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Grand Didyma

City CentreTurkish££££
Excellent
5.1/6
13 Reviews
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About Grand Didyma

Right in the heart of Sunderland’s City Centre, you can experience a taste of Turkey at Grand Didyma on John Street. With its warm and cosy decor and authentic Turkish cuisine cooked from scratch, you’ll feel right at home. Start off by sharing some meze like the halloumi or calamari rings before tucking into some mouthwatering meats cooked to perfection on the charcoal grill, some fresh fish or seafood, or another Turkish favourite like the vegetable moussaka or the kleftiko (lamb shank slowly cooked in the oven with the chef's special sauce, served with mashed potato). To guarantee a table at this Turkish gem, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Address

Grand Didyma
18 John Street, City Centre
Sunderland SR1 1HT

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Kisir

Crushed bulgar wheat with chopped onions, celery, peppers, tomato, walnuts & dressed with olive oil and lemon juice
£3.95

Mitti Kofte

Fried lamb meatballs served in a mild spicy tomato sauce
£4.75

Anarvut Cigeri

Diced lambs liver lightly covered in flour, paprika & herbs, fried & served with onion salad
£4.95
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Mains

Kleftico

Lamb shank slowly cooked in oven with the chefs special sauce, served with mashed potato
£12.95

Mousakka

Layers of minced lamb, potatoes, aubergines, courgettes, cream sauce, topped with cheddar cheese, served with rice and salad
£9.95

Seafood Guvec

King Prawns, cod & mussels cooked in an individual clay dish with tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms & garlic, served with rice
£13.95

Yaplak Samara

Stuffed vine leaves served with tomato and yogurt
£8.95
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Grill

Adana

Minced lamb blended with herbs and spices formed on skewers and chargrilled
£9.95

Chicken wings

Marinated chicken wings & chargrilled
£9.95

Mixed Shish

Marinated chunks of chicken breast & lamb on skewers & chargrilled
£10.95
Don't miss out on a table!

13 Grand Didyma Reviews

Excellent
5.1/6
13 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Atmosphere:Excellent
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"Excellent"6/6
Gemma C.7 months ago · 0 reviews

A great restaurant. We have visited Grand Didyma about 6 times now and always been great service and gorgeous food. Highly recommend this place to anyone

"Excellent"6/6
Kaye B.9 months ago · 0 reviews

We went for lunch, we had amazing food and the service was fantastic, as well as being great value for money. Can't wait to return.

"Excellent"6/6
Gavin K.a year ago · 0 reviews

This is an mazing restaurant, very friendly staff, they cant help you enough. The food sensational always cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend a visit.

"Excellent"6/6
Jane D.a year ago · 0 reviews

This is a really great restaurant, which serves excellent food. The staff are very friendly, the decor is lovely and it has a nice atmosphere. We have eaten here a few times and cannot fault it at all.

"Excellent"6/6
Keira W.a year ago · 0 reviews

Grand Didyma, well what can I say. Beautiful food and fantastic service. Huge portions, exceptional value for money. Will be going back again soon :)

"Great"5/6
vincent O.9 months ago · 0 reviews

The staff were lovely and helpfully, we were seated in our own booth which was a really nice touch, there was a great choice of food which when it came out was piping hot and plentiful. Try the fried mozzarella and ice cream its delicious. Definitely will be returning

"Great"5/6
Adam T.a year ago · 0 reviews

Lovely meal. Staff very friendly and food plentiful and tasty. The lamb just fell apart. Only minor downside was the atmosphere but it was late afternoon on a Sunday so we weren't expecting it to be busy. Will have to give it another go one Saturday night.

"Excellent"6/6
trevor d.a year ago · 0 reviews

Sweet food clean and quiet enviroment polite staff not expensive highly recommend you try this place out we will def use them again top class

"Great"5/6
Barbara P.a year ago · 0 reviews

The food was delicious but quite a few dishes were unavailable. The service was polite and friendly but the waitress seemed unsure of some of the items on the menu.

"Great"5/6
Steven B.10 months ago · 0 reviews

Lovely food and reasonably priced, would happily return for another meal. Staff were polite and offered recommendations when unsure what to order. All in all another nice restaurant in Sunderland

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