GTFO: Greatly Terrific Food Outing – The Pheonix

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Looking for a Mediterranean menu unlike any other in Sydney?  The Pheonix claims to provide just that, plus if you’re feeling a little (or a lot) cheeky, they also claim the tastiest and most refreshing drinks their side of Sydney.  Now that sounds like the perfect combination for a little R+R after a long, hard day at work!

Setting and Atmosphere

★★★.5

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A fusion between a bar and restaurant,  whether you’re after  a tasty bite with your after work drinks or an intimate meal for two, Pheonix has got you covered.

The Pheonix has a charm of it’s own located in a timeless refurbished building, filled with the character of its time.  Don’t be fooled by it’s exterior though, the insider is modern and fresh and located just outside the CBD on the fringes of the Eastern Suburbs, it’s also a away from the overcrowded hustle and bustle.

Food

★★★

The Pheonix team are passionate about their food, priding themselves on fusing classic Mediterranean dishes with an Australian cooking style.  The Pheonix have one of the best selections of meals I’ve seen at one of these fusion bar/restaurant type places.  If you’ve got a Greek friend, you’ll know that like dining with their family, The Pheonix love food and there’s absolutely no chance of going hungry.

Being the gluttons we are, Ningjaeats and I ordered a table full of food, literally.

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Char Grilled Marinated Baby Octopus | $16
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Haloumi with Fig, Ouzu and Black Pepper | $12
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Mezzethes Plate | $16
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Keftedes with Paprika Passata | $13
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Marinated Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki | $15
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I Carried a Watermelon | $18 | Lychee Stylin’ | $18

The standout dishes of the night were the Lamb Gyros and Haloumi with Fig, Ouzu and Black Pepper.  The Lamb Gyros was succulent and juicy and the Haloumi with Fig, Ouzu and Black Pepper had the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.

The remaining dishes were good, but not special.  My least favourite dish of the night was the Vegetarian Antipasto – the chargrilled zuchinni was cold and soggy, which made it felt like the vegetables were not freshly prepared to order and second was the marinated chargrilled octopus.  Unfortunately I’m not a fan of the chargrilled taste, and I couldn’t taste any of the so called marinade!

 

Service

★★★★

The service here was very fast, attentive and personal.  The bartender was great taking care of our drinks and ensuring our night went smoothly.

 

Pricing and Value for Money

★★★★

Compared to other bar/restaurant combos, the pricing for food here is really reasonable.  Drinks are on the expensive side but the price evens out in the end.

 

The Details

Where: 1 Moncur street Woollahra 2025

Opening Hours:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 4pm – 11pm
Thursday – Friday 11.30am – 11pm
Saturday 8am – 11pm | Sunday 8am – 10pm

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 *Please note this was an invited event with the ever so lovely ningjaeats

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