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“Mother daughter lunch date”

Diethnes Greek Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Ranked #67 of 6,846 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had hoped to come here for dinner but we were close by at lunch time so changed to a lunch date instead. We found this restaurant a little tricky to find as it is just a door in the wall because the restaurant is below the footpath. I'm not sure if there is any access for wheelchairs etc, since we needed to descend a steep set of stairs to reach the restaurant.
We were seated quickly even though the restaurant was very busy.
The staff were friendly, although our final assigned waiter was brisk and didn't say much or lend any extra words than strictly required. This was fine with us though as we didn't feel like small talk since we had just walked around the city for over an hour.
We shared our meals, and both were delicious. The meals were delivered to us efficiently, and we did not have to wait very long for them after ordering. This was without a doubt the best octopus dish I've ever eaten. The octopus simply melted in the mouth, it was very tender and nothing like many of the grilled octopus dishes I've had in the past that have been a bit (or more) chewy. The salad accompanying the octopus complimented the flavours of the grilled octopus perfectly.
We also had the moussaka, and it was moist and tasty, it was everything you could want from a moussaka including the delicious bechamel sauce.
The meals were reasonably priced and we would happily return here again.
Free wifi is available here.

Thank Nicole D
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The language is everywhere along wit the wait staff, and the food is real. Dungeon on Pitt Street a million miles form Athens but still real. A really terrific food experience and well worth searching out

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1  Thank brians1195
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Our waiter Thanos was wonderful & very attentive. Good humour & great advice on dishes. We had the basic banquet which was definitely not basic; plenty of variety & very delicious! Our advice is the same as Thanos's; don't eat too much bread, or you won't fit it all in!!! Highly recommended.

Thank Julie O
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We had an anniversary lunch at Diethnes. Good honest unpretentious Greek food. The service was exceptional - friendly with nothing being too much trouble. The experience was like going back in time and we mean this in a complementary way. We really enjoyed ourselves. And a big thank you for the brandy. We will return soon.

Thank angela r
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were passing through Sydney twice recently and chose to eat at Diethnes on both occasions. We love the place for its ambience, its friendliness and its food and wine. Service is always top rate. The spanakopita and grilled octopus were as superb as always and I think I discovered one of the world's great desserts - sour cherry bougasta! Loved the option to have most wines served in a 500ml carafe. On each occasion we had excellent Greek coffee to complete the meal.

1  Thank Bluepepper
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