Dural might have a pretty small number of restaurants at its disposal, but it’s blessed to have Baba Ghanouj in its midst. Tucked into the town centre down Allen Way, just off the Old Northern Road from Sydney and formerly known as Ironbark, Baba Ghanouj specialises in authentic Lebanese cuisine spread over breakfast dishes, hot and cold mezze plates, succulent meats from the grill, wraps and desserts, alongside creative daily specials and banquet menus perfect for groups. Then, a great selection of wines, beers and cocktails round things off. Don’t be misled by its seemingly remote location as plenty of locals and daytripping Sydneysiders make advance bookings for tables here, meaning you should too, especially at peak times!
Architecturally – because setting the scene is important for a truly good restaurant experience – Baba Ghanouj is a stunner. Split over two levels near the roundabout down Allen Way in Dural’s shopping precinct, Baba Ghanouj specialises in regional Lebanese fare made with quality ingredients and fresh herbs and spices. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some of the most delicious Middle Eastern cuisine this side of Sydney, whether you drop in for a lazy brunch, drinks and mezze, or a full meal.
Baba Ghanouj Sydney’s wine selection ranks with the best of Sydney’s restaurants, balancing a range of great local Australian and European vintages that perfectly match the delicious Middle Eastern fare. Speaking of delicious food, you can expect to find a lot of it in this Dural restaurant. To begin, order a few mezze plates, including the samkeh harra fish fillet with tahini, capsicum, chilli, pine nuts and olive oil; halloumi served with cucumber, rocket, mint and tomato and the pan-fried Lebanese sausages topped with pomegranate. Then, tuck into pulled lamb served with tahini or garlic-infused chicken fresh off the charcoal grill, or perhaps select one of the wraps filled with fresh falafel. With its superlative cuisine complete with impeccable service, it's no wonder Baba Ghanouj is such a hit with local foodies – book ahead to be sure of snagging a table!
We had a great time at Baba Ghanouj. The food was excellent! Very traditional taste just like my grandmas! The service was also great! Very great experience.
Amazing food! The Baba Plate was so yummy! Easily one of the best Lebanese restaurants around. Thank you and look forward to dining again soon.
My favourite local restaurant! I love the warm reception and the fresh, delicious flavours on the menu. The Baba ghanouj dip is a must try, as is the Knafeh for dessert. The staff are so lovely too!