Alpha Restaurant

4.4
642 reviews
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Greek
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Alpha Restaurant forms part of the Hellenic Club of Sydney, bringing together the best of both worlds with modern and ancient Greek cuisine.

Located in CBD, Alpha comprises of an emporium, cantina, meze bar, cafe and restaurant, bringing together a chic and welcoming set of space for drinking, dining and entertaining.

Chef Peter Conistis is considered the pioneer of Modern Greek cuisine he has crafted a stellar menu including a range of favourite classic and contemporary Greek dishes, which can be mixed and shared throughout friends and family.

Alpha is a space to fit all purposes, guests can pop in for a quick lunch or a 3 course dinner with Greek wine, it really has it all. Even just enjoying a Greek Coffee and Loukomades after a movie.
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H
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food and beautiful space, the wait team are very accommodating

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LB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, food was lovely. Felt a bit annoyed that out food came out altogether, the dips and mains, so felt rushed

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JG
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality, lovely ambiance, the gin list was extensive and what I tasted was delicious.

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CP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Wonderful food and excellent wine list - the reds from Crete are really special. Difficult when it’s busy and you have to shanghai a waiter but great value when you do!

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NH
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love this place. The gin cocktails were AMAZING. The feeling of quiet enough to talk but still ambient plus having room and not feeling jammed in was lovely. The food was absolutely delicous and having nice vegetarian options was much appreciated, even more on the menu would always be great too of course :) I have already recommended it and plan on bringing people in the near future. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience and look of the place
Starters were great
Mains took way too long considering we were the second table to arrive for lunch
Mains were disappointing

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IR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been many times, love it . It was the best place to celebrate my birthday

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RB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is great nice bar to sit in if your table is not ready. The food is delicious, great for sharing. Very comfortable venue but is noisy with lots of people. Suggest turn down music so less noise so we can talk. Other wise fantastic

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

After looking at the menu online, I saw the “$65 yiayias menu” and I thought it would be a perfect surprise for my Fiancé’s birthday, that way he could try a little of everything. Unfortunately when we got there, the menu stated minimum 4 people. Was super disappointed as this was not displayed online, and the whole reason I booked was for that specific menu. If the online store could have stated that, I would’ve appreciated it.

The staff did try their best to look after us & the food was great none the less.
Again though, would recommend that the online menu is edited, very deceiving.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Alpha every time. Great service and stunning food.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night. Food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very good in his advice.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine list is good too! Service remarkable.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful, hearty traditional Greek food. Service was amazing and we will definitely be back!

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LM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, fabulous Prosecco, service that somehow managed well despite being completed packed with every one seemingly arriving at the same time, 6.30pm-6.45pm. Love Alpha and am looking forward to returning again soon. Peter C has really landed on his feet at this great site, easy to get to location... a long way from the hole in the wall I went to in Darlo in'92 or '93.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the entire experience. The staff were attentive and helpful.The food was excellent. We would encourage anyone who wants a first class dining experience to go to Alpha.

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NT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, service was efficient and friendly. Special mention to sommelier Irek for his hospitality during service he made our night that much more special.

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M
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The biggest issue was the service, which was slow and begrudging - despite the requests being simple and polite. We were also seated at an uncomfortable table, despite there being other options. The restaurant was less than one-third full.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We have been to Alpha many times so when choosing somewhere for our anniversary it was a no brainer. However we were really disappointed as it seems the food has changed significantly and what was once a huge draw card is now no longer. The saganaki was not the beautiful melted honey drenched entree it once was, it was two Luke warm pieces of halloumi with a fig on top. The restaurant was only half full and it took so long to take our drinks order we only ever got two drinks, not the anniversary we’d hoped for. Such a shame and probably explains why a once difficult place to get in to was so sadly empty.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the Palouse set menu with wine . Highly recommendable

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JR
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent authentic Greek food. Good selection of vegetarian options. Good service and pleasant surroundings.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

good authentic Greek food, good service.

