Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi

About 1821

1821 incorporates three diverse dining areas – ground floor inside, outside and mezzanine level. Inside can cater for groups of up to 80 guests seated in the main dining room with an additional 6 tables located outside on the ground floor. Chefs table is positioned looking directly into the kitchen and our working wine map of Greece. Providing seating for 14 guests here you may sit, relax and be taken on a journey through Greece. Mezzanine level - this stylish and intimate area is perfect for corporate events, product launches or private celebrations. Mezzanine provides casual seating for up to 20 guests or cocktail and canape style 50 guests.

122 Pitt St
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
View larger map

Dining style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of operation:
Lunch - 7 Days
12pm - 3:00 pm

Dinner - 7 Days
Monday - Saturday
6 pm - 10pm
Sunday
6pm - 8.30 pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 8080 7070

Website:
http://www.universalhotels.com.au/1821restaurant/

Public Transport:
5 minutes from Martin Place Station.

Executive Chef:
David Tsirekas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

1821 Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (54)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Lunch (38)
See All
Notable Wine List (36)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (29)
Business Meals (27)
Romance (26)
Group Bookings (25)
Authentic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Tapas (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Cosy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Child Friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sort by
S
110 reviews
Loading Reviews ...
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 8 December 2017

I've got to say overall it was ok. But when you are paying more than $120/head I think its reasonable to expect more.
Most of the food was very good - loved the deserts. Chicken was far too salty - was not eaten.
Service could have been better as well even though it is that time of the year.

A bit transactional I'm afraid.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 November 2017

Great food. Good service. Lovely cocktails. Special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 November 2017

Very good, loved it. my guests loved it also and will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

We had lunch on a Saturday afternoon for our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious, the service impeccable. Will be back to try new menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

Great place - fantastic food - excellent service and I love the decor and booths!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 November 2017

The food was amazing - the highlights , the lamb Manti is a dished clearly made for the gods - and the lamb shoulder was superb - we also squeezed in some calamari, saganaki and Yia Yia’s chips - and some wine to end the day - great flavours and foods.

The service was excellent and this is a place you must come to when in Sydney

The restaurant layout and configuration is excellent and the place has to be worthy of a Michelin star

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great service, friendly and welcoming from the moment you are greeted at the entrance to the time you leave. Amazing food that livens your tastebuds and reminds you of home. Ambient lighting both upstairs in the restaurant and downstairs in the bar that takes you back to a time that makes you appreciate your heritage!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 1 November 2017

This was our first time at 1821. The wait staff are exceptional and the food a pleasure to eat. The Greek wines are a revelation. We have already recommended it to friends who live and work in the CBD, as we do.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Our table of four had a wonderful gastronomical journey. Excellent food/service and ambiance. Happy to return and to recommend. Congratulations 1821. The year 2021 would be an anniversary to consider.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 26 October 2017

Food was sensational and a lot of it. Great night with the girls catching up

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Fantastic food, bubbly vibe, amazing fitout and really nice bar downstairs for a couple of quiet pre-dinner drinks. Recommend the stuffed calamari, pork belly baklava, wild green and leak pie, Chicken Manestra, caramel baklava ice cream - must haves! We’ll definitely be back 👌🏽

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 October 2017

A very fine restaurant serving innovative versions of traditional Greek food. It is busy and a bit noisy but for this kind of place that adds to the ambience rather than detracts. Excellent wine list with really good Greek wines. The whole table meals are excellent value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 October 2017

As usual outstanding food, especially the lamb shoulder - best in Sydney!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Outstanding!!! Best Greek restaurant in Sydney. The food is amazing... will definitely be back.
Thank you to Stefan for being flexible and allowing a late change in our booking time. It was much appreciated.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 October 2017

This was a first time for 1821 - I had not even heard of it but one of my colleagues passed it and liked the look of it. We had a wonderful meal, with excellent wine. The service was exemplary and I would recommend it highly to anyone who is looking for a Greek experience. Ten points 1821!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

