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46 Princess St, Manchester M1 6HR, England
0161 236 1824
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic !!!

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! !

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Sarah S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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Umeå
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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

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 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was in Manchester looking for a treat I wouldn't feel guilty for and found the perfect answer here!! It seemed as though there were hundreds of buffets to choose from but every one I looked at seemed a mirror to the one before; unhealthy, sugary, frozen foods... BEFORE I found this place. If you want a georgeous freshly cooked... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed our Mediterranean Buffet and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I can honestly say that Efe's Taverna is a Turkish restaurant like no other I have been to. With a relatively central Manchester location, it can't be bad can it, there again, the Groupon offer should have warned me of what to expect....... We visited as on a Tuesday evening to a near empty restaurant to experience their buffet which... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

We are shocked to read your review, in the 24 years of Efes being open we have never received such harsh and unfair comments. Regarding your comments on the layout of the buffet, we do display desserts on the shelving in the same fridge as starters and although this is not ideal, it is simply a means of utilising space... More 

Rossendale, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a voucher and found it quite good, the buffet didn't have a massive range but what there was tasted very good and there was certainly enough choices to not go away hungry. The trays were regularly filled and kept fresh. Apparently on some nights there is live music and the equipment was there on the... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have live music and entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings with menu options of set menu or banquet. The Mediterranean buffet is available Sunday - Thursday. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went in at lunchtime on a whim. The place only had a couple of people sitting at another table. The staff (both waiting and kitchen) were pleasant and helpful. The food was excellent. I'm not sure what the reviews below are talking about when they say there wasn't much choice - a big choice of starters (salads, hummus, stuffed... More 

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We aim to provide a wide selection to suit everyone and therefore we were delighted to read your comments. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went on Saturday night for my nieces hen night , Great atmosphere , good food and service ,and brilliant entertainment. .... Solo singer , guitarist , belly dancer and amazinTurkish dancing from the waiters . Also evening finished off with disco and good mix of classic and current tracks .

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. We aim to provide a fun filled evening under one roof and therefore it is was a pleasure to read your comments. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went for a family meal relaxed atmosphere, excellent food. We all had the set menu good choice not expensive. Staff very helpful and funny felt very welcome.

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efestaverna, Manager at Efes Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you again soon. 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: 0161 236 1824

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 - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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