Alibi - Woolloomooloo

4.6
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417 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan


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Alibi Restaurant open: Thursday - Saturday
Currently we will be only offering our 8 Course Tasting menu -
$70pp or $135 with matching wines.

Alibi Bar: 7 days from 4pm
Bar menu featuring classic dishes, burgers and bar snacks (all Vegan), show stopping cocktails, mock-tails and extensive wine list.

When the heat is on, we’ve got you, because our place is your place. Welcome to the perfect hideout, welcome to Alibi.

Alibi is a design­ led destination bar + kitchen, serving all the excuses you need to run away and indulge. Think incredible drinks, delicious food and exceptional service. Escape to the picturesque surrounds of Woolloomooloo Wharf, where you’ll find us nestled harbourside ­- the perfect alibi.
Curious, classic, contemporary. We’re your Alibi.

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Bar Menu

Dine in
Starting Sep 4, 2020·Mon-Wed 16:00-20:30, Thu 16:00-17:45 19:00-19:30, Fri-Sat 16:00-17:45 19:00-19:30 21:30-22:00

Our Dirty Greens Plant Based Bar Menu will have you second guessing! We have a combination of Dirty Burgers and Nibbles, also a few Clean Eats choices.

8 course Tasting Menu

Dine in

A$70.00 per order

Starting Sep 4, 2020·Thu-Sat 18:00-18:45 19:45-21:15

Enjoy our Amazing 8 course shared style, Spring Tasting Menu, you also have the choice to pair with an Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic Paring.

What 417 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

After 8 courses meal set we were all so full, all meals were so beautiful present and delicious, vibe was relax.

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MaxH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners myself and my guests have ever had. The staff went above and beyond to make it a special night for us all. The plant-based set menu is a must, and the cocktails are also incredible. Can't wait to go back!!!

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RobynG
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a trendy setting - never disappoints.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the service and the food. Will definitely recommend

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LauraS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic environment . I would highly recommend

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LeoF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a romantic dinner here and loved the space. The food was delicious and interesting. There was a DJ playing fantastic background party music, it was very tribal. The staff were very attentive . Would definitely recommend.

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None
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Normally love love love this place and the Food was great but with the tasting menu it seemed to be just all side dishes, I wouldn’t say the price point reflected the quantity of food we got. Also the service was SUPER slow, we found it really hard to get anyone’s attention to order drinks and then it took around 20 mins after each order for the drink to arrive - even with basic orders like a glass of rosé

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kate
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing variety of flavours given it was all plant based!

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Abbey
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The 8 course tasting menu with paired wines was an incredible experience. The food was delicious, and wines well matched. A wonderful night for a first anniversary!

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, can’t wait to dine again. Food was fantastic as well as service

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Euge
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Back for a second time. The tasting menu is a great way to experience and opened my mind to plant based food. The service was flawless. A little chilly but it is winter and we had a heater at our table and rugs if needed. Will be back again.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very thoughtful vegan/plant based menu with a lot of flavour and variation. Broccoli steaks were terrific, layers of taste and texture. The 8 course set menu was good value and provided lots of variety. Sour dough and accompaniments also worthy of a mention. Friendly staff - all round, very recommendable!

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Mozz
Canberra
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, extraordinary food and attentive staff. We enjoyed our degustation dinner very much. Perfect special occasion venue for vegans and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vegan delights. The food was delicious and the ambience delightful.

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ChristelleQ
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that this place is purely plant based, it shows that you can have an amazing dinner without any animal products. The food was delicious and creative, and the service and atmosphere was fantastic. I would definitely come back here again for a special occasion

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HaydenW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The alibi was fantastic. My fiance is vegan and we love trying new restaurants that cater to that. The food was incredible, full of flavour and presented so well. The pricing was very fair as well. I would definitely recommend anyone to come along.

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NataliaH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unique dining experience... we went with the mock tail pairing and it was superb. My partner and I aren’t vegan but loved every second. Can’t recommend this place highly enough.

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Sipznhangz
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highlight dishes of the night were kimchi dumpling & brussels sprouts with the carrot maple purée. Service was attentive and friendly. Personalised our dessert with a celebratory message which my partner loved.

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HollieK
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. We absolutely loved every dish. There was so much food that we couldn't finish everything.

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PollyJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

There was no atmosphere the bread and apple crumble were yum but the rest was terrible.... as a first go at vegan food it wasn’t a winner especially for the price. Disappointed

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KylieO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Adventurous and delicious vegan tasting menu was a delight. We could have eaten the broccoli steak five times over - scrumptious. Chic artsy urban atmosphere with friendly and competent staff. A great place for a fancy date night.

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Clarke
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Alibi was a lovely restaurant, located in an amazing spot. The food was perfect, The staff were friendly. All adding up too an amazing experience.

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Keza23
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great we loved the variety of the set menu and the vegetable tasted great!