Have been here a number of times now and the food and service has always been terrific. Great for sharing and the staff was friendly and efficient. I enjoy coming here and will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Great food - interesting and modern take on Greek food and delicious too. The service was friendly and good. We had a good time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience2
Service3
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Food was incredible, wine & cocktails were amazing. Ambience was a little flat and a bit of a let down for a Saturday lunch but the food was amazing and I will definitely be back, the saganaki was incredible and the salmon was delicious, every dish was perfect hopefully next time there will be some music & a better vibe but definitely an enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

Great food & service. Really classy design. Friendly waiters

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 October 2017

A lovely meal shared with good friends. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

Took my daughter here to experience the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere of 1821. The servings are very generous and the staff are very attentive. The Greek slaw is so good.....crunchy and delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

We booked for a pre-theatre dinner. The food was outstanding, and service could not be faulted. We particularly enjoyed the Barbecue lamb - so authentic. Portion sizes were excellent - very generous, in fact we could not finish the dishes we ordered. Loved the tzasiki and oven baked bread, and the cocktails were so tasty. Would highly recommend this restaurant, intend to return in the not too distant future.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

Food is excellent. Ambience is excellent. Service could be a little more friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 September 2017

A grand space, friendly service and totally tasty food. Wine choices excellent too. Going back with friends to share more dishes!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on 18 September 2017

Our table and another table were ignored by the wait staff for 40 minutes, we tried to get their attention but they served us our drink and gave us menus and were not interested in coming back for 40 minutes until we got up, put on our jackets and got very close to the door, another table seemed equally unimpressed! Pity it's a lovely room! Not a great way to spend my birthday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

The food was excelent, but one of our dishes came cold to the table. The trouble was solved quickly, but the manager sent free glasses of wine as a courtesy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 September 2017

1821 is the best Greek food in the city that I have had. The restaurant is stunning and the service is fabulous. I would highly recommend to anyone!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

The service was professional and friendly. The food was excellent with plenty of choice.
The ambiance was very perfect. All in all a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 September 2017

Second time here and it was great again. Have rebooked for a third visit for Melbourne Cup lunch

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

We had a group booking at 630pm and were asked to move to the bar downstairs at 8pm. We were very confused as to why we had to move so early. The restaurant wasn't full but they insisted that we move. No one told
Us at the time of booking that we would only have 1.5hrs at the table.

When we moved downstairs, where we were offer dessert, the bar only had 1-couple and really lacked atmosphere.

We stayed for one cocktail but then decided to leave as we were the only people there.

When we went walked upstairs, the restaurant was not full, so many empty chairs we were really confused as to why we were made to move.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 31 August 2017

5th time I've been to this restaurant and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great food, good atmosphere and good service. Will be back again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 30 August 2017

I have eaten there 6!times now...I love it! Contemporary stylish flavourful...and excellent service. Great location.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

If you're feeling adventurous and want something out of the ordinary, this is the place. Fabulous greek recipes with an amazing twist and unexpected combinations. So much to choose from need to go back and try more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 August 2017

We had a beautiful lunch at 1821. The service was great and the food was superb. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

Sensational fresh food! Dynamic professional staff and great ambience! Will be back!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

Great Night Out, Food was Delicious - Overall I give 1821 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 July 2017

Will definitely be dining at 1821 again! What a wonderfully authentic experience. The food was absolutely incredible - newcomers, order the lamb shoulder! - and the service was impeccable. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 25 July 2017

2nd visit with some Thai Hoteliers and needed a bit of a wow factor, so once again 1821 delivered! Great food, superb service and just a great evening. My clients loved it and one of them was a non-lamb fan, but left the restaurant fully converted. Thanks 1821, will be back and have since recommended it for my colleagues for similar occasions

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 July 2017

Lovely venue. Comprehensive menu. Lovely food and staff prompt, informative

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

Everything about this place is sensational especially the food. Second time round was just as good if not better. Although shame they removed their Halloumi dish

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.