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5.0 /6 Excellent 45 Reviews

Parea Greek Tavern

Kogarah Greek $$$ +100
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About Parea Greek Tavern

Dear diners, please be aware that tables reserved for Friday or Saturday evenings between 5pm and 6:30pm, must be vacated before 8pm. If you have a wheelchair, pram or require a highchair, please contact the restaurant directly.

When we talk about Greek dining in Sydney, what a lot of us really want is a cacophony of plates clanging, people laughing, wine sloshing and delicious food being picked at and passed around. That’s exactly what you get at Parea Greek Tavern on Rocky Point Road in Kogarah. This popular Greek joint does everything the right way, from friendly service and communal tables up to their amazing small plates, sizzling grills, seafood and desserts. You’re guaranteed a fun night at Parea Greek Tavern – but you’re not guaranteed a spot unless you book, because they pack out most of the time!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Parea Greek Tavern, Rocky Point Road 46-48, 2217 Sydney

Further Information

Parea Greek Tavern is true to its name. The menu at this popular Sydney restaurant describes the Greek term parea as ‘a group of people who derive great pleasure by simply being together,’ and it is definitely all about social, casual, homely eating in good company. Handily located for Kogarah, Monterey and Ramsgate residents on Rocky Point Road, Parea Greek Tavern is one place you’re guaranteed a warm welcome, a hearty feed and plenty of good wine, beers and spirits to help the night along. You’ll want to book a table early, because Parea Greek Tavern is always humming – once you get a look at their menu you’ll see why.

If you’re heading to Rocky Point Road for a group meal, we recommend picking your way through Parea Greek Tavern’s delicious mezedes, ideal for sharing. It’s hard not just to fill up on the Greek dips with fresh pita bread (the pepper cheese kafteri is a particular favourite), but you should leave plenty of room for other awesome items like Cypriot sheftalies meatballs, spicy loukanika sausage, pickled octopus, zucchini fritters or some molten moussaka. Not to mention the mouthwatering meat (lamb off the bone and a choice of souvlaki), bright, healthy salads, and decadent desserts. The kids menu is more extensive than the norm in Sydney, too, so Parea is a great place for family dining in Kogarah.


45 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 45 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Noise: average
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 07:59

Parea has awesome food, family friendly and great service with a smile. Will definitely return again. Thankyou Parea for looking after us again. Great night out.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2017 07:34

Great service and atmosphere. Family friendly and exceptional food . Would highly recommend anyone to dine here and share the experience. Looking forward to my next visit

6 reviews so far 6
23.06.2017 20:46

We try to visit Parea regularly as it never fails to disappoint. Wonderful dips and find it hard to go past the chicken souvlaki plates!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 21:22

My family had a great time. We loved the calamari, the lamb souvlaki and the dolmades and the dips. We'll happily return for another meal.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 14:04

Booked online, then had extras. Too late to call, when arrived explained the situation and staff were very helpful to fit us all in. The food is wonderful and is matched by the ever helpful staff, who are friendly and happy without going overboard. Highly recommend it for a great night out. May have been a bit noisy, but that was us having a great time

4 reviews so far 5
10.04.2017 08:24

We had the banquet which was very good value for what we received - everything fresh and delicious- the meat and seafood all tender and tasty. We had the Greek style donuts for dessert - very nice! The restaurant is noisy, it's generally very busy but that's a good thing as food is always fresh. Service was friendly and I liked the Greek music. Keep up the standard and don't put up the prices and we'll keep going back!

1 review so far 2
07.05.2017 02:00

Some of the worst service I've ever received in any restaurant anywhere. Waited nearly 20 mins for a starter of grilled halloumi and then another 10 mins for our other starters. Our main courses didn't arrive together either, I had finished mine and staff cleared plate away before the rest of my parties meals even arrived! Then had bill dropped on my table whilst I was still eating my dessert and again waiting for 2 others to arrive! Hadn't even asked for the bill either! If you fancy average tasting, overpriced, glorified kebabs with some disinterested waiting staff, food brought to your table at random times so you can watch others eat whilst you still there waiting for yours, like to be hurried to pay before you've finished so they can hustle you out the door, then this is the place for you. Otherwise do what I will and avoid the place! Upside was the large TV playing in the restuarant at least had the volume off = classy

2 reviews so far 6
30.04.2017 20:55

Great food ( as usual ), excellent service ,there wasn't an empty table in the restaurant but the staff didn't even feel the pressure, everything was running smoothly and we got our drinks and food quicker than in any other restaurant. Keep up the great work and we'll definitely recommend it 🙂

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 19:11

Great food! Had grilled octopus and Greek salad. Everything was fresh and beautifully seasoned. Brought friends who had never been. They had lamb and veggie platter. Generous portions so we all shared. Great service- very attentive and didn't rush us out even after we settled the bill. Will be back soon!

2 reviews so far 5
05.02.2017 13:55

The food here is always good and the service is lightning fast. Subsequently you'll end up with multiple dishes on the table if you chat too much. The noise level is high but the airy venue still manages a good ambience. Seating is comfortable and space is good too. Looking forward to trying their takeaway venue across the road.

1 review so far 2
05.02.2017 12:28

I've heard a lot about this place, so was looking forward to having dinner there with a few friends. I was rather disappointed by how pedestrian the dishes were. The lamb was overlooked and dry. The pita bread was very heavy. The spanakopita was all pastry, flavorless and hardy contained any cheese, if any. There are quite a large number of Greek restaurants in Sydney who's food is far superior. The only 2 dishes that were really nice, were the grilled haloumi and the calamari. But what topped it all was the very poor service. Everything had to be ordered twice and the wine list never made its way to our table. I had to access their online menu in order to chose some wine and then found out the the prices are completely out of date. Needless to say, I'm NEVER going back there again.

