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The Apollo
  • 44 Macleay St,
    Potts Point,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8354 0888,
  • Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm; Fri-Sat noon-10.30pm, Sun noon-9.30pm

The Apollo
-33.870870, 151.225508

With its funk-laden soundtrack and dolled-up crowd, this hippest of Greek restaurants has more of an allegiance to the Apollo Theatre, the Harlem venue where James Brown recorded his greatest live material, than the god of music and poetry, medicine and archery. But The Apollo's Hellenism is no mere pose: Jonathan Barthelmess's menus may be impressionistic in their approach, but they cut to the quick of Greek cuisine in the most delicious of ways. Tender layers of onion wrapping braised pork are encased in turn by oven-crisped vine leaves in one richly savoury entrée, while charred radicchio is the foil to juicy shreds of rabbit dressed with manouri cheese, and the Greek-style chicken, barbecued on the bone, is one of the most sought-after birds in town. This is the full package, with drinks and dessert in keeping with the undersell, overdeliver theme, and staff comely and battle-hardened to a one.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $14-$22

    M $24-$38

    D $6-$12

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Booking:
  • Bookings for groups of 6 or more only
  • Chef:
  • Jonathan Barthelmess



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