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El-Phoenician Lebanese Restaurant

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328 Church St, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
+61 2 9633 1611
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here for lunch with workmates. Although it's quite pricey, the food was very good and cooked very well. Nice portions and very tasty. The service was excellent. They attended to all our needs and made sure everything was ok.

Thank KidFromBossley
Brisbane, Australia
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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had taken the river cat from Circular Quay to Parramatta and were looking for a good lunch spot and this was just fabulous. We had a cauliflower dish, beans with tomato sauce and falafel. All were excellent.

Thank happytravelling55
Newcastle, Australia
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, we are here 2 nights in a row in a group of 8 and 50 and the food was absolutely awesome. First night, we left it to the owner to pick the dishes for us, just giving him a budget per head. We had 4 bottles of wine and an excellent variety of share plates. There was plenty of... More 

Thank Stephen C
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited on a hot Saturday night in February. really good food and service. as a group of 8 we chose the banquet for $62 each. such a great mix of food and breads. we also got desert which was just outstanding ! We all enjoyed the food and the restaurant had 2 belly dancers come in later. only bad point:... More 

Thank lhosking
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service: waitresses were super friendly, food was amazing. Best restaurant in Parramatta. Advice - get the lamb. It's fantastic.

Thank trendybendywendy
Gold Coast
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EP has been on Church Street for a long time. They offer high end middle eastern cooking, crisp linen, very attentive service and a large function room.The mixed kebabs are delicious. The wine list quite expensive. But is it value for money? Yes! They put it all together.

Thank AuTravelots
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, excellent service. A little expensive but worth it . Great staff who were welcoming and suggested what to order. The food come out quickly as well.

Thank Hib24
Parramatta, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have had Lebanese food at home, at weddings, in Lebanon and various restaurants in Sydney. Apart from my mother in laws cooking the El-Phonecian remains the best of them all. Not only the best food but the highest quality experience all round. I highly recommend anyone visiting Church St Parramatta visit this restaurant at least once.

Thank Rod S
Sydney, Australia
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254 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the kitchen having outlets on two sides servicing the restaurant and a function space, as well as an outdoor seating area, the Parramatta El-Phoenician is a much bigger enterprise than its Walsh Bay cousin. The elegant space is purpose-built after the nearly twenty-year old restaurant outgrew its original Parramatta digs in 2004. It's a family-run business owned by the... More 

Thank Jackie M
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Booked in to have dinner for 5 guests, we arrived at 7:05pm for a 7:00pm booking. The extremely rude maitre d had already given our table away then we waited for our new table for 20 minutes. The food was nice but the service really left us with a bad taste in our mouth, even the waitress was rude (kept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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: 328 Church St, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Parramatta
  • 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?