Review of Alberto’s Lounge
They’ve channeled an old fashioned vintage theme at Alberto’s Lounge, with dark wood tables and leather banquette seating, vintage prints and candlelight creating a cosy atmosphere. It’s intimate, it’s noisy. Expect to be dining elbow to elbow with your fellow patrons, the tables are tightly packed. But this is the charm of Alberto’s Lounge. This is in fact its appeal.
Actually, I can’t help thinking Frank Sinatra would be right at home at Alberto’s Lounge!
Chef Dan Pepperell who found fame at 10 William Street, is behind the food menu.
The menu changes regularly and whilst not extensive, offers Italian classics such as Salumi, Burrata, Saltimbocca and of course home made pasta, all created with that Italian-Australian Pepperell flair.
The dishes are designed to be shared and are on the small side, so you will need to order a few plates to fill you up. In true Pepperell style, the food may be simple, but the flavours pack a punch.
The wine list offers a number of drops from Sicily and Tuscany.
Alberto’s Lounge is predominantly a walk in venue and you should be prepared to wait for your table. But if you’re lucky, a limited number of bookings are available each night.
The Swillhouse Group has done it again! I think Alberto’s Lounge is a top spot for date night, or a cheeky mid-week dinner. Oh, and if you’re looking for a pre or post dinner drink, just walk to nearby wine bar, Poly. Night sorted!
Address: 17 – 18 Alberta Street, Sydney
Hours: Mon – Thurs – 5pm – 12am, Fri – Sat – 12pm – 12am, Sun – 12pm – 10pm
Website: Alberto’s Lounge
Images courtesy of Alberto’s Lounge.