Where to spend Mother’s Day 2017 in Sydney

Lavish long lunches rule when it comes to Mother’s Day options around Sydney this year. If taking your leading lady out to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while letting the restaurants add their own little touches to each menu, sounds like your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon then we’ve got you. Here we’ve picked out some of our favourite Mother’s Day menus for those who’ve left their planning to the last minute, whether that be a genuine farm-to-table lunch in Paddington, a smorgasbord of smokehouse goodness in Barangaroo, or a generous Trukish feast in Balmain. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Efendy remains at the forefront of contemporary Turkish cuisine – Balmain (Sydney)

We’re seated outside at Efendy in Balmain on a beautiful sunny Sunday. The courtyard has a casual atmosphere that’s friendly and inviting, extending through to the contemporary Turkish food. There’s nothing too fussy going on with everything we order, just authentic and bold flavours. With a new focus on charcoal grilling, chef Somer Sivrioglu was inspired by a recent trip to his home country.... Read More | Share it now!

One of the world’s greatest Turkish chefs to cook at Efendy for one night only (Sydney)

He runs one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, Istanbul’s Mikla (currently number 56 in world’s 50 best restaurants), and for one night only he’ll be joining Sydney’s Somer Sivrioglu at Balmain eatery Effendy. For a one-off collaboration dinner Sivrioglu has invited his good friend Mehmet Gürs to fly in and give guests an incredible opportunity to taste some of the best Turkish food in the world as together they offer a four-course menu.... Read More | Share it now!

Efendy returns to its Anatolian roots to celebrate 10th anniversary

Ask any discerning Sydneysider about Balmain dining and Somer Sivrioglu’s famous Efendy will most certainly be the first restaurant mentioned. Now heading into it’s 10th year, the acclaimed Ottoman homage remains a regular go-to for groups looking to sample a large range of traditional and contemporary foods inspired by Turkey and surrounds. That ain’t changing anytime soon, but a few notable changes have arrived as we dive deeper into 2017.... Read More | Share it now!