Monday, December 14, 2009

The Sultan's Table - Enmore

The Sultan's Table

Having heard fab reviews about this Turkish place - particularly the mixed dips, we decided to dine at the Sultan's Table - even when they made us eat at the early time of 6pm. Seated comfortably, this restaurant has a takeaway front, comfy warm indoor dinning and a chillaxy open dining area out back. Whatever suits I guess. Understandably, prices for takeaway are slightly cheaper than dining in.

We settled and ordered. Was a tough decision with all the choices available. As the mixed dip was highly recommended, a medium one was ordered ($14) with turkish bread ($3). Also, having heard fab reviews about the potato pide ($11), that was definately on the order, along with the Sucuklu ($12) which is a pide with sausage, cheese, parsley and egg. Lastly, we also decided on the falafel ($13).

The medium mixed dip comprised of a colourful array of 8 different dips. There was beetroot, humus, chilli, jajik, parsley, babganush, carrot and ... an unidentified one. LOL. Just too many really. Luckily, it came with a HUGE basket of turkish bread. Whilst the dips were varied and many and quite yummy (most of them anyway), the bread was very much awesome as well. The bread was warm, crispy and crunchy on the outside, and soft and softer on the inside. A perfect companion to the dips - and you get so much of it!

Mixed Dips (medium) - $14

Turkish Bread - $3

The falafel, I thought, was slightly disappointing. It could be that I'm not a deep fried patties of spiced chickpeas but I found these slightly too dry and crumbly and slightly tasteless, even when wrapped in pita-like bread and eaten with salad and hummus.

Falafel - $13

I almost fell out of my chair when the pides came. The four of us, all girls, were basically full after the dips and turkish bread and placed in front of us were two HUGE plates of pide - and I mean HUGE. The egg could be seen seeping out of the sucuklu pide whereas the turkish sausage was hidden within. One bite into a big piece of this pide saw cheese oozing out. Whilst tasty, cheesy, and toasty are attributes that I love - this pide was slightly way too salty. So much so that I could barely stomach the one piece.

sucuklu pide - $12

I decided to give the potato pide a go. This again, was cheese, potatoey and oniony with bits of spinach infused throughout. Again, if without the salt, it would be heavenly. Unfortunately, the chef's overboardness on the sodium chloride along with my stomach's limit following the dips and many turkish bread slices meant that it was a struggle to even finish one slice. Don't get me wrong though - the potato inside was cooked heavenly soft and yummy :)

Potato pide - $11

In all, Sultan's table is a bargain for your money. Lots of food for very affordable prices. Friendly staff who smile and yet, seem slightly on the go go go all the time. Maybe next time, we could ask for reduced salt pides? :)

Food - 7.5/10
Service - 7.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall - 30/40

The Sultan's Table
179 Enmore Road
NSW, 2042
tel: (02) 9557 0229


Simon Food Favourites said...
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Simon Food Favourites said...

i've still got to post my review from weeks ago and just haven't had time. the mixed dips are definitely good and actually very filling with all the bread. i found it quite hard to fit much else in so you did very well :-)

bbsnoopy said...

yeh - it's rational to stop eating the bread and dips ... but it's so good that we pretty much polished off the bread and ended up with much pide to take home LOL