Alibi - Woolloomooloo

4.6
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402 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
During this time we will be only offering our 8 Course Tasting menu - $70pp or $135 with matching wines.

When the heat is on, we’ve got you, because our place is your place. Welcome to the perfect hideout, welcome to Alibi.

Alibi is a design­ led destination bar + kitchen, serving all the excuses you need to run away and indulge. Think incredible drinks, delicious food and exceptional service. Escape to the picturesque surrounds of Woolloomooloo Wharf, where you’ll find us nestled harbourside ­- the perfect alibi.
Curious, classic, contemporary. We’re your Alibi.
What 402 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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HaydenW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The alibi was fantastic. My fiance is vegan and we love trying new restaurants that cater to that. The food was incredible, full of flavour and presented so well. The pricing was very fair as well. I would definitely recommend anyone to come along.

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NataliaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely unique dining experience... we went with the mock tail pairing and it was superb. My partner and I aren’t vegan but loved every second. Can’t recommend this place highly enough.

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Sipznhangz
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Highlight dishes of the night were kimchi dumpling & brussels sprouts with the carrot maple purée. Service was attentive and friendly. Personalised our dessert with a celebratory message which my partner loved.

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HollieK
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food. We absolutely loved every dish. There was so much food that we couldn't finish everything.

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PollyJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

There was no atmosphere the bread and apple crumble were yum but the rest was terrible.... as a first go at vegan food it wasn’t a winner especially for the price. Disappointed

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KylieO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Adventurous and delicious vegan tasting menu was a delight. We could have eaten the broccoli steak five times over - scrumptious. Chic artsy urban atmosphere with friendly and competent staff. A great place for a fancy date night.

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Clarke
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Alibi was a lovely restaurant, located in an amazing spot. The food was perfect, The staff were friendly. All adding up too an amazing experience.

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Keza23
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great we loved the variety of the set menu and the vegetable tasted great!

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NicholasR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We sampled the degustation menu and it was delightful. The restaurant can get chilly, but blankets are provided

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow this place is so cool! Great vibe, amazing cocktails!! We had the 8 course tasting menu in the restaurant! Each dish was more exciting then the last! Thank you so much to the staff for making our night! We will be back!!

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I was so excited to eat here last Saturday but was very disappointed. When we arrived we were treated by a lovely host and were looked after immediately. Unfortunately it went down hill from there. We were seated in a booth which was quite chilly so we asked for a heater, it was just warming up when another guest came so they turned the heater toward them🤦🏽‍♀️. We were cold throughout the whole evening even with my scarf wrapped around my legs.

The first course arrived, it was a beautiful chunky slice of sourdough with a lovely, creamy spread. The problem was, this was served with kimchi dumplings that were iced cold (they weren’t meant to be warm but they were almost frozen) I couldn’t understand the pairing of bread and a delicate dumpling?

To be completely honest, the best part of the meal was the bread. The brussel sprouts were nice but served cold, the broccoli steaks were the worst. I reckon it was thrown on the grill for a minute and then sprinkled with nutritional yeast and a few nuts. We didn’t even eat it and when the server asked if there was a problem we said it was cold and under cooked. He said he would mention it to the Chef but he never returned with a response.

Overall, it was a huge disappointment. The food was very bland and under cooked, the service started off very well but by the end of the evening we couldn’t find a server and had to get up to find someone to pay the bill.

I would never return and would not recommend to anyone.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was fantastic. The kimchi dumplings, hummus, vegan butter & sourdough were fabulous.
Thanks!

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AlexNG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, it was good. All the staff except the one that did not comprehend English made evening enjoyable, but that non-English speaker was not cute and was exhausting to get her to try and understand my questions. A bit like the US with their illegals.

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TheoT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alibi excels at designing vegan food which is both tasty and unique.
The degustation menu is a "must" for both vegans and non-vegans as it delivers food which is extraordinary.

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such an amazing venue, amazing food and the staff are so welcoming & friendly... will definitely return

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Dias
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

The ambient was great but the food was disappointing. The main dish and the two desserts were not worth the price. Another downside is that almost all the dishes were served in shared plates, which to me, seems very inappropriate during COVID times. Even though the dessert wasn't great I was happy with the personalised plate with a "happy birthday". The service would be great if wasn't for one of the attendants that seemed to be in a very bad mood.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and consideration in light of COVID19 restrictions. We felt safe and the food was incredible! Don't miss the mocktails if you are a non-drinker.

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sjondalilang
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegan tasting menu is a must try. Wine selection is good as well. Ambiance is pretty laid back.

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BenjaminF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, would recommend for intimate dates all the way to larger celebrations/gatherings.
5 Star experience with wonderful set menu.

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AnnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food with pizzazz. Excellent wine. Highly responsive service. Fantastic location. Definitely up on our list of places to return to. More than once.

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AaronR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is BRILLIANT. Can’t wait till I can come back. Great vibe, brilliant food and attentive service!

