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Marmara Restaurant, Melbourne, VIC

Marmara Restaurant

4.5
4.5
98 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 2 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 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place!
  2. 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
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Used to be good.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and hospitality. We will definitely be coming again.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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......
  10. 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.
  11. G

    Gregory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

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

    HofH

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

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

    HanyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food at a great price, I highly recommend Marmara!!
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. ND

    NikD

    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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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!!
  24. J

    Julie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was a bit slow to start off with, our waiter attended our table 15 minutes later and ordering seemed difficult as we had to get the right person. Would only recommend more staffing to accommodate the high turnover and therefore reducing wait times on tables. But the manager was lovely and even gave us Turkish coffee readings. Food was good. Do recommend to try out.
  25. AK

    AliciaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start today finish. Friendly and welcoming staff. Food was so delicious and great portion sizes. Turkish delight cocktail was a treat. Overall great value for money and can’t recommend enough. Perfect for date night.
  26. BP

    BaptisteP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good food, however not worth the money. The atmosphere is great though !
  27. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor instantly transports you to Turkey. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. Plenty of options for us vegetarians. Definitely the place for a great night out.
  28. DB

    DarrenB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Quality Meat grilled to perfection, home made dips and salads fresh n tasty.
  29. DG

    DonnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing time and food was delicious and exactly what we remember as we havent been there since COVID but will return more often now
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food and good service.
  31. S

    Sunny

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant itself was really nice, felt like we were in turkey. the staff were really nice too. the food we were not satisfied with at all. we couldn't eat the side dish we got (eggplant). and the lamb cutlets in the mixed grill were way too tough. we were really looking forward to having the octopus, but they didn't have that. Desserts were ok, the baklava was good but the kadaif had a weird after taste. i think it might have been the walnuts that were in it. cocktails were good overall it was expensive for the amount we ate and drank ($165 for 3 people). we left still feeling a bit hungry. we only had one drink each with our meal as well.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Well done to the staff and mgmt.
  33. CV

    ClareV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great staff and atmosphere. Beautiful plates!
  34. R

    Richa

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Went there for my birthday and had a very bad experience. Food was delayed by an hour, ended up cancelling order and left hangry. All the tables around us was getting food within no time and we felt forgotten and ignored. Never going back there. The restaurant wasn't so busy compared to neighbouring restaurants/ bars on Chapel Street still crap service. Definitely made a wrong choice for a birthday dinner.
  35. M

    Muren

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant atmosphere and the food are great! I would strongly recommend!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our son has voted this his favorite restaurant ever. We will go back when next in Melbourne for sure.
  37. PA

    PaulA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and exceptional food! Highly recommended.
  38. JR

    JodiR

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Delicious food in a lovely setting. Good value for money for a selection of entrees, salads, mains and desserts. Service was a bit slow despite and one of our waiters - who was particularly harried - was quite rude and dismissive on a number of occasions.
  39. F

    Fabfabian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Because it was very busy, service was very erratic. First food arrived 1 hour after guests arrived.....but it was worth waiting for.Dips were tasty and lots of bread provided. Grilled meats and salads plentiful....but more rice/ bulgur were needed. We had to rush because of late service to finish for arrival of next guests. The back section would have provided more ambience than the front, where we were seated.
  40. DG

    DebraG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Marmara. The food and service were fantastic.

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 4.5 stars by 98 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 2 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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