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“Contemporary Restaurant - Very Good food”
Review of Alpha Restaurant

Alpha Restaurant
Ranked #151 of 5,891 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Greek, Contemporary, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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.
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Contemporary Restaurant - Very Good food”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

A friend took me to Alpha a couple of weeks after it had opened. I was amazed at what they had done in this building I had walked past many times and considered derelict. The restaurant is quite large and very well laid out with modern, clean white decor - very sophisticated. Although large, with pillars running through the place, when your seated it is actually seems smaller and it's not too noisy. Being lunch we only had 1 course which was the slow cooked lamb shoulder - absolutely delicious and despite choosing the small serving it was a very generous helping. Service wasn't brilliant but then they'd only been open 2 weeks. A far cry from the usual set menu, large party catering Greek restaurants I've been to in the past. Very good and I will be back!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dellick
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Wasamedia, Guest Relations Manager at Alpha Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thanks for visiting Alpha Restaurant and for your comments. We will pass your feedback onto management so any further service issues can be addressed. Other than that, we’re glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon. Team Alpha
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Get new Managers”
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Sommelier and wait crew are awesome. The rest of the fruit loops on the floor, drop the attitude.
Don't ruin such a beautiful restaurant.
Will be back to judge you all real soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Eatwellall
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Wasamedia, Guest Relations Manager at Alpha Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Hi there. We appreciate you visiting Alpha Restaurant and your feedback. Sorry to hear some of the service was not up to par. As we’re a new restaurant we are still ironing out some kinks, which is always the case, and will endeavour to improve in that area. We look forward to your next visit. Team Alpha
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Sydney, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“New Greek, Great Service”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

I am a fan of Greek food, and this place produced one of the best value for money spinach pies I have had in Sydney. Roast parsnips, pitta bread, fantastic homous and dips. Staff friendly and cheerful. Nothing too much trouble. I am taking my family there this week, and will take collegaues for lunch anytime.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Professor1950
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Wasamedia, Guest Relations Manager at Alpha Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thanks for you feedback. We really appreciate your comments and are glad to hear you will be back. Until next time. Team Alpha
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Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Greek Food!”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Located in the renovated Australian Workers Union building on Castlereagh St, Alpha is a large light, almost summery, contemporary space behind a heritage facade-love the interior feature wall and the high ceilings!

Although just open a week, staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. An interesting greek winelist- Greek rose and nice complementary bread and good Greek olive oil to start.

Shared the spinach pie, huge and brilliant pastry and filling, cooked to order- delicious. Also shared the lamb shoulder -tender and filling together with wild greens with chili and garlic and parsnips in filo. Generous serves (no room for dessert :-) ) of skillfully prepared food, good value.

  • Visited August 2013
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Wasamedia, Guest Relations Manager at Alpha Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Hi World Traveller. Thanks for visiting Alpha and for your valuable feedback. We endeavour to make every diner’s experience as enjoyable as yours. Please visit us again soon. Team Alpha
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“stunning food. Great location. Friendly staff.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Well worth a visit. great food, good value. Looking forward to going back. Loved the Greek wine and beer.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank cozcollins
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Wasamedia, Guest Relations Manager at Alpha Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Cheers. Thanks so much for visiting Alpha Restaurant. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again. Team Alpha
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