Reviews on Mediterranean food in Wentworthville, Holroyd, New South Wales including Kouzina Greco, El-Phoenician Lebanese Restaurant, Sahra By The River, La Mono Restaurant, Cafe Mambo, Sicilian Parramatta, The Hideout Cafe & Pizza, Zeko, The Olive Greek Restaurant and Bar, The Middle Feast
4 based on 24 reviews
The Middle Feast restauraunt in Merrylands has been operating since 2012 and up until recently served lunch on weekends and dinner throughout the week. Recently they've started opening at 8am on weekends with a new breakfast menu and we were invited to sample it.Merrylands is deceptively simple to travel to especially if you are driving. It was about 20 minutes west from the city on the freeway - we loved that the freeway exit took us to the restaurant in five minutes with easy parking all around.Owner Zayd and his manager Marion warmly greeted us and seated us in the front of the restaurant - it's a large dining space which opens out to the kitchen, bar and grill. Inside there is an even larger dining space and private room. Designed for entertainment, they often have singers and dancers performing there.The new breakfast menu spans several pages and offers predominantly middle eastern breakfast dishes as you'd expect, though we did notice a muesli bowl ($12), acai bowl ($12) and a five egg omelette for you to customise ($18). We wanted the more traditional experience and opted for the middle eastern offerings - especially given a family recommended the breakfast platter to us - we queried them and they said it was delicious and their first visit there.The breakfast platter or "The Middle Feast Banquet" ($27 per person minimum 2 people) was a beautifully presented two-tiered platter including two sides of scrambled egg dishes. You receive scrambled eggs with sujuk (sausage), menemem (tomato and pepper scrambled eggs), sigara borek (Turkish cheese rolls), aged cheddar cheese, danish fetta cheese, mixed olives, fresh tomato, cucumber, strawberry jam, cream and honey, tahini and grape molasses, apricot jam, halawa (halva), fresh seasonal fruits, walnuts and oven baked bread topped with black and white sesame seeds, and Nutella French toast (as dessert) The banquet includes unlimited Turkish tea and owner Zayd assured us the kitchen would bake more complimnetary bread if desired (we had plenty but this is a very generous offer especially given the chef bakes the bread to order!)The banquet was delicious - fresh, tasty and it was obvious a lot of love went into plating this up. The presentation was superb.We also tried the Zaatar with Labne ($7). Three pieces of freshly baked mini bread with homemade Zaatar mix, served with cucumber, tomato wedges and labne. Very special and still warm from the oven.Next we tried the Sujuk and Egg Guvec ($18), an absolute meal in itself and perfect to share. Plenty of sauce to mop up with the homemade sesame bread served with the dish too. This dish consists of Turkish sausage (Sujuk) pan tossed with fresh tomato, lemon juice, Napoletana sauce, layered in a crock pot, with 2 eggs sunny side up topped with fetta cheese, all oven baked. The flavours and textures made this a delight to eat. Owner Zayd reminded us of their diverse range of fruit cocktails and gourmet shakes - we tried two: the avocado cocktail ($12) and halawa and pistachio shake ($11.50) Beautifully presented, with the avocado cocktail blended with fresh avocado and served with ashta (clotted cream), honey and fresh nuts. A healthier choice, and delicious. The halawa and pistachio shake was a sweet indulgence, topped with halawa fairy floss and pistachios, and drizzled with melted Belgian chocolate. You could skip dessert for this shake, it's very generously served, and delicious.We finished off with some Arabic Coffee (Kahwa) $6 for 3 people, $12 for 6 people - a very strong coffee with a hint of cardamon - served unsweeteended, some might prefer to add sugar. We tried it unsweetened and it made a nice contrast to the cocktails and shakes. Beautifully presented and generously proportioned.Overall, this is a breakfast worth travelling for. The restaurant space is superbly decorated in middle eastern art and the lighting is worth wandering around to look at - it's beautiful. Merrylands is a fascinating suburb worth spending more time in too - we are spoilt in this city with the diverse range of food on offer. Get out one weekend for breakfast and see for yourself.
4 based on 64 reviews
This really is without doubt the best "traditional" Greek Restaurant in Sydney.... With daylight second.. There are others that rate... Some that offer live music which is always lovely... Some more centrally located... And several that are equally deserving of 5 stars... But on that basis The Olive deserves 6 stars... And it's all about the food and service.. The fitout is suburban basic, the location nothing flash, the wine list unsurprising but the food.. The food.... Its all about the food... Beautufully prepared traditional home style cooking just like a Greek Grandmother would make served with generosity and love.... Seriously don't bother going anywhere else in the western suburbs of Sydney for traditional Greek food and if you're visiting put this place on your "must eat at" list!
