Barbecue, Turkish·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Elif

Bronze Award

Both at its larger restaurant in Childwall and in this cosier version overlooking characterful Lark Lane, Elif’s main draw is its wonderful Turkish barbecue flavours. Look to the ‘charcoal specials’ section to find the meat of the menu: the likes of tavuk shish, where marinated chicken kebabs are slowly turned over glowing coals. Succulent kaburga lamb ribs might also get a grilling, dripping their juices into the barbecue. Whole fish come delicately seared, and all these dishes are served with overflowing plates of mixed salad. There are even various güveç casseroles for stew-lovers. Start with meze, either cold – cooling cacik (minted yoghurt with cucumber and garlic), classic hummus, or smoked aubergine pâté – or hot snacks such as fried lamb’s liver or pastries filled with feta. Finish with baklava or Turkish delight ice cream and accompany the feast with cold beer or crisp white wine. You might almost be on holiday.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Barbecue, Turkish

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6 Park Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 8US

0151 728 7362 0151 728 7362


Opening Times

Mon- Sun- 12N- 10pm (Fri-Sat -10.30pm)


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