Alibi - Woolloomooloo

4.6
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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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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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HC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our cocktails took almost an hour to come out. The food took longer than that. Everything was bland with zero flavor and the service was awful. It’s really unfortunate because I came here last March and it was great. Won’t be back unfortunately.

T
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alibi is super fresh and funky, and the food was to die for. We loved every dish of the degustation - very fresh and creative food. The wine list was extensive and reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.

VH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service and gorgeous ambience - Perfect for a date night or dinner with friends. A little overpriced imo, but will no doubt be a wonderful night out!

RS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alibi is a complete sensory indulgence. The service, ambience, and food are incredibly thoughtful with fine attention to detail. I am telling everyone I know about this place! Highly recommend it to any food lover.

F
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and ambience. Will visit again for sure.

C
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night all thanks to amazing food, atmosphere and the fabulous Kate that looked after us. Will definitely be back soon!

DP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! The food was on point, great music and service. Definitely coming back.

NV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favourite restaurant in Sydney! Have had the set menu 3 times and the bar menu once and every single time they have absolutely nailed it. If you ever want sustainable food without compromising on quality or style, go here!

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I would recommend the 8 courses and the alcohol pairing.

F
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The servers were excellent: Knowledgeable, friendly, unrushed. The food was amazing. I'm not a vegetarian but my dining companion is and additionally, she doesn't eat wheat, onions or garlic. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The seasoning and preparation is very clever. The corn was prepared in a most delicious way, with a miso seed marinade The babaganough was spectacular (plenty garlic though). The banana blossom salad was excellent, as was the nectarine salad. Beautiful flavours and dressing. We shared a dessert of key lime pie -- incredibly rich, too much so for me, but my companion thought is was a knockout.
I found getting to the restaurant very difficult as there is very little indication of where it is. It is, in fact, in the Ovolo hotel. The restaurant bar lounge itself is enormous, with somewhat unusual artistic elements, and a variety of nooks and crannies. It's a particular aesthetic; I'm not crazy about it, but I'm sure there are those who will love it. in terms of value for money, given the way we ordered (a glass of bubbly each) and some sparkling mineral water, we came out at about $115 in total, and no need to stop for a Maccas on the way home.

The food is really unusual, beautifully prepared and seasoned with interesting flavours. Definitely a place to go if you want way above average vegan food.

AK
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. From entree to drinks to mains and desert. Everything that was brought to our table was amazing to look at and shocked our taste buds. All my requests were fulfilled eg: requested to be seated separately for my boyfriends birthday, requested happy birthday to be written on desert and requested to be surprised with a beverage when the waitress asked what id like to drink. She bought me the Aloe aloe which was amazing ! Absolutely grateful for the service, great vibe and outstanding customer service!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MA
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked table for 4 at Alibi for special family event. First time to go there and booked based on reviews. Delighted with the experience- plenty room between tables, great ambience, attentive and professional service and the food was presented wonderfully and very tasty. One of our guests admitted he struggled with the meal choice (he's a big meat eater) but we shared all dishes and he ate gladly. Via Opentable we were allotted a 2 hour window to eat. We didn't waste time, but only just made the 2 hour window with our 3 courses and a bit of chat.

JB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an great restaurant. Food was off the charts! Service incredible. My new fav restaurant

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food was delicious

S
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ambience is strange, not sure what they were going for, but it feels like you’re eating at an IKEA display, and its crowded and loud!
When we finally got the attention of the Maitre d’, she had a bad attitude, was rude and irritated and never apologised for ignoring us for 15 minutes. Terrible manners!!
The food is simple but tasty, the rest of the wait staff were friendly.
Don’t go there for a special occasion or a quiet date.

AM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My first experience and the cuisine, presentation and flavour was excellent

DT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, highly recommended – lovely tasting menu.

FB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 4-year anniversary at Alibi and the staff were so friendly!! The 8-courser was absolutely delicious and generous portions for what we were expecting! The drinks/cocktails were also fantastic. We would definitely recommend Alibi!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 29 January 2020

Hi FloBerg Thanks for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary with! We're so glad you had a great evening and enjoyed our yummy delights! Happy anniversary (again) and see you next time! - Katherine and the Alibi Team

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My first time at Alibi was fantastic! Food was incredibly delicious. Service was ok, but the atmosphere, food and drinks got me. Then I decided to go for a 2nd experience. The menu is a lot different, i think its seasonal. It was definitely not as good as i was expecting. I had to ask for salt, pepper and olive oil. Food was so average that I got disappointed. And Im just writing that here cause I really love this kind of food and to support plant-based restaurants in my neighbourhood. I’ll probably come back, but only next season! Hope it impresses me as the 1st time

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I got the tasting plates. Each dish was delicious but we had no room for the desserts. The service was fantastic and also had a good wine and cocktail menu. Highly recommended.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 23 January 2020

Hi Simon, We aim for full bellies and happy smiles here at Alibi! We're glad you enjoyed your evening here! Hope to see you again soon, Regards Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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LR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food served with a smile and efficiency in a really relaxed atmosphere.

