There’s hardly a better place to enjoy Sydney’s wealth of Middle Eastern cuisine than at Cedrus Lebanese Restaurant, right by the Parramatta River. You can bus, train (Meadowbank station is closest), or drive… but with Ryde Wharf at Anderson Park next door, why not catch the ferry? Inside the restaurant’s Belmore Street address it’s all style, with a number of dining areas impeccably appointed with furnishings from the Levant. As for food, Cedrus takes in Lebanon’s culinary history from the ancient Phoenicians to the present, acknowledging pan-Mediterranean, European, North African, ancient Roman, Greek, Persian and Ottoman influences, to create everything from the most simple to the most elaborate Arabic dishes.
Found along Belmore Street en route to the Ryde ferry wharf, it’s fitting that Cedrus Lebanese Restaurant is over the Concord Road bridge that connects Ryde, North Ryde, Putney and Meadowbank to the Sydney suburb of Rhodes. Why? Because authentic Lebanese cuisine with proper historical consciousness understands the influence of the famous Greek island on modern food’s richly woven cultural patterning. Luckily for you, this culinary heritage is exactly what’s represented at Cedrus, one of the finest Middle Eastern restaurants in Sydney.
A number of dramatic dining areas at the restaurant provide a remarkable backdrop for sampling a superlative menu. There’s covered, heated garden seating complete with arguileh, views out over the water as well as private dining availability for special occasions. The restaurant’s Parramatta riverside setting at Ryde and Meadowbank’s Anderson Park is ideal for a pre- or post-dinner stroll, and heck, there’s even a Middle Eastern belly dancer performing on Saturday nights. What more could you ask for? Perhaps Lebanese and Mediterranean mezze to share around the table or elaborate Arabic dishes composed from chargrilled meats, seafood and vegetables, all sourced from local Sydney markets? A must-visit for any gourmet, Cedrus Lebanese Restaurant’s reputation precedes it, so be sure to anticipate the buzz with a timely booking.
The food's always great and so is the service. Nice setting along the river and one man band added a great atmosphere. Highly recommended for a good night out with family and friends
Food was delicious and servings were very generous. The restaurant is big enough to cater for large groups. The service was friendly and very efficient. We will return for sure.
The food was reasonable but the sourpuss who waited on us should be in another occupation. She obviously doesn't enjoy working with people. The location is very good.