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386 Darling Street | First Floor, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 95557744
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sofie and husband Peter have once again opened the doors to the Greek...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Service & Food

We went for a family dinner for birthday even though it was a Friday night, Sofie was a great hostess and switched meals and added servings for those on the table who couldn't have meat/dairy. The atmosphere was very inviting and the food was amazing we had the $45 banquet which with its many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Biggera Waters, Australia
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Biggera Waters, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went for a family dinner for birthday even though it was a Friday night, Sofie was a great hostess and switched meals and added servings for those on the table who couldn't have meat/dairy. The atmosphere was very inviting and the food was amazing we had the $45 banquet which with its many servings was plenty for all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our group had the $45 per head banquet menu & the food was tasty and plentiful. Decor is a bit bland & not particularly Greek but it was never the less comfortable. We were served by the delightful owner, a very nice & helpful lady. Worth giving it a go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a fabulous evening at Sofie's. We were in a party of 8 on a Sat night. The food was excellent (we had a banquet option). They were very flexible and swapped my meat dish for fish. The others all enjoyed their meals. The service and atmosphere was great and we enjoyed the floor show belly-dancer. The price was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Yummy Greek food, served by a friendly crew. We ordered the banquet and it was a huge fabulous feast. The food was fresh and not too oily (which I think is a problem with some Greek places). Will come back here when I need a Greek food fix!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

These are the types of Cafe/Restaurants I love. A husband and wife run, very friendly and cosy restaurants with top quality food. We opted for Mezes style servings from the Entree list and they were all very delicious and most reasonably priced. If you love Greek food and love being looked after, you will love this lovely restaurant on Darling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Upstairs at Sofies is a bustling family style Greek restaurant. Service was welcoming and warm. All four of us loved the food very fresh and tasty. Would defiantly recommend for a great night out!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The only disappointment was the Octopus entrée. The rest of the meal was really good. The Dolmathes were fantastic and so was the Lamb shoulder. The service was great.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely food, terrific service, incredible dancing (what a surprise that was!) and I could not believe that in this day and age that the lovely proprietor Sofie took photos of our group and emailed them to us. I felt like I had been invited to spend time with Greek friends in Athens. Just wonderful. Isobel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Haven't been for a few years as moved away but have to say the food is still fantastic and service great, so a must try and you won't be disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We dined at Sofie's Greek Restaurant on Valentines day- and even though this would be one of the busiest nights for dining out- I would have to say that the food was delicious and the service was fantastic!! Also, the Belly Dancer was not only great entertainment- but also beautiful and very gifted! I would not hesitate to recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 386 Darling Street | First Floor, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 95557744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 23
  • Cuisine: Greek

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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?