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Athenian Greek Restaurant

#299 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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Property Council of Australia 11 Barrack St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9262 2624
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Typical greek food with friendly atmosphere. Very tasty and careful dishes. A great place for those who want to try the Greek kitchen.

Thank George F
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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212 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was recommended by the hotel staff and they were right. Demetri waited on us and he did a fine job. I had the lamb shoulder and it was fall off the bone tender and delicious. My wife had the Athenian special and it was fabulous. We also had two Greek beers which hit the spot. Great dinner and waited... More 

Thank Lasseter4242
Brisbane, Australia
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1,469 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is great Greek food served in a buzzing atmosphere- very tasty I love the dips and bread then some Greek salad and chargrilled Octopus

Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and I meet once a year at this excellent eatery for some years now and it must be said it is one of the most consistently good restaurants I have encountered. Excellent food, fantastic service and a comprehensive wine list make this place one of my favourites.

Thank Scott R
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Large restaurant with a business feel at lunch time. Good service and the food is tasty and plentiful. Authentic food not a fancy fusion or modern interpretation, honest wholesome food.

Thank Michael G
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful service and beautiful food can not wait to go back! The garlic barramundi pizza and halloumi was our favourite!

Thank laura_monique31
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Just had a fanatic time!! I was in a group of 15. Great mezes, the best roasted lamb and amazing service from Dimitri. Can wait to bring my family.

Thank spiroangelos76
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Strong words I know but it's a favourite of some male business colleagues and I roll my eyes whenever I receive an invitation to lunch. They're hosting me so I'm polite enough to smile and tolerate but really, I have no idea what the appeal is. Maybe it's the pricing, it's certainly not expensive but it's dated and the food... More 

Thank Gabriele M
Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Sensational traditional Greek food restaurant. Great for larger groups. Book ahead for large groups. Well priced for business dinners. It has become a favourite to me for client dinners when I'm in Sydney.

Thank Danny G
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife and I have been dining here for many years. About 12 months ago we had a very ordinary meal there and we complained and they halved the bill. Over the weekend we decided to go back again but I think it will sadly be our last visit. The Souvlaki was dry, tasteless and generally disappointing. The side salad... More 

Thank MAK2123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Property Council of Australia 11 Barrack St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9262 2624
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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