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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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and outstanding food, looking forward to going back would highly recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a dinner at alibi few nights ago and everything was delicious! My friend and I we choose the set menu and we really enjoyed it! Also the service was good, all the staff was very friendly. The cocktail menu was great too so I defnetly recommend this restaurant for whoever wanna have a lovely plant based dinner. Well done guys !

S
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience at Alibi restaurant. The 8 course menu was a delight! Our favs were the kimchi dumplings, salt baked celeriac, and chocolate raspberry tarte. The servers went above and beyond for us — will definitely be back!

PC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible, such charismatic and warm servers! Food was outstanding, perfect for non-vegans also - the taste was so light and unlike anything I’ve had before! Incredible restaurant also, the atmosphere was very trendy and had a great energy.

RZ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We did the stay and dinner package. The room was great and the space is really nice but the food courses were rushed out, some meant to be hot were cool, and a few dishes missed the mark. The dumplings were awesome but the charcoal buns were grainy and had very little filling to dough ratio. overally, it’s a cool spot and love that they are 100% vegan but some things need to be improved.

MK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had a tasting menu, wasn't up to my expectations.. and some other tables who also ordered same tasting menu had similar confused look on the face as we did. May give it another try with bar food? but definitely not recommend tasting menu.. & the wait staffs were not very friendly either.

AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible and innovative plant based dinning experience!

NB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 8 course menu was delicious, portion sizes were perfect, cocktails were amazing and were presented with just the right amount of drama and flair, and service was great!

RR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive, special and delicious. Each dish a new artwork being brought to the table for our observation and eventual devouring. What a beautiful place, we will definitely be back!

PC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall we had an enjoyable night. The ambiance and music were great, the service was really good, the wine selection was great, but for us, the food was very average. Extremely small portions and nothing to write home about. The margarita pizza was the most appetizing thing!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and beverages were outstanding- truly!
I can’t wait to bring others!

Whilst the staff were super attentive we had 3 or 4 different waiters which seemed unnecessary and I had to check in about a forgotten wine order - not a big deal, and they were very busy - however this might have not happened had we been assigned one waiter? 🤷🏻‍♀️

The booth seating was extremely comfortable and the addition of heaters and blankets made it extra cosy ☺️

C
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooo amazing! Everything was so delicious and beautifully presented. We had the 8 course tasting menu and so glad we got to try everything. The staff were amazing and lovely. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back!

AB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very creative and bursting with flavour, all art in a chic and trendy atmosphere.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I booked a table here for my best friends birthday on Saturday night. We got there, took awhile to be served to then be taken to our table which was not what i had requested months ago when i booked it. We were taken to a shared large bench looking table, where we ended up having to sit next to eachother. We asked to be moved and told them we had booked months ago for a nice table and they refused to move us as all the other tables were booked. We did not enjoy this experience at all and the only reason we would go back was because of the setting and the restaurant itself, how beautiful it was but other than that i would not recommend anyone to go here. Extremely dissapointed and especially because it was suppose to be a special dinner for my friend. This experience was no suprise to her as she had previously been here before with her partner and had the exact same problems.

DD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it
Will be going back!
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