In Brisbane’s West End, Caravanserai Turkish Restaurant provides a dining experience that pleases all the senses. Known for its stunning riverfront views, its outdoor dining options and its exotic decor, this popular Turkish restaurant has been impressing diners for years with its delicious, fragrant foods, its fantastic customer service and keen eye for detail. Vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diners are all well taken care of at this popular restaurant – simply ask your server for tips if you’re unclear about anything on the menu. For a hearty dinner, try the Sultan’s Steak, a chargrilled eye fillet served with baked potatoes, onion jam, jus and asparagus, or the vegetarian sebze, a stack of grilled mushrooms, baked polenta and halloumi served with green bean salad, rice, pide, and a number of sauces. Caravanserai Turkish Restaurant on Dornoch Terrace is a legend around Brisbane, so make sure to book your table in advance!
Caravanserai is excellent! Lovely decor and atmosphere, great service - our waitress was really friendly and helpful but not overbearing - and fantastic value for money. The food was delicious - we shared the mezze platter between three of us and then had the meatballs which are always heavenly. It's also perfectly situated to catch the ferry across the river which is great fun and very easy.
Excellent service, food, atmosphere Love this place, been visiting restaurant for more then 7 years and always having a great experience. Will definitely continue to come for a delicious food.
This was our first visit and we loved it. The staff were lovely the food was excellent and it was good value. We will definitely be going back.
Very busy place make sure you book ahead. Great atmosphere and even better food the mixed plater for 2 was a good size and very tasty
A group of 8 friends went here for lunch on Saturday. It was the first time for most of us going here and we will be back. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. It was a hot day and our table was thankfully under the fan. We went with the banquet and loved everything that was provided. We had a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians and there was something for everyone. The vegetarian meze was fresh and tasty, the mains flavourful and divine. To top it off the baklava and Turkish delight was perfect and not too sweet. Our waiter was liberal with the ice cold water and brought out more without asked. The Turkish lemonade is a must have and he was kind enough to bring out two jugfuls when only two of us ordered it given the heat. Thank you for a wonderful experience and keep up the terrific work. I'll be recommending you as a must try.
Arrived for a 1pm reservation on a Friday after finding on-street parking within 100 metres. and the place was empty. Not to be deterred, we chose a table on the rear verandah and ordered. Having been told about the generous servings, we ordered just one entree - the Dip Duo, babagounosh and humus with turkish bread, both dips very tasty on a piece of bread. For the main course we chose the Istanbul Sublime, which was a substantial platter. The chicken kebabs were crispy and flavoursome, and the kofta meatballs were very tasty. My wife found the prawns a little bland, I enjoyed them dipped in the sauces. The ribs, [not mentioned on internet menu] were flavoursome and fall off the bone. A very enjoyable meal with a beautiful view across to the river [you just get a glimpse] and St. Lucia and Toowong with Mt Coot-tha in the background from the back verandah. Will be back for sure. Terry Evans
This was my second visit after I had enjoyed my initial visit so much. The food is delicious with a variety of ingredients and tastes. On my first visit there were 4 of us so we ordered the banquet. What a lovely , interesting meal with so much food we could barely finish it. This visit the two of us ordered a platter to share. Once again, interesting mix of yummy food. The staff were very friendly and quite chatty to ensure we enjoyed our experience. We ate on the outside terrace on a perfect summer evening but the only downside was the seating. Stools seem trendy but a chair with back support is more comfortable for dining. The padded bench opposite sloped forward uncomfortably so I had to sit on a cushion to reach the table comfortably. Overall, a lovely restaurant, I would highly recommend it.
My group of nine ladies enjoyed a delicious banquet meal at Caravanserai. This restaurant is great for large groups as the seating is spacious and comfortable and the banquet enables you to catch up on conversation instead of spending time perusing the menu. Tons of fabulous food for everyone! Several of my guests hadn't been before and all exclaimed at the wonder of the dishes. The service was attentive without being invasive. We will be returning to Caravanserai in the near future.
We ordered the full banquet for 4 and everything was delicious, offering a good variety of both meat and vegetarian choices. Service was friendly and efficient, leaving a reasonable time between entree and mains. The traditional sweets were a perfect way to finish the meal. We had a great table inside but with lovely views towards the river. Will definitely return to the restaurant and recommend to others too.
Took my son there for his birthday. Just mentioned his name in passing to waitress before he arrived, after arriving and settling in, waitress walks up to our table and wishes him happy birthday and used his name!! Well done!! These are the little differences that makes our experiences personal and memorable. The service was great and food was also very good, we all had a great time. Thankyou