feel hurried. The food is excellent, freshly cooked on in house BBQ (even the... More

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

What a pleasant surprise - a genuine taste of Turkey in Liverpool - perhaps unsurprisingly in the upcoming area of Lark Lane. A sizeable menu of dishes, most of which were new to me, but the waitresses are very attentive and informed. The hot (or cold) meze is a great way to explore the starters, and the main courses are... More

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