Efes 2 is a atmospheric and animated Turkish restaurant that is a fun place for parties and nights out with friends. Located in the heart of the West End in Great Portland Street, this colourful and cosy eatery is decorated with blue ceilings, Turkish lamps, lemon-coloured walls and wooden furniture, and Efes 2 has a basement dining room which hosts live entertainment and belly dancers every week. The menu is filled with a selection of crowd-pleasing kebabs, steaks, and meze platters – we love the aubergines stuffed with onions, tomatoes, parsley and garlic; the charcoal-grilled leg of chicken marinated, rolled and skewered with peppers and mushrooms; and the diced lamb and onion kebab.
Venue Details & Map
175-177 Great Portland StreetMaryleboneLondonW1W 5PJ
- Public transport:
- Great Portland Street, Underground
Good food. We haven't managed to eat our large portions a took them with us. I enjoyed the Turkish food and good atmosphere. Not a fancy restaurant, but good place for hungry people...more
I visited this restaurant for the first time earlier this week. I found the waitstaff to be incredibly unprofessional, if not hostile and racist, and the food to be subpar (unsurprisingly, they got our order wrong as well).
After having been in the restaurant for ten minutes, the singer (in the downstairs seating area) came up to me and asked where I was from, to which I replied New York....more
Fantastic. I've been a stickler for food in this city, but I've had the best lamb chops of my life here. If you're a group of three, order the mix platter and just sit back.
The kabobs are full and filling. I prefer them in a wrap over a pita. Overall, great service, nice people, cool outdoor seating and indoor vibe.
Like this place a lotmore
Maybe I was hungry. Maybe I was tired. Maybe I was just craving a bit of familiarity after a week of work travel. Maybe. I don't know. Whatever, this place is getting four shiny stars from me when others are giving it less. It is round the corner from my work's London office and across the road from the hotel so I've been here a good few times, both to eat-in or to takeaway. It is always...more
Delicious Kabobs! I order the chicken box, which came with veggies, rice, pita, and sauces. As soon as I ordered, the raw chicken was thrown on the grill to sizzle for ten-fiften minutes. It's very fresh. I might say it's one of the best chicken kabobs I ever had. The outside was crispy due to the slight char marks, and the inside was moist and tender. Very delicious and full of flavor. It...more