Alibi - Woolloomooloo

4.6
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376 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
During this time we will be only offering our 8 Course Tasting menu - $70pp or $135 with matching wines.

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.
What 376 People Are Saying
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SarahJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

the waitress didn't open the wine properly, it was clear she had no training on wine and corkage

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Sarah, thanks so much for review. Yes some of out staff are still in training and working to improve their skills and confidence in wine service. Apologies this took away from your overall experience. we hope to have you back and we can pour you a perfect drop. Best regards Jake.

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Neil
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at the Alibi Bar. The food was so amazing and delicious and the cocktails were all beautifully presented and great. The bar itself is stunning, with a perfect relaxed ambience and the staff are all amazing too.

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edels
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this evening, the food the service the background music the fab layout and funky style. We honestly cannot wait to go back! Highly recommend to everyone!

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Fuchsia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was mediocre but I think that might be somewhat related to COVID-19. When we arrived there was a large sign blocking the (only) entrance with no indication that you were were supposed to go around the sign to find a host and ask about the booking. Might make sense to have someone stand there and explain that is actually the entrance.

At our table the waitress didn't write down our wine order and subsequently forgot it, so we got our first entrees before getting our wine. We were then charged for two bottles of wine (at the end of the night) when we only had one (and quite late) bottle of wine. If I hadn't checked the bill that would have been an issue.

I think for what we got; bread, dip, two dumplings, some Brussels sprouts, noodles and broccoli (plus two desserts) $70pp is a bit ridiculous. If you're forced to order the tasting menu, the dishes on the menu should all be interesting and yummy. I just don't think they were.

I'm actually really disappointed in my experience. The (bad) service is semi negated by the circumstances, but the bad food? I can't explain that away because of COVID. I have been vegan for 4 years and have always wanted to try Alibi. Maybe the bar food (burgers etc) would be a better option. If Alibi wants to call itself a 'fine dining' establishment it should probably step up its game.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 23 June 2020

Thank you for supporting ALibi and our team during these times. We are trying to understand the new normal way of operating thank you for your patience. The large sign out the front of the venue does say please wait for a staff member, also pointing out the venue is at capacity (50 people - Government guidelines) I'm sorry you feel forced to have the tasting menu - we do make this clear at booking what is on offer. If you would like to contact me, please do via the e-mail link on our website

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TobyH
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tasting menu paired with wines to suit. Plenty to eat and taste. A great night out.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, slightly cold but not a huge deal (just bring a jacket).

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Each dish was carefully presented and the flavours were creative and exciting.

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SashaD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, amazing food, and friendly staff!! Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner venue.

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Larrry4321
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was pretty underwhelming. A lot of dishes lacked seasoning and were bland to my pallet. Have two brothers and an uncle who are chefs and worked all over the world perhaps I’m spoiled?

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MargaretM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing unique dishes, great atmosphere 👏 definitely will visit you again .

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thanks for the glowing review Margaret! Can't wait to see you all here at Alibi again! Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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NickiF
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alibai is awesome!!!! Such a cool feel to the place. Very urban and modern.

The service was lovely, the staff were nice and prompt but also chilled!

The food was awesome! It’s fantastic to have menus that you know are completely plant based!! Wicked!

What also stood out to me was the music volume. It wasn’t too loud. Nothing worse than trying to have conversation and having to yell over the music in bars and restaurants.

Thanks Alibai! Made for an awesome date night!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi there Nicki! You're right, we love serving up plant based food and good vibes! We're stoked you enjoyed your experience at Alibi. We hope to see you again soon to try out our new Autumn menu starting next week!! -Katherine and the Alibi Team

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BrookeO
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the location, vibe, staff friendliness and ofcourse the food was amazing! We had the 8 course tasting menu and every course was mind blowing. Can’t wait to go back!

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Peps
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Venus is beautiful and food was good. Would recommend if you are looking for something on the fancy side.

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FrankieR
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food couldn't fault any aspect of our meal

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hard to find due to the building works and location between the quay side restaurants but once we navigated our way to the front entrance it was a delight. Spacious foyer leading up the sensational lounge dining experience. We had the 8 course tasting menu, which even though we’d notice another couple with a doggy bag as the left, we stuffed every single delicious morsel down. Definitely recommended but if you’re struggling leave room for the fabulous desserts.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hey there Linda, Thanks for the glowing review! We love to see clean plates and big smiles here at Alibi! Hope to see you again soon, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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HannahC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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.

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Tilly
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hi Tilly, We match our vibrant beats with fresh and funky food here at Alibi! So happy to hear you loved your experience here. We can't wait for you to join us again, our new Autumn menu will be up and running very soon!! Katherine and the Alibi Team

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VictoriaH
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!

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RuthS
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.

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

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

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Corrina123
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!

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

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

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NiharV
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!

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Hran
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.

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Foodtragic09
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.

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ArtiK
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MarkA
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.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food was delicious

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Steph
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.

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AndreM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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DrewT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FloBerg
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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Julia
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

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SimonH
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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LukeR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Helena
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!

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MelissaA
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.

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Angee
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.

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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 376 OpenTable diners.

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