Multiple strands of the rich, complex and ancient traditions of Arabic cuisine come together at Sydney’s Zaitoune Mezza & Grill, a family-owned restaurant in Putney whose roots are in Syria, Lebanon and Greece. The magic in the kitchen is not really magic at all – rather it is the result of generations of homemade recipes, big family feasts, and a shared passion for mouthwatering Middle Eastern food. Eminently social, no visit to Zaitoune’s Morrison Road restaurant would be complete without a couple of sharing mezze to start your meal off with – if you’re dining as a group of four or more go for the lavish Zaitoune one metre-long mezza, loaded with shish tawook, lamb, kofta, toume, dips like hummus, babaganoush, tzatziki, veggie delights like falafel, kibbeh, sambousek, tabouli, fatoush, pickles and olives. Looking for an express meal? Zaitoune’s wraps are just the ticket, packed with healthy salads and traditional grilled goodness, both meaty and vegetarian.
Food was good but not excellent Table is not clean, felt very sticky Price was a little expensive side Wait people were friendly
Food was very good quality with great flavors Highly recommend
we have been coming for dinner, regularly, since you opened, just the two of us, or with our children, with our friends and with their families and we have NEVER had the problem we had on Friday. The waiter we had was unhelpful and disengaged from the job and the other man who I assume was the floor manager was very rude and pushy. He basically told me we had not ordered the right amount of food and the children HAD to order their own food and were not allowed to eat from our plates unless they were babies. and kept pushing us to order for each child (which would have been WAY too much food and a waste,) until my more authoritative friend joined the conversation and suddenly there was 'no problem". He didn't leave us alone until we ordered more food. The usual lady and the man who I assume is the owner were no-where to be seen until the end of our visit. the service was slow, the food was slow to come out and the waiter spilt hot food on one our children and didn't apologise or make an effort to help her even when we had to point out what had happened while we were trying to soak up the hot meat juices spilling down her hair and face and back. A disappointing experience from a place we used to love.