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El-Phoenician Lebanese Restaurant

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328 Church St, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
61 2 9633 1611
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was astonishing to see how busy this 'long and thin' restaurant was. From the time you arrive to the time you leave, you are greeted by and attended upon happy and friendly staff. Table space was maximised and the whole restaurant was managed with such precision and efficiency. The buzz was happy and the sound of contented diners resonated... More 

Thank Stella-Dot
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start backwards - the coffee is really good , the best I have had for some time . The deserts were good and not too expensive. The salads apart from the tabouli were ordinary . We had the meat platters they were good but not exceptional. I did find it expensive . A couple of beers plus the meal... More 

Thank Peter T
Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I often visit parramatta and always love trying new restaurants. I always end up back at el-Phoenician. The service is amazing and the food is glorious. Fresh, plentiful and so much to offer. Winter or summer the vibe is great.

Thank Deb2251
Parramatta, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This has lovely platters that are not too expensive. I like both Sahra by the river and El Phoenician, so we rotate them. The platters here are not tiered, but there is a greater selection of vegetarian dishes if you want a smaller meal. It is nice to have variety:-) The drinks here are good, and the service is top... More 

Thank vegetarian10
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I was in parramatta for work and was craving some kibbeh nayeh.. Luckily I stumbled upon this place! Fantastic table service and friendly staff. Beautiful authentic traditional Lebanese food. A little on the pricey side but such an enjoyable meal. Definitely will be back the next time I'm in parramatta!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very ordinary. Overpriced and not typical of the Lebanese culture of being generous. The portions served up a joke. Give it a big miss.

Thank delajohn
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Guys if you love your Kafta and Tabouleh , this place is a must must go to. Perfect ambience for a romantic date night or a night of fun feast with family or friends. The staff are just wonderful, always welcome you with a smile and ready to assist you as soon as you need them regardless of how busy... More 

Thank V2dJ
Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Second time dining here and the food and the service is still good. But go prepared to eat - you will walk out very full. Overall its actually good value, especially for Sydney and for the service level.

Thank Davos8n8
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Not my first visit and definitely not my last. The staff are friendly and their service is great. If you like variety they offer great banquet options and all dishes are generous in size, very fresh and tasty. Decor of this restaurant provides the opportunity to enjoy some great food it is relaxed and you will not leave disappointed.

Thank 3023Kitty
Cranebrook, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group from work. We had the " banquet" for $56 each which was bread and dips, two pastries, then two kebab skewers. A few extras but not much. A lot of money for very little feed. The stroppy waitresses kept bringing us drinks we didn't order. The noise level was unpleasant. A waste of time and money.... More 

Thank MarkG1953

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Church St, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Parramatta
  • Phone Number: 61 2 9633 1611
One of Sydney’s highest rated Lebanese restaurants, the El-Phoenician, garnered star-driven praises from The Sunday Telegraph proving it is a contemporary and stylistic showcase with a modernistic approach to an arrestingly innovative Middle-Eastern food styling. The El-Phoenician's artistically executed menu and skillfully developed wine lists have been assembled by pedigreed Chefs and an award winning Sommelier - that are truly bent on awakening your consciousness.

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