Strolling past Ephesus you’re reminded almost of a sea town cottage, so charming is its elegant exterior. This Morpeth restaurant serves great Turkish cuisine in a setting that is simple, relaxed and welcoming. It’s excellently located, too – right in the heart of Morpeth on Bridge Street – and named after the ancient Turkish city of Ephesus. The menu is packed with authentic Mediterranean flavours and it’s all made fresh to order, think hot and cold meze, fresh meat skewers from the barbecue, zingy salads and some curious baklava for afters – this is food that will make you smile. If you’re in Morpeth and you like Turkish cooking, Ephesus Restaurant is not to be missed. Reserve your table now to avoid disappointment!
Turkish cuisine has found a worthy home at Ephesus Restaurant on Bridge Street in Morpeth town centre. As we mentioned, the name comes from the ancient import city of Efes on the Aegean coast of Turkey, close to where Izmir is located nowadays, the food offering at Ephesus Restaurant harks back to simpler times, honouring age-old recipes and cooking methods. Ideal for vegetarians and vegans, you will find endless vegetable-based options on the menu as well as a handful of dishes that can be altered for those on gluten free diets.
If you’re heading to Ephesus Restaurant in Morpeth town centre with a gang of friends or family, there is truly nothing better than kicking things off with a selection of hot and cold mezze plates to share. Choose from options such as feta salad with fresh parsley and cucumber, fresh babaganush made from chargrilled aubergine with garlic and tahini, peynirli borek (deep fried filo pastries stuffed with feta cheese), humus kavurma of diced lamb pan-fried and served on a bed of hummus. For the main event at Ephesus Restaurant you can expect to tuck into Turkish delights such as chargrilled chicken shish, levrek/i> (whole grilled sea bass marinated in lemon and olive oil) and incik slow-roasted lamb shanks in a special tomato sauce with carrots and potatoes. With all this and more on offer, you’d best be running along to Ephesus Restaurant in Morpeth immediately!
We had a great experience, the food was lush, had the mixed grill. The staff were lovely too
Lovely food, with a good selection of very authentic dishes. Service is prompt and very friendly. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine.
As always this is a great little restaurant with fantastic food, excellent staff and great atmosphere. The staff are very friendly too. Can't wait to go back
Delicious food and very attentive staff. Restaurant was busy but food was served quickly. Highly recommended for couples or groups. Leave room for a dessert of 2!
2nd rime hear and just as gorgeous . Took my husbands parents for there anniversary . It was quite busy but our table was ready and we were seated by friendly staff our drinks orders taken . Then staff available as soon as we were ready to order . We were brought a bowl of warm herb bread and olives and soft cheese on the house as you wait for your meal it was delicious piping hot and plenty of it and it tasted gorgeous every one was really pleased. The deserts were delicious too i cant fault any part it was a excellent experience from start to finish the bill comes in a little wooden chest with some delicious turkish delight on a plate little things add to the experience will definatly be back thankyou for a wonderful meal.
Amazing from walking through the door you are made to feel welcome nice decor friendly staff service very quick and the food was gorgeous everything is well made fresh and mouthwatering im on crutches and they did everything they could to help me it was our first time here but wont be our last we will be taking family members so they can enjoy ephesus too this place is a hidden gem i think its lovely and we will be regulars from now on . Excellent place to eat .
The food was amazing and the staff were really friendly. The food was served really quickly but not so much that you felt hurried or overwhelmed. We had the full 3 courses and were absolutely stuffed and thoroughly enjoyed the night. If i had to find a criticism it would be a slight language barrier where we ordered a rasberry gin and got something else and chicken sish but got lamb. Regardless it was all lovely and they were apologetic and did offer to change.
I went with 2 friends having only eaten Turkish food in Turkey I was most pleasantly surprised a lot of restaurants tend to make a watered down version of the true home cooked food for the English palate Not so Ephesus what we ate was truly home made Turkish food we loved it and will be most definitely returning again and again and the prices are excellent a thoroughly enjoyable meal also the staff are very helpful and attentive definitely a most enjoyable experience
Really friendly and helpful staff. Food was quick to arrive and excellent. Only negative comment would be that a friend had a glass of the house white wine and it was awful (we all had a taste to confirm!) It seemed quiet for a Friday night and we were the last to leave (staff were literally leaving as we left) and it was only 9.30 which seems a shame. Would definitely recommend it based on food and great service.
1st visit but was not disappointed. We were a party of 4 and although busy, we were seated very quickly. The service was excellent and food was outstanding. The 4 of us shared the hot and cold meze starters and all had separate mains, all of which were really good. We will definitely be back to taste more of the menu.