Restaurant Reviews

Alpha: Restaurant review



238 Castlereagh St
Sydney, NSW


Lunch Mon-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm


E $8-$20
M $28-$42
D $12-$15


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. 

(02) 9098 1111

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Peter Conistis

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.