Dear diners, please be aware that tables reserved for Friday or Saturday evenings between 5pm and 6:30pm, must be vacated before 8pm. If you have a wheelchair, pram or require a highchair, please contact the restaurant directly.When we talk about Greek dining in Sydney, what a lot of us really want is a cacophony of plates clanging, people laughing, wine sloshing and delicious food being picked at and passed around. That’s exactly what you get at Parea Greek Tavern on Rocky Point Road in Kogarah. This popular Greek joint does everything the right way, from friendly service and communal tables up to their amazing small plates, sizzling grills, seafood and desserts. You’re guaranteed a fun night at Parea Greek Tavern – but you’re not guaranteed a spot unless you book, because they pack out most of the time!
Parea Greek Tavern is true to its name. The menu at this popular Sydney restaurant describes the Greek term parea as ‘a group of people who derive great pleasure by simply being together,’ and it is definitely all about social, casual, homely eating in good company. Handily located for Kogarah, Monterey and Ramsgate residents on Rocky Point Road, Parea Greek Tavern is one place you’re guaranteed a warm welcome, a hearty feed and plenty of good wine, beers and spirits to help the night along. You’ll want to book a table early, because Parea Greek Tavern is always humming – once you get a look at their menu you’ll see why.
If you’re heading to Rocky Point Road for a group meal, we recommend picking your way through Parea Greek Tavern’s delicious mezedes, ideal for sharing. It’s hard not just to fill up on the Greek dips with fresh pita bread (the pepper cheese kafteri is a particular favourite), but you should leave plenty of room for other awesome items like Cypriot sheftalies meatballs, spicy loukanika sausage, pickled octopus, zucchini fritters or some molten moussaka. Not to mention the mouthwatering meat (lamb off the bone and a choice of souvlaki), bright, healthy salads, and decadent desserts. The kids menu is more extensive than the norm in Sydney, too, so Parea is a great place for family dining in Kogarah.
From arrival to departure all was good. Staff were very attentive, food was delicious. It was a nice relaxed atmosphere. A most enjoyable night had by myself and friends.
We had a wonderful night celebrating our son's birthday. From the moment we entered the premises, we were greeted with wonderful and friendly staff who were also ready to assist you. The food and atmosphere were wonderful. Definitely going there again. Thank you to everyone for a wonderful evening.
Delicious food and great service. Had the set menu and couldn't eat it all, excellent value for money. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend this place!
We highly recommended Parea, the food was fresh and tasty, great friendly service, with a smile and a fantastic atmosphere. Thank you for the great family experience!
Booked online, then had extras. Too late to call, when arrived explained the situation and staff were very helpful to fit us all in. The food is wonderful and is matched by the ever helpful staff, who are friendly and happy without going overboard. Highly recommend it for a great night out. May have been a bit noisy, but that was us having a great time
We had the banquet which was very good value for what we received - everything fresh and delicious- the meat and seafood all tender and tasty. We had the Greek style donuts for dessert - very nice! The restaurant is noisy, it's generally very busy but that's a good thing as food is always fresh. Service was friendly and I liked the Greek music. Keep up the standard and don't put up the prices and we'll keep going back!
Some of the worst service I've ever received in any restaurant anywhere. Waited nearly 20 mins for a starter of grilled halloumi and then another 10 mins for our other starters. Our main courses didn't arrive together either, I had finished mine and staff cleared plate away before the rest of my parties meals even arrived! Then had bill dropped on my table whilst I was still eating my dessert and again waiting for 2 others to arrive! Hadn't even asked for the bill either! If you fancy average tasting, overpriced, glorified kebabs with some disinterested waiting staff, food brought to your table at random times so you can watch others eat whilst you still there waiting for yours, like to be hurried to pay before you've finished so they can hustle you out the door, then this is the place for you. Otherwise do what I will and avoid the place! Upside was the large TV playing in the restuarant at least had the volume off = classy
At Parea Greek Tavern over the weekend, I enjoyed prompt and attentive service even though the restaurant was packed! The food was excellent, as always! Will be back!
The Tavern is around the corner from our house and for a suburban location the food is fantastic, good value and the service was great. In previous visits they push the food onto you and when you are trying to make a night of it, tour home before its darK!! Worth a try, if you haven't been before, you will need to book on week-ends.
Great food ( as usual ), excellent service ,there wasn't an empty table in the restaurant but the staff didn't even feel the pressure, everything was running smoothly and we got our drinks and food quicker than in any other restaurant. Keep up the great work and we'll definitely recommend it 🙂