TURKISH RESTAURANT HAS A NEW MEANING - ANATOLIA
The influence of Anatolian culture stretches throughout the Mediterranean region from Turkey and Greece to Iran, Armenia and Bulgaria, even as far as Syria and Israel.
Lezzet Turkish Restaurant’s chef and owner Kemal Barut felt compelled to translate his purely Turkish Middle Eastern menu into something that reflected those powerful influences that his Grandmother and Mother grew up around.
From the heady spices and aromatic herbs of his Turkish cuisine, to the subtle influences of the flavours of Anatolia, Lezzet Turkish Restaurant proudly shares this unique experience.
A huge copper coated wood-fired oven is the centre of the activity with the char grill churning out the smoky traditional and new millennium dishes that Lezzet Turkish Restaurant Melbourne has become known for. The new space is perfect for private function room hire, while the alfresco area overlooks the busy Brighton Road Elwood Promenade.
The inspiration behind Lezzet is the exotic markets of Ankara, Turkey, and the Turkish meals shared seated on brilliantly coloured rugs strewn across floors, and eaten from bronzed platters.
It’s also about a young Australian born Turkish boy who visited his family annually and brought back to Australia the culture of eating, of shopping for food daily, the colours and exotic flavours are what drives Kemal every day. He’s an Aussie boy at heart, with this unique dual heritage that is apparent in everything he does.
The brand new Lezzet Anatolian Kitchen (formerly Lezzet Turkish Restaurant Melbourne) has its own unique identity, like the Mediterranean regions that inspired it.
With curved sandstone walls, cool textures, moody lighting and a stunning back lit marble bar with an Ottoman inspired cocktail list, Lezzet is perfect for private function room hire and larger groups. Kemal runs the kitchen with a youthful energy and an excitement for the future. His food is a perfect marriage between his modern life and the traditional world of his ancestors, both thousands of miles apart