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Inside Jimmy’s Falafel New Sydney Flagship Restaurant

If you haven’t heard of Jimmy’s Falafel, you’ve had to be living under a rock. The infamous falafel joint is so popular that it’s moving into a larger space to accommodate the hungry Sydney-siders flocking to the Middle Eastern eatery. Just a hop and a jump from its original location, the Merivale fixture is relocating to a new, bigger space further down Sydney’s bustling George Street, and are also expanding its menu.

The move will form a trifecta of Merivale eateries side-by-side on George Street – Jimmy’s Falafel, MuMu and Bar Totti’s.

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Whole flounder served with almond tarator, paprika, and coriander. | Image: Jiwon Kim

Jimmy’s Falafel

Address: 330D George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-12am, Thur 11:30am-2am, Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 9114 7381

The new location will take things up a notch in all aspects – think larger tables and more spacious booths, as well as a bit more airflow. The idea is this roomier layout will encourage people to come together to eat. The signature Jimmy’s Falafel takeaway counter will also remain, serving up the classic pitas to those looking for a quick lunch or a late-night snack.

New dishes also join the menu, inspired by Head Chef Simon Zalloua’s and Alex Verhovtsev’s recent travels to Lebanon, Jordan and the UAE. And, if you’re a fiend for those classic Jimmy’s staples we all know and love, don’t worry, the classic dishes like the mezze, chicken and kafta shish, and pitas won’t be going anywhere. Devour in the likes of Jimmy’s Famous Lamb vermicelli-bulgur pilaf, and cucumber yoghurt, as well as Wagyu Kusbasi steak, purple cabbage, baba ganoush, and sumac onions. Our go-to will be the whole flounder served with almond tarator, paprika, and coriander.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then get excited, because the dessert offering has also expanded with new dishes such as ricotta-filled crêpes with figs, pistachio, honey, coffee-soaked dates, and coconut sorbet.

The drinks menu is also expanding, featuring a greater selection of wines and cocktails to complement every Jimmy’s dish and every mood.

Jimmy’s Falafel Head Chef, Simon Zalloua, said “The new space has provided the inspiration to expand our menu to include larger dishes designed for sharing, with more seating for bigger groups to come together. Growing up in a Lebanese household we would eat every meal together in a big group, it was an opportunity to really connect and be present.”

Check out Jimmy’s Falafel

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Jimmy’s Falafel new restaurant | Image: Jiwon Kim

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Jimmy’s Falafel new restaurant | Image: Jiwon Kim

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Jimmy’s Falafel new restaurant | Image: Jiwon Kim

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Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in content marketing, lifestyle, architecture and travel coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has worked with Universal Magazines, various leading digital marketing agencies and The Local Project.