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“Great food”
Review of Athenian Greek Restaurant - CLOSED

Athenian Greek Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times now over the years. I can honestly say the food and serviced has not changed its great. Good choices on the menu and its delicious. Good choice of wines/drinks and service has always been good. Atmosphere is lovely. I will definately be back.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Goddess Athena, the statue offered by the Mayor of Athens to Sydney for the Sydney Olympics in 2000, beckons passers-by to dine at the Athenian Greek Restaurant in Barrack Street, Sydney.

Inside, the modern day restaurant gods offer a delicious array of authentic Greek food. The specialty is the baked lamb shoulder, which I prefer to have with stuffed eggplant (or melitzana as the Greeks call it), but which can be had with any side your want - vegetables, salad, chips or spaghetti.The other house specialties are the seafood - grilled flounder, snapper tails, and the truly magnificent prawns saganaki. Try some retsina wine with the meal.

Greek restaurants don't neglect the mezethes (entrees) and the taramosalatas, the spinach and the cheese in filo, rice rolled in vine leaves, the grilled haloumi, and the Greek salad are all perfect. And at the other end, the deserts are baklava, rizogalo (rice pudding) and galatobouriko (custard filled filo) all of which are perfect, and authentic.

The restaurant itself is large, but the soft furnishings and carpet make it quiet. It caters equally for lunch or dinner for two, four or twenty. Twos and small groups are placed in the fore, and large groups at the rear. Price wise, it is very reasonable.

And the service is very attentive.

It comes with my highest recommendation for a restaurant in the Sydney CBD.

Date of visit: July 2014
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Thank AnthonyCordato
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place has a nice warm classic feel to it with high ceilings and white-washed walls and spaced out tables. The service is quite good - polite, friendly and quick. The starters of pita bread and dips were tasty and that’s the only reason they have earned a few stars for food in my rating. We were glad that we had ordered enough of those, coz that was the only palatable thing there! The mains were downright horrible! We had ordered Papoutsakia, Fresh Lamb Brains and Mousakka, all of which was extremely bland and unappetizing to say the least! They lacked basic ingredients like salt and pepper!
If at all I try this place again, then I will certainly not have these dishes!

Date of visit: June 2014
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1  Thank BABSBINI
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Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little gem and were pleasantly surprised. The food was plentiful and very tasty with a homely feel, we had the athenian special and the moussaka ... both of which were very satisfying. Highly recommend the tzatziki. There is an excellent wine list from Australia and Greece. The service was average but not terrible, it did seem we were a little forgotten for a while. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to those looking for good, not too expensive, greek food.

Thank Amandats
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

I booked here last minute with a party of 15+ for my birthday, and it was no problem! "We can seat 150!" he said on the phone. "No worries!" It was the most laidback, fantastic restaurant experience. Fairly quiet for a Saturday night, open space, gorgeous food and attentive service. No BYO though. We were asked to put a bottle away.

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank painted_duchess
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