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Alpha Restaurant

#155 of 4,621 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
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Worker Building 238 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9098 1111
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowing this place has 1 hat under its belt, I have always wanted to dine here. Finally I did yesterday & must say I left underwhelmed. Atmosphere & service are good but not over the top. The menu does sound interesting but the food itself is average, truly average. There is no WOW factor in all dishes we ordered. Won't... More 

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Thank Lawrence C
Hertford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were looking for somewhere to have a cheap greek dinner on a Sunday evening near to my hotel in the CBD. We settled on this restaurant. Although not cheap at all, we soon got over this as the food, ambience, staff and service were all excellent.... oh and the wine was amazing too. It was probably... More 

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1 Thank sasab1979
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived staff at the front desk seemed uninterested and looked like they were more interested in their social lives than the customers. Food was okay but the chicken was dry. I've been here a few times and the chicken is consistently dry. Greek salad had a huge slab of feta covering a floury assortment of tomatoes. Dips were... More 

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4 Thank Jenny130346
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner. Superb food but waiting staff either absent minded or not listening. Ordered a salad with our main and coffee and tea with dessert, neither of which arrived. Fortunately not on the bill but still a disappointment to an otherwise excellent meal.

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Thank Richard G
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great service, delicious food and super atmosphere! Not cheap, up sold on booze (deliciously though) and a lovely surprise of a dessert for our anniversary. Great job, we'll be back Alpha!!! #nailedit

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Thank EmKaLo
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my fav Greek restaurants in Sydney! Didn't rate Greek food too much before I ate at Alpha... but wow once you have eaten here Greek food elsewhere can't compare!

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Thank 172amelia
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids gave us a voucher for xmass and must say upon arrival we were blown away. The fit out was like being in Athens. When it came to the food it was upsetting as they tried to bring a modern spin on old fashioned Greek food, and it was like being in Marrickville. Not a good idea. When I... More 

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1 Thank vinnie2611
Wellington
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308 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled into Alpha on a colleagues recommendation - next time I'll plan to visit. Modern Greek, and everything on the menu sounded amazing. We shared our dishes to enjoy as many tastes as we could and left full, happy and having eaten fresh ingredients, deceptively simple on the plate but packing a whole bag of flavour and beautifully presented. The... More 

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Thank WellingtonKiwiJo
Brisbane
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at alpha after agreeing they were a great option on trip advisor for our group We arrived without a booking so it took a bit of coaxing to get a table. The announcement was made by the waiter as we walked into the restaurant "6 walk ins". It was like annoucing the lepers were here. There were at... More 

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2 Thank BrizzyBear
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Most dishes are for two people so be aware to find a friend. The staff were great in making suggestions on the menu so I would only gain 5 not 10lbs as I was eating alone. Really though, you have to visit if you are in Sydney, it was so good; the taramasalata was amazing, the red snapper just perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Worker Building 238 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9098 1111
Description
Alpha Restaurant offers an accessible Greek culinary experience in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Alpha comprises an artisan food emporium, cantina, meze bar, cafe and restaurant, bringing together a chic and welcoming set of spaces for drinking, dining and entertaining. It's traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary twist.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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