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Alpha | Castlereagh St Sydney


Posted on February 7th, by TheJugernaut in Dessert, Dinner, DRINKS, JUGERNAUT FAV, LUNCH, SYDNEY, SydneyCBD. 1 Comment

Alpha | Castlereagh St Sydney

Alpha.  “the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1″. First. No1. Well, Alpha is fantastic Greek served up in a great looking space. Now open for Saturday lunch, Alpha’s menu is refined modern greek with dishes designed to be shared.  We dropped in with wasa for the loveliest lunch. The price guide is also suprisingly reasonable so you’re in for a treat.

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Space, clean and bar counter seating. The space is defined by the high ceilings and open space

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Bit of  a feature rusticated feature greek engraved wall, timber tables in the middle of the space

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Net lanterns (that seems like a fisherman’a reference), round tables that sit 8. It’s all refined and elegant.

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Dips: Taramosalata (fish roe dip) and their Melitzanosalata (smokey egg plant dip) were both really fantastic with the pita. Taramosalata is punchy with a lush roe flavour and lemon notes. Lovely

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Dips with their housemade pita. $2 pp

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Octupus with white beans. Nicely charred and tender.

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Spanakopita – filo pie with leek, feta, dill. Flakey, light and delicious.

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Haloumi with cherry tomatoes. Squeeze of lemon over.

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Falafel were crispy and light.

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Ouzo cured Ocean Trout – Fennel, orange segments, watercress and Sumac Onion. Considering this is an entree and $13… this is a nice serve and delicious to eat.

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Scallop Moussaka which is one of their signature dishes. The eggplant is terrifically tender, scallop is perfectly cooked and provides a meaty textural foil. Tomato topping complements fantastically. Order this. Wonderful.

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Lamb Shoulder with roast potatoes was tender and flaked away with a fork. A nice serve that easily feeds 3-4. As mentioned, meals are shared plates.

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Fetta, greek salad with olives.

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Desserts | Greek donut and a berry icecream with filo cigar.

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Loukomades – Greek Donuts. Denser than expected with hints of spiced honey and pistachio.

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Loukoumi – Berry icecream with filo cigar. Very zingy sorbet.

Really enjoyed this Saturday lunch at Alpha. Ticked all the right boxes of being unhurried, luxuriant with great food. It has to be said that the service is excellent with friendly front of house staff who really knew the dishes/ingredients.

We’re already thinking about when we’d be back for more. Top eat. There’s also a providore next door where you can buy choice Greek produce. Heard the Greek Nutella with tahini is out of this world.

Gotta head back soon.

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