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489-491 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 1119
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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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Sydney
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank SydneyCarls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Jenna B
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Nicole W
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Amy B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had a lovely Sunday evening catch up with four friends. The food was well prepared and presented. The waiter, although a little bit annoyed that we took so long to order due to our pressing need to catch up on life's events, was very helpful in making sure we did not order too much food. The baklava was a... More 

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Thank Lisa O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The Arabella nachos were delicious featuring four different authentic labanese dips classic hummus, babaganoush, garlic dip, taziki served with crunchy noodles and warm pita. The fried eggplant were amazing and the falafels were the best I've ever had lightly fried on the outside with sesame seeds and moist and green on the inside unlike the over fried dried out falafel... More 

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Thank Gina F
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The food is of good quality and the space is ample if you have a large group. I recommend it for those evenings where you have 10+ people. Newtown usually is difficult to get large groups seated, The belly dancer comes on weekend nights to keep everyone entertained.

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Thank Chi11i_Concarne
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My boyfriend and I recently went to Arabella on King Street for our Friday night date-night. We decided to be gluttonous and order the Chef's banquet. Each plate that came out was just as amazing as the one before it and there was certainly no shortage of food. We particularly enjoyed the dips platter and the lamb skewers. We didn't... More 

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Thank Kassia1988
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Are here recently for a friends birthday. Had the banquet menu which offered a great variety of food and was fantastic value for money. Live belly dancing on the weekend too.

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Thank Damien G
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I went to this place with a group of friends last weekend and we ordered 5 banquets and the quantity of entrees was good enough, but we didn't receive enough hot dishes and meat for the 5 people. The quantity of meat we received was ridiculous. Is the kind of place where you cannot trust as a customer. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Turkish, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free, Mediterranean
Meals
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
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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
Newtown
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.