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“The Lamb and Potatoes are Excellent !”

Athenian Greek Restaurant
Ranked #303 of 5,833 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Well established as the finest Greek Restaurant in Sydney, The Athenian is located in an elegant heritage building on the walk to Martin Place. Offering traditional and modern mediterranean cuisine, slow baked roast lamb as their signature dish. Providing a customised menu catering for vegetarians and any specific dietary requirements.The Athenian is a classic and elegant venue with exceptional service and superb food at reasonable prices. With the love and dedication of a family owned and managed restaurant and forty years of hosting weddings and special events, this is one venue worth consideration. What makes the Athenian unique is their flexibility in catering to budgets as little as $41.50 per person for three courses without compromising on quality. Seating for up to 220 guests.
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The Lamb and Potatoes are Excellent !”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Went there with work colleagues and had a variety of dishes ranging from char grilled octopus, oysters, chicken souvaliki and lamb and potatoes which was the stand out dish.

The lamb is salted and moist and falls off the bone...excellent.

Prices are average, service friendly and quick and I would definitely dine their again.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank storm_fan1998
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Armidale, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional value”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Second time for me, this with a group of 6. A large open style ( old bank?) with plenty of seating and well patronised makes for a relaxed ,easy feel. The service is attentive, staff know the dishes and wines well yet not intrusive. The food is very good and plentiful for the price and has a broad range to boot. Entrée dishes of tzatzki, spanakopita and vine leaves all hit the right spot and are recommended. For mains the Athenian Special ( sort of a large "tasting" plate with a variety components) was ordered by all but one who had chicken on skewers. The size and quality of the servings is what makes this such a great experience and the wine list is more than adequate with out group sticking to Greek wines that represented good value. All up no one left hungry, the food ,wine and service all of a high standard and at under $250 ( 3 entrées, 6 mains, 2 bottles wine, 2 beers and a coffee ). 5 star rating based on the key components of food, service and price.
Recommended for groups, casual dinning and as a ( much better) alternative to "pub" food.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Hugh C
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