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The Apollo
Greek
  • 44 Macleay St,
    Potts Point,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8354 0888,
    theapollo.com.au/
  • Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm

    Fri-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-9.30pm

The Apollo
-33.870851,151.225787

The Apollo enlivens a piece of Potts Point still labouring under the lockout laws, and while the superb interior and sleek personnel (on the floor and seated at the tables) might be fashionable, they are not fairweather. This place has a Dionysian heart. The Greek cuisine it serves is modernised, yes, but it's essentially earthy. Baked lamb shoulder with lemon Greek  yoghurt has a very local touch in the ironbark firing the wood grill on which it's finished, a secret worthy of Promethean theft. The kritharaki pasta might sound like something out of Game of Thrones, but the twin richness of its oxtail and tomato sauce has subtlety. Vegetables are not  an afterthought, not least the wild weed and cheese pie, and the okra, sharpened with vinegar and tart cherry tomatoes. The signature dessert of loukoumades, Greece's doughnuts, remains compulsory. For a dish that may be 3000 years old, it refreshes anew. Much like The Apollo itself.  


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $7-$22

    M $24-$38

    D $6-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Jonathan Barthelmess & Stefano Marano

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