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Efes Restaurant

1 Whitechapel Road | Near Aldgate East Tube Station, London E1 6TY, England
+44 20 7377 9255
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (30 reviews)
“bread” (44 reviews)
“rice” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Whitechapel Road | Near Aldgate East Tube Station, London E1 6TY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Efes restaurant for dinner, myself and 2 colleagues. We had a drink in the bar near here and decided to get dinner here. Food was nice, as one of my colleagues mentioned, there is a lot of meat, however the service is...More

Thank NeilHurst
Reviewed 4 days ago

The purpose of going out with friends to have dinner is not just the food, but to have a good time out as well! Me and my 5 girls were laughing and having a good time enjoying the food. THEN, they brought us the bill...More

Thank Joanna E
Sait U, Manager at Efes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear customer, Firstly as the manager I would like to apologise for the problem you may have had on this particular day. I would like to point out a few things but before I do I would like for you to understand what I state...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there last night with family, took ages to order and when did it was hard communicating with the waiter/ manager. Waited ages for food and when the bill arrived had the cheek to add service charge on. Management needs to write down service charge...More

Thank food f
Sait U, General Manager at Efes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer Firstly I would like to start by saying I am sorry for this experience you have had and would like to assist in finding out a solution in the best way possible. Secondly I would like to state that by law in this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good portion size and staff are very nice Nice place to eat at, nice atmosphere, good music. Lady called Jolanda is very nice you'd be in for a treat if she's there

Thank jazzyxxjazzy
Sait U, General Manager at Efes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I will personally see to it that jolanda sees this review. Thank you for dining with us and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bland food, terrible service. Had a card machine thrust in our faces when we hadn’t even finished our food. Waiters were unbelievably rude. Avoid like the plague

1  Thank vintage_locket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've heard good things about this restaurant, however, my food experience was underwhelming. The starters were ok. I just don't think the price for them was justified considering my calamari came from frozen in their basement. I ordered a mixed grill dish that came with...More

Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is classic Turkish menu - no messing about. Crisp, fresh salads and fluffy warm bread. Freshly cooked meats and kebabs have a savoury charcoal cooked flavour and taste very authentic. The waiting staff are friendly and welcoming. Really good selection of juices and...More

Thank ThisIsEmma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time, but being vegetarian, wasn't sure of the options, Was pleasantly surprised with the vegetarian options. Ordered a veg mezze platter which came with freshly baked bread. Liked the aubergine, falafel and humus. Found...More

Thank Chetna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had walked past this place many times and it was always full so this time we thought we would try it.The 3 of us were seated promptly and menus provided quickly. The staff were all very efficient to the point of being over zealous!...More

Thank Lunchinparis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful food at affordable prices, great atmosphere and excellent staff - we had a thoroughly enjoyable family lunch. The range of starters is fantastic - I recommend all of them!

Thank JimF1686
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16 June 2018|
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Response from 492nicd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea
2 April 2018|
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Response from Sait U | Property representative |
Yes. Hfa
Lynn V
1 June 2017|
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Response from Bridget C | Reviewed this property |
I think only tea, coffee and soft drinks but this might be because they don't have a licence. It may be that you can take your own bottle of wine or beer but you would need to ring and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Whitechapel Road | Near Aldgate East Tube Station, London E1 6TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7377 9255
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