4 based on 26 reviews
Outlet is modern, open style and inviting. Greeted warmly with a smile and seated promptly. Ordered the chicken paella and chicken monte carlo dishes. My friend enjoyed her dish however the paella could have had more flavour IMO. A good range of Mediterranean, seafood and pasta dishes are available. The gelato desserts were excellent, presented superbly and tasted delicious. Car park available directly in front of restaurant although potentially limited spots at busier times. Due to Zekoâs size I suggest bookings to avoid disappointment. I received a return phone call confirming my booking. Would return dine at this restaurant.
Great Cafe in the neighbourhood area of Old Toongabbie. Many parking spaces nearby. They have large variety of menu from brekkie, burgers to pizza and they deliver as well. I tried their Angus Hideout Burger. The pattie is lean but yet so juicy and flavoursome! Impressive. Coffee is great too. It's definitely a 'Hideout' place you have to discover!
3 based on 447 reviews
Welcome to Sicilian Restaurant, a true icon of Parramatta and one of the largest and most impressive restaurants in the area. There is seating capacity for 350 diners yet it can still capture the intimacy of a romantic dinner for two. Located right in the
I came here for lunch with an old friend on Saturday. We had one of those wonderful unhurried lunches with a couple of bottles of wine. The food servings are huge and are definitely in the delicious comfort food category. We started off with traditional meatballs and a caprese salad with fresh crusty bread to soak up the mouthwatering sauce on the meatballs dish. We had a half hour break between our entrees and mains and just drank wine and talked. This was a sensible decision, the main dishes were especially huge. I had the traditional FUNGHI SCALLOPINE (Pan fried veal with garlic, parsley, cooked w. wild mushrooms roasted potato & brussel sprouts & a mushroom sauce) and my friend ordered the PORK BELLY which was a Crispy pork belly w. creamy mash, seared scallops finished with an apple mousse & cider reduction. Both were very satisfying. I managed to finish mine, my friend ended up taking half his home. The service was spotless and friendly. The wine list is well chosen to compliment the food very well. We stuck with a couple of bottles of the same Opawa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 through out our meal. We will both definitely be back again to eat here!We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Sicilian. We hope you will come and dine with us again soon!
4 based on 20 reviews
Had a meal here with my family. The food comes out in a decent time and the portions are more than ample. The service was pretty good. They got everything right considering there were 16 of us. The staff were quite friendly. It is a nice setting both inside and out.
4 based on 53 reviews
The lebanese food is internationally knowAnd the lebanese restaurantvare competing to provide quality food and exceptional serviceWhen you visit Merryland got a bit from the charcoll chicken you will loved itOr try the charcoll meat it is tasty.
4 based on 186 reviews
We had a group of people on Saturday night. Banquet menus are fantastic and very generous proportions.....more than we could eat. The staff were friendly and bent over backwards to meet out dietary requirements. The wine list is extensive. This restaurant will become a regular.Hi Marquef59, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you loved your Sahra By The River experience. The banquets are a fantastic menu choice! At Sahra By The River we pride ourselves on offering great Lebanese cuisine and making sure there is something everyone can enjoy! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
4 based on 296 reviews
One of Sydneyâs 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
We had an impromptu mid week lunch here this week. We were both feeling pretty hungry and had a rare couple of hours free in the middle of a very busy work week. On Church st surrounded by many other restaurants the atmosphere is totally different when we walked in. The decor is very nice with soft Lebanese music playing in the background, it felt very welcoming. We were immediately shown to a larger table (it being a relatively quite time) and immediately decided to try a variety of mixed entrees plus a main dish. The two waiters were both highly professional and the head waiter gave excellent advice on wine by the glass to suit the different dishes. The food itself was mouth watering. I have eaten Lebanese food before but none that tasted this good. For my lunch partner it was his first time and he truly fell in love with it. This is definitely a restaurant worth trying and we will definitely be back.
4 based on 235 reviews
Everything we ate last night was a treat to the tastebuds and the heartstrings having Greek heritage!Standouts were Loukamades for dessert, house made taramasalata to die for....I seriously wanted to lick the plate and tried but then checked myself....skordalia under our fried eggplant and for me my Moussaka was like a big warm hug from yiayia...go you will love it!.
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