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Sofie's

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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 17
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Greek Dishes

Authentic Greek Restaurant right in the heart of Balmain, reasonably priced, great service, really great and tasty food, and live entertainment on weekend nights. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Had a family Birthday Gathering here. Staff friendly and welcoming. The Banquets are excellent and extremely filling. Will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We went as a group of 4 females 2 Saturdays ago to celebrate our birthdays. Haven't been to a Greek restaurant in very many years. Softie met and greeted us at the entrance. We ordered a banquet as we weren't familiar with the menu. There were 9 dishes and they were delicious. We were full and satisfied at dish 7.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The interior of the room isn't particularly evocative of anything Greek, until you notice that there are little framed fragments of plates that have been smashed from around the world. A bygone Greek custom. I didn't look too closely. It was early evening and we just wanted in and out. We placed our order in an empty restaurant and our... More 

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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's, responded to this review

We do serve wine by the glass, in fact very nice wine. We remember you and we are not clear on what you are unhappy about. Please contact us at your earliest convenience as we really want to know. The Moussaka and Pastitsio have a béchamel sauce that needs to bake to a golden brown before serving. However it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First I rang to book for Friday night, easy ... then I emailed to add numbers (including a four year old) easier and no probs. Then Peter greeted me at the door like an old friend (I hadn't been there for ages) quietly slipped the surprise [well surpriseish] birthday cake for my sister out the back, great. Loads of friendly... More 

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Thank John G
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Have had two excellent nights here recently, both with out of town friends who were very impressed with the great food and wonderful host in Sofie! We're glad the restaurant is back in Balmain after too long in the wilderness! It will be a regular for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a beautiful evening with Sofie.. The food was amazing and made us feel right at home. the whole Restaurant seemed to have a positive energy with everyone seemingly having a good time.. We will def be back to explore the rest of the menu.

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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Authentic Greek Restaurant right in the heart of Balmain, reasonably priced, great service, really great and tasty food, and live entertainment on weekend nights. Well worth a visit.

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Thank corkeddie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to Sofies a few weeks ago, the experience was incredible. Nice friendly staff made us Feel very welcome. Food was amazing and very reasonably priced for the size of the meals. We will definitely be returning with friends and family.

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Thank Lisa N
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great traditional Greek food served by friendly staff. The restaurant is in the heart of Balmain so easy to find. We ordered an assortment of dishes to share which worked well. Octopus was fabulous. Sophie's is well worth a visit.

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Thank Lynette A
Biggera Waters, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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>  > Balmain
  • Neighborhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 95557744

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?

Staying in Balmain

Neighborhood Profile
Balmain
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.