Featured guest review:
‘We met in Brunswick and had a little walk to our first stop – a great Turkish restaurant. Along the way our guide Himanshi was able to give us a bit of Turkish history. Then came the serious eating. All the food was delicious, and the plates just kept on coming. No one left hungry! There was a really good range of Turkish delights. We then wandered around a couple of stores, where Himanshi explained the use of Middle Eastern spices. Our last stop was for baklava. It was a very pleasant few hours.’ Sue H
- Visit some of Brunswick’s oldest and most cherished Turkish restaurants
- Learn the history of Turkish cuisine
- Get an introduction to the use of Turkish spices
- Enjoy a mouthwatering progressive lunch of pide, dolma, pilaf and baklava
- Maximum group size: 10.
- Guided small group walking tour
- Services of a friendly local guide with expert commentary
- Generous shared plates of Turkish delicacies at three eateries (more than enough for lunch)
- Guided visit to a Turkish spice and grocery store.
Adults: AUD $125pp
Children (0 to 12 years): AUD $55pp
Concession: AUD $115pp
What you can expect
This Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour will take you on a fun and food filled stroll along Brunswick’s historic Sydney Road, to sample the cuisine of the local Turkish community. Your local guide will take you to a selection of the area’s authentic family-run eateries, which you would be unlikely to discover on your own.
At the first stop on your progressive-style lunch you’ll get straight into it with a fabulous ‘meze’ plate of dips and breads. This Turkish restaurant has been a stalwart of Sydney Road for decades, but it’s easy to miss. As you sample your first tastes of Turkey, your guide will relate some of the history of the cuisine and where the flavours originated. [More]
The next stop on this Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour is another fabulous local eatery for your main course. Here you’ll dine on a generous selection of stuffed pides, kebabs, dolmas and other specialties. You can watch the chefs and pastry makers at work and admire the glass cabinets of colourful Turkish delight.
Next you’ll visit a spice market and traditional grocery store to learn more about the use of spices and other key ingredients in Turkish cuisine.
This Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour winds up at a bustling bakery, where you’ll sample sensational baklavas and other sweet treats.
Muzza211 (14/8/2016) – Via TripAdvisor
We met our guide and four other couples on Sydney Road and headed off to the first Turkish restaurant. The food was unbelievable. It started with traditional Turkish starters, dips, salads green beans, koftes and rice, and this was the entrée! The main meal was shaved lamb and chicken platters. Absolutely sensational. Desert was tea or coffee and some Turkish delight. This experience was well worth it.
Mitchamfamily (17/7/2016) – Via TripAdvisor
This was an uninspired visit to two restaurants and an uncomfortable pop-in to two supermarkets. Not at all what was promised. No spice market, no pide, no pilaf and no history. Lots of falsehoods and generalisations. Certainly not $250 value for a couple. A total rip-off. Guide had no Turkish links and no knowledge. Narrative was very general and often wrong.
EDM1941 (13/3/2016) – Via TripAdvisor
We enjoyed this experience. It not only filled us with delicious Turkish foods but also gave some of the history of Turkey. There was also the opportunity to learn about the spices used, and other aspects of the dishes we tried.
Sue H (24/11/2015) – Via TripAdvisor
We met in Brunswick and had a little walk to our first stop - a great Turkish restaurant. Our guide Himanshi was able to give us a bit of history. Then came the serious eating. All the food was delicious, and the plates just kept on coming. No one left hungry! Really good range of Turkish delights. We then wandered around a couple of stores, where again Himanshi explained the use of Middle Eastern spices, foods and shisa pipes. Our last stop was for baklava. It was a very pleasant few hours.
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