Efes Bar & Grill

28 Swan Rd, North Yorkshire HG1 2SA
$$ Mediterranean

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 28 Swan Rd, North Yorkshire HG1 2SA
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Desserts | English | Mediterranean | Turkish | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 7518931390
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Smoking Area, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
Tuesday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
Wednesday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
Thursday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Friday
Friday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Saturday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday
Sunday Hours 11:00 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 372 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2024
Gary C.
The food and the service. Couldn’t fault it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2024
Julie G.
The best Turkish food for miles around served with a smile and a warm, inviting ambience. We’ll certainly be back and will recommend you to all our friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2024
Alison S.
As we ate at 5.15 pm on Saturday evening it was still very early so no-one else was dining. The service and food were both excellent and I can certain recommend the food. The portions were very generous and we requested that some of it was parcelled up to take home with us at the end. I would definitely go back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 17, 2024
Janet J.
Lovely meal

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2024
Lois K.
Fabulous evening, lovely staff and amazing food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2023
Heather B.
Really enjoyed our meal, will definitely be back! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2023
Debra B.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Efes with two of my friends for a Christmas catch up. The food and service was fantastic. We were looked after very well. I have been before and this is why I keep coming back. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2023
Tracy C.
Had a lovely 30th wedding anniversary meal. The food was really good and the service excellent. The complimentary anniversary cocktails gave the evening a special ending.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2023
Michael G.
Superb food in a lovely restaurant. Well worth a visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2023
Graeme F.
It was. Dry quiet, but we were in early so we could eat before a show. Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2023
Geoff B.
An excellent experience. Great food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 09, 2023
David A.
Food and service excellent. We were almost the only people in so the ambience was what we made of it! We will definitely go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
Carole Dobson D.
A very lovely meal with great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2023
Melanie S.
A delicious dining experience- amazing service! Can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2023
Matt I.
Excellent food, really good service - we would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 06, 2023
Edward B.
Start to finish the place is fantastic! The food was amazing and the service was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2023
Julie L.
Amazing and beautiful tasting food. Made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2023
Sharon M.
We had a beautiful meal. The service was very good. We are looking forward to coming back in October

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2023
Catherine H.
Excellent in all ways, will definitely be back. Thank you Hakan

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2023
Fiona G.
Been visiting Harrogate for years and stupidly it’s the first time we have eaten here. Will definitely eat here again. Great food, great service and superb value for money

