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Alpha
Greek
  • 238 Castlereagh St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9098 1111,
    www.alpharestaurant.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm

    

Alpha
-33.875305,151.209152

Alpha is a modern sort of Greek restaurant, make no mistake, but the Hellenic references in the look (not least the formidable fresco-andcolumns touches) make it very clear which end of the Med you're visiting. Though staff stumble a little, the greetings are warm and there's cheer  when hot pita and taramasalata hit the table. Xinomavro, agiorgitiko and assyrtiko might not roll off the tongue when you're ordering them, but they go down beautifully with Peter Conistis's food, whether it be haloumi tanned from the grill and lifted with ouzo, lemon and caramelised fennel, or the taverna heartiness of grilled southern calamari in vine leaves with an earthy hit of ink and spinach. Pineapple galaktoboureko, meanwhile, is an attractive twist on the classic fillo-wrapped custard, lavished here with passionfruit and an ouzo sorbet. Want to play it just as Greek but a bit more loungey? Try the new upstairs addition, Beta, for drinks and mezze. 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $8-$20

    M $28-$42

    D $12-$15

    

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Peter Conistis

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