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Arabella

489 King Street, Newtown | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 1119
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Ranked #1,740 of 5,089 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $18 - $25
Cuisines: Lebanese
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have just moved to Newtown and my flatmate and I decided to wander our local section of King St looking for some take away food for our dinner. We came across Arabellas and were immediately struck with how busy it was for a Sunday night... this is a very good sign! The manager was super friendly and they were... More

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sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It's not often I take the trouble to write about a restaurant. Unfortunately this is to warn people to stay away. This was undoubedly the worse Lebanese food I've ever had. The meat was dry and tasteless, there was NO atmosphere and it was outrageously expensive.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have eaten here since 2008, and the quality has never diminished. Be it a takeaway falafel roll or a banquet, it has always been magnificent and the staff congenial, above and beyond. We had a birthday dinner there last evening, and as always, the food was magnificent and bountiful; what set it apart though was the attention to the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have eaten at Arabella's over many years and feel it needs a pat on the back for consistency. We are yet to have a bad meal here the food is extremely tasty and fresh, the staff are very efficient even when the restaurant gets busy. Also it's BYO so if you want to bring that special bottle of wine... More

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Padua, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Arabella serves fantastic and very tasty Lebanese dishes, the best in Newtown and maybe in Sydney ! People are nice and friendly and the price affordable. This is an exceptional dining experience !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The waiter was really friendly and welcoming when I enquired about eating dinner. The restaurant was nicely set out and with a good atmosphere. My meal came at a good time and it was delicious. Would definitely recommend it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The food was nice tasting and nicely presented, the service was nice, the ambience was nice. But I don't think 'nice' justifies the menu prices. $21 for a halloumi starter? $13 for a small bowl of potato cubes with some herbs? Many Lebanese restaurants also offer complimentary flat breads, but apparently not this one. We Australians are too used to... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

One of the worst places in all of Sydney. The hostess/poorly dressed door-keeper pissed us off very early when she literally stood in the middle of the doorway and denied us entry, until we told her we had a reservation for 10 people. Even then she was unapologetic and impenitent. Our waiter/floor manager was unfriendly, abrupt and impolite. He rushed... More

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had dinner at Arabella on a Sunday night whilst wandering the streets of Newtown. We were attracted by the beautiful decor and weren't disapointed by the service or food. Never having eaten Lebanese before it was suggested that we try the banquet. Yum Yum. This was followed by a complimentary coffee and turkish delight. The food is fresh, vibrant... More

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I have been to this restaurant twice now its worth every penny, the manager and waiters are friendly, service is at a good pace so you don't have to wait too long, they go through the menu with you if you have questions and also make recommendations. And being thats in newtown its the perfect location to walk around for... More

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