Alpha Restaurant

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$40 and under
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Greek
Alpha Restaurant forms part of the Hellenic Club of Sydney, bringing together the best of both worlds with modern and ancient Greek cuisine.

Located in CBD, Alpha comprises of an emporium, cantina, meze bar, cafe and restaurant, bringing together a chic and welcoming set of space for drinking, dining and entertaining.

Chef Peter Conistis is considered the pioneer of Modern Greek cuisine he has crafted a stellar menu including a range of favourite classic and contemporary Greek dishes, which can be mixed and shared throughout friends and family.

Alpha is a space to fit all purposes, guests can pop in for a quick lunch or a 3 course dinner with Greek wine, it really has it all. Even just enjoying a Greek Coffee and Loukomades after a movie.
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H
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value definitely hightly recommended!

CC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and menu here. Great wine list too. We especially loved the lamb dishes. Something for everyone including our coeliac friend. Will be back soon!

BF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very food and service consistency delivered...but it's a very noisy restaurant.

EH
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a gorgeous space that was not crowded, not noisy and amazing service. Amazing!

MV
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was poor, food delivery was delayed and then all share meals arrived together, I have been before but this time service was poor

m
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very average for what you claim to be. I booked in for a special occasion and it was not special at all. The food was excellent but that’s it

BD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one of my 'go to' restaurants in Sydney.
The food is consistently good.
Service, inconsistent, and slow.
SUGGESTION- As the first dish always takes a LOOONG time to come out, may I suggest some complimentary olives or bread sticks.
Just a thought... from a regular.

AM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love loved it! Will definitely be back again soon

AR
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was nice but came out far too quickly. Even after asking for it to come out slower.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food.
Nice decor.
Service average.
Inauthentic and lacks heart.
Reasonable at best

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing food - the stand out was the pumpkin dish!

JW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants I have been to in Sydney. Every dish was delicious. The filo pastry of the spanakopita was amazing. The lamb shoulder was so tender and delicious. The service was good and the venue is cool. It was a Wednesday evening so not as busy as a Friday or Saturday so I rated the ambience a bit lower but I’m sure it would have a pumping atmosphere on the weekend.

JP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service - a wonderful experience. I'll be back.

F
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, always recommended to friends. We will be back again

M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I went to alpha a few years ago and have wanted to go back ever since. On this occasion I took my husband for his birthday - really disappointed in the experience. Lack of knowledgeable staff, inattentive service, food was very ordinary in comparison to the first time i went, ordinary ambience, just so much worse than the first tine... sorry!

Alpha Restaurant
Responded on 9 October 2019

Hi Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your dining experience. We'd like to get in touch with you to find out more details. Please kindly reply to this email at your earliest convenience. Kind regards, Alpha Management

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F
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love this place the food is excellent. I always go for the lamb as it is very tender and the loukoumades within the deserts which are consistently delicious. It is very clean and a great atmosphere.

MR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food wa excellent, Greek lamb was very yummy. Downside was ordered sparkling water. They could not keep that, every time the glass got lower it was topped up by whatever was at hand. Only the first and last refill were correct

AS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to many Greek restaurants in most states and I easily put alpha at the top, you can really see the care taken to prepare there dishes , seriously outstanding. Never had lamb done like this before, his version of taramasalata again amazing even the pita bread is done just right with care.

WT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are always disappointed with city restaurants but Alpha was a very pleasant surprise. Very good value , friendly but still sophisticated , beautiful food , great selection and also a good wine list.
We will be returning. The waitress (a French girl and it was her first night) took great care of our party of four.

MF
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was excellent since it was a quiet night; the food was lovely but I think 2 tentacles when you order octopus is rather skimpy; the loukoumades were very doughy; the decor is very nice which presents a rather nice ambience. Also, hubby was well looked after being lactose intolerant.

LD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great. Wonderful service and delicious food. Always a winner in my books.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, diligent staff and excellent food

DM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Thankyou
And perfect for a big group
Waiter was wonderful
Maybe a bit zealous in opening more bottles of wine than we needed
Set menu was great
Very traditional food and delicious
Maybe a little more imagination with dessert required

XC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Extensive wine list but very pricey. Food was magnificent. Service was also very good. I'd recommend for anyone looking for something a little special.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and the food was fantastic... really enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Alpha is as described. Modern Greek food. What Sydney desperately needs is a Resturant that serves authentic Greek food with a modern approach to service.

Everything was lovely. Don’t get me wrong. It just wasn’t “Greek” food.

Specifically the fish of the day was excellent. As was the lamb shoulder. I missed the sharper authentic flavours of the Taramasalata. The Greek style salad lacked the sharpness of lemon I’m used to but had amazing tomatoes in it.

Desserts displayed the biggest gap from tradition. Very very sweet but lacking the traditional style and flavour.

All in all it was good enough not to complain about. But I won’t go back or recommend it to my friends.

T
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was nice not great. Did not live up to website promises. Waitress did not know what the wines were and we were under pressure due to early sitting then to be told later there was no pressure to leave for the next sitting. Drinks were slow arriving and no checking on how we were going. A bit of a factory feel overall. Food was good although the overall experience was disappointing.

LF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food great service easy to find, recommend the lam shoulder for 2/3 people

AM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want Greek food with more of a traditional feel to it, this is it. Some of the best pita bread I have ever had!

LM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great vibe, attentive service, totally delish food, lovely decor, easy location to get to (public transport, taxi, walking). Really enjoyed Alpha again, and look forward to returning asap.

GK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious especially the lamb and spanakopita. Not keen on the dolmades.
Extensive wine menu and included my favourite from Troupis winery.

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are from Melbourne and Greek restaurants in Melbourne are very ordinary , so it was lovely to find a Greek restaurant in Sydney that has great food, good service and the room is impressive, the only thing I can be critical about is the yalaktobouriko desert has to be improved and make it like the original. The spanakopita is yummy and I would like the recipe , thank you

GS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for an expensive date or corporate lunch. Good service and quantity.

PP
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food ; friendly efficient service . I looked for a restaurant like this on are a recent trip to Athens and couldn’t find one as good

JL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being at restaurant on a Monday provided casual & relaxed surrounds. The banquet selection for 4 people was a great choice.

ML
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and good was amazing.
I will diffenantly re-visit and recommend it to a friend.

RR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Bad service, wanted us off the table even though half the restaurant was empty
Our wait staff was always rushing us. When it came to the bill, we were still on our wine, she essentially dropped the bill on the table and said thank you and walked away.

we took our wine and headed to the balcony, in the 2 hours we were there, there were plenty of tables still empty.

we were actually about to order another desert when they "chased us" off our table.

JB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall experience was very pleasing, I arrived early and the staff took me to a quiet area where I waited for the other guests while I enjoyed a drink from the bar. The food we had was amazing and the staff were pleasant however some of the staff struggled with recommending wines to complement the food we had ordered. I would recommend and go back to again

CA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised with the venue of Alpha. Our booking was for 8.15pm on Saturday night so the restaurant was packed to capacity. The food was wonderful as was the service. The venue is modern and pleasing to the eye. With the venue being one open area the noise was quite loud though as expected with a full house. Overall though we were pleasantly surprised and would visit Alpha when we are in the city again at a later date.

S
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service waiter was efficient and speedy. Food was great and value for money.