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489-491 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 1119
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled here on Christmas Eve, seeking refuge from shopping, tinsel and carols. Thank your Higher Being for Lebanese food and surroundings. Not a Christmas tree or bearded geriatric in sight. Instead, lots of chickpeas and garlic in every mode. We ate ourselves into a stupour, washed down with an excellent dry rose. What a great way to avoid the... More 

Thank Sean H
Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I love Lebanese cuisine, but this is not the place to go. The food is prepared quite well with fresh ingredients, but the portions are small. For an entreé of four small spinach pyramids you'll pay $16. For two people you need four entreés for satisfaction. then come two mains at $25 or more. For two persons that's already $110+... More 

Thank Dr Michael E
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Amazing food! BYO. And no problem in accommodating 3 different dietary requirements!! We had the banquet - Great price too. Staff were friendly. Look forward to returning. DELICIOUS!!

1 Thank JacintaCW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I recently had a birthday party at Arabella it was amazing with great entertainment and fresh food with an open kitchen. I highly recommend you visit Arabella also recommend their Kebe nayeh they call it Lebanese sushimi you must taste it!

1 Thank _Messi_Is_Da_Be... 1
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Booked easily over the phone. Fantastic service, my husband and I had one of the banquets for $45 each and we were overwhelmed with all the fantastic delicious food that came out. Not to mention complimentary desert and tea or coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed the live belly dancing show. I'd suggest it to anyone looking for a good meal, worth... More 

1 Thank Hmct8591
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best Lebanese restaurants we've been to. We loved everything, especially the coriander potatoes and the BBQ prawns. Well priced with friendly staff. BYO & licensed. Highly recommend!

1 Thank SydneyCarls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We came to the restaurant for a casual dinner, and ended up getting the Chef's banquet - great value for money. You won't leave hungry, with more food than any normal person could finish, and the hommus was unspeakably delicious.

1 Thank Jenna B
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were a party of approx 25 people and the restaurant handled that with ease. The food was delicious without long delays so i would recommend this eatery for groups!

1 Thank Nicole W
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

The food was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed the Arabella banquet dinner - what a treat! So much food and good value for money. Staff are personable and friendly - we will certainly be back!

1 Thank Amy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, gorgeous atmosphere and warm staff. I will definitely be going back again! They even had the whole Restaraunt sing me happy birthday surprising me with a little cake with sparklers!! Thank you for a lovely night :)

1 Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Turkish, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489-491 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 1119
Arabella was established in 2002. The man behind the burners in Arabella's open kitchen is head chef Mohamad Zouhour. Mohamad has over 22 years experience & has shared his talent in some of the world's greatest kitchens in Beirut, Canada & Dubai. Mohamad's finishing touches to his Lebanese cuisine menu is what has labeled Arabella the tastiest Lebanese Restaurant in Australia.

Arabella is a sleek, discreet restaurant, bathed in muted chocolate browns & warm greys. It has a modern & funky fit out with banquettes & a luxurious cushion corner among the alcoves secreting Middle Eastern artifacts.

Along with the finest dishes served Arabella offers exceptional & welcoming service & is suitable for any event including birthdays, hens nights, engagements, corporate functions & many more.

Arabella strives for all it's diners leaving the restaurant with a "WOW" impression.

For a true Beirut night life experience right here in the heart of Sydney, Arabella is the place to be.

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

Staying in Newtown

Neighborhood Profile
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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