H
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for delicious plant based food with a sexy vibe and fantastic beats, check out Alibi on Friday and Saturday nights when they have a DJ on board. The food was fantastic! Thoroughly recommend the Kimchi dumplings and the raw lasagne!

MA
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only new to the change to a plant based diet and this was amazing!! Will def come again.

A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

All but 1 dish in the degustation menu came out cold, including the soup and dumplings... this was actually done on purpose it wasn't because the food was late coming out. There was no real flavour to the food. The cocktails were good and desert was good but tea came out 20 minutes after the desert which was also very odd. As a vegan I expected more, disappointed.

LF
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were enthusiastic to greet us and very knowledgeable about their food and wines. Table service was cheery and attentive. Having enjoyed the tasting menu on our last two visits we dined a la carte. We were both excited by the light and refreshing kimchi dumplings. A few entrees, mains and were shared between us, all very enjoyable. The stuffed eggplant with faro and okra was soft and smoky, it was definitely the highlight for both of us. I have recommended Alibi a few times recently and look forward to visiting again soon.

KI
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Knowledgeable staff regarding menu and cockrltail. Very friendly and hospitable.
Doesn't feel like vegan bit something out of this world.

FB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our meal. It was a special birthday, so I wanted it to be nice. The service was top notch and the menu superb x

A
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New fav vegan restaurant! Thankyou for everything Bec! We will be back for sure!

HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful And so exciting to see Sydney support the future of food!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 15 January 2020

Hi Hayley! Thanks so much for visiting us and taking the time to write a review! And thank YOU for supporting us support the future of food! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team

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TT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best for top drawer vegan food. Fantastic staff

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 15 January 2020

Hey Tim, Thanks for dining with us and taking the time to write us this lovely review. Our staff strive to be as amazing as our customers, we hope to see you again soon! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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IJ
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

While we enjoyed the food, we thought it was rather expensive. Also the servers were always busy. It took 10 minutes for us to get seated. The server we had was knowledgeable about the food and gave us recommendations that we enjoyed. We like this but would probably not return.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 9 January 2020

Hi Imogen, It's a shame to hear that you would not return even though you enjoyed our food and recommendations. As you dined on a Saturday night, we do have waits on tables occasionally and we do apologize for this. I hope you do find it in your heart to return to Alibi! Warm Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our table wasn’t ready when we got there so we sat in the bar and had a cocktail. The cocktails are great- strong- and had a performance aspect to it! the food was amazing and the staff were so lovely. Will be back for sure

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 8 January 2020

Hi Chloe, Our deepest apologies again for delay on your table! We hope the delicious eats and drinks made up for it! We're so glad you enjoyed the cocktails, our fantastic Bartenders put a lot of love into creating them and are always grateful to hear when they are enjoyed! We shall see you next time! Warm regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and we loved the ambiance. Food is a bit pricey but they put a lot of thought and time into the dishes, so I get it. Wonderful place for a date or special occasion.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 9 January 2020

Hello Anon! Thank you for your time in writing us a review! We appreciate your recognition into the thought and time that goes into our tasty delights! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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DW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this restaurant. It was so refreshing to get some nice food that wasn’t Trying to be meat and that tasted great. The staff were lovely and the decor lovey. It’s not cheap to anyone quickly glancing the menu but it’s worth every penny.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Daniel, Thanks for taking the time to write us this awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed our plant based delights. We're always creating new and exciting things for you to try and we hope to see you again soon! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food wasn’t tasty for the price we paid, we were waiting 15 minutes to be seated and it wasn’t busy

PG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location inside the Ovolo hotel is amazing! The design and feel of the restaurant space provides a close comfortable surrounding that is slightly insulated from the large void inside the hotel. The food is surprising and excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful when it comes to menu queries. The drinks are excellent.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 15 January 2020

Hi Phil, We're so happy you enjoyed your time inside our stunning venue Ovolo Hotel, it is a HUGE wharf, but we try to make it as fun and inviting as possible! Our wonderful chefs and stunning mixologists are always coming up with creative new surprises for you to try, we hope to see you here again soon! Warm Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team

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NB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with extra special touches for my daughters birthday was exceptional

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 10 January 2020

Hi again Narelle! Thanks for your time in writing this awesome feedback. We're stoked that you and your family enjoyed your Alibi Experience! Thanks so much for choosing us to celebrate your Daughters 21st, we hope to see you again next year for # 22 ! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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JB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was delicious, but the service really let the place down. I don’t know if everyone was feeling a bit lost in the Christmas to New year period, but it was like it was everyone’s first day and the staff had difficulty answering fairly basic questions on the wine list. I might go again but I’m not in a hurry.

AG
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately our stomachs were a bit upset the next morning, we had the tasting menu option and a few cocktails. Everything tasted amazing and we were especially fond of the cocktails. Service was impeccable.