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2023
Colin T.
From the minute we walked in we were made to feel welcome, attentive staff answered questions we had about the menu, the decor fits the ambience of the restaurant if that makes sense & the food was of an exceptional high standard & very tasty, the drinks were reasonably priced as was the menu., we will return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2023
LORRAINE L.
We were a party of 8 and most ordered different items from the menu. Everything was absolutely delicious and well presented and large portions. The owner is friendly and obliging. Excellent value for money too. We will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2023
Stephen R.
Excellent good and a great choice on the menu. Will definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2023
angela c.
We had a lovely meal for 2 at Efes on August 12th. We booked a table for 8pm and it was ready when we arrived. We were quickly offered drinks and water for the table. The service was great, attentive, professional and personable. The food arrived and we were very happy with the presentation, portions and most of all….flavor. It was delicious! My husband had a lamb dish and I had a chicken entree. The meat was very tender and flavorful. We were given a limoncello on the house at the end of our meal. A nice touch. We look forward to dining here again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2023
Victoria H.
Gorgeous food , great cocktails , service was excellent! Highly recommend x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2023
Jo B.
Beautiful food and a lovely team. The price of our meal and drinks was very reasonable especially given then quality of the food. Definitely recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2023
Suzi Y.
This was the second visit and yet again not disappointed as friendly welcoming staff and the food was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2023
Gary R.
Couldn't have been better. Stubbing food and drink (especially the cocktails). Staff are superb and dar outside to eat and drink. 100£ recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2023
Carol T.
Enjoyable meal, excellent service, good value for money. Perhaps a couple more prawns in the starter?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2023
Camila V.
Very good service and amazing food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2023
Lucy C.
Amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2023
Paul R.
We had a great meal, my sea bass was lovely, as were my partners lamb chops. The service was prompt and very friendly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2023
John R.
First time we have visited and really enjoyed the meal we will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2023
Chris D.
Good meal in nice surroundings.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2023
Bernadette R.
Amazing authentic food , very attentive service and excellent value Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2023
Bradley G.
Went on Sunday afternoon. Lovely experience, food excellent, generous portions. Yousef was very welcoming and attentive. So much food couldn't finish it, they were happy for us to take home and bagged it up for us. Excellent value, overall good experience. Will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 06, 2023
Eric S.
Overall good but staff need to be more attentive, ordered bread for the table it never arrived,had to order water twice,as soon as we were served they went back to their phones i had to go to the bar to order more drinks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2023
Sheila B.
Excellent service, excellent food. Very good value. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 03, 2024
Christina C.
Although very quiet, service was very good. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food was very good with presentation excellent. We would definitely return if in area.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 27, 2023
Teresa M.
Excellent food, friendly staff, nice cosy restaurant. Our only issue was that there was an error with one of our orders so one member of our party had to wait for his main course.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2023
Paul R.
Have been to Efes a couple of times. Consistently good. Very warm welcome and excellent Turkish style grills at reasonable price.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 30, 2023
Kanako W.
The owner and waitors were very nice, supportive and informative. There was misunderstanding in the order but the owner quickly corrected it and no hustle about it. Explanation about wine was very good. The value was reasonable and quality and volume of foods are very good and generous. all of us enjoyed and had a good time to catch up each other. We will definitely go back again. Thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2023
Angela I.
Lovely meal. Very rowdy clients kind of spoilt the ambience. Poor chap was on his own so service a bit slow but not a problem as we went early evening and not very busy. Would definitely go again as the food reminds us of our lovely Turkish holidays!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2023
Michael S.
Good menu, food excellent, large portions, good value. Service a little haphazard. Definitely go again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2023
Deborah K.
We were the only two diners that lunchtime which is why I've rated the ambience as an 8. We both really enjoyed the food we had and would certainly be keen to come back. However, I do think you should serve the option of Americano and English tea as that is always an important part of my meal with friends. I wasn't sure that I'd like Turkish coffee and consequently we didn't order any.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 29, 2023
Jennifer C.
Really enjoyed the lunch time menu food and the wine and good service. Not really much to be done to better this as it was excellent value for money. Possibly a wider choice of coffee might be advantageous.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 24, 2023
Chris L.
Very good restaurant, with pleasant staff who were very attentive. The chief asked how the food was and the waitress advised and applied the two course discount without us asking. The food was very good and the refreshments priced OK. Overall a good experience and I would go back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 24, 2023
Mark J.
Great food and lovely staff, we’ll definitely go back - Mark

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2023
Sarah W.
Lovely meal for sons birthday, was looked after very well, good service, even got a Limoncello after our meal , place just lacking a bit of atmosphere but it was mid-week, overall tge food was lovely and that’s what it’s all about

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2023
Sue C.
Excellent food, great staff - very welcoming - a great new restaurant to Harrogate Highly recommended.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 09, 2024
Anita W.
Had a lovely meal it was a very quiet night so wasn't much in the way ambiance,but it's a very warm and welcoming restaurant.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 10, 2023
Janet D.
We had a lovely meal , food was lovely and the service was amazing. Thank you xx

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 27, 2023
Kate A.
Food is wonderful. A suggestion might be to offer some kind of dip with the main meat dishes eg a yoghurt dip or salsa to ‘wet’ the mouthfuls. We were initially served warm bottles of beer but that was rectified once we made bar staff aware. Lovely intimate setting, not too many tables, friendly staff and good menu options. Will be returning.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2023
Louise R.
The food and service was fantastic but the noise level was so high it was intrusive and made it difficult to chat or for the servers to hear us. We’d definitely go back as long as we could get a table outside!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 27, 2023
Lyndsey W.
Whilst we enjoyed our evening the service was lacking. To start with the waiter was attentive taking our order and answering our questions but it was clear we were being rushed as last ones in and nobody came to clear our plates or ask if we wanted anything else, we had to ask for our bill 30 minutes after finishing our meal with our plates still on the table. The waiter had left by now and the chef came to help us, he was lovely but by then we had been left too long and could have had another drink or even desserts in the time we were left!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 28, 2023
Gordon W.
The food was really good, albeit not exactly as ordered. It felt hectic on the whole, and although the service was very friendly the ambiance could be improved.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 06, 2023
Julia A.
The food was delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. It was very noisy that evening as two large parties there but that wasn't the restaurant's fault.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 30, 2023
Tracey M.
Service and food was great. Good portion size and value for money. Restaurant itself looked a bit dated and very basic, but would definitely go back.