Alibi - Woolloomooloo
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.
Our cocktails took almost an hour to come out. The food took longer than that. Everything was bland with zero flavor and the service was awful. It’s really unfortunate because I came here last March and it was great. Won’t be back unfortunately.
Alibi is super fresh and funky, and the food was to die for. We loved every dish of the degustation - very fresh and creative food. The wine list was extensive and reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.
Delicious food, attentive service and gorgeous ambience - Perfect for a date night or dinner with friends. A little overpriced imo, but will no doubt be a wonderful night out!
Alibi is a complete sensory indulgence. The service, ambience, and food are incredibly thoughtful with fine attention to detail. I am telling everyone I know about this place! Highly recommend it to any food lover.
Great food, location and ambience. Will visit again for sure.
We had an amazing night all thanks to amazing food, atmosphere and the fabulous Kate that looked after us. Will definitely be back soon!
Amazing restaurant! The food was on point, great music and service. Definitely coming back.
Our absolute favourite restaurant in Sydney! Have had the set menu 3 times and the bar menu once and every single time they have absolutely nailed it. If you ever want sustainable food without compromising on quality or style, go here!
The food was amazing. I would recommend the 8 courses and the alcohol pairing.
The servers were excellent: Knowledgeable, friendly, unrushed. The food was amazing. I'm not a vegetarian but my dining companion is and additionally, she doesn't eat wheat, onions or garlic. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The seasoning and preparation is very clever. The corn was prepared in a most delicious way, with a miso seed marinade The babaganough was spectacular (plenty garlic though). The banana blossom salad was excellent, as was the nectarine salad. Beautiful flavours and dressing. We shared a dessert of key lime pie -- incredibly rich, too much so for me, but my companion thought is was a knockout.
I found getting to the restaurant very difficult as there is very little indication of where it is. It is, in fact, in the Ovolo hotel. The restaurant bar lounge itself is enormous, with somewhat unusual artistic elements, and a variety of nooks and crannies. It's a particular aesthetic; I'm not crazy about it, but I'm sure there are those who will love it. in terms of value for money, given the way we ordered (a glass of bubbly each) and some sparkling mineral water, we came out at about $115 in total, and no need to stop for a Maccas on the way home.
The food is really unusual, beautifully prepared and seasoned with interesting flavours. Definitely a place to go if you want way above average vegan food.
Food was absolutely amazing. From entree to drinks to mains and desert. Everything that was brought to our table was amazing to look at and shocked our taste buds. All my requests were fulfilled eg: requested to be seated separately for my boyfriends birthday, requested happy birthday to be written on desert and requested to be surprised with a beverage when the waitress asked what id like to drink. She bought me the Aloe aloe which was amazing ! Absolutely grateful for the service, great vibe and outstanding customer service!
Booked table for 4 at Alibi for special family event. First time to go there and booked based on reviews. Delighted with the experience- plenty room between tables, great ambience, attentive and professional service and the food was presented wonderfully and very tasty. One of our guests admitted he struggled with the meal choice (he's a big meat eater) but we shared all dishes and he ate gladly. Via Opentable we were allotted a 2 hour window to eat. We didn't waste time, but only just made the 2 hour window with our 3 courses and a bit of chat.
Such an great restaurant. Food was off the charts! Service incredible. My new fav restaurant
Wonderful food was delicious
Ambience is strange, not sure what they were going for, but it feels like you’re eating at an IKEA display, and its crowded and loud!
When we finally got the attention of the Maitre d’, she had a bad attitude, was rude and irritated and never apologised for ignoring us for 15 minutes. Terrible manners!!
The food is simple but tasty, the rest of the wait staff were friendly.
Don’t go there for a special occasion or a quiet date.
My first experience and the cuisine, presentation and flavour was excellent
Great staff, great food, highly recommended – lovely tasting menu.
We celebrated our 4-year anniversary at Alibi and the staff were so friendly!! The 8-courser was absolutely delicious and generous portions for what we were expecting! The drinks/cocktails were also fantastic. We would definitely recommend Alibi!
Hi FloBerg Thanks for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary with! We're so glad you had a great evening and enjoyed our yummy delights! Happy anniversary (again) and see you next time! - Katherine and the Alibi Team
My first time at Alibi was fantastic! Food was incredibly delicious. Service was ok, but the atmosphere, food and drinks got me. Then I decided to go for a 2nd experience. The menu is a lot different, i think its seasonal. It was definitely not as good as i was expecting. I had to ask for salt, pepper and olive oil. Food was so average that I got disappointed. And Im just writing that here cause I really love this kind of food and to support plant-based restaurants in my neighbourhood. I’ll probably come back, but only next season! Hope it impresses me as the 1st time
My wife and I got the tasting plates. Each dish was delicious but we had no room for the desserts. The service was fantastic and also had a good wine and cocktail menu. Highly recommended.
