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Petersham Portuguese Chicken

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98 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
(02) 9560 2369
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Portuguese food.

This place is always very busy and not much space between the tables, but the food is always amazing. We come from adelaide each year for the very typical food they serve here. The Charchoal roast chicken, chips and salad, sounds very simple, but is amazing. The the bacalhau dishes are very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bali, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is always very busy and not much space between the tables, but the food is always amazing. We come from adelaide each year for the very typical food they serve here. The Charchoal roast chicken, chips and salad, sounds very simple, but is amazing. The the bacalhau dishes are very good too, as are the pasteis de bacalhau.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The cue was out the door , this has to be great ,wrong !, cue out door due to lack of service ,Last time here 5 years ago and it was great only competition was down road and it has gone . Was it because its a Sunday hmmm ! Chicken was dry and chip where half cooked and barely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've been coming here for over 12yrs. Never again! Standing in line & I get pushed aside by a very rude customer. When I voiced my complaint the woman serving 'us' said he had placed an order over the phone. So what!!!!! I was there first, he can wait his turn. Not only that the woman was rude & belligerent.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We love coming here for our monthly chicken fix and as other reviews stated service can be unfriendly but we don't care because the chicken and chili sauce is divine and being abused dose not bother me as I am married and are very used to it.:-)

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

best charcoal chicken, would be even better to order online and avoid seeing unfriendly employees and owner

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I used to go here To get chicken and chips as a child with my dad... Unfortunately about 10years ago my father stopped going here as there was a lady who was quite rude towards him working there one night. Oh well they just lost business from us, the rest of our family and friends from then on we went... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I used to come to this place many years ago for about 10 years. The chicken (when hot) is lovely with unique flavours from Angola (despite the name, this type of charcoal chicken is not from Portugal, rather Angola), the famous peri-peri sauce is hot, hot, hot. Now the service. As I said previously, I've frequented this place a lot... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great BBQ'd chicken i have had in ages. The meat skewer was also fabulous. Make sure you also go for the flat potatoes and not the chips (which also looked great). Still dreaming about it today:) You can also BYO which i do not think they charged us for, even though there was a corkage charge on the menu.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

A regular favourite the chicken is a amazing, simple but very tasty you can't go wrong when you add the chill is sauce. You should book but we have turned up early on a number of occasions. Only very slight neg - cash only

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9560 2369

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 17
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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