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Efes Taverna

46 Princess St, Manchester M1 6HR, England
0161 236 1824
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Ranked #278 of 1,653 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went yesterday on Living Social deal for £7.50 each on my recommend , I've been before but the other 3 haven't and was really good value for the price. Loads of choice, great food, good service and everyone went home happy. Would go again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

First of i'd like to start by saying that the food is nice, we went with the groupon "Three-Course Meal With Prosecco For Two People", for £30 with a supposed value of £49 although the Prosecco was never offered to us and the pudding was something to be pondered on cheap perfetta rolls with fancy chocholate source taken from the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I visited with my girlfriend and we both loved the place. I know a lot of reviews were saying it needs a refurb but I kind of think it adds to the character of the place. Anyway the food is the main thing here and I found it to be lovely and fresh with a variety of choices. If you... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This was mine & my partners first visit to EFES. We visited as my cousin's partner dances here with the waiters at a weekend. I was simply amazed. Although we didn't eat, the service from your waiters was outstanding. Made sure we were made to feel welcome with nuts, crisps etc. The entertainment was second to none and as a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, we strive to provide a night to remember at Efes and are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

Scotland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, we value your comments! I am sorry to hear about your experience at our Mediterranean Buffet and do hope you give us another try. We also have a party night on Friday & Saturday evenings with live music & entertainment; this is when you will experience the incredible atmosphere of Efes. More

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

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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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

oldham UK
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41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your comments regarding the decor, however we would like to point out that our emphasis is on providing a good service and quality healthy food. We are in the process of renovating over the next few months though so I hope you try us again. More

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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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed our Mediterranean Buffet! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Manchester
1 review
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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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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your poor experience with us. We appreciate your comments and have taken them on board. More

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