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4.4 /6 Very Good 19 Reviews

The Claypot Taverna

Kensington Greek $$$ +100
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About The Claypot Taverna

Having served standout Greek cuisine to the people of Kensington for some time now, The Claypot Taverna is thankfully here to stay. Located on the corner of Anzac Parade and Todman Avenue, this lovely restaurant is known throughout Sydney for offering incredible Mediterranean specialties at reasonable prices. From gyros to spanakopita, The Claypot Taverna serves all the classic Greek dishes you know and love, plus some you’re probably unfamiliar with. With opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday, this is one restaurant you shouldn’t miss.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:00
The Claypot Taverna, Anzac Parade 180, 2033 Sydney

Further Information

Led by Con Pavlou, a legend in Sydney for his contributions to the city’s dining and nightlife scene, The Claypot Taverna is a household name among Kensington foodies. And it’s no wonder why – this restaurant is renowned for its incredibly fresh offerings and relaxed yet sophisticated setting. Found on the corner of Anzac Parade and Todman Avenue, The Claypot Taverna is one of the city’s must-visit Greek restaurants.

If you love brunch, you’ll fall in love with Claypot Taverna’s morning offerings. Enjoy the brioche baked with smoked salmon, mixed leaves, and poached eggs, or go for the smashed avocado on thick pita with oven-baked tomatoes and halloumi cheese. Come in later during the day and order up claypots cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fire oven like the arni kleftico (slowly baked lamb with garlic, parsley, bay leaves and lemon), podia arnisia (braised lamb shanks with tomato, garlic and red wine) or the pasari plaki (baked fish fillet with onions and black olives). Claypot Taverna in Sydney’s Kensington also offers plenty of grilled dishes like chicken supreme and king prawns, all tasty and made using the best ingredients. Order up a dish and see for yourself what makes Claypot Taverna so special, but make sure to book in advance.


19 Reviews

4.4 /6 Very Good 19 Reviews
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: lively
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5 reviews so far 6
30.07.2017 13:36

Great food. More than we could manage. Large helpings. Service was warm and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and very relaxed. The claypot meal lived up to expectations.

4 reviews so far 6
29.04.2017 20:00

Great service. Even better food! We will definitely be back as there is still plenty on the menu that we haven't tried. Good venue for small to medium groups who want a hearty meal.

1 review so far 6
23.10.2016 10:08

I love this place. Great service amazing food. The claypots are the best! The closest thing to authentic greek food I have had outside of Greece. Get on it!!

1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 11:39

My whole family loved this restaurant! The food was fresh and the flavours were fantastic. We especially liked the dips and pita bread as our starters. Atmosphere was pleasant, we'll be back!

1 review so far 3
30.08.2016 08:45

Home style cooking not quite restaurant standards, friendly wait staff but not very experienced. We ordered the slow cooked lamb which took a very long time to come out, most restaurants have the "slow cooked" lamb cooked & ready to serve! Mousaka was cold in the middle and not very tasty, bland, little dry & boring.

1 review so far 5
03.10.2016 08:38

Have been going there for years and always enjoyed and will come back for more. Love Con who always tries to make us happy. Great for summer casual dining tasty Greek family food

1 review so far 6
29.05.2016 09:22

Great food. Great staff. Even had happy birthday performed by the owner with his guitar. The lamb clay pot and the prawns would be my choices again.

1 review so far 5
10.09.2016 09:21

Food was great, nice touch with the complimentary bread, dip and olives, service good as well, but the NRL football match on the TV didn't add to the experience thou

1 review so far 5
08.07.2016 18:09

Lovely food, friendly service and excellent value for money. Our group ate calamari, spinach and feta pastries and the clay pot lamb - delicious, home cooked taste to everything

1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 07:34

Always a delicious dinner. Very hospitable and sensible serving of dishes. One dish at a time, so all food is hot. Well done, we will see you again soon

2 reviews so far 5
21.02.2016 09:28

Wonderful food - arrive hungry! Both ordered lamb - both sighed were amazing. Even the pita bread & dips were to die for. Will definitely be back soon.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 14:25

Great food. The mousaka was amazing. I will definitely be back soon to try something else from the delicious and authentic menu. Great that it's byo too !!

1 review so far 5
09.04.2016 07:40

Really nice banquet, possibly too much food. The ownder was really helpful with gluten free options. Good place to take our children. Will definitely come back.

1 review so far 5
05.09.2016 19:12

Beautiful wholesome family Greek food. There is nothing pretentious about this place but the food and the service are always excellent. We keep coming back.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 08:14

Excellent food and service. Surroundings a little cramped but everything else fine. Parking was difficult - otherwise would have given a 6 out of 6.

1 review so far 3
12.05.2016 14:24

Went with a group of 6. I had the octopus and thought it was very good. However the others didn't enjoy the food. The lamb was quite chewy. I would still go back for the octopus... and the Mythos

1 review so far 1
31.01.2016 07:11

Poor service bc they were clearly understaffed, rude owner, still waiting for our salad. We were told that the restaurant was busy and they had run out of water? Food was ok but not great. Overall would I go back NO would I recommend it to my friends NO. I read other reviews so perhaps we got a bad night? Not sure but wouldn't risk it!

1 review so far 1
30.08.2016 12:10

Unfortunately we had a very disappointing experience. The venue itself was dirty to say the very least and the arrogance of the owner/operator was outrageous. Dispite the food being tasty it did not make up for the atmosphere, filth of the taverna or the attitude of the owner. I do feel for the wait staff who were friendly.

1 review so far 1
01.05.2017 20:38

Worst restaurant ever! The pita bread was drenched in oil and the chef had no idea what customer service means! Told is too leave when we gave him the feedback about the pita.