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“You will have a good time!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Efes Taverna

Efes Taverna
Ranked #210 of 2,185 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: As the most established Turkish Taverna in Manchester, Efes offers tremendous value for money.The atmosphere in Efes Taverna is second to none on our weekend evenings! We offer everything for a full night out all under one roof. Commence your evening with a delicious feast of authentic Mediterranean dishes as you take in the live music from our very own resident musicians. Then immerse yourself in traditional Turkish dancing, performed by our own waiters and a captivating belly dancing act. You can sit back and absorb the sights, sounds and atmosphere, or if that’s not your style, feel free to get up and join in. We actively encourage audience participation here at Efes! As the Metiderranean music fade out the disco beat starts around midnight until 2.00am. Efes Taverna is an ideal place for birthdays, hen-nights or any other celebration you care to mention with a capacity of 130 people. Once you reserve a table it is yours for the evening. We are licensed until 2.00am.Sunday through to Friday afternoon we offer an all you can eat Mediterranean buffet. 12pm - 10pm (Friday 5pm). With over 60 dishes to choose from, The food is cooked from fresh everyday and offers a vast choice of Turkish and Mediterranean favourites.
lancashire
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You will have a good time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

Went on saturday, a group of different ages so we didnt want to be trailing around Manchester bars, just wanted food and entertainment and were not disappointed.
Food - meze, starter platter was superb! Main was a range of grilled meats served on bed of rice and veg, everthing was nicely cooked but for me would have preferred less meat, more veg.
Entertainment - it was very quite for a saturday, only a couple of parties in and a few couples. We were worried that it was lacking atmosphere but we couldnt have been more wrong!
Once the dancing started it was difficult not to get carried along and waiters were funny too. They made sure everyone had a good time!
The dj's music was a little dated tho and it was good when they played some Turkish tunes later on.

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Manchester
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great for vegetarians”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

We went in the afternoon when the 'Eat all you can' buffet is only £5.95. The food was amazing and plentiful. There were lots of good things for vegetarians, including excellent dolmades.

We will go again! One gripe is the dull choice of beers; the usual suspects, all in bottles. Some real ale would be just perfect

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scrabblemad s
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“One word...AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

We had a great evening at Efes, we went on a Friday night and therefore got the set menu/banquet and there was live entertainment. There was a great atmosphere with everyone up dancing right till the end. The food was lovely and the staff were very friendly. I recommend Efes to anybody looking to have a fun night!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ela B
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Sale, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A really good night out for a large party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

I went there for my leaving do from work, on a Saturday night with 40 friends and colleagues. It did exactly what it said on the tin. Food was very good, especially considering the number of people there, the entertainment was great and all in all it was a good venue for a place where you can eat, drink, be entertained and have a good dance and a good laugh, all in the same place. The disco was VERY loud, so it's not the sort of place where you would go for a quiet romantic meal with your OH, at least not on Saturday or Friday nights!
I believe the rest of the time it is more like a straightforward restaurant, without the entertainment.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank steve_p53
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Top marks for food, ambience and value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

From stepping through the door the ethos was one of welcome; laid back without crossing the line to be over casual. The menu had plenty to appeal to both me as a vegetarian and my meat loving partner. The helpings are more than generous and everything is prepared in an open kitchen so you know this done well and with good humour. All we lacked was the sun of a Greek island but otherwise the ambience was the same. The food was good quality, tasty and well presented. The two musicians played at just the right pitch to be entertaining but never intrusive to conversation. It was an unplanned evening out we thoroughly enjoyed and we look forward to returning.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smt1810
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