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The Subterranean Bar and Grill

#491 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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Lower Ground Floor, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9229 7720
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Showing 54: English reviews
Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on a Saturday night. Had booked a table but on arrival the waiter didn't seem to have our booking and just pointed us to a table. Good food and wine selection and all reasonably priced for Sydney CBD. We shared the halloumi and hummus to start which was lovely. No sooner had the plates been lifted than the... More 

Thank johnty91
Bozeman, Montana
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sydney is just loaded with places to eat and on a cool Friday evening, the streets and eating establishments are crowded and noisy. The Subterranean is in a quiet corner of the underground food hall at the Westin. Great,attentive service. Greek cuisine true to its origin, well plated and tasty. The Octopus appetizer was marvelous. Highly recommended for a somewhat... More 

Thank BozemanMike
Wollongong, Australia
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174 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were very impressed to discover a new would under the Old GPO. The service was good and no time wasted in your lunch break. Food was tasty and good with all members of our party commenting how good it was. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Austimum
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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859 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My first time here for lunch this afternoon. I was supposed to have lunch with a friend but he did not turn up because of the inclement weather. To begin with the waitress kindly agreed to my buying a beer at the main bar within the dining complex which was good service.... I just ordered their Lamb Souvlaki which was... More 

1 Thank AshleyAzavedo
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Tucked away in the corner of the GPO downstairs, we realised that this was a hidden secret right in the heart of the Westin Hotel. Unlike the other expensive offerings in the same area, this restaurant is actually great value for money. The filo pastry is highly recommended. It was like a meal itself. Good range of soulavki meat dishes,... More 

Thank Robin J
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Subterranean was great as always. Spanakopita and haloumi fabulous entrées. Finally the Barramandi with the salad - no chips was great!

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here in October for a HENs party, including dinner and a cabaret show. Dinner was a set of serving platters shared between four. Food was delicious and the service very efficient, well worth the coin (if anything there was too much food!). Bar service at the restaurant makes a mean expresso martini! Show downstairs was a little disappointing... More 

Thank Samantha L
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an excellent good value for money and tasty food with impeccable service . The food we ordered was by far too much for the stomachs nevertheless the kitchen sent them out well timed and what a feast? Great ambience and fantastic staff! Congratulations guys!! 7*******

Thank k1k2ching
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Looking for a fast and reasonably priced meal before a show and discovered this little gem. Great value for money, the meals were all very nice and served promptly- would definitely return!

Thank B_Elinda429
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I know this is probably meant to be a place to catch up after work and grab a quick bite, but it was getting good reviews so I thought we'd try it. On a Friday night it was crowded and noisy as you would expect. We had booked so all was good. We had halloumi and zucchini fritters and the... More 

Thank bradnjayne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$21
Greek, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Ground Floor, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9229 7720
The warm tavern style Subterranean Grill brings you traditional Greek and Mediterranean delicacies for a quick and fresh lunch or dinner throughout the week. The BBQ Grill takes centre stage and is the feature of the kitchen with flames and movement to create the casual and authentic tavern experience.

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

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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