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5.1 /6 Excellent 56 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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

56 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 56 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: average
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1 review so far 6
15.10.2017 19:08

The food was impeccable, fresh and delicious. Service was spot on and they understood their menu. Make sure you leave room for desert. We will certainly be looking forward to our next visit.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2017 20:27

Brilliant as always and a great atmosphere with informative service from the staff. Thank you. The lamb and sausage was dry unfortunately but we will look forward to a better experience next time.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2017 04:31

Excellent authentic food. The service was friendly, efficient and attentive. The restaurant has a lovely vibrant atmosphere. The meals are large and great value for money. Would definitely go again!

1 review so far 6
10.09.2017 18:49

We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food delicious, Our overall experience 10/10. We highly will recommend it. Until next time...thank you

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

1 review so far 6
28.08.2017 10:48

At Parea Greek Tavern over the weekend, I enjoyed prompt and attentive service even though the restaurant was packed! The food was excellent, as always! Will be back!

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
04.09.2017 14:50

Wonderful service, atmosphere and the food exceptional. A great time had by all especially the Father's in our group. The little gift that the dad's received was also a lovely gesture. Thank you to the staff that served us. They were very friendly and attentive!!

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 5
06.09.2017 18:34

Celebrated Father's Day at Parea. It was a great family lunch with great tasting food and fabulous service. Thanks to Maria who was working on her birthday, she was friendly, efficient and there to please. The platters were plentiful as we're the mezedes. Would recommend Parea to all my friends.

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.