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MishelleF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Honestly, Alibi was our favourite spot to go especially on special occasions, but anymore. We are working in hospitality so I usually dont write negative reviews as I can understand that not everything can be perfect always but I have to.
We had dinner for 2 booked at 8pm to celebrate my fiances 30Birthday. However, we were seated to wait on sofa for 20min to wait for table. We had 7courses tasting menu,but all dishes were poor taste, not what we are used to there.Also, we already had 4courses out of 7 on served but still waiting for drinks to come. It was so cold there that I had to wear my jacket all the time. I am so disappointed as I wanted to make special evening for my fiance but it wasnt at all. Also, poor service, staff didnt even appology for delays of table or drinks, didnt even asked if we liked the food.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi Mishelle, Thank you for your review! My deepest apologies we did not make your night extra special or live up to standards that you have experienced on other visits. Our current tasting menu is classic dishes from previous season menus which have been highly reviewed. Yes, it can get cold in the venue as we are inside 100yr old building on the water - we do try our best with heaters to make everyone comfortable as possible. We would love to chat please e-mail reservations

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Nikista
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Such a beautiful venue. Friendly energetic manager serving tables. Food is delicious and ambience is spot on. Not too noisy, but good tunes played by a DJ. Didn’t love the matched wines with the degustation as it was for a big party so we were a little distracted, they forgot to serve the wine at one stage and I wasn’t sure Shiraz went with broccoli steak . Think my brain wanted an actual steak to pair with the Shiraz. They made up for the wine mishap by serving us extras so we were happy, but could have stuck to the delicious cocktails and some white wine. All in all we loved it - will definitely be back. Great place to go during COVID times too as it has everything.

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Anonymous
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Perfect for date nights.

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Debra
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had booked Alibi for the wrong night and the host Rebecca sorted everything out for us and made the evening a special one even though my booking was incorrect.
We were very impressed with the service we received.

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

the waitress didn't open the wine properly, it was clear she had no training on wine and corkage

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 8 July 2020

Hi Sarah, thanks so much for review. Yes some of out staff are still in training and working to improve their skills and confidence in wine service. Apologies this took away from your overall experience. we hope to have you back and we can pour you a perfect drop. Best regards Jake.

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KatrinaH
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food due to COVID only option was the 8 course set menu. Most of it I liked but too many courses got too stodgy, resulting in me feeling bit bloated by the last few courses. Would have preferred to choose a starter and main. Food and service good but not as amazing my 1st visit were the food was lighter, unusual and different.

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Neil
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at the Alibi Bar. The food was so amazing and delicious and the cocktails were all beautifully presented and great. The bar itself is stunning, with a perfect relaxed ambience and the staff are all amazing too.

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edels
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about this evening, the food the service the background music the fab layout and funky style. We honestly cannot wait to go back! Highly recommend to everyone!

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Fuchsia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The service was mediocre but I think that might be somewhat related to COVID-19. When we arrived there was a large sign blocking the (only) entrance with no indication that you were were supposed to go around the sign to find a host and ask about the booking. Might make sense to have someone stand there and explain that is actually the entrance.

At our table the waitress didn't write down our wine order and subsequently forgot it, so we got our first entrees before getting our wine. We were then charged for two bottles of wine (at the end of the night) when we only had one (and quite late) bottle of wine. If I hadn't checked the bill that would have been an issue.

I think for what we got; bread, dip, two dumplings, some Brussels sprouts, noodles and broccoli (plus two desserts) $70pp is a bit ridiculous. If you're forced to order the tasting menu, the dishes on the menu should all be interesting and yummy. I just don't think they were.

I'm actually really disappointed in my experience. The (bad) service is semi negated by the circumstances, but the bad food? I can't explain that away because of COVID. I have been vegan for 4 years and have always wanted to try Alibi. Maybe the bar food (burgers etc) would be a better option. If Alibi wants to call itself a 'fine dining' establishment it should probably step up its game.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 23 June 2020

Thank you for supporting ALibi and our team during these times. We are trying to understand the new normal way of operating thank you for your patience. The large sign out the front of the venue does say please wait for a staff member, also pointing out the venue is at capacity (50 people - Government guidelines) I'm sorry you feel forced to have the tasting menu - we do make this clear at booking what is on offer. If you would like to contact me, please do via the e-mail link on our website

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TobyH
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious tasting menu paired with wines to suit. Plenty to eat and taste. A great night out.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great service, slightly cold but not a huge deal (just bring a jacket).

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Each dish was carefully presented and the flavours were creative and exciting.

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SashaD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue, amazing food, and friendly staff!! Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner venue.

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Larrry4321
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Was pretty underwhelming. A lot of dishes lacked seasoning and were bland to my pallet. Have two brothers and an uncle who are chefs and worked all over the world perhaps I’m spoiled?

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MargaretM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing unique dishes, great atmosphere 👏 definitely will visit you again .

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thanks for the glowing review Margaret! Can't wait to see you all here at Alibi again! Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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NickiF
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alibai is awesome!!!! Such a cool feel to the place. Very urban and modern.

The service was lovely, the staff were nice and prompt but also chilled!

The food was awesome! It’s fantastic to have menus that you know are completely plant based!! Wicked!

What also stood out to me was the music volume. It wasn’t too loud. Nothing worse than trying to have conversation and having to yell over the music in bars and restaurants.

Thanks Alibai! Made for an awesome date night!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi there Nicki! You're right, we love serving up plant based food and good vibes! We're stoked you enjoyed your experience at Alibi. We hope to see you again soon to try out our new Autumn menu starting next week!! -Katherine and the Alibi Team

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BrookeO
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the location, vibe, staff friendliness and ofcourse the food was amazing! We had the 8 course tasting menu and every course was mind blowing. Can’t wait to go back!

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Peps
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Venus is beautiful and food was good. Would recommend if you are looking for something on the fancy side.

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FrankieR
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food couldn't fault any aspect of our meal

FAQs

Alibi - Woolloomooloo does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Alibi - Woolloomooloo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9331 9088.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo is rated 4.6 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.