music is too loud and prices are too high

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LC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Good food, nice surrounding and great location. I would have given this close to 5 stars except the service could be improved substantially, especially for a higher end restaurant. We felt rushed the moment we sat down, being reminded what time we had leave by about 5x throughout the dinner.The waitress who served us seemed annoyed and gave us attitude when we asked questions about the menu. She again hurried us in an annoyed manner when we still had half hour left on our booking for dessert. Her attitude and rudeness just dampened what would’ve been a fantastic experience/night with friends. Such a shame.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Alpha Restaurant. The food is a gastronomic experience and the wait staff very attentive. I recently dined here with friends who don't eat lamb which is a signature dish at Alpha. We chose the snapper and prawn dishes along with the spanakopita and several others which were a huge hit! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food portion is a bit small but the taste is above average.

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SD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow.... Beautiful food, ambience, great personal and professional service .... business lunch so only thing missing was two bottles of wine we did not order because we had more work to do .... that we will have to have next time.

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DR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are welcoming and friendly. Fantastic service. They know their wines. The food is delicious. Second time there will come again. And have recommended to friends.

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FS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautifully appointed room. Staff friendly and not too attentive as to be overbearing. Food incredible.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wagyu souvlaki - say no more...

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MS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

For a group I would certainly recommend as I think their offering for larger parties would be well received. I have been there a few times and have always enjoyed it, unfortunately on this occasion, I went for Dinner with some girlfriends, it was my Mum's last night before moving overseas, the service wasn't great and they spilled at least 6 glasses just behind us, wine went down my girlfriends dress and a few of us had glass in our shoes and there wasn't an apology. I totally understand accidents can happen (I am totally clumsy myself) but I would have expected at the very least an apology

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j
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!!! special mention to the lamb shoulder, octopus, and greek doughnuts, really good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

the staff and Manager Christophe were so adorable ...So nice to be received this way !

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RB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food authenticly Greek and great service Alpha is a great place to go to share plates with a group of friends

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AM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the relaxed atmosphere of this elegant and welcoming Greek restaurant. Beautiful decor and good lighting.
Food quality was very good, with the Spanakopita and the Cone Bay Barramundi meals both tasting very delicious.
Servings were generous and good value.
Wines were excellent and really enjoyable; the waiter advised the choice of wine for the meals in a professional and helpful manner.
An excellent dessert choice with the Chocolate & Fig Baklava with poached fig and ice-cream.
Service was very attentive by all; also with our waiter Chris going out of his way to take note of several food allergies, and serve us in an exceptional manner.
We look forward to returning to enjoy more of other interesting dishes listed on a well rounded menu.
Many thanks for a memorable lunch at “Alpha” restaurant.

Cheers,
Andrea

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JH
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food, ambience and service was excellent, but my only criticism is that in 6 desserts, none of them were gluten-free.

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JM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant i had heard nothing about. My partner and I were on the lookout for Greek Cuisine and stumbled upon this on Google.

The food was delicious and reasonably priced for its portion size. There was a good variety of meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu.

We were seated quickly, and the wait staff were very friendly and helpful.

Drinks were on the pricey side with only a limited amount being served by the glass and the main dishes took a little while to be served. Otherwise a very pleasant experience would definitely return to try other dishes on the menu.

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NM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service was pleasant and efficient. There was no long wait for service.
We enjoyed our wines and the food was sufficient, well presented and delicious.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - amazing service & great atmosphere. Celebrating dinner with friends was very comfortable and full of enjoyment

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DY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

WE had a booking for 730 and called at 630pm to see if we could push it back to 815. The front counter said 815 so we said thank you. When we arrived 810pm the same gentleman at the front desk said “your lucky I saved your table” I’m like we called you and you offered to push it back to 815... other guest that we took without me making a comment said he was rude and I completely agree - front of staff need to be impeccable and that style of remark should not be acceptable in any industry especially when it’s the first comment mentioned to you once you arrive

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L
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The waitress made us very nervous, lamb shoulder was delicious but too pricey, alcohol and dessert choice very limited. Weren't informed about 2 hour seating arrangement. My friend and I won't go back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything up until the main was great. The main lamb shoulder was very dry.

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