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This Carrington Street spot boasts a predominantly plant-based menu and a seriously good happy hour.
By Ben Hansen and Gary Brun
June 01, 2023
By Ben Hansen and Gary Brun
June 01, 2023

Maydanoz on Carrington Street comes from award-winning Turkish chef Somer Sivrioğlu (Efendy). With Maydanoz, Sivrioğlu is pushing towards vegetarian and plant-based cuisine in a 100-seat venue with his business partner Tarik Köni that takes inspiration from the Turkish coast and its veggie-loving meze bars.

The menu at the expansive venue is predominantly vegetarian with a smattering of meat dishes found on the menu. "So often, people equate Turkish cuisine to kebab or lamb, but in fact, the meat is often secondary to the incredible array of vegetable-driven dishes available in Turkish cuisine, particularly in the West," Sivrioğlu said.

private dining room at Maydanoz - vegan-friendly restaurant in Sydney

Sivrioğlu and Köni have created a series of distinct menus, based on dishes cooked in olive oil zeytinyagli style. If you are heading to Maydanoz for dinner, you'll be greeted with an extensive a la carte menu with highlights like lentil kofte; beetroot, with falafel on a spinach pita; and cabbage kebabs with harissa labna and coriander. A smattering of meat options are also on the menu, including kingfish collar kebab with sumac onion and ezme salsa. 

If you want to sample your way through the menu, you can opt for the feast menu. This includes aforementioned highlights like the lentil kofte alongside a wood fired oyster mushroom with macadamia and artichoke cream puree. 

Plus, head to Maydanoz between 3-6pm Monday to Friday for their happy hour, with discounts on beer, wine and cocktails and a limited food menu.

two carefully plated vegan tacos at Maydanoz in Sydney - vegan-friendly restaurant in sydney

Images: Steven Woodburn

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