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Ephesus Restaurant

Town Centre · Turkish · ££££
70 Reviews

About Ephesus Restaurant

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!


Ephesus Restaurant
71 Bridge Street, Town Centre
Morpeth NE61 1PQ

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Feta Salad

Feta cheese, tomatoes, onion, pepper, cucumber & parsley dressed in olive oil

Shepperd Salad

Onion, pepper, cucumber & parsley dressed in olive oil


Iskender Chicken / Adana

Choose from chargrilled Adana, lamb shish or chicken shish served with bread cubes covered with a special tomato sauce flavoured with butter and mint. Served with yoghurt and rice


Layer of aubergines, courgettes, potatoes and lamb mince topped with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce


Minced lamb blended with herbs and spices formed on skewer then chargrilled, wrapped with flat bread and topped with a special tomato sauce



Many layers of ffilo pastry baked with pistachio and butter then soaked in syrup


Home made rice pudding

Chocolate Cake

Cassic rich chocolate cake. Served with a chocolate sauce

More about Ephesus Restaurant, Morpeth

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!

70 Ephesus Restaurant Reviews

Paul S.6 days ago · 1 review

First time at Ephesus, the reception was warm and friendly, food was as good as anything I've had in Turkey. I would recommend with out hesitation

sue S.11 days ago · 1 review

The food is excellent, authentic and well presented. The staff are warm and welcoming. My family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We will definitely return.

Wendy H.20 days ago · 1 review

Lovely staff, excellent food, had a really nice night. Would definitely recommend and return in the future. Prices are very reasonable and decent size portions

Gail P.a month ago · 1 review

Absolutely fantastic food and great staff Will definitely be returning excellent atmosphere and always a warm welcome Fast efficient service and just the right amount of time between courses Thankyou

Zoe M.10 months ago · 2 reviews

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.

Zoe M.a year ago · 2 reviews

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 .

Chris W.6 months ago · 1 review

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

Toni M.3 months ago · 1 review

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.

Emma H.a year ago · 1 review

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.

alison c.a month ago · 1 review

This was our first visit to this restaurant and it won't be our last. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and very authentic and of course the Efes draught brings back all the holiday memories. I was even checking the menu for my next visit before I left.

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