Alpha Restaurant

4.4
764 Reviews
$41 to $100
Greek
Alpha Restaurant forms part of the Hellenic Club of Sydney, bringing together the best of both worlds with modern and ancient Greek cuisine.

Located in CBD, Alpha comprises of a Restaurant, Bar-aki bar bringing together a chic and welcoming set of space for drinking, dining and entertaining.

Chef Peter Conistis is considered the pioneer of Modern Greek cuisine he has crafted a stellar menu including a range of favourite classic and contemporary Greek dishes, which can be mixed and shared throughout friends and family.

Alpha is a space to fit all purposes, guests can pop in for a quick lunch or a 3 course dinner with Greek wine, it really has it all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 764 people are saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Murray
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Helena made our night

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The worst mistake I made here was go in very hard on the pita and taramasalata (which was amazing) before my meal came (the bread was SO DAMN GOOD and I was starving) so then I didn't leave enough space for the delectable dishes that came after - luckily they were more than happy to offer a doggy bag! The lamb you could eat with a spoon, the saganaki haloumi was absolutely delicious, and the spanakopita was the best I've ever had. Service was friendly, warm and efficient. Highly recommend, will absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch

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MaryM
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. We love Alpha!

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XMT01X
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dishes are so ample they are made to share . Great flavors a wonderful mix of top Australian produce and Greek recipes. Its a delightful way to dine with family and friends.

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Rose
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service! The restaurant has a great job bringing Greece to Sydney!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for our team Christmas lunch and had the yayias set menu which was delicious. So many delectable courses and they catered to gluten free and nut free guests.

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VictoriaM
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always satisfied when I dine at Alpha. It’s a fabulous restaurant.

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Anne
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Alpha was a delightful venue for a lunch with friends. The food service and ambience was excellent. I love the way you can sit and relax after the meal.

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Yvonne19S
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality service and food. Look forward to more dining experiences with friends and family at Alpha in 2020.

DO
DOMC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, atmosphere and service. Great time overall. Would do it again.

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KerryH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would tecllommend but very noisy would advise people to book at the front with glass wall so less noise

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was quite slow to arrive and not as good as previous meal we had there

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was ordinary. Waitress forgot our order, hard to get served.

I know it’s a busy time of year but I think I’m done with Alpha.

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Vicki
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family lunch for my mothers birthday, we shared a banquet for 6 which was all very fresh and lovely. Service was excellent, and Mum was a happy lady at 84yrs young!

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I ordered the yiayia lunch special and they forgot the spanokopita which I had to ask for. We also had the lamb and potatoes which I have had before at alpha and I was disappointed with the potatoes as they looked shrivelled up not sure what coating they put on these but they were dry and chewy and did not look appealing when they arrived. Lamb was ok but not to the normal alpha standard. I was quite disappointed with this lunch experience.

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CharlesA
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If the waiter knows the menu they can greatly assist you to select the right amount and variety of delicious offerings. Same with the wine list. If not you will work it out over several return visits. Noisy but fine if yoy get a great table. Had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return

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AmandaK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food at Alpha is fantastic! Their three roe taramasalata is probably the best thing in the world. We had good service as expected with the exception of dessert where we waited an hour before they served it. I would definitely go back.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great service and the restaurant was airy, comfortable and peaceful

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DeeroseM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was quite good, especially the dips, entrees. The Saganaki was OK, but Feta was almost non-existent and prawns were a tad bland. Choc Hazelnut Baklava was very good, crisp and tasty with lovely fig icecream. Noise is a huge factor here - though it was Friday night so maybe this is not so every night. As the walls are lined with stone noise built up to a crescendo! Quietened down a bit later on. This was an important Birthday Party - I sent a request if they could provide a birthday cake as dessert 2 weeks before, admittedly via open table, but this was not responded to. When I rang, I was told a candle could be provided with Dessert, oh well. Service was a bit of a mix but overall good - waitress looked quite peeved when 2 of us did not stop talking immediately when she was ready to do the spiel, so that was odd. Also the waiter spilt a beer and lost about a third onto the table, they cleaned it up ok, but didn't offer to replace it.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Service was disappointing and inattentive. Food was good but has slipped since my previous time dining there. Overall was ok but would not go back again in a hurry. Feels like there has been a change of owners or management.

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NatalieO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, very flavoursome and great portions for the price. Loved the Greek spiced lamb shoulder, would come again just for this! Had a fantastic time, can’t wait to visit again.

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NeridaJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The positive experience started the minute we entered Alpha, even though the noise level, entering from quiet Castlereagh Street was a surprise. But, it was Saturday night, and there were a few large tables that were obviously having a great time - it was a happy vibe. The design of Alpha was enticing - big windows, white columns supporting a high ceiling, lots of timber and comfy cushions, and the subtle touch of fishing nets. Contemporary yet warm.
Then the food came. I knew Alpha was the right choice the second I bit into the warm and juicy (yes juicy) Pita bread and the delicious Three Roe Taramasolata - which was light, fluffy and creamy with a slight seafood taste. The usual pink store-bought version will never pass my lips again - this was too divine.
My partner and I then shared the Spanner Crab Manti, Halloumi Saganaki and of course Greek Lamb - the latter falling apart with a fork. The generous portions were absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and presented. The staff throughout were attentive and discreet. Greek coffee and Chocolate Hazelnut Baklava with Fig ice cream and Roast Fig, brought the evening to it's close.
The only complaint - there's only so much that 2 people could eat. My Tip: Bring friends.

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cassandrat
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a bit cold in there. Lucky I brought a jacket. It was 30 degrees outside but so cold in there

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PennyC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Difficult to converse because of high noise levels - it was very full, clearly very popular! (Hard walls bounced back all the sounds). Tasty food, interesting menu, if we return we’ll take account of the generous portions, staff very pleasant and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, everything was so tasty and bursting with flavour. A perfect lunch catchup for 6. Yias Yias Table was the perfect choice.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value definitely hightly recommended!

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CharmaineC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and menu here. Great wine list too. We especially loved the lamb dishes. Something for everyone including our coeliac friend. Will be back soon!

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Bagsmags
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very food and service consistency delivered...but it's a very noisy restaurant.

EH
EdwinaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a gorgeous space that was not crowded, not noisy and amazing service. Amazing!

MV
MichaelV
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was poor, food delivery was delayed and then all share meals arrived together, I have been before but this time service was poor

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mark
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very average for what you claim to be. I booked in for a special occasion and it was not special at all. The food was excellent but that’s it

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one of my 'go to' restaurants in Sydney.
The food is consistently good.
Service, inconsistent, and slow.
SUGGESTION- As the first dish always takes a LOOONG time to come out, may I suggest some complimentary olives or bread sticks.
Just a thought... from a regular.

AM
AmandaM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love loved it! Will definitely be back again soon

AR
AaronR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was nice but came out far too quickly. Even after asking for it to come out slower.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food.
Nice decor.
Service average.
Inauthentic and lacks heart.
Reasonable at best

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing food - the stand out was the pumpkin dish!

JW
JessW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants I have been to in Sydney. Every dish was delicious. The filo pastry of the spanakopita was amazing. The lamb shoulder was so tender and delicious. The service was good and the venue is cool. It was a Wednesday evening so not as busy as a Friday or Saturday so I rated the ambience a bit lower but I’m sure it would have a pumping atmosphere on the weekend.

JP
JoPM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service - a wonderful experience. I'll be back.

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Fee64
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, always recommended to friends. We will be back again

FAQs

Alpha Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.