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5.2 /6 Excellent 13 Reviews

Zaitoune Mezza & Grill

Putney Middle Eastern, Lebanese $$ +100
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About Zaitoune Mezza & Grill

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.

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
Zaitoune Mezza & Grill, Morrison Road 225, 2112 Sydney


13 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 13 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 07:22

What a great find! Zaitoune serves Authentic and fresh and delicious Lebanese food with superb presentation. Lovely staff and family friendly restaurant. We will be back.

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 15:19

Lovely venue, beautiful food and very accommodating staff! We had a wonderful time and will be back! I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are after a chilled atmosphere and very tasty middle eastern cuisine!

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 11:54

Fabulous food, good service and great value. The half meter platters were excellent , we had one vegetarian and one meat. Hard to chose between them which one was better.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 08:44

We were a group of 6. Great service. Delicious food, especially the lamb sambousek, the garlic chicken and the fattoush salad! We will be back for sure.

1 review so far 5
28.08.2017 07:16

Excellent food. Had the 1m share board and everything was delicious. They happily and easily catered for my friend with gluten free options. Not cheap at $46/head but there was much more food than we needed, made for good lunch the next day. If I went again I'd get the same thing but order for half the people. Corkage $5/head is on the high side too. Authentic food, great hospitality from the Syrian and Lebanese families who run the restaurant.

2 reviews so far 4
09.08.2017 09:13

The food has been consistently good, even if the menu is relatively restricted- or maybe because of that. The dips are great, the chicken dishes tender and moist,the kebabs tasty. The service on my last trip was underwhelming. The bread was forgotten until reminded, a double dish of potato was sent without us asking, it was difficult to catch a waiter to ask for something extra, they were busy and appeared disinterested in our other large table. It has been better previously. So food was god, service not so good on this occasion.

1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 08:46

The whole evening was excellent. The food was terrific, the staff were just lovely and the ambience was perfect for a dinner night out with friends. Definitely going back... :)

1 review so far 5
14.08.2017 09:08

The food was delicious and generous serving sizes. The restaurant was modern and nice atmosphere. The salads, meat skewers and dips were so tasty and fresh. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Lebanese food.

1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 10:21

Friendly staff with excellent service and food. Portion of the food was satisfying and tasted like home made. Clean and pleasant atmosphere. Cost is fair. Easy parking.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 09:49

Great food , awesome arrangement of dips and meats and authentic food. Me and my fiancé loved it there The 1/2 Metre platter is enough for 2 BTW.

2 reviews so far 3
04.09.2017 07:48

Quality of food was good and staff was friendly but felt that they were pushing us to order the larger size platters and we therefore over ordered. Very noisy as there was a 50th on the next table and couldn't hear what the staff were saying.

1 review so far 5
30.04.2017 08:14

We enjoyed an excellent meal at Zaitoune last night with cheerful staff and good service. This is our second visit and we are likely to return.

2 reviews so far 4
14.03.2017 13:38

Food was nice. Servings were big and meat was very tender. Tabouli was very tasty. Very few people at lunch so service was prompt and efficient. We will return.