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Efes Taverna

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Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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46 Princess St, Manchester M1 6HR, England
+44 161 236 1824
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Today
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: As the most established Turkish Taverna in Manchester, Efes offers...
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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointed

We are probably one of Efes's most regular customers, we live around the corner and have not missed many in the last 10 years - we like it, reasonable food at a reasonable price. We always comment how the desserts let the place down - The local Chinese competition really seems to have upped their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Manchesterguys
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Manchester
Good for:
  • Large groups
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Firstly I had heard great things about this place, so 5 of us drove over from Blackpool to visit. Decor ect, greeting from the staff was all lovely, you couldn't fault that. Whether it was the time we went or whether the chef wasn't up to much I don't know. Someone said we should have come abkut 5pm but it... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

We were very disappointed to read your review. This is not the service we aim to provide and we apologise for this. As a rule, we refresh each dish every hour and as a result of your review we are taking extra measures to ensure this is the case. More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Me and the wife went to Efes it was bad really bad we was in and out in five mins food was horrible please save your money and go mc Donald's

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Constructive criticism is important to us and we would like to hear further details of your visit in order for us to improve. Please could you e-mail this to info@efes.co.uk More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Arrived at 3.30 pm 2.5.15 warmest of welcomes, wonderful fresh salads and everything anyone could want to eat. Bill for two with wine £25 still full now, all you can eat. Chicken livers were to die for Staff were warm and friendly, so relaxing, inviting can't wait to go back. Thanks guys superb and so rare these days. Turkish hospitality... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. You kind words are very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Manchester
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We are probably one of Efes's most regular customers, we live around the corner and have not missed many in the last 10 years - we like it, reasonable food at a reasonable price. We always comment how the desserts let the place down - The local Chinese competition really seems to have upped their game over the last couple... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments on board regarding the desserts, we are limited to space but will certainly try to improve on this. Regarding your comments on the service charge, this is a policy where an optional service charge is added to tables of 8 or more. If this was not the case then please... More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited the restaurant on a Hen Party package, this consisted of a glass of Prosecco, a starter, Main and dessert, the food was very good, nicely presented, nice hot plates which kept the food hot, everybody in the group (22 in all) really enjoyed their food. Later, after the meal, the entertainment began, In house DJ, singer, belly dancer,... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. We pride ourselves on offering a fun filled night out under one roof and to receive feedback like yours makes all the hard work pay off. We hope to see you again. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visted here as a group of 18 for my aunties 50th our ages ranged from 18 to 60 and we alll had a fantastic time! we had a set menu £20 each for a starter and a main and it was lovely great range of food really ejoyed it.. The entertainment was brilliant by the end of the night... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, your kind words mean a lot to us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening. We pride ourselves on offering an evening suited to people of all ages and receiving comments like your own makes all the hard worth worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great little place ! Warm welcome and great choice of food to suit all tastes! ! Reasonable prices aswell !! We had our fussy 9yr old with us and even she came out stuffed and happy !! Will be visiting again! !

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, we aim to provide a wide range of dishes to suit everyone's needs and therefore we are thrilled your daughter also enjoyed her meal. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Umeå
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I slipped in here for dinner expecting a Turkish menu, but the sparse menu had more of an international flavour to it. I ordered one of the two-course dinners and was served rerasonably fast. The food was well prepared, but lacked a touch of that extra you can remember for a long time.

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

We try to provide a range of dishes to suit everyone's needs. We welcome ways in which we can improve and have taken your comments on board. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went to Efes on a voucher from Living social on Easter Sunday, not been for around ten years & to be honest it'll be longer than ten till my next visit too...utter rubbish! As buffets go there are many others in town,cheaper & 'hotter' than Efes, they have really got to up thier game if they want to stay in... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

We are disappointed to read your comments. As we have previously mentioned in another reply, we do not shop at iceland or farmfoods. We are a family run business and take pride in the services we offer, we have over 60 dishes available on the buffet which are home made, fresh and healthy. Some of the dishes we provide may... More 

Manchester
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is probably my 10th visit in the last 6 months. Some of my friends recommended Efes to me as I am from a Mediterranean origin. I do not like Buffets and I was worried at first as the price seemed so cheap to offer any good food. But this proved to be wrong. The food is simply to die... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

We were so pleased to read your comments. We aim to provide a wide range of dishes to suit everyone's needs and we pride ourselves on our dishes being home made and healthy. Thank you for your comments regarding display of our desserts and salads, we simply try to offer as many dishes as we can and to do this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Princess St, Manchester M1 6HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 1824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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