Alibi - Woolloomooloo

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$41 to $100
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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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.
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BenjaminF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 a day ago

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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Perfect for date nights.

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Debra
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded 6 days ago

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 July 2, 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 June 26, 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 June 25, 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 June 20, 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 June 23, 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 June 6, 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 June 6, 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 March 20, 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 March 14, 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 March 14, 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 March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on March 11, 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 March 4, 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 March 11, 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 March 4, 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 February 29, 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 February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food couldn't fault any aspect of our meal

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hard to find due to the building works and location between the quay side restaurants but once we navigated our way to the front entrance it was a delight. Spacious foyer leading up the sensational lounge dining experience. We had the 8 course tasting menu, which even though we’d notice another couple with a doggy bag as the left, we stuffed every single delicious morsel down. Definitely recommended but if you’re struggling leave room for the fabulous desserts.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hey there Linda, Thanks for the glowing review! We love to see clean plates and big smiles here at Alibi! Hope to see you again soon, Katherine and the Alibi Team!

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HannahC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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Tilly
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Tilly, We match our vibrant beats with fresh and funky food here at Alibi! So happy to hear you loved your experience here. We can't wait for you to join us again, our new Autumn menu will be up and running very soon!! Katherine and the Alibi Team

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VictoriaH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

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RuthS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Frew
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and ambience. Will visit again for sure.

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Corrina123
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night all thanks to amazing food, atmosphere and the fabulous Kate that looked after us. Will definitely be back soon!

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DaviP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! The food was on point, great music and service. Definitely coming back.

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NiharV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Hran
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I would recommend the 8 courses and the alcohol pairing.

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Foodtragic09
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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ArtiK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an great restaurant. Food was off the charts! Service incredible. My new fav restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food was delicious

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Steph
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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AndreM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My first experience and the cuisine, presentation and flavour was excellent

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

Alibi - Woolloomooloo is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

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