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386 Darling St | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 95557744
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were visiting from out of town for work and this was a great place to visit. The service was so great - nothing was missed. We began with a cocktail and chose the banquet. We did not regret having the banquet, everything was delicious and for $48 it was value for money especially for the quality. After dinner we... More 

Thank MimiFlorence23
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This restaurant is awesome - a wonderful modern twist on your favorite traditional dishes. We were worried that it would be the usual noisy,Greece dancing, plate-smashing affair, but this restaurant sits discreetly on the first floor of Darling St, and is just right in terms of ambiance and atmosphere. Sofie is great fun, very attentive and is happy to recommend... More 

Thank Bertiebertram
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Such a great dinner experience. Sofie was absolutely lovely. Our meals were delicious and bought out promptly. Will be adding this place to our Saturday night dinners

Thank Beck R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had our sons 21st family dinner at Sophies. the food was delicious and plentiful there were 16 of us and nobody went hungry. Our host Sophie was warm and friendly it did not feel like a restaurant , more like a friends place. we will all be going back again and recommend it to everyone we know Deb &... More 

Thank deb648
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Wow what a little hidden gem this is, well worth our drive from Mosman. I took my son here for dinner recently, atmosphere was just right for a good catch up and the food was great. service was thoughtful too, attentive and friendly yet not intrusive. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. we will be back.

Thank vernandrea7
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Good food, good ambience & reasonable prices. I have been several times to dine at this restaurant over the last few years and enjoyed it each time. its a great restaurant both as a couple and in larger groups. TELLY

Thank Telly P
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Sofie's is the BEST Greek restaurant in Sydney - simple as that. This is not fake Greek food, this is the real thing. The food is clean, fresh, full of authentic flavour and exceptional value. Where else in Sydney can you find exceptional mains in the mid-$20's? The lamb kleftiko falls off the bone it is so well cooked and... More 

Thank Bruce B
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food.. Excellent Service.. It is a must for anyone that loves their food.. Presentation Taste Texture All faultless. Can't wait to go back. A1 Sofie and Pete

Thank mslizar75
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We have dined at Sofie’s several times and find the food to be fresh, delicious, with a home-made quality. Highly recommend the Dolmades in spinach. I also love the Pastitsio the Greek version of Lasagne only milder in taste but just as delicious. Slowly going through the menu and intend to taste everything on offer eventually. Love the lighting, decor... More 

Thank Elsa C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We so enjoyed our dinner at Sofie's last night. The eggplant stack & slow roasted lamb, yum! We'll be back.

Thank 619Anna55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $24
Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 386 Darling St | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighborhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 95557744
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 88 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 Wednesday 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Balmain

Neighborhood Profile
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.