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“Byblos restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Byblos Restaurant & Bar

Byblos Restaurant & Bar
124 Donnison Street, Gosford, New South Wales 2250, Australia
0243246006
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Ranked #9 of 86 Restaurants in Gosford
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Gosford, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Byblos restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Food was great. Service was good. A bit pricey - $9.50 for a glass of wine and $8.00 for a beer, but the food was hard to fault. The hommous is to die for, the fattoush salad was tasty, squid with sumac sauce was fantastic. Kebabs are yummy - lots of food. We certainly left with full bellies. This is my fourth time at this restaurant and it has been a good experience each time. Highly recommend..

Visited January 2014
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English first
Terrigal, Australia
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179 restaurant reviews
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
“Pleasant location summer's evening, however, overpriced & overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Seated on the verandah on a hot summer's evening turned out to be a very pleasant experience - what breeze available drifting across Kibble Park.

Mezza Banquet for 9 people, disappointing @ $42 p.p.

Lebanese food is essentially village food cooked with fresh ingredients, however, the impression of our banquet was that most of the food presented was pre-cooked and re-heated, e.g the Falafel was almost inedible, outside crust as hard as a rock and took some effort to "crack" the interior was especially dry - not a pleasant eating experience

The standouts of the meal were the Hommous, Baba Ghannouj, Tabouleh and Kafta Skewers, all well presented and tasty, however, the chicken with vegetables was in the same category as the Falafel, dry, stringy and obviously prepared well before being served.

Fresh tap water provided to table and refilled without asking. Tables and plates cleared efficiently between courses

This review would have attracted a *2 rating if it wasn't for the friendly and attentive service provided by a mix of enthusiastic young staff, some obviously experienced and some obviously in training.

Mention must be made of " Elise " a obviously more experienced staff member that seemed to be everywhere and co-coordinating service.

The test of any dining experience is the answer to the question;
" would we return?"
The answer is " No " ..............this is not value for hard earned $AUD -

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Lebanese food at inflated prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I am quite surprised to see the very average reviews of Byblos. I always have a great time at Byblos - the service is friendly and attentive and the food is consistently great. However, I always seem to spend a fortune. Its certainly not a cheap meal out though have enjoyed their much cheaper take away menu. For big groups we usually go the banquet set menus which have a bit of everything. Great for special occasions and intimate enough for romantic dinners.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gosford, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Meh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Food was okay... Definitely not worth the price, especially with corkage being at a stupid $10+ per person. Service degenerates after the restaurant filled 5+ tables, the carafes of water either stop coming or come out with lukewarm unfiltered tap water. Tried it twice, didn't change, won't be going again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Incredible food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Staff are kind and helpful, food is always divine. The mezza banquets are amazing and you leave full! Orange blossom Crème Brulee is mouth-watering and moreish! Definitely up there with my fav places on the Cost.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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