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£3 - £15
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We’ve been here a few times now. Every time we have been we’ve asked for salmon and they never have it in, (maybe they should take it off the menu). We had king prawns for starter it was very salty! We both had Adana for...mains. The meat was very tender but was also salty. The girl serving us was very nice and friendly. No Turkish tea! The restaurant felt very cold last night.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Walked into the restaurant got seated and the young lady took our drinks order, the drinks arrived straight away, we was then left 25mins for our food order and the only reason it wasn't longer is because we asked them to take our order, in...this 25min we were waiting one of waitresses was sat on her phone on 3 separate occasions which got me quite annoyed, once the order was taken the food didn't take long to come. The quality of the food was mediocre at best, after we finished our meal they cleared the table and within a couple of minutes the bill was brought over to us (id not asked for it) then they were straight over with the card machine (id not asked for that either? We won't be going back there in a rushMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

Still the king! Incredibly consistent, superb beautiful healthy food. Very polite waitresses, I would have took a photo of it but it wasn’t around long.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Absolutely Beautiful!! We had a shared mixed grill and it was to die for. The food was high quality which was cooked to perfection. I cannot wait to go again. Wow.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent service, fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere. Was a bit weary about the recent reviews but the food was brilliant from start to finish.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Beautiful food as always, we’ve been quite a few time and never had an issue but tonight’s meal is the best we’ve ever had. Staff can’t do enough for you and are very friendly and welcoming and the food and atmosphere is just like being...in Turkey. Highly recommend xMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

best turkish restaurant in yorkshire i been there 5 times never disappointed the food and service amazing best mix grill ever

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

We have visited Elif many times and always had a great experience, not sure if the restaurant has new owners but the standard had dropped dramatically, we selected a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc from the wine list at £22 a bottle, we were...served a Spanish sauvignon that you would be disappointed if you paid more than £4 in a supermarket! The food was not up to previous standards and the side salads were very lacking, We were never asked if we would like more drinks and plates were removed whilst people were still eating! our bill then arrived without even asking if we would like desserts! overall very disappointing and a real shame if previous standards cant be met.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

Poor service, poor product knowledge, worst of all arrogance for the ‘owner’. Asked what was the wine, the staff couldn’t tell what the label was. When eventually brought it, it was a Lidl £4 bottle of wine, they sell at £20. Wife’s food was just...warm, when pointed this out , it took Mr Arrogant five minutes to come to our table. He merely shrugged his shoulders and said everybody’s meal was cooked at the same time. He didn’t offer any apology, or offer to warm it up. This apart, the food was good. But, the staff need a shake up.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

Disappointing. Really looked forward to it but it was pretty poor. The lamb skewer was rare which we were never asked about. We ordered a starter but never received it and didn’t realise we weren’t getting it until the main came out. When the bill...came, the starter that we didn’t get was on it as well as a meal we didn’t have. One part of the meal which we didn’t realise wasn’t the one we’d ordered was charged at full price because “we’d eaten it” despite us not knowing it was wrong because as is standard, they’d taken the menus away. Despite this explanation and their error, nothing was offered for the mistake or for the meat spilling blood that I hadn’t asked for nor had I eaten. When we questioned it, it took 4 people having a huddled discussion for nearly ten mins while our taxi waited outside before I had to approach them to let them know I needed to leave. Even after all this time, they still managed to get it wrong but had to pay the full bill so as not to lose a taxi. Nothing offered despite the shocking service. Really sorry to say we won’t be coming back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Came with friends, sat down, wait staff were very polite, was busy aswell so was expecting a bit of a wait for food. Ordered starters and mains, drinks arrived promptly. However 45 minute wait for three plates of Hummus, not enough bread and a plate...of chicken strips? Not only that but a table seated after us, ordered after us and got served their food before us. That's an instant no-no in my book. Food was nice however, if not over priced. Then the mains came soon after, most of them at least. All of us had nearly finished our food before my wife even received hers, said her chicken dish will be out in 2 minutes, 15 minutes later I had to chase. They definitely forgot, so she had to sit there watching her friends eat their meals, then had to eat hers after everyone else had finished. My friends are regulars too so you'd have thought we'd have had better service than this, but all in all, nice food, poor service and over priced. Probably won't be making a trip back here.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023

Went with friends and had a great night. The food was absolutely amazing and as we all had different food, no one had a bad word to say. It was cooked to perfection. It is a small venue with seating close together and is noisy...when full but that adds to the atmosphere. You can see you meals being prepared as it has an open kitchen. Very reasonably priced too, considering how good the food is and the choices. Would recommend this to anyone - in fact, it won't be long before we will be going again.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Have always loved elif but what a strange visit. Arrived and we were the only people in the restaurant. The man serving us main approach was to insult us, call one of us boring for not drinking but then proceeded to tell us he just...drunk drove and nothing wrong with that (he wasn’t joking) Took ages to take our food order, insulted us again. I then saw him get a bottle of water and wash his face with it but then not wash his hands after Food came and it was delicious as normal, couldn’t fault it. Service was awful though, never got offered another drink and we actually had to walk up to pay as he had no intention of coming to our table. He rounded up our bill without asking which usually I don’t mind but I tip for service not to be insultedMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2023

This has to be my favourite restaurant in Yorkshire. Great food--either the mixed grill or the grilled lamb chops are amazing. Always a nice salad and bulgur wheat. Staff always welcoming and friendly and cannot do enough for you.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

I had been meaning to book for a meal there for some time and finally managed to go tonight with a friend. Safe to say that I won't be returning. The food and service was very poor. We ordered one main to share and a...few meze dishes. The falafel was atrocious, it was dry, burnt and tasteless. My friend said that the vine leaves had fizzy taste to them. All of it was below average. The service was very rushed and they couldn't wait for you to pay and leave. There was not gratitude for the buisness. Really disappointedMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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ELIF TURKISH BARBECUE RESTAURANT, Rotherham - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Elif Turkish Barbecue Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5