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“Large servings and attentive staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Xenos Restaurant Bar Cafe

Xenos Restaurant Bar Cafe
Ranked #12 of 186 Restaurants in Crows Nest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Australian, Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Large servings and attentive staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The staff here were very attentive but not annoyingly so. Generous portion sizes with all dishes. I had the salmon which was huge but perfectly cooked, the barramundi was also lovely. A little pricey for my liking but as I said the portions were large.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank moocow8989
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TimX1969, Owner at Xenos Restaurant Bar Cafe, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We try very hard to maintain excellent customer service and consistency in purchasing and preparing good quality food.
Hope to see you again soon!
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Family restaurant! Always feel welcome over 10 yrs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Local Greek restaurant, been going there for 10 yrs an has been very consistent with food and service, great coffee, great meals

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Juan R
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TimX1969, Manager at Xenos Restaurant Bar Cafe, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words, hope to see you again soon!
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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee..great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

I just love to come here, I look forward to a wonderful different "Greek style" breakfast.. Excellent coffee .. And as I have to stay in cows nest for an appointment I stay for lunch.. Lamb salad is yummy.. But so is all on the menue... But mostly I look forward all year to a glass of Nautilus Sav Blanc.. Friendly service great atmosphere.. Only draw back is the stairs to the toilets, but they are clean and modern.. Besides the exercise helps you fit on more food.. Recommend it to all

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Troysy
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TimX1969, Manager at Xenos Restaurant Bar Cafe, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words.
We endeavour to provide the best quality food, service and facility's for our customers.
As a family owned and run business who take pride in everything that we do, we feel we have succeeded by making your experience with us a good one.
Ps: We do apologise for the bathrooms being upstairs.
Hope to see you again soon!!
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Poole, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Slow Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Went unexpectedly on a Thursday night. Overall good food but the initial service was slow and had to wait 20 mins for a Drink. That said the quality of the food was very good. and my partners Schnitzel was huge. I had lamb kebabs which were excellent. Place was not too busy and very few ventured to sit outside but it was not cold.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank nols56
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Newcastle, Australia
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Very ordinary”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Having read and heard very mixed reviews of Xenos, a Saturday evening in Crows Nest saw the family dining at Xenos in a bid to introduce the kids to a cuisine outside their normal preferences. All up the meal was quite disappointing.

The slow cooked lamb shoulder served up a very strong acidic twang that dominated the very dry meat. A total contrast to the delicate flavours and melt-in-the-mouth experience of the equivalent dish I enjoyed at Medusa's Greek Taverna a few weeks before or the off-the-bone version I enjoyed at berth in Melbourne a few months prior. 

This followed a less-than-notable, flavorless entree of scallops in a cheese sauce selected off the daily menu. 



And while the family generally reported their meals as OK, the "wood fired bread" – normally a moreish Greek staple - ordered for #3 son in lieu of an entree arrives as no more than half a dozen slices of Vienna loaf with a few tubs of butter. 



All up, no cause offered for a return.

(This review was revised by the writer following concerns raised by the owner of Xenos. While the colour has been toned down, the substance is unchanged)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Alan G
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