Hi Simon, We aim for full bellies and happy smiles here at Alibi! We're glad you enjoyed your evening here! Hope to see you again soon, Regards Katherine and the Alibi Team!
amazing food served with a smile and efficiency in a really relaxed atmosphere.
If you are looking for delicious plant based food with a sexy vibe and fantastic beats, check out Alibi on Friday and Saturday nights when they have a DJ on board. The food was fantastic! Thoroughly recommend the Kimchi dumplings and the raw lasagne!
Only new to the change to a plant based diet and this was amazing!! Will def come again.
All but 1 dish in the degustation menu came out cold, including the soup and dumplings... this was actually done on purpose it wasn't because the food was late coming out. There was no real flavour to the food. The cocktails were good and desert was good but tea came out 20 minutes after the desert which was also very odd. As a vegan I expected more, disappointed.
Staff were enthusiastic to greet us and very knowledgeable about their food and wines. Table service was cheery and attentive. Having enjoyed the tasting menu on our last two visits we dined a la carte. We were both excited by the light and refreshing kimchi dumplings. A few entrees, mains and were shared between us, all very enjoyable. The stuffed eggplant with faro and okra was soft and smoky, it was definitely the highlight for both of us. I have recommended Alibi a few times recently and look forward to visiting again soon.
Knowledgeable staff regarding menu and cockrltail. Very friendly and hospitable.
Doesn't feel like vegan bit something out of this world.
We absolutely loved our meal. It was a special birthday, so I wanted it to be nice. The service was top notch and the menu superb x
New fav vegan restaurant! Thankyou for everything Bec! We will be back for sure!
Wonderful And so exciting to see Sydney support the future of food!
Hi Hayley! Thanks so much for visiting us and taking the time to write a review! And thank YOU for supporting us support the future of food! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team
One of the best for top drawer vegan food. Fantastic staff
Hey Tim, Thanks for dining with us and taking the time to write us this lovely review. Our staff strive to be as amazing as our customers, we hope to see you again soon! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!
While we enjoyed the food, we thought it was rather expensive. Also the servers were always busy. It took 10 minutes for us to get seated. The server we had was knowledgeable about the food and gave us recommendations that we enjoyed. We like this but would probably not return.
Hi Imogen, It's a shame to hear that you would not return even though you enjoyed our food and recommendations. As you dined on a Saturday night, we do have waits on tables occasionally and we do apologize for this. I hope you do find it in your heart to return to Alibi! Warm Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!
our table wasn’t ready when we got there so we sat in the bar and had a cocktail. The cocktails are great- strong- and had a performance aspect to it! the food was amazing and the staff were so lovely. Will be back for sure
Hi Chloe, Our deepest apologies again for delay on your table! We hope the delicious eats and drinks made up for it! We're so glad you enjoyed the cocktails, our fantastic Bartenders put a lot of love into creating them and are always grateful to hear when they are enjoyed! We shall see you next time! Warm regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!
Great food and we loved the ambiance. Food is a bit pricey but they put a lot of thought and time into the dishes, so I get it. Wonderful place for a date or special occasion.
Hello Anon! Thank you for your time in writing us a review! We appreciate your recognition into the thought and time that goes into our tasty delights! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Katherine and the Alibi Team!
I loved everything about this restaurant. It was so refreshing to get some nice food that wasn’t Trying to be meat and that tasted great. The staff were lovely and the decor lovey. It’s not cheap to anyone quickly glancing the menu but it’s worth every penny.
Hi Daniel, Thanks for taking the time to write us this awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed our plant based delights. We're always creating new and exciting things for you to try and we hope to see you again soon! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!
Food wasn’t tasty for the price we paid, we were waiting 15 minutes to be seated and it wasn’t busy
The location inside the Ovolo hotel is amazing! The design and feel of the restaurant space provides a close comfortable surrounding that is slightly insulated from the large void inside the hotel. The food is surprising and excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful when it comes to menu queries. The drinks are excellent.
Hi Phil, We're so happy you enjoyed your time inside our stunning venue Ovolo Hotel, it is a HUGE wharf, but we try to make it as fun and inviting as possible! Our wonderful chefs and stunning mixologists are always coming up with creative new surprises for you to try, we hope to see you here again soon! Warm Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team
Excellent food and service with extra special touches for my daughters birthday was exceptional
Hi again Narelle! Thanks for your time in writing this awesome feedback. We're stoked that you and your family enjoyed your Alibi Experience! Thanks so much for choosing us to celebrate your Daughters 21st, we hope to see you again next year for # 22 ! Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!
Food was delicious, but the service really let the place down. I don’t know if everyone was feeling a bit lost in the Christmas to New year period, but it was like it was everyone’s first day and the staff had difficulty answering fairly basic questions on the wine list. I might go again but I’m not in a hurry.
Unfortunately our stomachs were a bit upset the next morning, we had the tasting menu option and a few cocktails. Everything tasted amazing and we were especially fond of the cocktails. Service was impeccable.