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Ponsonby Menu

Please note that we don't change our prices very often, however we do reserve the right to update them without notice when necessary, when our supplier costs increase.


Platter


Turkish Entrées

Hummus
Creamy chickpea and tahini dip, served with single pita bread 12.00

Mamakado
Avocado, cream cheese, lemon juice, spices and olive oil served with single pita bread 12.00

Tarama
Fish pate blended with cream cheese, garlic, lemon juice and spices, and served with single pita bread 12.00

Baba Gahnuj
Oven roasted eggplant blended with fresh garlic, olive oil, tahini, spices, and served with single pita bread and yoghurt 12.00

Nibbles Platter
Mixed platter of olives, feta, mixed pickles, avocado dip, yoghurt, home made tomato sauce, and served with pita bread 22.00

Mixed Dips
A platter selection of hummus, mamakado, tarama, and baba gahnuj, served with four pita bread, and our own special sauce 27.00

Vegetarian Mezze Platter
Selection of hummus, tabouleh, dolmades, feta, turkish borek, ottomans borek, falafel patties, pasta and pita bread, for 2 people 39.00, for 4 people 74.00

Dolmades (V)
Authentic Turkish dish of vine leaves stuffed with pine nuts, mint and served with yoghurt 12.00

Tabouleh
Refreshing Turkish salad of cracked bulgur wheat, red capsicum, onion, parsley, tomato, lemon juice and olive oil 9.00

Turkish Borek (V)
Spring rolls stuffed with feta, potato, spring onions and parsley, deep-fried and served with hummus yoghurt tabouleh and chilli 13.00

Ottomans Borek (V)
Filo pastry parcels with spinach, feta, cottage cheese, ricotta and tahini sauce, oven baked and served with tabouleh hummus chilli sauce and yoghurt 14.00

Greek Salad
Made fresh daily comprising fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, capsicum, feta, olives, and then lightly coated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar 12.50

Turkish Nachos - Chicken, Lamb or Vegetarian
Our own style - chicken or lamb slices from the spit, or a mix of capsicum, eggplant and mushroom, served on corn chips, and mozzarella, finished with avocado dip and yoghurt 16.50



Turkish Mains

Traditional Turkish Moussaka
Our traditional dish of layers of minced lamb, eggplant, and potato, topped with mozzarella cheese and béchamel sauce and served hot with rice and yoghurt, tabouleh and pita bread 21.00

Vegetarian Moussaka
Green beans, eggplant, potato, mushroom, sliced red capsicum, courgette, carrot topped with béchamel sauce, mozzarella and served with rice, yoghurt and chilli sauce 20.00

Glevech
Authentic Turkish dish of diced lamb, slow-cooked with fresh garlic, tomatoes, capsicum and spices. Served with eggplant, salad, rice, tabouleh, yoghurt and pita 22.00

Mediterranean Lamb Shanks
Two lamb shanks marinated using our own secret recipe, slow cooked, and served with rice and salad 23.50

Donner Kebab - AWARDED 5 STARS OUT OF 5 BY MAX MAGAZINE!
Your choice of lamb or chicken from the spit, or falafel patties, plus salad, hummus and sauces, all wrapped in large thin pita bread 17.00

Anatolia Kebab
Lamb
or chicken slices from the spit served on a bed of diced pita bread, topped with chilli sauce, minted garlic yoghurt and chopped cashew nuts 22.00, mixed 1.50 extra

Tavuk Soute
Famous Turkish dish of diced chicken with capsicum, mushroom, garlic, tomatoes and traditional spices, and served with rice, salad, pita and sauces 23.00

Tantunhe
Panfried lamb or chicken slices from the spit served on a bed of creamy hummus, topped with mild chilli sauce, minted garlic yoghurt and tabouleh 22.00, mixed 1.50 extra

Shawarma Kebab
Lamb
or chicken from the spit served on a bed of rice, with chilli sauce, yoghurt, salad, tabouleh and pita bread 23.00, mixed 1.50 extra

Falafel Meal
Our famous home-made falafel patties deep-fried, served with rice, hummus, tabouleh, and our sauces 18.50

Karishik Kebab
Especially for the BIG appetite. A mixture of lamb and chicken sliced from the spit served with chopped pita rice, hummus, chilli sauce, minted garlic yoghurt, and salad 27.00

