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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
PRICE RANGE
USD 9 - USD 23
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews dolmades greek salad lamb octopus skewers food was amazing will definately be back generous portions a great evening service was excellent darling street sophie banquet dishes figs trio loukoumades
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great place and extremely friendly service. Food wax perfectly cooked and fresh. I highly recommend the char grilled octopus.l (and lamb skewer).

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stumbled upon Sofie's by chance when casually googling a restaurant for the evening. It was the best click-and-book we've made in a long time. We went with two other friends and from the moment we climbed the stairs we felt like...we'd entered the home of a friend. It's so cosy and the service was impeccable. Sofie herself came to our table to recommend dishes and we enjoyed chatting to her and finding out the history of the restaurant that she's been running for many years. We were happy to take her recommendation and go for the banquet and she was very happy to accommodate my non-lamb eating and substitute the dish with delicious chicken skewers just for me. But the portion was so generous — as were they all — that everybody else at the table had some too. Everything we had was yummy and it really felt like we were being treated to the very best home-made Greek cooking. Definitely made with love and a smile! It was a great evening and we left feeling very full and happy and extremely pleased with the value for money. We will return!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a meal out enough to feel compelled to write a review. We loved every bit of our evening at this Balmain gem. Could not fault the quality, freshness and taste of the food nor the elegant decor...and ambiance that accompanied it. The halloumi with Chef Peter’s own macerated figs was nothing short of a taste sensation. Standards like dolmades were somehow elevated to something even better and we thorough enjoyed the lamb skewers, fig salad and whitebait fritters. We finished off with the filo wrapped semolina which was made fresh - impressive! We felt very special being served by the owner Sophie and will definitely be back - thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

I recently dined here with my husband and children. The service was very friendly and the food was amazing, with generous seres of food. We had several of the meze, including the calamari and the prawns saganaki, as well as chicken souvlakia with salad and...vegetables. My children, who are usually very fussy with food, ate everything. We had loukoumades (Greek doughnuts) for dessert, after which one of my sons declared that these had now 'spoiled doughnuts forever' for him. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2022

I loved what your son said about the loukoumades. You have a beautiful family and it was a pleasure to serve you. See you soon. Sofie

Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

This is Greek food made with love, tradition and a bit of a twist. We had the buffet. The food was plentiful and flavourful. Loved it all. Also service was excellent with owner present ant attentive. We had a lovely time. Seats comfortable atmosphere lovely...and pretty view. Well done!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Peter M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2021

Thank you Moulo. You have made our day. Reviews are so very welcome. Hope your week is brilliant.

Reviewed 25 November 2021

Had dinner here with husband and a friend. Sophie made us feel very welcome. the food was delicious. Great night out.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peter M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Enjoy your weekend.

Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Upstairs off Darling Street- a hidden gem! Outstanding food and thoughtful service. Generosity of food and spirit that made every minute an unexpected joy. The lamb, dips and calamari were standouts...

Date of visit: May 2021
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Peter M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2021

Thank you for your review. Only today realised that I had not responded. We are grateful you have taken the time. See you again soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2021

This place is tasty tasty tasty. We loved all of the food but particularly the lamb, the trio of dips, the calamari and the greek salad. Will definately be back. Highly recommend. Go go and just go!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Peter M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2021

Buffy I love your go go and just go! Thank you very much. We will see you soon. Sofie

Reviewed 16 April 2021

very friendly restaurant serving excellent Greek style food. Great to find such a good owner operated restaurant

Date of visit: April 2021
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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2021

Thank you Keith for taking the time to review us. See again soon. Sofie

Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Wonderful food, friendly service and cosy atmosphere. Generous portions and lots of choice we had a lovely evening thank you !!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time come back soon. Sofie

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Parking is difficult on a weekend and might require searching back streets until you get lucky. There is usually space but it might require a 5-10 minute walk at busy times.
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Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4