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Petersham Charcoal Chicken

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65 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
+61 2 9560 2369
10:00 - 21:00
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Bankstown, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I I bought a whole chicken with medium chip. Cost me 19 bucks. For a small chicken, it is too expensive. It is dry and it is not tasting so great as the comments. Special yes but make you feel very different in taste. No. I will come back to have more sauce next time. My daughter likes it though.... More 

Thank thln2017
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

the food is fresh and tasty. Traditional portuguese food, the best charcoal chicken I have had. very much home cooking and fancy but tasty.

Thank Sylvie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Petersham Charcoal Chicken is an institution. When I lived in Petersham it was a regular treat, however even now I still make the drive and get some chicken around once a month. I've never eaten in, so I don't know what the service is like outside the seinfeld-esque, sometimes scary, take-out ladies, but the chicken is so good it's worth... More 

Thank Stafford W
Umina Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

As always this place is busy as the Portuguese charcoal chicken is fantastic! I have been coming here for years and it is consistently good. The only disappointing thing is that it doesn't take a card which made my work lunch a little awkward as I can't claim it on expenses.

Thank funkygreendog
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Context: After hearing raving reviews of Frangos, I decided to finally check it out First impressions: At 1pm as expected, there were huge queues - definitely reflective of its popularity on social media. Was surprised to hear they had sit in/dine in further into the shop Ordering 2/5 - Confusing for first timers Ordering at Frangos is a bit different... More 

Thank durnihao
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Really good chicken burgers, try the hot lover if you're like a bit of that chilli sting. Fries are shoestring with plenty of chicken salt. Great hangover cure.

Thank Marta V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I'm just coming back from the place. I've been told the restaurant was fully booked to only 5 minutes later witness 6 people without booking accomodated. When I asked for explanations I was told they give the table only to big groups. I found it very unwelcoming, especially because there were other tables for just two people available in 20... More 

Thank akton29
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The chicken was so cooked perfectly, juicy and the flavour was awesome. The prices are to cheap $11 for half a chicken, the ambience was old but who cares it is all about the chicken. The place was packed, thanks guys it was excellent. You have to try

Thank Leo661
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The line of people suggests the chickens must be pretty good. Tasting confirms it. They offer various sauces which add to the experience considering chickens are fed the same so the method of cooking & sauces make the difference.

Thank Rob W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had lunch today and were really disappointed. My partner comes from Lisbon and used to be a professional cook. She ordered the bacalhau king and described it as the fish worst cut. My Spanish Mackerel was overcooked and dry. The two stars rating is for the excellent dessert and the waiter's good attitude against the poor kitchen backup

Thank Alain2026

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 13
Fast food, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Petersham
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9560 2369

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