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386 Darling Street | First Floor, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 95557744
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Hours:
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
Yummy food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Love L
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Canberra, Australia
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was looking for a place to have my wife's 60th birthday. I had read the reviews on a number of sites and decided to get in touch with Sofie. I found that she was extremely accomodating and went out of her way to make sure the night was a success. The food was excellent, Sofie was always ensuring the... More 

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sydney
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43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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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
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252 reviews 252 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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 8 - 24
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?