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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.
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
Hours of operation:
Lunch - 7 Days
12pm - 3:00 pm
Dinner - 7 Days
Monday - Saturday
6 pm - 10pm
6pm - 8.30 pm
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 8080 7070
5 minutes from Martin Place Station.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Beautiful Greek food in a very stylish space, with fantastic service.
We had the Lunch Trapezi which was 6 dishes including the deliciously tender lamb shoulder and at $55 per person is excellent value. Starting with a Greek beer ("Vergina") and and sharing a bottle of Greek red wine, an Alpha Hedgehog xinomavro at $78 which was very good, this was a very enjoyable meal. Highly recommended.
The food at 1821 was great as expected, but the service really let the place down. We were seated in a no mans land outside the kitchen, where there appeared to be no designated wait staff. On arrival we were given menus, but waited 15 minutes for anyone to come back and we had to flag someone down. The wine was not left on our table and again we had to flag someone down to ask for a refill, but the waitress couldn't find the bottle. The service was really disappointing.
3 of us enjoyed lunch here very much indeed. A nice setting and the banquette was perfect for private conversations. Every mouthful was delicious. We shared the Wild Leek & Spinach Pie, BBQ Octopus, BBQ Lamb Shoulder, Seafood Saganaki and the Moussaka. Desserts excellent too.
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