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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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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dolmades” (4 reviews)
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
“donut balls” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
386 Darling Street | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked as a try for arranging a dinner group outing. Food was great. Had 3 entrees each of which was beautifully presented and really tasty. Can't recall the greek names but they were the dolmades, the white bait and the chicken in pastry. All were...More

Thank Serge C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Sofie , Peter & team. Your beautiful food , Outstanding customer service, warm and welcoming restaurant made my mums birthday a very successful and memorable night . Our guessts were impressed with absolutely every thing and the guest of honour “Our special Mum...More

1  Thank Vicki d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will get a friendly welcome & polite. You will be treated with respect. Food is truly Greek Style Friendly welcome by the owner Sophie, Great service & the food is truly Greek style. Delicious and satisfying.

Thank Laurie Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly service, good food....Sofie is a doll. The Horiatiki Greek salad was wonderful, and the atmosphere is great. The Baklava that Sofie makes with her husband is “out of this world”. Our family would go back in a heartbeat. Thx Sofie, we loved it!!!

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We've been going to Sofie's for a number of years and the food has always been consistenly good. Their banquet is really good value & solves the problem of deciding which of their great meals to have - if you can finish it all! They...More

Thank Iffy2017
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Came here with some friends and were treated with fantastic service. Sofie was very hospitable and so friendly.

Thank sfh2008
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had been to Sophie's many years ago in its old location so decided to come back. It was a fun evening enjoying great food, wine, friends company and the Staff's attentive service. We generally do not go for the Buffet but it was suggested...More

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Great meal and Sofie was very welcoming, food was amazing and the banquet highly recommended. Only small criticism was the lack of info on the website as to it being BYO, in the end we took a punt and did BYO as we had some...More

Thank Aotearoa2
Reviewed 13 March 2018

All dishes we ordered were really flavoursome. Traditional must-have options, really well presented. My personal fav is the veggie moussaka. Stuff yourself with one! A great place, where you receive a family-like welcome from the owner to top off the great service and atmosphere.

Thank heidi7bain
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Now being fairly regular, Sophie greets us like family. We are a group of about 25 and have the banquet which is absolutely fabulous. The final dish is the roast lamb which just falls off the bone and is absolutely stunning. The service is impeccable...More

Thank Gary B
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Balmain
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
...More
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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