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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

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4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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·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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·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
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·Dined on 24 July 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·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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 (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
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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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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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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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
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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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·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
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service4
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

Food is sensational. The lamb shoulder is to die for.
Beware the tables and chairs at the back of the restaurant near the kitchen as they are raised on a weird platform. I face planted when getting off my chair to leave as did another guy at the table next to me. If it had have been someone elderly it may not have ended well. My knee is still sore.
Just seemed ridiculous and dangerous to have them set up that way.
It was an awful and unsettling end to an otherwise fabulous lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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service1
value3

 
·Dined on 3 June 2017

very disappointing being told @ 7:45pm can not be served even a coffee, to leave. This place is not able to accomodate fast enough to serve meal and sweets. We were there 6:10pm so 10min late but been to many places, can easily accomodate 3 course meal & leave by 8:15pm. Surely having a coffee can't take 15-20min. When we asked it is 7:45pm & coffee should not take that long was told sorry have to leave. Very poor. same thing happened to my husband week before there @6pm.NEVER AGAIN

Tags: Special Occasion
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service1
value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 June 2017

The food was wonderful the taste and presentation was terrific, poor service it took 15 minutes just to get a coke and another 10 minutes to bring the bill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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ambience4
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value4

 
·Dined on 2 June 2017

The food was amazing. BUT the service was very disappointing. We had a booking for 8pm and were not seated until just before 9pm.
The menu wasn't explained as being designed to share. We only discovered this after only one diner received their main first and the rest of us had to wait at least 5 minutes to receive ours.
The wait staff were not friendly and they were bickering amongst each other in full view of diners.
Very disappointing experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 1 June 2017

Definitely dining at 1821 again soon !!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
ambience4
service2
value2

 
·Dined on 29 May 2017

We had a wonderful night but I was surprisingly unimpressed with the service. Our waiter was pleasant enough but not very experienced, had no knowledge of the Greek wines.
The food is modern Greek, quite expensive for the portion size, tasty and pretty. We had 2 small, 4 medium and 3 large dishes, 2 delicious desserts (the highlight)for 5 of us and didn't feel full.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 28 May 2017

Food was amazing service went above and beyond 5 star service from the kitchen to front of house

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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value5

 
·Dined on 25 May 2017

Great restaurant, I will be back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
ambience4
service3
value2

 
·Dined on 24 May 2017

Service was terrible. Our waiters didn't know much about the Greek wines that we asked about, they weren't attentive we were flagging or getting up to get them for a wine pour and to order more. Overall, we were disappointed. i had mentioned an allergy (no dairy) in the booking which the waiters were really baffled by and they made us feel as though we were being difficult rather than accommodating client needs. i think when you're paying over $100 a head for dinner, which we did for a table of

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food1
ambience3
service2
value1

 
·Dined on 24 May 2017

The absolute worst greek food that I have tasted and am astonished how they can serve burnt rice in meals that is so hard that your teeth hurt.. octopus that is beyond burnt and then to be charge $5.00 pp for WATER! what an absolute joke and they should be embarrassed. The restaurant has a fantastic fitout and beautiful however its SPOILED with the horrific food and price paid!

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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 18 May 2017

Fantastic. Always good here. Love it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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service4
value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Wonderful light and airy restaurant that makes you think of a Greek temple. Service was friendly and reasonably attentive. My girlfriend and I had the $55 per head lunch set menu. We both loved the dips -- especially the eggplant -- and the salad, a slaw with crunchy bits of spice corn was amazing. The sesame haloumi was also very good, although heavy and very filling, as you'd expect. The slow-roasted lamb was melt-in-the-mouth tender and absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, it was too much for us two ladies to finish so had to take the leftovers home, which was no problem at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Nice food but disappointed wasnt told till we got the bill that it was $5 pp for just normal tap water in a bottle

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on 14 May 2017

Overall the food was absolutely delicious!

The 2 items on the menu I found to be only ok were the dips; the fava and eggplant dips were a little disappointing in comparison to everything else we enjoyed. They were not very tasty in my opinion.

Dessert was amazing though!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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service1
value3

 
·Dined on 12 May 2017

Food is good but service is non existent. Will not recommend

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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value3

 
·Dined on 12 May 2017

Great location for small to large groups. Great, friendly and knowledgable sommelier. Not so much a date venue, only because thre are so many yummy dishes, and they are portioned for sharing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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value1

 
·Dined on 12 May 2017

We booked a reservation for a work lunch and decided to go with tasting menu which was 55 per person for the 5 of us. The couple across from us also ordered the same tasting menu as did a couple in the corner of the restaurant easily in view. Both couples got the exact same portions as our group of 5. When one of the women in the group asked the waitress if we were getting any more food our dish for 5 people was the same as for 2 people, she said no, that was all we were getting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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service4
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·Dined on 6 May 2017

My partner and I went to 1821 to celebrate our anniversary.
The food was great, with a great mix and match options to share.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Such a wonderful restaurant, on a short visit to Sydney we ate there twice. First night on a friends recommendation, the second time just because we were keen to return. Service excellent, food delicious and inventive, great ingredients, nice ambience....all in all a lovely night out. Everything we ordered was exceptional and there are more things for us to try on our next visit. We thought reasonable value for money and serves quite generous. Well done 1821.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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service4
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·Dined on 4 May 2017

First time at 1821, absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 May 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and the total experience was fantastic! From the moment we walked in to the restaurant we were struck by the absolutely stunning decor and fit out! We were warmly greeted and nothing was too difficult for the staff. We had the pleasure of chatting with the head chef who took the time to approach us. The sommelier was extremely knowledge and very attuned to our tastes and wine needs. Totally fabulous evening - highly recommend!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 27 April 2017

Good food and service, with a good atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch with friends. We shared dishes so got to taste a good selection of food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 April 2017

Excellent standard of modern Greek, great for sharing. Lovely ambience - light, classic (love the booths). Great bar for a bite and cocktail. Didn't see upstairs but looks good from below. Only downside (ha) is having to go downstairs for bathroom (a pet peeve) - don't know if there is an option for mobility-limited diners? We'll be back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 April 2017

The dining experience was very positive. Good food and wine and service was attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food3
ambience4
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·Dined on 15 April 2017

The restaurant came highly recommended but we were disappointed. The menu looks interesting but the execution was off. It was our first date night post baby and we were looking forward to a leisurely dinner but we felt rushed from the moment we sat down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 10 April 2017

The BBQ lamb shoulder brings me back every time but overall i just have 1 word to say or describe 1821, AMAZING.
Thank you, finally a Greek restaurant i enjoy coming back to every time i visit Sydney.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 9 April 2017

It was such a pleasurable experience, the food was delicious a little different from standard Greek food with an excellent wine list.


It was so enjoyable to sit in a half full restaurant and actually hear the other person.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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