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386 Darling Street | First Floor, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 95557744
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Ranked #49 of 83 Restaurants in Balmain
Price range: $8 - $26
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Sofie and husband Peter have once again opened the doors to the Greek restaurant she first launched in 1975. Now located UPSTAIRS a world away from the bustle of Darling Street, the restaurant is sure to become synonymous with hospitality and excellent dining. The smashed plates from Greek restaurants all over the world which adorn the walls add to the distinctly Greek ambiance. The blue room which holds 20 people sit-down for a private function has a comforting palette of rich vibrant coloured cushions, silk walls, candle light and is separated from the main restaurant by silky sheer curtains. In total, Sofie's can accommodate 84 sit-down (150 cocktail style) patrons. You will enjoy hearty traditional Greek dishes and exciting contemporary creations. Sofie and husband Peter are caring friendly hosts who provide service with attention to detail and will make sure your dining experience is unforgettable. They take pride in what they do, with utmost enthusiasm and professionalism, striving for excellence offering you and your guests service second to none. Sofie's is great for a romantic dinner for two or a big celebration. For a quieter night with background music Tuesday to Friday OR Saturday evening a party atmosphere with stylish Tsifteteli dancers complimenting the evening with a brilliant floor show. Open once monthly for lunch on Sundays. Will open for large groups outside business hours

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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Food is divine, in over 7 visits I have tried many dishes all great. A gem of a restaurant. Superb entrees and mains. I never seem to have room for desert. Perhaps we over order as the menu is so appealing.

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North Ryde, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The food at Sofie's is fantastic and the staff are attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal at a reasonable price.

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was so impressed with the delightful Greek food, generous helpings that I have my niece and her family travelling from the Central Coast to accompany my husband and I for dinner at Sofie's. The salads are a knockout, homemade Moussaka, succulent lamb and the list goes on. My husband wouldn't go past the octopus, tender as, and Sofie, well,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

The hostess is abrupt and an absolute nightmare. I was terribly insulted and never going back there. I don't want to pay hard earned dollars for a traumatic experience. Customer service is number 1 on my priority list and there are other great places in Balmain. Go elsewhere.

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Vicki, posting a bad review about the restaurant as a retaliation to a personal vendetta is not nice. Sofie More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went here last night as part of a monthly group get together. The hosts have a lot of character and are very welcoming. They take plenty of pictures of the group and then email them on which is a nice touch. As we had a group of 14 we had to choose a banquet option. Normally this is bad but... More 

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Rockdale, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great restaurant. The food was very tasty and great quality. There were four of us who had the banquet, there was plenty of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the best Dolmades we have ever had! Hubby had the lamb shoulder and said he has never had anything like it. I had the chicken souvlakia, and it was great - roasted veggies were perfect. Would love to go back ;)

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The slow cooked lamb shoulder was perfectly cooked and melted off the bone and the beef moussaka was delicious. The staff we're really friendly and there was a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ate there with friends on a Thursday evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was delightful and atmosphere very friendly. BYO wine and only a small corkage fee help make it very good value. Shared starters between the four of us and they were all excellent. Mains were good too - I had a lamb kebab which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Went with my cousin from Melbourne. We are both Of Greek origin so we know what to look for. Overall we were very happy with the food and service.

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Additional Information about Sofie's

Address: 386 Darling Street | First Floor, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
Phone Number: +61 95557744
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Greek

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