As a country in love with barbecue, Australia was always going to find an appetite for Turkish restaurants. In Victoria, and particularly in Melbourne with its substantial Turkish-Australian population, Turkish restaurantscover all bases. Traditional grills prepare lamb and chicken over charcoal, bustling cafes offer pide and gozleme, and relaxed lunch spots serve up deliciously diverse mezze platters. Turkish dining appeals to the Australian love of outdoor grills, fresh salads, and exciting spicing, and this kind of dining has become a popular option in Melbourne and across Victoria.
In the Turkish restaurants of Victoria local diners come for the kebabs and stay for the mezze. A popular alternative to the grilled meat option, mezze are sharing plates that can include stuffed vine leaves, spiced meat balls, hummus, falafel, and smoked aubergine. They are the ideal solution for a group or family lunch. Gozleme stuffed pancakes and the Turkish take on pizza, pide, are also popular choices for a light meal or snack. Use Quandoo's online reservation service to book your table and enjoy the distinctive dishes of Turkish restaurants in Victoria.