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Marmara Restaurant, Melbourne, VIC

Marmara Restaurant

4.4
4.4
115 Reviews
$40 and under
Turkish
Take a trip down to the vibrant Windsor end of the street and you’ll find a little piece of Turkey in the form of Marmara Restaurant, one of Australia’s longest-standing Turkish restaurants. Established all the way back in 1980, Marmara is well versed in serving up delicious grilled meats, mezze, Turkish pides and more to the people of Windsor. We recommend heading over and trying one of two banquets on offer, a fine selection of Marmara's finest home made dips, side dishes, seafood and grills including iskender, lamb fillets, chicken fillets and lamb cutlets. Vegetarians will find plenty of choice too. Amazing colourful and cosy ambience unlike any other Turkish restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9510 6944

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Windsor

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • BANQUET REQUIRED FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE

    A$54.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Groups of 6 or more are required to dine on our $54.50pp or $64.50pp banquets on Friday and Saturday nights. We are able to cater for different dietary requirements as part of the Banquets.

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

  • Inner City South

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. SD

    SimonD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Classic Banquet. Good value and filling. Great rich flavours. Wonderful ambience and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
  2. NS

    NarelleS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely authentic Turkish food in a really buzzy location on Chapel Street.
  3. MJ

    MaryJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A nice restaurant and the food was good. the only gripe was the waiter kept wanting to take a plate away which we had not finished. It got a little annoying when this happened 3 times. The ambiance was nice.
  4. r

    rayd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming here 34 years and constantly getting better. Meat, salads and dips amazing. Tried the calamari last night which was fab. Can’t believe we don’t come more often. Need to support local.
  5. CS

    CathrynS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A long time favourite -family business, great food
  6. l

    lukistar

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food in an established restaurant. Food is well prepared, good sizes.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Entrees were cold. But mains were good.
  8. EL

    ElizabethL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food with lots of variety. The flavours are fresh and super tasty and you can get lots of small items to share between everyone. Its a great way to try the cuisine. Always start with the dips and order extra bread as you wont want to stop! They are delicious. Highly recommend you book yourself a table and try for yourself
  9. T

    Tanhutch

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely service and good food, cozy and warm, perfect for a cold wet Melbourne dinner night out
  10. T

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Banquet Menu is a must! Great Selection. Nice Ambience and Service.
  11. KP

    KasiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Lovely place that I would recommend
  12. SB

    StephenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food quality is fabulous, a bit pricey for portion sizes. Staff are super friendly and attentive. Fantastic atmosphere and noise not too bad considering it was full.
  13. BB

    BusraB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We booked the Marmara as we were looking to go to an authentic Turkish restaurant that didn't look like a pub. We read good reviews about the place so we decided to book it for Friday 8pm. We rocked up 4 people and asked the waiter if we could be seated by the window however he showed us this table that was right up against the wall by and isle. When asked why we weren't seated elsewhere he said you didn't request it. However online it doesn't say that you can choose a certain table. if you are a first timer do not be asked to sit up against the wall maybe ask for window or booth style seats.... My friend and I look at each other and our husbands and thought this was going to be a struggle. We felt as if we were sitting on the wall and had nowhere to move. A few other tables across the room opened up and still they said sorry we can't give the table to you.... Being a Turk myself we usually get starters or food in the middle to share along side out mains however we were limited due to the space because when our plates came we had nowhere to move anything including our arms. We kept knocking into each other's arms which was quite annoying. And had other people including waitresses knocking into my friend and her husband who were sitting along the isle. However if we sat on the table that was empty while we were dining in we would have space as the table sides were not backed up anywhere and was open.... Anyways... The food was amazing they served us very quickly, as much as we were planning to stay for dessert we left as soon as we all finished our mains as it began to feel claustrophobic which was at like 8.45pm. Great restaurant, service when serving food is amazing, service behind the counter not so good. As much as the food was great when a customer service operator can't make their customers happy then that ruins it for the whole experience unfortunately. The 2 tables that had much better seating was still free when we left too . Hence why we won't return.
  14. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    $34 for 4 lamb cutlets, plain rice and lettuce is pretty appalling. Tasted great, just terrible value for money.
  15. CS

