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All reviews dolmades lamb octopus skewers salad food was amazing generous portions set menu a great evening friendly service sophie banquet figs dishes loukoumades aerated yum
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

Delightful - searched on Google for the best restaurant in Balmain, and we were not disappointed. It was packed with laughter and joy. Delicious fresh Octopus with subtle coriander and herb sauce is not to be missed, but the Lamb Slow Roasted Shoulder was simply...the best! This dish is worth coming from a very long distance to enjoy, along with the relaxed authentic Greek feel.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

This restaurant is a gem and a must-visit for anyone in search of wholesome & delicious Greek food. Quality ingredients, generous portions at reasonable prices. This was seriously the best meal we've had out in a very long time.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2022

We went for Father's Day and had the set menu. We were looking for something special for the occasion and were not disappointed. There wasn't anything we didn't like, simply delicious. The kids loved the flat breads and taramasalata asking for more which was happily...provided. There was nothing on the menu that wasn't good. We rolled out of there stuffed and would be happy to make the 2.5 hour round trip again, just not as often as we'd like.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2022

Chose this restaurant at random because it had an appealing menu. It was fabulous. From the warm welcome on arrival, the friendly service and the wonderful, appetising food it made for the perfect night out.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2022

Thank you Linda your review is brilliant. We look forward to impressing you again soon. Sofie

Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Wow, the most authentic, cosy, friendly Greek restaurant in the Southern Hemisphere. Every meal was so tasty and brilliantly presented. Sofìe, our host accommodated all our culinary desires. Peter the chef presented the best traditional Greek delights. We priced, excellent value. I will be coming...back for years. Gold Medal for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2022

Thank you so very very much. We love that you loved our food and service and look forward to spoiling you again. Sofie

Reviewed 17 June 2022 via mobile

Delicious, fresh Greek food that tastes homemade. Friendly, warm service. Nice cocktails. We shared some mezes, and 5 mezes were enough for 2 people. Prawn saganaki was a winner.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2022

I love that you have dined with us on many occasions. Love your review. Sofie

Reviewed 14 May 2022 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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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2022

Thank you Germina for taking the time to do a review. Thank you thank you Sofie

Reviewed 9 May 2022

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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Sofia M, Owner at Sofie's Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2022

Thank you for taking the time. Just now found your review and hence replying late. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers Sofie

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

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4