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ELIF TURKISH CUISINE, Norton Village, Stockton-on-Tees

ELIF TURKISH CUISINE

4.7
4.7
89 Reviews
£26 to £40
Turkish
Calling all foodies in Norton. Brace yourselves for a culinary adventure as Turkish Cuisine has arrived in our village. Set in an underground atmospheric restaurant on the picturesque historic green. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful journey of flavours and aromas and combine with our specially selected Turkish wines. It’s an experience guaranteed to delight all your senses.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Greek, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01642 051077
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 89 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham/County Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham/County Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Durham/County Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham/County Durham

    Good for special occasions

  • Durham/County Durham

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Durham/County Durham

    Most Booked

89 Reviews
  1. NatalieHood

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful place with a gorgeous relaxing setting. Staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. The food was absolutely Devine, so flavourful. Great evening !

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  2. RosP

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to Ersin and all the lovely, friendly staff. Our first visit to Elif, love the decor and atmosphere, we had a brilliant time and we ll certainly be back. Your lamb chops and baklava were amazing.

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  3. Shawzy

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third visit and just like the previous visits it was faultless. Happy smiling staff, wonderful food and a great atmosphere. Portions are a good size and prices are very reasonable. Got a great little tip too, who knew that Feta cheese and Raki is a taste sensation? This is my favourite restaurant at the moment and I can walk to it which is a bonus. Highly recommended.

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  4. Jackie

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience and it was cheering to see how many diners there were even on a Monday evening. Staff were pleasant. Food was really good. A vegan in our group enjoyed the vegetarian casserole adapted to be vegan as everything cooked from scratch. Nice touch that the chef came to talk to us after the meal.

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  5. EllieR

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, lamb was very high quality meat. Flavours were amazing.

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  6. NicolaB

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting & again I love the place. There's nothing I don't like about it! The staff & chefs are brilliant. The quirkiness is great..oh & the food 😍 We had Sea bass which was recommended & it was delicious & filling. The chicken Adana was lovely too.

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  7. Laurav

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Definitely will be coming back

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  8. CHRISTINEB

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and excellent food. Will definitely go back and recommend to everyone.

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  9. catchingups

    Yorkshire

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    nice enough food , nothing outstanding, maybe we will try something different from the menu next time. Nice cosy restaurant.

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  10. AndrewS

    County Durham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service in a lovely warm setting. Been twice now and gave left very satisfied. I look forward to going again in the near future.

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  11. SheilaT

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and the staff were so friendly and welcoming

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  12. Singingqueen

    County Durham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was gorgeous, the only issue was we requested some water and never received any.

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  13. TracyS

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like something a little different, quirky with delicious homemade Turkish food then this is the place for you. We read a few mixed reviews before coming but in our own experience staff lovely, great food, lovely atmosphere and good value for money.

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  14. BrianS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great evening celebrating our joint birthday. Food was delicious, service was on point and the ambience was perfect. Very happy!

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  15. WendyR

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit and we can't fault it, gorgeous food and friendly service x

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  16. Racko

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere, food choice great and authentic. Got the mega platter between 3 which was plenty, too much for 2. Some meat less well cooked then would expect especially chicken wings. Overall a lovely night out.

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  17. HowardMR

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a very pleasant evening with friends in an atmosphere which was conducive to enjoying the food, company and conversation. The staff were attentive and efficient. Will definitely be back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal at Elif last night, food was excellent,the place is beautiful and all the staff are at the top of their game. Strongly recommend a visit. We will return many times I'm sure.

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  19. DaleW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was gorgeous, staff very polite and helpful, just a great place to go

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  20. AlanH

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time for us my wife is vegetarian and there's plenty on the menu i highly recommended This restaurant

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  21. Nadiar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely intimate venue. Food fesh and of good quality, cooked beautifully. Staff present but not over you all the time, which in a small setting is much appreciated. Excellent dining experience.

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  22. karlah

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, this was our second visit. Would definitely recommend

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent we had a lovely Valentines dinner the food, cocktails, service all fabulous 😀

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  24. Bnico

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb! The atmosphere and the authenticity added to the amazing food, made it a fantastic dining experience.....loved it!

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  25. lynnb

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best all round dining experience I’ve had for a long time! Authentic food, well presented and unique location.

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  26. JulieT

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I visited with friends. We experienced wonderful food in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. The service was very good. I'd requested a table near the exit as it's quite a small restaurant, and I was accommodated beautifully. We had a fantastic evening and I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to my friends and family

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  27. Tommy

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has a fantastic ambiance, the food was exceptional as was the service from all the staff who were very attentive. Superb choice of starters and mains, will definitely be returning on a regular basis.

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  28. LindaE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a selection of dishes tapas, which was great, service was prompt,friendly and efficient. Its the second time we have been and it was great again.

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  29. tracyt

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, great food,would recommend a visit

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  30. BeverleyL

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food and lovely decor, really cosy and a relaxed atmosphere

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  31. TimK

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and atmosphere 5 stars ⭐️ from me. Although the drinks were slightly expensive the food was great value for money I will definitely be returning.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice venue, the service and food was excellent and we had a fantastic evening.

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  33. Lainey

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat to have such a wonderful restaurant on our doorstep. The restaurant has a lovely warm and cosy atmosphere and the staff are all very welcoming and friendly. The owner is also one of the chefs who pops in and out to have a quick chat with customers to see if they are enjoying the food which is “Amazing”. The taste, size of the portions and the presentation are all perfect. This is my new go to happy place. Thankyou

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  34. TraceyP

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, unique. Staff were all lovely. Food was lush, good portion size. Would like to see more main vegan options. Will be back again.

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  35. JMca

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant! Food was incredible, staff were so friendly. Definitely recommend!! 👌🏻

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  36. AnnR

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant evening. Service and food were excellent. We will definitely be visiting again.

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  37. DebbieK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food large portions, great service and a good ambiance. Would definitely book again.

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  38. JohnH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our visit. Excellent food, great ambiance, nice service, decent value.

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  39. LynneC

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place, the food was outstanding and reasonably priced. The service was brilliant and staff were very efficient and friendly. Highly recommend, definitely be going back to this wonderful place 🥰

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  40. samo

    County Durham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was asked to leave our table after 1hr15 when we had literally just finished our mains. We were told we could eat deserts at the bar. When I stated the email I received said we had 2 hrs they just kept repeating that we needed to leave the table. I’m assuming they had over booked, I will not return

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ELIF TURKISH CUISINE is rated 4.7 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
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68A, The Green, Norton Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 1DT

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Additional information

  • Area
    Stockton-on-Tees
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Greek, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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