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“Good food at good prices”

Athenian Greek Restaurant
Ranked #469 of 6,492 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: US$0 - US$38
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Well established as the finest Greek Restaurant in Sydney, The Athenian is located in an elegant heritage building on the walk to Martin Place. Offering traditional and modern mediterranean cuisine, slow baked roast lamb as their signature dish. Providing a customised menu catering for vegetarians and any specific dietary requirements.The Athenian is a classic and elegant venue with exceptional service and superb food at reasonable prices. With the love and dedication of a family owned and managed restaurant and forty years of hosting weddings and special events, this is one venue worth consideration. What makes the Athenian unique is their flexibility in catering to budgets as little as $41.50 per person for three courses without compromising on quality. Seating for up to 220 guests.
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Athenian is in a great location being just off George street near Wynyard Station. I have eaten there on a number of occasions.

My wife and I visited last week (6/8/14) and we were not disappointed.
I had the lamb special which turned out to have enough meat to feed a small Greek village and my wife had the grilled chicken souvlaki. We had the semolina custard dessert called Galaktobouriko to finish. The quality of the food was really good and the restaurant has a great ambience to it. To top it off the food was very reasonably priced. The Athenian is an all round winner.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely greek restaurant that felt like a bit of a library. The restaurant floor is so big and open it felt like we were in a library or maybe a grand dining hall. Flavours were good and service was ok. The waiter warmed up by the end of the night but at times felt like he couldn't be bothered. I think it was the Athenian special or something like that that had a bit of everything on it was well liked and my prawn dish was nice too with some feta and bread to mop up the sauce. A little pricey but not too bad for a night out.

Thank Annabananna K
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times now over the years. I can honestly say the food and serviced has not changed its great. Good choices on the menu and its delicious. Good choice of wines/drinks and service has always been good. Atmosphere is lovely. I will definately be back.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Goddess Athena, the statue offered by the Mayor of Athens to Sydney for the Sydney Olympics in 2000, beckons passers-by to dine at the Athenian Greek Restaurant in Barrack Street, Sydney.

Inside, the modern day restaurant gods offer a delicious array of authentic Greek food. The specialty is the baked lamb shoulder, which I prefer to have with stuffed eggplant (or melitzana as the Greeks call it), but which can be had with any side your want - vegetables, salad, chips or spaghetti.The other house specialties are the seafood - grilled flounder, snapper tails, and the truly magnificent prawns saganaki. Try some retsina wine with the meal.

Greek restaurants don't neglect the mezethes (entrees) and the taramosalatas, the spinach and the cheese in filo, rice rolled in vine leaves, the grilled haloumi, and the Greek salad are all perfect. And at the other end, the deserts are baklava, rizogalo (rice pudding) and galatobouriko (custard filled filo) all of which are perfect, and authentic.

The restaurant itself is large, but the soft furnishings and carpet make it quiet. It caters equally for lunch or dinner for two, four or twenty. Twos and small groups are placed in the fore, and large groups at the rear. Price wise, it is very reasonable.

And the service is very attentive.

It comes with my highest recommendation for a restaurant in the Sydney CBD.

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Thank AnthonyCordato
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This place has a nice warm classic feel to it with high ceilings and white-washed walls and spaced out tables. The service is quite good - polite, friendly and quick. The starters of pita bread and dips were tasty and that’s the only reason they have earned a few stars for food in my rating. We were glad that we had ordered enough of those, coz that was the only palatable thing there! The mains were downright horrible! We had ordered Papoutsakia, Fresh Lamb Brains and Mousakka, all of which was extremely bland and unappetizing to say the least! They lacked basic ingredients like salt and pepper!
If at all I try this place again, then I will certainly not have these dishes!

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