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Efes Taverna

46 Princess St, Manchester M1 6HR, England
0161 236 1824
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Ranked #290 of 1,648 restaurants in Manchester
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: As the most established Turkish Taverna in Manchester, Efes offers tremendous value for money.The atmosphere in Efes Taverna is second to none on our weekend evenings! We offer everything for a full night out all under one roof. Commence your evening with a delicious feast of authentic Mediterranean dishes as you take in the live music from our very own resident musicians. Then immerse yourself in traditional Turkish dancing, performed by our own waiters and a captivating belly dancing act. You can sit back and absorb the sights, sounds and atmosphere, or if that’s not your style, feel free to get up and join in. We actively encourage audience participation here at Efes! As the Metiderranean music fade out the disco beat starts around midnight until 2.00am. Efes Taverna is an ideal place for birthdays, hen-nights or any other celebration you care to mention with a capacity of 130 people. Once you reserve a table it is yours for the evening. We are licensed until 2.00am.Sunday through to Friday afternoon we offer an all you can eat Mediterranean buffet. 12pm - 10pm (Friday 5pm). With over 60 dishes to choose from, The food is cooked from fresh everyday and offers a vast choice of Turkish and Mediterranean favourites.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Friday night in Efes. Don't come here if you want glamour. I was here with a group of friends the other night and had a great time. The food was pretty good and plenty of it but it was the entertainment and the atmosphere afterwards which made it for me. This is a group venue, not for a quiet, intimate... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We were looking forward to going here as the reviews seemed not too bad and we had never eaten Turkish food before. The place was almost empty, there was someone using an angle grinder doing some DIY work at the rear of the restaurant. Food choice well there was a choice but everything seemed either over cooked or that it... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Visited EFES a few weeks ago, lovely meal, lots of choices. Chose a mix of different Mediterranean dishes, the Kofta was some of the best I have eaten. Excellent Turkish Delight but a little disappointed by other choices, even though they were tasty not very Mediterranean! Service was great, good choice of drinks and super polite staff. It was different... More

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oldham UK
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Went on a groupon voucher Bit disappointing our table was really old with half the staining coming off The food was above average and lots of choices The whole place had a dingy and unwelcoming feel toi it

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Efe's offer a mixture of Greek, Turkish, Spanish and Italian cuisine, so expect everything from pizza and meatballs to stuffed vine leaves and moussaka. I was really impressed with the amount of healthy options. Normally, all-you-can-eats are a feast of fatty, fried rubbish that requires a hammer and chisel to in order to break into mouth sized morsels, but Efe's... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I have been to lots of Turkish restaurants before and this is by far the worst. Got seated and they forgot 2 bring are drinks so had to be reminded. Only 1 of the toilets had paper in it. These should be checked and cleaned on a regular basis. Then the food poor choice. Wasn't very warm. Bread rolls dry... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We live just a few minutes walk away from Efes and I walk past it every morning on the way to work and it looked intriguing so we decided to go for dinner one Tuesday evening. I must say that the service was very good and the waiters were all very polite and helpful, the place has okay decor but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went here last night for a friends 50th bday party!.... SO impressed! Lovely clean, friendly environment! Waiters were so happy and lovely.... Food was AMAZING!!! Huge portions! Great value for money!.... Loved the belly dancer and waiters dancing!.... Already planning next visit!.... Thanks for a fantastic night xxx

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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A large birthday party of ladies and we were welcomed. Food was lovely although one of our party did not get what she ordered. They did offer to get the right one but did not want the wait. The waiters did traditional dancing and then all went into break dancing which was very entertaining. Disco was also good. The only... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

My friend invited me along and I was really excited to visit this place especially after not long coming back from Turkey and absolutely loving the food there. But the food had a poor layout if I'm honest , and the food area was really small compared to similar places I have visited before, actually the restaurant was much smaller... More

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