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“Still the best”
Review of Elif Restaurant

Elif Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 47 Restaurants in Turunc
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Droitwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Still the best”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I have been to Turunc for the last 5 years for 2 weeks in August. The holiday would not be the same if we did not visit Mehmet at Elif and Johns. We normally visit 2 or 3 times per holiday for some proper Turkish dishes. The food is always consistently good and delicious. Jane my wife loves the fillet stake and fish dishes. I prefer the coban dishes. We always start the holiday at Johns and end it there because we know that we will get proper professional service and good quality food. Yes the location is not ideal but I go there for the food rather than setting. Mehmet is always helpful, but not pushy. He has a gentle and professional approach and is not brash or intrusive. Looking forward to going again next year.
Tony and Jane Davies.

Visited August 2013
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Baildon, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Reasonable food but location not great”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We visited the restaurant based on good recent reports recorded in the holiday log in the villa where we were staying. The food was OK but the service was not as good. The restaurant is located adjacent to a bar where the TV was blaring - not very relaxing and spoilt the atmosphere!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Alison H
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Orpington
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Top food / good service”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We had the special casseroles, both the beef and the chicken were excellent. They were served at the table with gas fired dish warmers to keep the remainder of the substantial portion warm. Good bottle of chilled white wine too. We are going back tonight!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dave-Eli
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“one of the best”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

we have been having holidays in turunc for 10 years or so .have visited john's restaurant since he first opened it and can say meals get better each year.his brother mustafa has moved on but new chef doing excellent job.great hospitality from john his wife and waiter alex.now our good friends.can't recommend one particular meal as every one we've had has been top notch.but to be fair you cannot find a bad meal in turunc.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank jenifer s
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always excellent”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have been a visitor to Turunc for 15 years and the Elif is consistently one of the best restaurant's in Turunc. The service is slow but this is stated on the menu as all the food is freshly prepared so just go a little earlier for your meal. Mehmet and his wife are unfailingly friendly and polite and the food is always excellent. Try the fajita's or the pepper steak but the best dishes are Turkish, of course. The place is always beautifully clean as are the toilets, which is not the case in some other restaurants in Turunc! Well worth a visit and, once you have been, you will return again and again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Pollypatches
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