Izmir Kofhteh
Traditionally marinated chicken meatball served with eggplant, mozzarella cheese, rice, salad, pita bread and our own special sauce 23.00

Tavuk Burger
Grilled marinated chicken breast slices, served with feta, tomato, chopped salad, pita bread and our special sauce 23.00

Pirzolah Kebab
Lamb cutlets marinated in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and spices. Chargrilled and served with rice, salad and pita bread 24.00



Specials and Turkish Mains

CUSTOMER CHOICE SPECIALS

The Bosses' Special House Platter
Platter combination of Turkish lamb shank, pirzolah kebab, grilled chicken breast, calamari, smoked chicken, king prawns, prawns, mussels and fresh choban and leaf salad, served with rice, chopped pita bread, yoghurt and chilli sauce, for two 47.00, four 94.00

Mixed Kebab Platter
Selection of fresh pirzolah cutlets, grilled chicken breast, sliced lamb, sliced chicken, king prawn, served with rice, fresh salad, pita bread and sauces, for two 47.00, four 94.00

Afghan Mixed Plate
Slow cooked tender lamb shank and izmir kofteh, served with rice and potato wedges, salad, pita bread and topped with our own special sauce 26.00

Scotch Fillet
Cooked on a grill to your liking with either mushroom or garlic sauce and served with fries and salad 24.50

Shish Kebab
Marinated lamb or chicken on a traditional kebab skewer, barbecued to perfection and served on a bed of rice with salad and pita bread 24.00 extra kebab skewer 11.00

Lamb Dupyaza
Gentle lamb curry in a sauce of lemon juice, yoghurt, black peppercorn and onion, served with rice and fresh green salad 22.00

Middle East Plate
Sliced lamb served on tarama with tabouleh, hummus, yoghurt sauce and pita bread 21.50

Fettuccine Macarna
Lamb or chicken slices pan-fried with pasta and mushrooms, and served with parmesan cheese, mild chilli sauce and pita 20.50

Tavuk Salata
Slices of chicken breast marinated in our home made marinade, grilled and served on a bed of salad with pita bread and sauces 22.00

Calamari
Pan-fried with garlic, olive oil and white wine, with sweet chilli sauce, served on a bed of salad. Small 14.50, Main 22.00



Side Dishes

Garlic pita 4.50 Plain pita 4.00
Bowl of potato wedges 8.00 Bowl of French fries 7.00
Bowl of rice 5.00 Side salad 6.00
Bowl of olives and feta cheese 11.00 Extra any dip on your dish 2.50



Vegetarian Entrees

Vegetarian Mezze Platter
Selection of hummus, tabouleh, dolmades, feta, turkish borek, ottomans borek, falafel patties, pasta and pita bread, for 2 people $39.00, for 4 people $74.00

Dolmades
Authentic Turkish dish of vine leaves stuffed with pine nuts, rice, mint and served with yoghurt tabouleh, hummus and chilli sauce 12.00

Turkish Borek
Filo pastry rolls stuffed with feta, ricotta, potato, spring onions and parsley, deep-fried and served with yoghurt tabouleh, hummus and chilli sauce 13.00

Ottomans Borek
Filo pastry parcels with spinach, feta, cottage cheese, ricotta and tahini sauce, oven baked and served with hummus and yoghurt, tabouleh and chilli sauce 14.00

Greek Salad
Salad made fresh daily of tomatoes, cucumber, onion, capsicum, feta, olives, and lightly coated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar 12.50

Turkish Vegetarian Nachos
Turkish style corn chips with mushroom, capsicum, eggplant, artichoke, topped with mozzarella cheese served with avocado dip and yoghurt sauce 16.50



Vegetarian Mains

Falafel Meal
Our famous home-made falafel patties deep-fried, served with rice, hummus, tabouleh, sauces and pita bread 18.50

Vegetarian Mixed Borek
Combination of ottomans and Turkish boreks, dolmades and served with hummus, tabouleh, pita bread, yoghurt and chilli sauce, 19.00

Donner Kebab - AWARDED 5 STARS OUT OF 5 BY MAX MAGAZINE!
Our famous home-made falafel patties plus salad, hummus and sauces, all wrapped in a large thin pita bread and toasted in our wood-fired oven 17.00

Vegetarian Moussaka
Green beans, eggplant, potato, mushroom, sliced red capsicum, courgette, topped with béchamel sauce, mozzarella and served with rice, yoghurt and chilli sauce 20.00