Alibi - Woolloomooloo

4.6
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343 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 343 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded 4 hours ago

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

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

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

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded 6 days ago

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!

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LR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food served with a smile and efficiency in a really relaxed atmosphere.

H
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

MA
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Only new to the change to a plant based diet and this was amazing!! Will def come again.

A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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.

LF
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

KI
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Knowledgeable staff regarding menu and cockrltail. Very friendly and hospitable.
Doesn't feel like vegan bit something out of this world.

FB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

A
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New fav vegan restaurant! Thankyou for everything Bec! We will be back for sure!

HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful And so exciting to see Sydney support the future of food!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 15 January 2020

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

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TT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best for top drawer vegan food. Fantastic staff

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 15 January 2020

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!

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IJ
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 9 January 2020

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!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 8 January 2020

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!

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 9 January 2020

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!

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DW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 14 January 2020

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!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Food wasn’t tasty for the price we paid, we were waiting 15 minutes to be seated and it wasn’t busy

PG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 15 January 2020

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

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NB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service with extra special touches for my daughters birthday was exceptional

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 10 January 2020

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!

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JB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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.

AG
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

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.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Incredible food and dining experience...great for vegans and non-vegans!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 4 January 2020

Hi Hjgd! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at Alibi and we hope you will join us again soon for another incredible dining experience! Warm Regards, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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LY
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Will definitely come again!

MT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend the taster menu! It was insane, amazing service and even more outstanding food. Best began meal I have ever had and the wine pairing was fantastic.

MH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas fest menu was delicious! The mocktails are super flavoursome and compliment the dishes very well. This place is great for dates, the decor is beautiful.

P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always an awesome experience to visit Alibi! Rebecca and her staff serve outstanding food with a level of hospitality that is second to none!

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on 17 December 2019

OMG Paul! It's always a pleasure having you, Thank you for your great feedback! We can't wait for you to come back, we will see you in the New Year. Regards, Katherine and The Alibi Team.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It was very expensive for certain meals such as the asparagus which was nothing special and undercooked, and the gnocchi which was shockingly flavorless. The dumplings and lasagna were the highlight. It ended up costing sooo much, even when they left our dirty plates on the table for half an hour at a time and our drinks which were crazily expensive took over 40min to get. Sooo expensive i will never go back. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about how much i paid. I feel like i got overpaid. I didnt even have time to look at the receipt at the end.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food drinks super experience

KV
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, cocktails are amazing and food is really good. Went for the tasting menu which had a great range and was good value.

K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Interesting and slightly quirky dining experience. Food was a mix of cuisines although done very well, DJ was playing in the background, both seating was fun

S
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it completely. Food was amazing, service was great and food came out in good time. Just had bad rock tunes on in the adjacent bar

L
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The place is incredibly charming, a subtle strike of home and away sophistication. Waitstaff were exceptional, well trained and attentive. And my vegetarian companion was absolutely delighted by most dishes. Definitely a repeatable experience and looking forward to exploring both the locale and the menu in more detail! 🥰

G
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in a great location. Food was amazing and greatly enjoyed by all, even the non vegans in our group. Would definitely return

AP
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

What an absolute disappointment and disservice to the wonders of plant based food. We went to Alibi for our wedding anniversary hoping to enjoy a fine dining experience. We ordered the tasting menu with one wine and one non-alcoholic paring. Sadly, I cannot imagine that the dishes we were presented with were in line with the original intentions of the head chef. For example, the Charred Broccoli with Satay sauce was almost inedible - the tips were too charred and the rest of the broccoli was woody and very difficult to chew, whilst the satay was very dry and the flavour lacking any complexity. Good quality produce is surely the minimum requirement in a fancy restaurant. The bread with almond butter was the most enjoyable part of the meal! However, the service was really the reason the place gets such a bad review, we waited so long in between dishes on the tasting menu that the entire evening lasted three hours with several gaps of 20-30 minutes while we sat there with dirty dishes waiting to be cleared. The wine pairing was poorly timed and as such often missed the meal it was supposed to be matching. The server didn't know anything about the wines, telling us one of them was Australian when the menu clearly says it's from NZ. She was informal with us to the point of being impolite, and the evening jarred because of her lack of grace or listening skills. We aren't fussy people, we really wanted this place to be better, and we really want to support vegan restaurants, but when you pay so much for so little it is really disappointing. $250 would have been better spent so many other ways!!

KR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are enthusiastic, sweet, and genuine. The food is delicious and surprisingly filling. Everything from the food to the cocktails are little works of art, and the ambience overall is warm and pleasant. It was a pleasure to dine there, I felt extremely well looked after and spoiled and the setting really is just wonderful with the combination of materials leaving an open yet cosy space, filled with quirky and fun features. Love it!

SR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vegan food.
Very well thought through & paired
Delicious and exquisite.

m
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and lovely staff! Food was amazing would defiantly come again x

A
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alibi is a great restaurant for any occasion with options for casual dining as well as more substantial meals !

It’s a little hard to find, located in the middle of the Ovolo boutique hotel straight past the bar. But walking through the hotel and bar is really lovely too. Fairly accessible via public transport from kings cross or Martin place station.

The food was really delicious and filling and the drinks were really beautiful. 10/10 would recommend!

JC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious and you couldn't tell it was a purely plant-based meal! Ambience was relaxed and vibey, would love to check out the bar next time.