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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
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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (47)
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Good for a Date (21)
Romance (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Tapas (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cosy (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (4)
Child Friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Brunch (1)
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Food5
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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
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Food5
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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
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Food5
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·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
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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
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

Great food & service. Really classy design. Friendly waiters

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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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
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Food5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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Food5
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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Food5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 July 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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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
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

Excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 July 2017

The food was absolutely divine!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 18 July 2017

Good service and great greek food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Our booking was at 6:15pm - we had not finished our entree when our main course was unceremoniously dumped on the table. Despite protests, our plates were cleared away and we were left with the main course. It was obvious that they wanted us out of the place as soon as possible for the next seating. The toilets are a store room - go at your peril.

Tags: Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 July 2017

We really enjoyed the shared plates that we tried and there was sufficient food to share. The tables were very close together so it's not a place for a romantic dinner and the noise level was high. We thought that being charged $5 per person for still water was high. Wasn't it just water out of the tap? There was also a credit card surcharge already added onto the bill (when we wanted to pay cash) Staff were helpful and didn't mind splitting the bill. All in all we enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 July 2017

First time dining and would definitely come back and recommend to friends and family! The level of customer service there is beyond exceptional. All staff were so hospitable - I have not experienced better customer service! Food came out quick, presentation fine, tasted fresh and flavour was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 10 July 2017

Food was amazing.
When I first got there, no one acknowledged me for about 10 minutes, wasn't very busy.
I also asked for a high chair was told there were none, but saw another family with a high chair for their baby.
Otherwise, good place, good food, would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 July 2017

Having made a reservation for a birthday we were greeted with a warm welcome. It was a surprise that the meals were large enough to be shared but that was perfect for the Greek menu. We ordered the Greekslaw, haloumi, lamb shoulder and seafood saganaki. All of these dishes were amazing in respect to the modern twist with each. We had David's signature Baklava ice cream which was devine and the white chocolate cheesecake for dessert.We absolutely loved the food at 1821 and can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Fabulous food but one major disappointment was that we ordered two mains and made it very clear to server that one couple in our party was having the lamb and the other couple was having the chicken. Despite this the lamb dish was finished, and we had waited until it started to get cold, before the chicken dish even appeared - we asked several times and were just told it was coming. So, apart from starters, we didn't get to eat together which really took the shine off a special celebration evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 June 2017

Fabulous modern Greek. Been here several times for lunch, first time for dinner with wife and it was exceptional as usual. Love it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Whilst I recognise the food was outstanding and good value, the issue we had was we ordered a bottle of red and a bottle of white from the wine list. The red came and we ordered a merlot, the waitress explained that the bottle she had wasn't a merlot and said it had been mis printed on the wine list, the white was nowhere to be seen. After I requested the white as we were eating our entrées ($110 per bottle), someone eventually came up and said that bottle was no longer on the list. I selected a second bottle ($120 per bottle) at which stage it took them 10 minutes to come to me and say they had run out of that wine. They then offered me a $65 complimentary, which I declined and ordered a second bottle of red($140 per bottle) We had some complimentary desert and the ordered a 'cleanser' - an Ouzo, an espresso martini and a Canadian club and dry. After 20 minutes nothing had arrived and the waitress came back and said the drinks had been forgotten and she would order them again, we decided not to bother, paid our bill and left. The waitress did explain she had been in Australia for four days and was obviously new to the scene, it would have been better if the Maitre D had looked after her and her customers better, but that wasn't to be. Good food is one part of an essential lunch, but that can go wrong every now and then due to quality etc, but service from my experience is very hard to get wrong when it relies on people and their skills.

Unfortunately I wouldn't rush back for this experience.

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 20 June 2017

Good food and great service. Extensive wine list with some boutique labels. Most plates are served to share so you get a good variety

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
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Service4
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·Dined on 17 June 2017

Great venue and fabulous food but everything just seemed to so rushed...little time to review menu...entrees arriving before pre-dinner cocktails, etc!
Obviously, because there are staggered 2 hour dining sessions, table turnover is important but this could be handled just a little better with more coordinated and "paced" service.
That said, we will be giving it one more try purely on the strength of the food alone...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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