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“Very Entertaining Christmas Party”
Review of Efes Taverna

Efes Taverna
Ranked #325 of 2,356 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went as a group of 37 yesterday to this restaurant as a work Christmas Party. The service was good but the wait between the starter and main course and desert was about 2 hours which meant that members of our party who had to catch the last train home at 11:30 missed out on desert which was a shame.

The food was good, my favourite being the starter which had a large selection of nibbles such as tempura prawns, dolmades, hummus and haloumi. The main course was a large platter of meat to share and it just about fed us but that was with myself being on a diet and only having a small portion and another member of the group having eaten before coming out. If we had wanted to eat more, there would have been a shortage of food. The desert was pleasant, profiteroles and chocolate sauce on top.

The staff were friendly and got everyone involved, the bar wasn't overly expensive either so was good value for money. The entertainment was excellent with a belly dancer and singers, drummers, guitarists and everyone was encouraged to join in.

All in all, I would be happy to come here again next work party.

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Thank diana1234
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

On a business trip, I spotted this restaurant very close to where I was staying. At the end of a long day it looked quite promising with a large middle eastern and italian buffet spread.

Greeted by friendly staff, the seating is nice and cosy, the food is good, not great, but good and the wine list is decent too.

Worth it for a regular dinner out.

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Thank RayOfLight2910
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Poor menu, food not too special. Wouldn't recommend it as a place for a romantic dinner for two.
Although the staff was friendly and the place was calm.

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Thank AgnesManchester
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Food + People + Environment = Smiles all around! What else you want on a nominal list of prices?

I live by motive, food is love. If it's prepared fresh, mixed with warmth of people at cosy place.

Food is Mediterranean with loads of salad choices, plus pizzas and couple of curries followed by nice selection of freshly prepared deserts. A nice list of beers too!

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Thank indiexplorer
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were very surprise soon as we walked in we were not accepting busy ambiance on Tuesday night. Waiter ask us do have a booking we thought we wouldn't get any table but luckily he gave us max ten min at the bar and with drinks. Taking us to table and keep chatting very friendly and balance manner strait away we liked him me and my friends had very good food and a lots laugh we will go back.

Thank Levent45
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