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El-Phoenician

#409 of 4,626 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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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Has been amazing service, fantastic food and managed to arrange a table for 10 at the last minute. We had the banquet and could not fault it.

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Thank Rebecca C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

AMAZING Lebonese cuisine on the rocks, cold called in a large group and not a problem. Beautiful dips and a magic banquet

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Thank Tony H
Subiaco, Australia
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went before a show without a booking,however they went to the trouble to find a table for us. As we were on a time limit we went Tapas and were not disappointed.The serves are quite large and we had one too many ,however will know next time. The vegetables were outstanding , the lamb shells a little overcooked and... More 

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Thank 246317
Sydney
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is Lebanese the most innovative cuisine in the world? Nope. But who cares when the cooking is this good? This was our third visit to El Phoenician at Walsh Bay, and there has to be a reason why people go back to a restaurant again and again - in this case, it's Lebanese classics done very well. Kibbeh had a... More 

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Thank pete-from-oz
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a banquet & only got one prawn, one oyster, one spring roll faux crab thing, a few calamari rings, one hard pastry shell thing, one lamb skewer, one chicken skewer & some pita bread & dip & it costed us $85 per person!!!! No desert as well, that wasn't very much of a banquet!!! Incredibly overpriced & the food... More 

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Thank Bryce C
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place It's like fine dining Lebanese food Great location Great service Excellent food But a bit pricey but worth it Make sure you book in advance

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Thank HALM2010
Arizona
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pre-theatre dinner. Efficiently served. Shared 3 items - waitress was concerned we might not have enough food, but we were very satisfied. Baba ganoush - excellently smokey, breads on the table when we arrived. Kofta with potatoes and sauces: huge portion satisfied two of us easily, very nice flavours. Tabbouli: again a large portion, tasty and healthy. Good value.

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Thank dotc2015
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went last night with my Lebanese husband and guests from Brisbane, one of whom is Lebanese. The main courses were terrific and the staff, atmosphere, service etc was great. The desserts however were VERY disappointing. I ordered "Ladies Arms"...a kind of rolled pasty with a cream inside, which are then supposed to be deep fried then soaked in a honey... More 

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Thank Jenni F
Middle Dural, Australia
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?