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7 Towns Place, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9633 1611
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited El Phoenician as a couple, with friends, customers and business associates a number of times over the last few months of our Great Australian expedition. The verdict is clear: A great menu of outstanding Lebanese food whichever night of the week you go. Relaxing atmosphere, easy parking, and excellent service by really caring staff. Good wine cava,... More 

Thank milton116
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a meat platter for three and there was definitely more than we could eat. The food was high quality and the service very good. We'll definitely be back.

Thank quinninexile
Sydney, Australia
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299 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely good restaurant in the Walsh Bay area. The room is beautifully set out. The service is always excellent and the food is fabulous. The Lebanese menu is fantastically presented and it is a very special place in which to dine. The last time we went was a Saturday lunch-time and we and some people at another table were the... More 

Thank Jeanette M
Sarasota, Florida
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went as a couple on a weekday evening. A very attractive all-glass room. When we arrived a birthday party was underway and we asked to be seated away from the noise. We had an excellent evening and had fun observing the festivities (including a private dancer) while still able to converse easily. The wait-staff were great - helpful, friendly.... More 

Thank cooperpeterj
Sydney, Australia
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4,916 reviews
2,760 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,802 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Close to STC so good for pre-theatre dining - best for sharing and banquet style so a group is the best way to enjoy a variety o dishes.

Thank RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

They squeezed my wife and two daughters in on late notice and then made every effort to make sure our night was great. The staff are excellent. As lovers of Lebanese food, this was fresh, tasty and everything was cooked beautifully. Every mouthful took me back to growing up in Belmore with my Lebanese friends. Tabouli was extra tasty and... More 

Thank Grahame E
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant for our family New Years Eve celebration. This was our second visit and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and prepared to a high standard. Presentation beautiful with very attentive and friendly waiter service.

Thank Purplecampbell
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Top pick from one of the girls to have out Xmas lunch here... 1.30 pm booking on a Saturday parking was a breeze, the place was is a perfect spot to have a stroll after lunch.. the food was great and plenty of it Between the 7 of us $62 banquet was the top and plenty of food service was... More 

Thank Youwant2stay
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and great service in delightful and arty Walsh Bay However, as I'm gluten intolerant the options were limited to a plate of sliced carrots and cucumber If you're a coeliac or gluten intolerant then don't go unless you want to eat like a rabbit

Thank MikePuncheon
Sydney, Australia
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The food and staff at this restaurant are great. Choices for banquets and menu dishes with all the favourites you would expect from a lebanese restaurant. they cater well for vegetarians and the wine list was well stocked with local and overseas wines to choose from. The location is great at Walsh Bay and perfect for a pre-theatre dinner as... More 

Thank Rea_61_Sydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Towns Place, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9633 1611
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?