Alibi Bar & Kitchen

An entirely plant-based restaurant and bar based in the Ovolo.
Jasmine Crittenden and Gary Brun
Published on June 01, 2023
Updated on August 01, 2023


In early 2018, world-famous vegan chef Matthew Kenney popped across the Pacific from California to launch his very first eatery in Australia: Alibi on the ground floor of Ovolo Woolloomooloo.

Kenney isn't just any old animal-free chef — he's an international legend. His TEDx talks have attracted masses of views and Food and Wine Magazine has listed him as one of America's Best New Chefs.

Alibi's vegan high tea

The Alibi Bar & Kitchen menu is big on creative combinations of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Kenney has a reputation for experimentation and innovation, and it shows in dishes such as the summer paella with salsa verde, kelp noodle cacio e Pepe and the chamomile spaghetti with saffron and ricotta. He worked with Kasper Christensen , who also rejigged the Ovolo's brekkie and room service menus.

To match Alibi's plant-based delights, there's a regularly changing drinks list focused on Australian drops — both classic and boutique — as well as signature cocktails.

A selection of vegan tacos and cocktails in Sydney vegan restaurant — Alibi Bar and Kitchen


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