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Fatima

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Surry Hills
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294 296 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
9698-4895
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08:00 - 03:00
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I don't know if this place has new and inexperienced management or what but it has declined in its quality since I was there 18 months ago. The bread tasted as though it was frozen....it arriving in a freezer bag didn't help. The vine leaf and cabbage rolls were served in their own brine which was acrid and not pleasant.... More 

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Thank Ruggerio
Canberra, Australia
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199 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had dinner here on a hot summer's evening. The place seemed unfair conditioned and so I sweated during dinner. The waitress was a bit inexperienced and it took a while to get the order right. The meat platter was good - nice dips and freshly cooked meats but the vegetation platter was greasy and uninteresting with too much fried.... More 

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Thank J0anned568
Nice, France
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

WE ate here at least once a week during our month in Sydney got to know the staff and had our favourite dishes. Thanks for having us.. we tried a couple of others but would recommend Fatimas if you are wondering. WE picked it on our first night as it was busy and warm with lots of veggie options ..... More 

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Thank JennyInnervision
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The decor and interior is a little old and you can tell its obviously an old restaurant, but it's pretty charming too and pretty suitable for a date. We ordered the meat and vegetarian platter for two. It was all mostly no frill's good hearty food without needing to look pretty. The chicken was juicy and not dry which I... More 

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Thank DuncanT404
Sydney
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176 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

There are many good Lebanese restaurants in this neighbourhood but this most certainly isn't one of them. Please do yourself a favour and choose any of the others in the area, every single one is head and shoulders above this dump. If you're attracted by the low prices, don't be - there is no value in paying for food this... More 

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Thank MrsWaterhouse
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Good quality Lebanese food, and cheap. Decor a bit tired out the back, but they do have a belly dancer on Fri & Sat nights.. Unlicensed but there's a bottle shop nearby.

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Thank MMS866
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I read the mixed reviews here with great interest. We had dinner here last night. Our Nepalese waiter was very attentive. However the atmosphere was revolting. The place could do with a good clean. And the other wait staff look like family members who would rather not be there. Food was really tasty though but my chicken was dry. Best... More 

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Thank Gerz031
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

After reading online that Fatimas was one of Sydney's best byo's, we decided to check it out. Disaster. When we were seated there were old beer bottles scattered on the chair that no one had bothered to clean up. This should've been our warning. We are foodies who eat and enjoy Lebanese and there was nothing enjoyable beyond the bread.... More 

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Thank SheridanLB
Sydney, Australia
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282 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Why? BYO. Private spaces. $35 banquet. Hot belly dancer. Friendly staff. Yummy food. Local. Music volume just right. No TV screens. Free ice buckets. Genuine care from the manager. Convenient location. No tourists. Sydney institution. BYO.

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Thank shinraemonsam
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This restauarant ha sbeen a family favourite for 30 years and it with a heavy heart that I write this review. We visited for a family reunion and we really expected that we would be treated to Lebanese as only Fatimas can produce. We ordered the banquet and food was undercooked, cold or oily. Not fresh and vibrant as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 03:00
Monday
08:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 03:00
Thursday
08:00 - 03:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 296 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9698-4895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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