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“No longer Value for Money or Service”

El-Phoenician Lebanese Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 457 Restaurants in Parramatta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $55
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“No longer Value for Money or Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I was very disappointed with the restaurant on so many levels. I have been there many times before and recommended it to my family for a birthday celebration and they were going for the first time. They called me twice to confirm my booking and numbers then when we arrived there where not chairs to accommodate my booking. The menu prices have increased with no additional value to the menu. One of the children’s meals were $12 for a bowl of chips, very overpriced. The manager offended my husband by questioning whether he arrived with a jacket and assuming his jacket belonged to someone else.
Overall I thought that they no longer offered value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Brisbane
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We walked down the Church St restaurant strip on a Monday night and looking through the front window what was a well set up restaurant. For a Monday night, a very steady stream of people streamed in and before we knew it, it seemed packed, with great atmosphere.

Our waitress was extremely attentive and being my first time in a Lebanese restaurant, I ased for a recommendation and was suggested the platter for two. What came out was a large plate of different breads and a range of "Tapas" which we sorted of had as an entree, then a mixed platter of meat came out which we used the bread and dips to mix the favours, absolutely awesome.

  • Visited August 2013
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    • Food
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Thank Peter F
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Fresh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Loved this experience. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was fab. Large servings and delicious. The complimentary breads were a really nice touch. Will definitely be back

Visited August 2013
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Thank Flicky70
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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Cultural Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great place to go with a crowd, had a banquet and a great dining experience. You will not go home hungry. No matter what you choose the middle eastern flavours hit your taste buds.

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Thank Robert W
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So France is in Southern Australia is it?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Get a bit miffed when a restaurant advertises french champagne (and listed as such in their menu at the time) then delivers a bottle that when you read the label was produced in South Australia. When challenged the manager attempted to convince me that France was actually a province of South Australia ..... highly amusing if it wasn't for the price, spoiling my Birthday treat , and counter to the evidence of my iphone, (sic) ... what was he thinking ... the food was good, the service reasonable ,but the management really needs to wake up and realise they shouldn't try to rip off the customers

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank stuartfnz
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