Restaurant Reviews

The Apollo: Restaurant review

The Apollo

Address

44 Macleay St
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm;
Fri-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-9.30pm

Prices

E $12-$18
M $26-$38
D $14-$16

REVIEW

This place pumps. In full flow it's more akin to The Apollo where James Brown sweated out his hottest performances than the Apollo of the tunics and lyres. But for all the darkness, din and hustle, the attention to detail from the kitchen is splendid. Would you look at the flaky delicacy of that "wild weed" pie? The tenderness of grilled calamari complemented by sweet marinated red peppers? Is that a whisper of saffron entwining pork sausage and chickpeas? Just how do they make fava, that most elemental of Greek dips, so smooth and elegant without sacrificing its essential honesty? And who had the brilliance to team crisps of sour yoghurt with rose geranium cream and granita? This is the food of Greece presented at its freshest in a loud and lively setting (lunch is less deafening), framed for max effect with a savvy drinks offer and a deft, young floor team.

Phone:
(02) 8354 0888

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Jonathan Barthelmess & Stefano Marano

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.