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Petersham Portuguese Chicken

#2,971 of 4,238 Restaurants in Sydney
#3,275 of 4,659 Places to Eat in Sydney
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98 New Canterbury Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
(02) 9560 2369
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
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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
good food, poor service

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

They ask you for your order and when you give them the order( A) will say i only take burger (B) will say i will take the order for fries later.....seriously y do you ask for your order then specify burger order... Ppl all over the place customers dont know whats going on...more like

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is so good that you have to queue for service. The chicken burgers is a must. They also have an authentic Portuguese restaurant with a very good menu.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 New Canterbury Rd, 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?