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Above Par

9/10
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215 Clarence St, 2000 Sydney (NSW)See map

Average price $60

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Meet the Chef

Efe Topuzlu and Ozgur Sefkatli grew up in Turkey's cultural capital, Istanbul; the city that never sleeps. Taking inspiration from the streets and city of the owners' youth, Above Par is focusing on Middle Eastern shared dishes and house made produce.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price $60
Kibbeh
$7
Fried Bulghur, Lamb Mince, Onion, Chili Labne
Lahmacun
$19
Stone Baked Thin Turkish Pizza, Ground Beef, Sumac, Onion
Prawn Casserole (GF)
$25
Mushrooms, Paprika Butter, Melted Cheese

Dietary options

Halal,

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3 dishes
Crepes
Lamb rump
Chicken kebab

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 345 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. James B.
    James B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food, service & drinks. Really impressed with the menu and wine list.

  2. Ines A.
    Ines A.
    • 4 reviews
    4/10

    I’ve been to this place last year and the food was really good. This time I ordered the prawn as a main. It was a mix of prawn with cheese and mushroom. I really think they were frozen. If you’re looking for new flavor or middle eastern culture this is not the good place. It’s really expensive and not fresh at all. Really disappointed.

  3. Melanie H.
    Melanie H.
    • one review
    10/10

    We really enjoyed the dinner set menu. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was great. I personally loved the ambience and tasteful interior.

  4. Michelle N.
    Michelle N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Generous portions, delicious food. Very very good. Highly recommended. Told them we need to leave within 45 mins and bam, we finished the meal in 40 mins. Tip: go for the $29 set menu and you can thank me later.

  5. Anthony T.
    Anthony T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Highly recommend, great food, ambience and service. Lovey touch to have the whole restaurant staff sign a birthday card for our guest of honour in their native language. Will be back again ASAP!

  6. Gillian D.
    Gillian D.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous find! We had lunch there on a Monday and it was packed! Obviously we weren’t the only ones who had discovered this place. The food was amazing. As were the selection of wines and cocktails. The staff were lovely. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and would be more than happy to return.

  7. Ushter U.
    Ushter U.
    • one review
    8/10

    Excellent food and service. We ordered from the set menu as well as ordering cocktails and drinks. The Turkish coffee negroni is delicious! It was quiet loud and the music was a bit too techno-ey for our liking, but otherwise we had a great time.

  8. Pun P.
    Pun P.
    • 44 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place, food was so delicious and served fast! Their hummus and bread are the best I ever had. Will definitely be back again ????

  9. Angela T.
    Angela T.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    An intimate restaurant tucked away on Clarence St perfect for a midweek catch up. Delicious bread and dips with share plates for mains. Two items from our order was potentially missed as we had to follow up after a while. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

  10. Allison K.
    Allison K.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had a fabulous work lunch for a team of 16. Great set menu and very accommodating to dietary requirements. AC was not strong so it did get a bit warm inside. Will definitely be back. Thank you Above Par team!

  11. Emmanuel G.
    Emmanuel G.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food and friendly and professional service. It would be great to turn down a bit the volume of the music and have a bit more lights. However a great experience.

  12. Matthew W.
    Matthew W.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    Nice but not amazing

  13. Winnie L.
    Winnie L.
    • 9 reviews
    2.5/10

    The waiter and waitress were rude.

  14. Harel S.
    Harel S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb food and really nice setting and service. Had a DJ playing chilled music which was a nice touch. Definitely didn't leave the place hungry.

  15. Lorraine M.
    Lorraine M.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Great food and value. Portions were good size and lots of food with good variety and very tasty. We had a set menu with glass of bubbles. We were seated outside and would have prefer indoors but due to a private function were outside. Service was great also.

  16. Nina T.
    Nina T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great service, delicious food , warm & cosy restaurant. We will be back for sure. My husband loved the slow cooked lamb. My daughter & I enjoyed cauliflower & calamari. Please also try the Kanafe with turkish coffee after dinner ????????

  17. Tonia S.
    Tonia S.
    • 8 reviews
    9/10

    Food was great, wine was great. Ambience was only moderate because it was very noisy outside due however this is outside the restaurant control so no problems. We loved the babaganoush!

  18. Mikhva D.
    Mikhva D.
    • 8 reviews
    8.5/10

    Little city gem with really delicious food. Would definitely come back. The only downside is that service was a little slow, probably not suitable for a quick office lunch hour. But increadibly helpful and friendly staff.

  19. Rachael L.
    Rachael L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely food and very attentive wait staff. Highly recommend

  20. Peter s.
    Peter s.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    lovely freshly made food with charming service. Great value for money too. lovely freshly made food with charming service. Great value for money too.

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More information

Opening time

Please be advised that all our guests must be aged 18+ for dinner services.

Monday 11 am - 10 pm

Tuesday 11 am - 10 pm

Wednesday 11 am - 10 pm

Thursday 11 am - 10 pm

Friday 11 am - late

Saturday 5:30 pm - late

Sunday & Public Holidays - Closed

How to get to the restaurant

215 Clarence St, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Public transport

5 min Walk from Town Hall Station

Directions to get there

Wilson Secure Parking Opposite the Restaurant

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Start with an aperitif at this young, vibrant, boutique Middle Eastern restaurant located in between the top bars of the city like Baxter Inn, the Lobo. Get your hands on the house made warm puffy bread, choose from one of the great selection of wines and enjoy your char grilled meats . Above Par has live DJs playing every evening.

Features

Breakfast, , , , , Mother's Day,

Services

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