Alibi - Woolloomooloo

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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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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.
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MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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!

EB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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 November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food drinks super experience

KV
1 review
Dined on November 29, 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
1 review
Dined on November 29, 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 November 28, 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 November 27, 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 November 27, 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 November 26, 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 November 26, 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 November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
1 review
Dined on November 19, 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 November 15, 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.

HM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the ambient setting and overall atmosphere of Alibi. The service was excellent - it was warm, friendly and professional. The Rainbow Chard Pizza is a must for everyone, as well as the Butternut Squash Gnocchi (with a side of freshly sliced Sourdough) . The drink menu offers many cocktail options, and those that we tried tasted equally as good as they sound. Our only disappointment for the night was that the Ice Cream Sandwich had sold out. We will definitely be returning to Alibi, and couldn't recommend it more (especially for a birthday, anniversary or any other special event).

AH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic venue. Would highly recommend.

E
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the tasting menu and they were very accommodating to my dietary needs as I am allergic to certain ingredients. We walked away full and satisfied. Will definitely be going back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Alibi used to be one of my favourite plant based restaurants in Sydney, unfortunately last night they were “what felt” very accommodating to a friend with nut allergies. The menu became limited with choice (no tasting menu) and we were told that nothing could be guaranteed with cross contamination due to lots of nuts being everywhere in the kitchen. Furthermore we told there was no dessert option as well, till we had to ask if they could prepare something. I had mentioned the allergy in the booking and nothing was said about limitations. A little disappointed!

JD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would absolutely recommend - very interesting yummy food. Will be coming back

e
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Very salty some dishes we could not eat. 2nd visit I would not try again without significant changes

CE
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first experience with plant based food and it exceeded my expectations. The food and drinks tasted amazing and I didn't expect to feel extremely full. The staff were very friendly. Although the overall ambience of the bar and restaurant nice, I felt that the area of tables that my friend and I were sat were too close to each other.

LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We tried out the 8 course tasting menu which turned out to be a mistake for us because there was way more food than we could handle. Some course were great and others didn't work for us. Loved the bread. The chargrilled broccoli was superb. I liked the Asian slant of the menu. But some courses felt starchy and lacked flavor. The location of the restaurant, enclosed in a shed like structure, was disappointing. There was a concerted effort at elegant décor and nice lighting, making it cosy for a winter evening.

FL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and atmosphere! Such a great, fun night out!! Oh yes and amazing cocktails!! Such fun, professional and lovely people working at Alibi! Loved it!! Will be back next week hopefully and have already recommended it to friends! Thanks Alibi Bar

E
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already recommended to many.
Would go back for all the food but mainly for Stephan the waiter was the best and i would go back just for him!

WZ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time with our amazing friends here..! Great vibes - so happy to be there! Keep up the great work and excellent service guys! :) Will definitely be coming back again and again!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Came here with a group of 6 on a Friday night and had the 8 course tasting menu. Everything was fantastic from the food to the decor, ambience and design details (they even have old school arcade game consoles to play, which was awesome to finish the night with!) Would love to try the bar menu as well. Lots of great wines but would love to see a move to 100% plant based wine menu.

The food was awesome. We couldn’t fault it! The only area for improvement we found as a group was the staff were a little inattentive and not overly engaging. Although we had 5 different waiters serving us over the course of the night, we found ourselves waiting to order more drinks a couple of times. The staff were lovely, but we felt most were lacking a sense of passion and fun when presenting the dishes and interacting with the table. That being said, all 6 of us would certainly return.

n
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not vegan or vegetarian. This place was very cool and the food delicious! 10/10

AF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted a special night out with my partner and Alibi were very supportive in ensuring we had a nice night.

EV
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was honestly perfect. The food is possibly the best food I’ve eaten and the service was incredible.

PE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was amazing.
The entrees- steamed buns, panzanella salad and heirloom pizza were beautifully present and tasted amazing. The mains were a bit disappointing- gnocchi was really sweet and the fried rice was extremely salty but the artichoke pie was delicious. The desserts banana cream pie and choc mint ice cream sandwich were amazing! Cocktails amazing! Will return!

AL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm not vegetarian let alone vegan, so I've often believed a lot more effort needs to go into vegan/vegetarian cooking to make it appealing to everyone, including us omnivores. And Alibi achieves this brilliantly. The food not only tastes amazing but it looks appealing on the plate. The serving sizes are more than enough, we walked out after a meal of the tasting menu & we were definitely sated. We've been to Alibi several times as the menu is always changing & we haven't been disappointed yet.

J
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and nutritious. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was so tasty with the paired drinks . Booking online was a breeze. We were allowed to take our dessert home as we couldn't fit it in. Highly recommend if in Sydney. We heard about Alibi on Plant Proof podcast on Spotify 💛🍄. We're from Hobart, Tas.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We've eaten at Alibi twice now and we had the same experience both times. Really delicious food, and one of the nicer plant based restaurant options, but the experience is let down by the service and setting. Both times there were really long wait times between courses. We recently did the tasting menu with wine pairing and they’d bring the paired wines out but we would have finished them by the time the food came as we had to wait so long. And you’re sandwiched in like sardines so can’t have a private conversation as you can hear everything on the table next to you. Such a shame as the food is really delicious.

BK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff at Alibi were awesome! I will be recommending Alibi to my friends and family.

BM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great night with fabulous food and a beautiful atmosphere. The food is amazing. Highly recommended.

J
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing degustation for a very reasonable price. Staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. Would be happy to recommend the restaurant to friends, even those who are not vegetarian.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having a mother/daughter weekend prior to my daughters wedding
We have been vegetarian for over 10 years
We had the tasting menu the food was well presented fresh and tasty.
It was a joy to be able to eat anything on the menu.
The staff were friendly and helpful
The restaurant is elegant and interesting
We would highly recommend and will definitely be back
Lyn

BD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stunning food, great atmosphere. Great place to dine for a special occassion.