Efes Mediterranean Restaurant

29 Kirkgate, Leeds LS21 3HN
$$ Mediterranean

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 29 Kirkgate, Leeds LS21 3HN
  • Cross Street: Leeds
  • Cuisine: English | European | Mediterranean | Turkish | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01943 725445
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
mONDAY 11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
THU 11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
WED 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
THURSDAY 11:00 - 21:00
Friday
FRIDAY 11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
SATURDAY 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.6 out of 5 stars based on 264 votes

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Value: 10/10
May 05, 2024
Mick H.
Excellent meal, food and service were both really good. Food was so authentic and tasted delicious. Will definitely go back when next in the area.

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Apr 17, 2024
Steven W.
Absolutely spot on, service, atmosphere, food and pricing are all great. We’ll be coming back for more! Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2024
Joanne H.
The food was really good and staff very friendly and polite. We had a lovely evening. Highly recommend the Efes special platter.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2024
Michelle F.
It was our first time at Efes and it won't be our last. We work locally and had a lunch treat out. We pre-ordered the food as we were on a tight time schedule and that was not a problem. We arrived and had a couple of free nibbles on the table. Our food arrived shortly afterwards and all 8 of us loved our food. It has only been open 3 weeks I think but will be going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 29, 2023
Carol D.
We had an excellent evening. Food was lovely and lots of it. Excellent service also. We will definitely go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2023
Gillian F.
Absolutely delicious food which we would highly recommend. However the only comment is that they brought one of our main courses before they had taken our starters away and we ordered prosecco which came without an ice bucket to keep it cool.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2023
Pauline B.
Great food. And friendly service. Will certainly go again. Thank you.

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Nov 27, 2023
David A.
Excellent service and lovely food! Thank you.

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Nov 13, 2023
Charlie B.
Really enjoyed it. So welcoming and friendly

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Sep 28, 2023
Wendy M.
Wonderful food snd friendly service. Lots of food so well.cooked. can recommend any of the fish and moussaka

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 26, 2023
Linda C.
This was my second visit, with a party of 8, and, once again, we were all impressed. The food was hot and tasty and the service very attentive. We loved the bread, which was a meal in it's self!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2023
Angela R.
we visited on a busy Saturday lunch time, but had booked a table on the website which was really easy and efficient. parking was very near so no stress getting there either. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to anything we needed. everything on the menu is clearly described, from full on restaurant meals to light salad to simple sandwiches. we had a variety of things including their burger (excellent) if anything there was quite a lot of food!(for me anyway :))however, we never felt rushed in any way and just enjoyed the next couple of hours at our own pace. A very pleasant place to visit during the day, and I suspect in the evening too, which I'm hoping to book in the near future. I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in Otley, even for a cup of tea... to just watch the world go by.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2023
cathryn H.
Superb place, great menu choice, not huge or overwhelming but something for everyone’s tastes. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2023
Julie T.
The food was really good lovely place to eat

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Jul 12, 2023
Wendy H.
Terrible! booked a table on line for this restaurant -looked forward to trying it , turned up and the restaurant was closed! Should not be able to book on line if the restaurant is not open

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2023
Helen R.
Very good, only complaint was the music was abit loud

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
May 16, 2023
Richard A.
Overall experience was excellent but part of starter was delayed in its delivery and when it finally arrived it was too late and don’t think this was reflected in the billing.

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Apr 30, 2023
Georgia B.
Unreal

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 16, 2024
Peter W.
Great food and friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely return.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 30, 2023
Eleanore M.
Very delicious food. Lovely family restaurant.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 15, 2023
Andrea L.
Absolutely lovely food and really nice friendly people. I’m fussy re cleanliness and the place is spotless. In the spirit of all feedback is good and to help make it even better - would benefit from some screening on the windows, and wider range of deserts but a great meal, piping hot and plenty of it. Thank you. We will be back!

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 07, 2023
Susan M.
Slightly disappointed with the dessert menu. No authentic Turkish choice just cake which I don’t consider a dessert.

Overall: 9/10
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May 30, 2023
Gill W.
Main course excellent and good sized portion Dessert not so good baclava not good and lacking in nuts and spice had it in Turkey and Greece so know what it should taste like Everything excellent

Overall: 9/10
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May 09, 2023
Andrea G.
Very welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and great value for money.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 12, 2023
Richard C.
Delicious food and great service!

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 28, 2023
Jeremy M.
Food was very tasty & service excellent. If anything, we could have done with more time between courses & at the start to have drink as felt slightly rushed.

Overall: 8/10
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Ambience: 7/10
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Sep 12, 2023
Susan S.
this was only our 2nd time at Mardini, and was a night out with old friends. It was a quiet night, but the staff were excellent and informative and the food was spot-on, and everyone enjoyed the night.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 7/10
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May 28, 2023
Richard A.
needs blinds on the windows .its like being in a goldfish bowl but the food is great

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 24, 2023
Joy G.
I do hope that this restaurant takes off. It was very quiet when we were there (hence the ambience score) but the food is good, service good and prices very reasonable. What’s not to like?

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 20, 2023
Elaine C.
For a cafe running on a cook and one front of house manager the service was prompt and polite. The front of house person also prepared the very delicious bread which accompanied our starters. The main courses of salmon and chicken in a cream sauce were lovely. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 09, 2023
Richard P.
The front-of-house member of staff was excellent, he made us feel welcome and was attentive throughout. We shared a mixed dip as a starter which was nicely presented and tasty. The mixed grill is served with rice and salad. Unusually, the restaurant was fairly quiet but the ambience was fine. We will visit again.

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 20, 2023
Jon b.
Very good, although not many vegetarian main course options.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Mar 04, 2024
Nick M.
Warm friendly place, great food, lovely staff and the good SO TASTY. We will return, soon.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2024
Linda P.
Four of us ate here on a Friday evening in January, had booked the table for 8o’clock and felt disappointed for us and the restaurant owners that there were only 2 or 3 other tables occupied when we arrived and we were almost on our own by the time we were eating. The food was good although one of our group felt the description of his dish could’ve been more accurate (the bread was in the dish, not with it!) otherwise all good. Would definitely eat here again .

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 18, 2023
Bernadette B.
Ordered the lamb, a bit tasteless. Salad was fresh and tasty. Coffee was instant, a bit of a surprise for a Turkish restaurant, expected it to be proper fresh ground