Welcome to Efes Restaurant | Whitechapel, a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Whitechapel. Our name, “Efes,” is steeped in rich history, drawing inspiration from the ancient city of Ephesus, located near modern-day Selcuk in the coastal region of Izmir. Ephesus was renowned for its proximity to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was also home to the Lady of Ephesus, whose iconic figure serves as the inspiration behind our logo.

in 1974, our first restaurant opened its doors in central London

Since 1974, our family-run business has been committed to delivering an authentic Turkish dining experience to our patrons. Over four decades later, we continue to uphold this commitment with unwavering dedication.

At Efes Restaurant, we believe that the secret to great food lies in the quality of its ingredients. We source only the finest produce and freshest ingredients to ensure that every dish we serve is a testament to the rich flavours and culinary traditions of Turkey. Our menu is a carefully curated selection of traditional Turkish dishes, each prepared with love and served with pride.

From succulent kebabs grilled to perfection over an open flame, to mouth-watering mezes that showcase a variety of flavours and textures, our menu promises a gastronomic journey through Turkey’s diverse culinary landscape. Our signature dishes are a celebration of traditional cooking techniques fused with contemporary flair, resulting in a unique dining experience that is both familiar and excitingly different.

Our restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere echoes the hospitality for which Turkey is famous.

Whether you’re joining us for a casual lunch or celebrating a special occasion with loved ones, our team at Efes Restaurant is dedicated to making your dining experience memorable.

We invite you to join us at Efes Restaurant in Whitechapel and embark on a culinary journey through Turkey’s rich gastronomic heritage. Experience for yourself the flavours and traditions that have been passed down through generations, and discover why Efes Restaurant has been a beloved fixture in London’s dining scene for over four decades.

At Efes Restaurant, we’re not just serving food – we’re sharing a piece of our history, our culture, and our passion for Turkish cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you to our table.

Situated in the heart of Whitechapel, Efes Restaurant enjoys a prime central location in London.

Situated in the heart of Whitechapel, Efes Restaurant enjoys a prime central location in London.