Lezzet Modern Turkish Cuisine
- 79/81 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC Map Contact details
- Sun hours:
- 11:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 23:00 View schedule
- 11:00 to 15:00
17:00 to 23:00
- Tue - Thu
- 17:00 to 23:00
- Fri - Sat
- 11:00 to 15:00
17:00 to 23:00
- 79/81 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC
- (03) 9531 7733
- (03) 9521 1254
Traditionally, Turkish meals often include a rice or bulgur pilaf dish, lamb or chicken baked with peppers and eggplant, and fresh fish grilled with lemon. A popular lamb cut is pirzola. These are extra thin cut lamb chops which are seasoned with sumac, thyme, and quickly grilled. Favourites include sucuk (Soujouk), a spicy sausage, and pastirma, a sun dried cumin-fenugreek coated preserved bee... Read more
Traditionally, Turkish meals often include a rice or bulgur pilaf dish, lamb or chicken baked with peppers and eggplant, and fresh fish grilled with lemon. A popular lamb cut is pirzola. These are extra thin cut lamb chops which are seasoned with sumac, thyme, and quickly grilled. Favourites include sucuk (Soujouk), a spicy sausage, and pastirma, a sun dried cumin-fenugreek coated preserved beef. It is sliced thin much like pastrami and ”kofte”, spiced lamb meatballs, all tantalize the diner. In a Turkish cuisine, the most common seasonings are dill, mint, parsley, cinnamon, garlic, and the lemony summak (soommak). Yoghurt is a common side condiment. Another southern condiment is Aleppo pepper flakes, or ”pul biber.”
Adana, in southern Türkiye, is famous for it’s ”Adana kebab”, a highly spicy minced meat. Istanbul is known for ”midye” or pilaf stuffed mussel mezze. The Aegean region near Izmir, is known for its figs, fish, and peaches. In some restaurants, lemon cologne is available after dining to pour over hands as a refreshing cleanser.
”Lokum”, a gelled sweet often mixed with hazelnuts or pistachios, is cut into cubes and rolled in powder sugar. Most commonly called Turkish delight. Another favourite is the famous Turkish Baklava. A finely layered filo pastry with thick syrup, baklava is a must after a hearty Turkish meal.
Raki, an aniseed liqueur is the national drink of Türkiye. Sour cherry juice, turnip juice, rose tea and “Elma Çay”(Chai), apple peel tea are all popular. Turkish coffee, black Rize chai (tea), and raki are happy reminders of alfresco dinners.
At Lezzet we endeavour to let you indulge in the finer traditional tastes of Türkiye with a twist of western injection without having to make the trip overseas.
Latest User Reviews
We had a baby so we were thrown right at the back which i didnt mind. Service started off very slow. Then it was better after the 2nd course. Food was nice, i went there with much greater expectati...
We all loved the restaurant and would easily recommend it. Everything was so tasty, beautifully presented. Waiter had great sense of humour but was appropriate at the same time. For those of us not...More reviewsOrder by: Date, Featured
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- $5 Corkage Per-bottle, BYO (Wine Only), Deliveries, Licensed, No dress code, Outside dining area, Smoking area, Takeaway
- Contemporary, Relaxed, Romantic, Suitable for business, Traditional, Trendy
- Gluten Free, Vegan Option, Vegetarian option
- Sit down
- Suitable for
- Birthday/Anniversary, Business lunch/dinner, Christmas party, Other
Large Groups Information
If you have a large group that would like to dine with us, just call to reserve a table. For parties of ten or more, we offer our Banquet menu. There are three price brackets, $35, $45, $55 per person, all with an amazing selection of entrees, mains and desserts, guaranteed to cater for all.
Minimum patrons classed as a group 10