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El-Phoenician

#382 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
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7 Towns Place, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9633 1611
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Middle Dural, Australia
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After so many recommendations over the years to visit the sister restaurant at parramatta I finally got a chance to experience the city establishment. I loved there pre dinner platter. It consisted of moorish dips , cheese , olives and gorgeous chicken and lambs skewers that were melt in the mouth flavoursome bites. Would love to experience this again shortly... More 

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Thank Kym P
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty good service. Not impressed that they kept an $8 tip without bothering to return the change to the table first! About the food, the kofta was great meat and taste. Bit gross in how huge each piece was, like a big steak. The falafels were absolutely the worst in Australia, over cooked and a dark grey (probably in old... More 

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Thank Ted K
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We have visited El Phoenician as a couple, with friends, customers and business associates a number of times over the last few months of our Great Australian expedition. The verdict is clear: A great menu of outstanding Lebanese food whichever night of the week you go. Relaxing atmosphere, easy parking, and excellent service by really caring staff. Good wine cava,... More 

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Thank milton116
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered a meat platter for three and there was definitely more than we could eat. The food was high quality and the service very good. We'll definitely be back.

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Thank quinninexile
Sydney, Australia
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301 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Extremely good restaurant in the Walsh Bay area. The room is beautifully set out. The service is always excellent and the food is fabulous. The Lebanese menu is fantastically presented and it is a very special place in which to dine. The last time we went was a Saturday lunch-time and we and some people at another table were the... More 

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Thank Jeanette M
Sarasota, Florida
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went as a couple on a weekday evening. A very attractive all-glass room. When we arrived a birthday party was underway and we asked to be seated away from the noise. We had an excellent evening and had fun observing the festivities (including a private dancer) while still able to converse easily. The wait-staff were great - helpful, friendly.... More 

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Thank cooperpeterj
Sydney, Australia
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5,043 reviews
2,829 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,825 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Close to STC so good for pre-theatre dining - best for sharing and banquet style so a group is the best way to enjoy a variety o dishes.

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Thank RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

They squeezed my wife and two daughters in on late notice and then made every effort to make sure our night was great. The staff are excellent. As lovers of Lebanese food, this was fresh, tasty and everything was cooked beautifully. Every mouthful took me back to growing up in Belmore with my Lebanese friends. Tabouli was extra tasty and... More 

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Thank Grahame E
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant for our family New Years Eve celebration. This was our second visit and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and prepared to a high standard. Presentation beautiful with very attentive and friendly waiter service.

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Thank Purplecampbell
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Top pick from one of the girls to have out Xmas lunch here... 1.30 pm booking on a Saturday parking was a breeze, the place was is a perfect spot to have a stroll after lunch.. the food was great and plenty of it Between the 7 of us $62 banquet was the top and plenty of food service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Towns Place, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9633 1611
Description
One of Sydney’s highest rated Lebanese restaurants, the El-Phoenician, garnered star-driven praises from The Sunday Telegraph proving it is a contemporary and stylistic showcase with a modernistic approach to an arrestingly innovative Middle-Eastern food styling. The El-Phoenician's artistically executed menu and skillfully developed wine lists have been assembled by pedigreed Chefs and an award winning Sommelier - that are truly bent on awakening your consciousness.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?