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 17:27

We selected the set menu for two. Prompt service, pleasant decor and great quality food. We had an early 6pm dinner Saturday before the crowds arrived. It can potentially get noisy during peak hour but the food is worth it. I will return 😊

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 16:10

Excellent evening for a small or larger group. We had the set menu and the food was fresh and delicious and service was excellent. Nothing was a problem and staff looked after family member with special dietary needs (gluten free). Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 06:16

Great service, great food. As we knew there is a lot of food we ordered a Mixed Seafood Platter For 2, Mixed Meat Platter For 2, 1 serve of Spanakopites. 1 serve of Grilled Haloumi & Dips BETWEEN 6 of us

1 review so far 4
13.03.2017 11:37

The food was great as always but the wait staff where not on the ball last night and not all were very friendly. This is the first time i had experienced this and i was shocked especially since i talked parea up so much to my friends and finally got them to go for dinner with us tonight.

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 10:40

From the time we entered the resturant we felt very welcome.The staff guided us through the menu and we were very happy with our choice of food. Great food friendly staff good value for money.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 07:12

Fantastic service,, delicious food, great ambience We had the house banquet and were really impressed with the range of what we got. The Haloumi was so yum. Can’t wait to go again.

1 review so far 6
06.05.2017 20:22

A lovely atmosphere with fine tasting food. Good value for money. Love oregano on chips, meat and salad. Perfect saganaki. Great service attending to our needs. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 07:39

The best Greek food in Sydney. Great environment. Great staff. Reasonably priced. You won't regret a visit. Certainly worth the drive wherever you live. Make sure you take your Parea!

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 12:23

One of the best Greek restaurants around with a fantastic set menu and friendly staff. It is very much of a social dining experience that my family always enjoys.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 09:01

Food was great, we had the dips for two and the seafood platter for two. Servings were generous, staff were good, ambiance was also good. Worth it :)

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 22:28

The best Greek taverna in Syd with service to match! The set menu is great value and gives you the best of what this place has to offer.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 08:48

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Quick and friendly service. Would most definatley be back to Parea. Best lamb i have tasted in a while. Highly reccomend.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 08:11

Good food, friendly staff and reasonably priced. We had the set menu and there was plenty of food with lots of variety. Will definitely go back.

2 reviews so far 6
29.10.2016 13:19

Staff were great food was delicious took my friend there for his birthday and he was really happy and full! Great serving size definitely going back

1 review so far 6
19.10.2016 08:10

Very warm welcoming service and lovely meal. We had the set menu and everything was lovely. Thank you for a pleasant evening .. .. ..

2 reviews so far 6
22.05.2017 06:54

Such good value for money. Servings are pretty big food tastes great! That's why we keep coming back. Definitely recommend you wont be disappointed !

1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 17:45

Excellent service and food was beautiful, so much of it. We all left very full and satisfied. Thank you recommended to everyone. Will be back

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 09:00

Great food, friendly service nice atmosphere .Had the set menu for two had the best of both worlds and of course dessert which was amazing

1 review so far 5
05.07.2017 08:15

Fabulous, fast and friendly service and the food was fresh, hot and delicious!! We will definitely be back to taste more of the menu! Thanks for a great night

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 10:39

Great value and Great food. The set menu is one of the best I've had. Dessert is not so good so probably worth skipping. Service is good.

1 review so far 5
24.02.2017 18:14

Been here a few times now and it's always such a good atmosphere!!! Amazing food too! The grilled octopus is to die for its a must try!

1 review so far 5
02.07.2017 18:27

Great food and atmosphere, excellent for big happy groups! Suitable for family functions too, kid friendly, and vegan and GF options also available, you should go!

1 review so far 5
11.02.2017 12:07

Loved the food, banquet was plentiful, we probably should have ordered for one less person. Lovely staff! Was just a bit noisy which was a pity.

2 reviews so far 5
21.01.2017 13:13

Great food,exellent service, friendly staff, the portions were so generous, we could only eat half of it. We'll definitely go back and recommend it to others

1 review so far 5
15.11.2016 07:15

Beautiful fresh Greek food. Great friendly service. Good vegetarian options too. Vegetable moussaka and haloumi are both great dishes. Really enjoyed our meal, great value

1 review so far 4
14.05.2017 19:18

Great food just a bit squashed & loud so hard to chat to others on our table. Service wasn't the best either as kept forgetting our drink orders

1 review so far 4
27.03.2017 23:11

Acoustics are bad - no music , like a school hall. Service was nice. The food was good but not quite enough for the people at the table.

1 review so far 4
04.12.2016 23:21

Crowded and noisy but good atmosphere and food. Too much food actually for the buffet. Would be good to have the meat come out earlier.

1 review so far 4
11.07.2017 07:54

Service was good. Atmosphere good. We had a platter for two between 4 and plentiful. Dessert was the letdown. Dry pear tart which was old.

1 review so far 2
03.12.2016 18:54

I was disappointed in the quality of the platters. The seafood was just a heap of chips and a few bits of cooked seafood no better than a fish and chip shop. The meat was a little better but not much.

1 review so far 3
09.06.2017 22:42

It was ok. The meals didnt come out at the same time. Service was sub standard. Have tasted better greek food. Ma try it again

1 review so far 2
19.07.2017 19:10

We had to order the set menu because we had a large group.The food was not sufficient for all the people in the group.Food was not value for money!

1 review so far 2
27.05.2017 08:10

Service was great but the food was a bit average and the seafood platter was mostly chips (not very Greek!). so not good value for money.