    CaroleS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Great food, nice staff and quick to take order. Unfortunately the two sittings policy led to us being hurried through our food and hustled out of the restaurant. For a quick meal this is a good place - if you want to sit and talk with friends - maybe look for a different place.
  16. AT

    AndyTao

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Mediterranean food. The sauces where rich and the meat was very tender and well marinated. The bread was crispy on the outside and flakey on the inside. The cheeses were well proportioned and flavorful.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and great ambience. Lamb was so tender and fresh, good portion sizes, not too much not too little
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place - the food is so good, it’s like being transported to Turkey. Highly recommend
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Used to be good.
  21. T

    Tiji

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Nice Turkish restaurant with good food! However, tables are quite close together, limiting the space you have to enjoy your meal.
  22. JH

    JackH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal and great service Friendly polite what else can I say We will return soon
  23. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and hospitality. We will definitely be coming again.
  24. SI

    SezenI

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food Such warm and attentive staff Place was warm and inviting I’d highly recommend the set menu
  25. PG

    PietroG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice little restaurant with the decor set up funky yet traditional. The service was good. The food came out fairly quickly (we were in the 6pm sitting), which was delicious and good size servings. Being on Chapel St, make sure you allow enough time to find parking, especially on a Saturday night. Thanks
  26. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there after being referred by my partner. She said it was really good and now I know that she was right (again) and that this place has great food, excellent service and great ambience. Highly recommended or though now it is going to be harder to get a booking......
  27. LT

    LaurenT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious tasty food. Calamari was perfect. Chicken skewers succulent. Dips incredible. Only negative cocktails and dessert weren’t amazing for us though they certainly make up with it, with the food. Service also very good, nice and friendly. Definitely recommend.
  28. G

    Gregory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. Would definitely go again.
  29. HH

    HofH

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, authentic Turkish food, nice service, good wines
  30. HZ

    HanyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food at a great price, I highly recommend Marmara!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was beyond good. Incredible dining experience
  32. J

    Joely

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mamara is Turkish food at its finest. From the entree bread and dips to the mixed grill or rich Iskendar, you will leave very satisfied. Very friendly and engaged service as well.
  33. J

    John

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dishes so different to usual wine bar offerings. We loved the evening
  34. H

    Hammer

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The service was friendly but very slow due to the kitchen being under pressure on the night. The staff recognised it and were apologetic. The food was great and it was difficult to fault for the variety and price.
  35. N

    Nik1

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was immense, the slow cooked lamb just melted in your mouth. Service was brilliant too thanks guys, will definitely be back for sure.
  36. A

    Afor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, we ordered the special banquet and made it all fit in 😉 Service was lovely too, assuming he was the owner, he made a point to stop and chat a few times, very friendly, made the experience We will be coming back
  37. RS

    RiyadS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation inside for a date with my gf. When we got there the host told us we had to sit outside and was very rude when I told them we had a reservation. They assured us there was heating outside but the only table was separated from the restaurant by the heat traps. We waited for half an hour in the cold and were completely ignored by the staff while the same host was making small talk with the table of eight next to us. No menus, no water. All the while other tables were being seated inside. Incredibly embarrassing and a massive waste of time. They should be ashamed of treating their customers with so little regard. Definitely do not go here if you value your time
  38. S

    Shaymaa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious food and customer service is always great :) always love coming back
  39. JA

    JulieA

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marmara is always awesome! It’s my go to place and it never lets me down Great food, lovely staff
  40. EB

    EmmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been dining at Marmara for 35 years now, best Turkish food in Melbourne. Love the food and staff, highly recommend!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marmara Restaurant using the Order Online button. Marmara Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9510 6944.

Marmara Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Marmara Restaurant

68 Chapel St, Melbourne, VIC 3181

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Windsor

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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