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Sofie's Greek Restaurant

386 Darling Street | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 95557744
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“dolmades” (4 reviews)
“donut balls” (2 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
386 Darling Street | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Sofia’s, the food was amazing and the service was great. We will be visiting again.

Thank timbleton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to Sofie's Greek Restaurant and once again we weren't disappointed. Food was amazing, the stuffed squid & the lamb shoulder were to die for. Peter's service was great. Thank you so much for a great lunch.

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents had their combined 50th at Sofie's and it was very successful. We went with a set menu and there was plenty of food. They were very accomodating to us and the service was excellent. The food was pretty tasty.

Thank Georgia W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fantastic Greek food in a great atmosphere in the middle of Balmain The menu has all the traditional Greek fare but it is all cooked excellently. the banquet gives you a taste of all the dishes and the opportunity to share good food with good...More

Thank Brad A
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is the best Greek restaurant in Sydney. Great food and service. Make sure you have the dolmades.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had no booking and although very busy they seated us within what seemed like minutes. The meals were a good size with the traditional Souvlakia a favorite of all, teamed with a fresh and vibrant salad and soft tender calamari. Yum. Will visit again...More

Thank Spech_Brick
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Sofie's has a beautiful atmosphere, it was our 29th Wedding Anniversary and we both wanted Greek lamb, my wife & I were so happy when our plates arrived, we were in heaven. Absolutely the best I have tasted & literally fell off the bone, we...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had the most wonderful dinner at Sofie's. We had the Banquet #1, and for the 4 of us, there was so much food! The highlight was the melt in the mouth, slow roasted Greek lamb shoulder, as well as the crunchy Kotopita Chicken pastries....More

Thank Beachgoer888
Reviewed 2 August 2017

From the moment I booked, I knew we would have a great time here. Sofie was very attentive and communicative in helping organise the double birthday Celebrations. We had some wonderful food. Everyone was so full and enjoyed the delicious dips, lamb, and chicken. The...More

Thank Emmybs
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Was there for lunch and had a banquet! For starters, pita bread with a trio of dips; fish roe paté - nostalgic sea flavour, beetroot - for those who love a trickle of wine in their dips, and tzatziki - which provides freshness. Then halloumi...More

Thank Kenn K
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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7 March 2017|
Response from Trish S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were staying locally so walked, however there is on-street parking in the area. There's also plenty of little side streets you could probably park down.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 386 Darling Street | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 95557744
  • E-mail
Sofie's was first established in 1977 and in January 2010 Sofie & husband Peter, re-opened the restaurant. Smashed plates from Greek restaurants around the world adorn the walls making the decor stylish and fun! The blue room which holds 20 people sit-down, has a comforting palette of rich vibrant coloured cushions, silk walls, candle light and is separated from the main restaurant by silky sheer curtains. In total, Sofie's can accommodate up to 84 sit-down (120 cocktail style) patrons. Saturday evenings you will be entertained by a Greek Tsifteteli belly dancing floor show. Sofie's stylish and very talented Greek Belly dancers create a wonderful atmosphere that you won't forget. Our family run business is about breaking bread with family & friends You will enjoy traditional Greek cooking and exciting contemporary creations. Everything is cooked on our premises using quality ingredients and seasonal fresh produce. We (Sofie & Peter) strive to achieve excellence in food and service. Between us we have been in hospitality for more than 30 years as restaurateurs and events management. The atmosphere is perfect for couples wanting a romantic dinner for two and larger groups. Weddings, birthdays, christenings, anniversaries.....our space is great for a gathering of friends and families. When you're with us you'll feel like you're at home. We love entertaining and will take any opportunity to do so. If your celebration is important to you, it's important to us.
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