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NicholasR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sampled the degustation menu and it was delightful. The restaurant can get chilly, but blankets are provided

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this place is so cool! Great vibe, amazing cocktails!! We had the 8 course tasting menu in the restaurant! Each dish was more exciting then the last! Thank you so much to the staff for making our night! We will be back!!

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I was so excited to eat here last Saturday but was very disappointed. When we arrived we were treated by a lovely host and were looked after immediately. Unfortunately it went down hill from there. We were seated in a booth which was quite chilly so we asked for a heater, it was just warming up when another guest came so they turned the heater toward them🤦🏽‍♀️. We were cold throughout the whole evening even with my scarf wrapped around my legs.

The first course arrived, it was a beautiful chunky slice of sourdough with a lovely, creamy spread. The problem was, this was served with kimchi dumplings that were iced cold (they weren’t meant to be warm but they were almost frozen) I couldn’t understand the pairing of bread and a delicate dumpling?

To be completely honest, the best part of the meal was the bread. The brussel sprouts were nice but served cold, the broccoli steaks were the worst. I reckon it was thrown on the grill for a minute and then sprinkled with nutritional yeast and a few nuts. We didn’t even eat it and when the server asked if there was a problem we said it was cold and under cooked. He said he would mention it to the Chef but he never returned with a response.

Overall, it was a huge disappointment. The food was very bland and under cooked, the service started off very well but by the end of the evening we couldn’t find a server and had to get up to find someone to pay the bill.

I would never return and would not recommend to anyone.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. The kimchi dumplings, hummus, vegan butter & sourdough were fabulous.
Thanks!

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AlexNG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, it was good. All the staff except the one that did not comprehend English made evening enjoyable, but that non-English speaker was not cute and was exhausting to get her to try and understand my questions. A bit like the US with their illegals.

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TheoT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alibi excels at designing vegan food which is both tasty and unique.
The degustation menu is a "must" for both vegans and non-vegans as it delivers food which is extraordinary.

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such an amazing venue, amazing food and the staff are so welcoming & friendly... will definitely return

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Dias
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The ambient was great but the food was disappointing. The main dish and the two desserts were not worth the price. Another downside is that almost all the dishes were served in shared plates, which to me, seems very inappropriate during COVID times. Even though the dessert wasn't great I was happy with the personalised plate with a "happy birthday". The service would be great if wasn't for one of the attendants that seemed to be in a very bad mood.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and consideration in light of COVID19 restrictions. We felt safe and the food was incredible! Don't miss the mocktails if you are a non-drinker.

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sjondalilang
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan tasting menu is a must try. Wine selection is good as well. Ambiance is pretty laid back.

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BenjaminF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, would recommend for intimate dates all the way to larger celebrations/gatherings.
5 Star experience with wonderful set menu.

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AnnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food with pizzazz. Excellent wine. Highly responsive service. Fantastic location. Definitely up on our list of places to return to. More than once.

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AaronR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is BRILLIANT. Can’t wait till I can come back. Great vibe, brilliant food and attentive service!

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MishelleF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly, Alibi was our favourite spot to go especially on special occasions, but anymore. We are working in hospitality so I usually dont write negative reviews as I can understand that not everything can be perfect always but I have to.
We had dinner for 2 booked at 8pm to celebrate my fiances 30Birthday. However, we were seated to wait on sofa for 20min to wait for table. We had 7courses tasting menu,but all dishes were poor taste, not what we are used to there.Also, we already had 4courses out of 7 on served but still waiting for drinks to come. It was so cold there that I had to wear my jacket all the time. I am so disappointed as I wanted to make special evening for my fiance but it wasnt at all. Also, poor service, staff didnt even appology for delays of table or drinks, didnt even asked if we liked the food.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi Mishelle, Thank you for your review! My deepest apologies we did not make your night extra special or live up to standards that you have experienced on other visits. Our current tasting menu is classic dishes from previous season menus which have been highly reviewed. Yes, it can get cold in the venue as we are inside 100yr old building on the water - we do try our best with heaters to make everyone comfortable as possible. We would love to chat please e-mail reservations

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Nikista
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a beautiful venue. Friendly energetic manager serving tables. Food is delicious and ambience is spot on. Not too noisy, but good tunes played by a DJ. Didn’t love the matched wines with the degustation as it was for a big party so we were a little distracted, they forgot to serve the wine at one stage and I wasn’t sure Shiraz went with broccoli steak . Think my brain wanted an actual steak to pair with the Shiraz. They made up for the wine mishap by serving us extras so we were happy, but could have stuck to the delicious cocktails and some white wine. All in all we loved it - will definitely be back. Great place to go during COVID times too as it has everything.

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Anonymous
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Perfect for date nights.

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Debra
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had booked Alibi for the wrong night and the host Rebecca sorted everything out for us and made the evening a special one even though my booking was incorrect.
We were very impressed with the service we received.

FAQs

Alibi - Woolloomooloo does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Alibi - Woolloomooloo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9331 9088.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo is rated 4.6 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.