The Mediterranean Basin has given us a wealth of delectable delicacies, and thankfully they’re also generously dotted throughout Sydney. Now, we’ve eaten our way through city to bring you the very best!
Designed by the talented architect George Livissianis, Apollo Restaurant is a stylishly Spartan restaurant with a big heart and an even bigger menu. The great Jonathan Barthelmess is the man behind it all, and his sumptuous style of modern Greek cooking simply has to be tried. The oven-baked lamb shoulder is absolutely delicious, but make sure you go hungry because it’s a very hearty portion!
“This bustling restaurant serves delicious food including a very popular lamb. A whole lamb shoulder is $80 and feeds 4-5 people. It is delicious and a must-try dish. The service is impeccable here with the wait staff knowledgeable about wine pairings and complementary dishes. Come if you want to have a casual but classy meal with friends or a date.” – atan7
You know you’ve hit the big time when you make the Sultan’s Table! This lively joint is Sydney’s ultimate haven for proper Turkish cuisine, and any true foodie will tell you the same. The atmosphere is fun, the staff are always entertaining, and the dishes are a bounty of vibrant colour and bold flavours. Try the Iskender Kebab with Turkish bread and red sauce for a real treat.
“The Sultan’s Table is the most authentic Turkish Restaurant in Sydney and has delicious food which comes in large portions. I’m a regular customer at this family owned restaurant and I must mention I love their food, particularly ‘Mixed Grill’ (Combination of Adana, Lamb, Chicken kebabs served with salad and Turkish bread) not to mention their dips and other delicious food.” – Oki Fx
With two storeys of gorgeous elegance, Alegrias is definitely the swankiest Spanish place in town. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling and ultra-polished wood line the floor, with opulent reds and blacks dominating the colour scheme. The food is as rich as the décor, with the Albondigas al tonque de cacao (meatballs in a chocolatey sauce!) being a particular highlight.
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With its stone-slabbed floors, spacious interior and eye-catchingly pretty wall murals, Kazbah is a lovely setting indeed for some fine Moroccan sustenance. Bring a friend and order up the Casablanca Royale, which is tender lamb shoulder braised for 12 hours and served with veggie couscous and jams. A feast to remember!
“Do yourself a favour and get a group of people together for the breakfast banquet/set menu at Kazbah. I guarantee it won’t disappoint. Fantastic spot for a different take on breakfast, highly recommend.” – Winebuff in training
Salâm! And welcome to Jaam e Jam, Sydney’s premier Persian eatery. It’s friendly, relaxed and adorned in Persian rugs, with nothing but fresh, local ingredients used in its beautifully presented culinary treats. The Zereshk polo ba Morgh is rice, boiled chicken and a tantalising mix of sour berries, sugar and saffron, and it’s one of many standout options. Head down and give it a taste!