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Sofie's Greek Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Balmain
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386 Darling St | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 95557744
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Today
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family run business with great food! Love the lamb and the lemon potatoes - always order this!! Eggplant stack is pretty good too and give the haloumi bread a try. Always a good meal.

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Thank Joseph L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday at this restaurant and from the first phone call every little detail was taken care of. With a group of 20, Sofie and her husband made sure we were well taken care of through out the evening. The food was fantastic and the added entertainment of the belly dancers topped of a great evening.... More 

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Thank bdee68
Leichhardt, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were there to celebrate my birthday and had banquet 2. Fresh quality food to impress came out right from the start.. coming from a Greek background.. standards were set high. The trio of dips were bursting with flavor, the haloumi with figs a marriage made In heaven, the chicken souvlakia so moist and tender.. the lamb shoulder.. was falling... More 

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Thank theofili75
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across Sofie's with the family last night while looking for somewhere to eat after a very long day of sightseeing. Lucky for us they had a table for four available. We had banquet 3 and the food was delicious and fresh, with perfect timing between the dishes. Wish we lived here as we'd definitely be regulars.

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Thank Trish S
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We popped down for dinner mid-week and had a really tasty meal. The halumi with fig confit was lovely, the white bait too and the lamb skewers were cooked to perfection. The desert with three dishes is a good choice as you can try a little bit of everything. A Sofie is what really makes it, she's awesome :) Really... More 

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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We were there to celebrate an 18th birthday. Slightly disappointed that we had to have the banquet when there was only 7 of us, reasonably priced however we would like to have had different food. We will go again with less people. Such an enjoyable night, the belly dancer & some Greek dancing. Service friendly & efficient, they even appeared... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were visiting from out of town for work and this was a great place to visit. The service was so great - nothing was missed. We began with a cocktail and chose the banquet. We did not regret having the banquet, everything was delicious and for $48 it was value for money especially for the quality. After dinner we... More 

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Thank MimiFlorence23
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This restaurant is awesome - a wonderful modern twist on your favorite traditional dishes. We were worried that it would be the usual noisy,Greece dancing, plate-smashing affair, but this restaurant sits discreetly on the first floor of Darling St, and is just right in terms of ambiance and atmosphere. Sofie is great fun, very attentive and is happy to recommend... More 

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Thank Bertiebertram
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Such a great dinner experience. Sofie was absolutely lovely. Our meals were delicious and bought out promptly. Will be adding this place to our Saturday night dinners

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Thank Beck R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had our sons 21st family dinner at Sophies. the food was delicious and plentiful there were 16 of us and nobody went hungry. Our host Sophie was warm and friendly it did not feel like a restaurant , more like a friends place. we will all be going back again and recommend it to everyone we know Deb &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 24
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 386 Darling St | Upstairs, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 95557744
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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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 commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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