Readers Choice 2017 - Spanish

02 8065 56...02 8065 568602 8065 5686

Shop 9,332 Darling Street,
Balmain NSW

Type
Licensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds
Price
$$$$$
Cuisine
Spanish
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Was lucky enough to have my 21st at Alegrias! It was a perfect night, everything ran smoothly, was well organised, and all my guests were raving about it! The food was amazing, as was all the drinks and service! Their friendly staff and manager helped created the perfect event!

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Went for a romantic dinner with my fionce based on he reviews I read online. Certainly was not disappointed as everything about the place reminded us of travelling through Europe together recently. All of the staff were surprisingly from Spain (doesn't often happen in Sydney) and the food was excellent. The building itself had a great atmosphere too, the photos online do not do it justice.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Went as a group of seven. Food was quite nice and true to style Service was adequate and friendly, although their descriptions of dishes should,in my view, be kept simple, . Price was what it should be. Would go again for dinner, and would recommend for a party or group celebration.

Food
  • 3/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 2/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

Awesome restaurant. The Paellas were amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

I just had one of the best experiences I've ever had at a restaurant. The staff were very friendly and very acomidating. The food was even better. Great atmospher, great time! Will go there time and time again.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Was there on Saturday night, and was lucky they had a live Flamenco show and music for entertainment. Great atmosphere for a group dinner, and the food was flawless. Would definitely recommend

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Great spanish food and awesome Sangria. We will be back!!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Love this place!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Wonderful ambience, fabulous food and the staff could not have been more attentive or grateful for our compliments.

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Excellent attentive and friendly service. Plenty of very tasty and excellently presented spanish food at reasonable prices. Great setting too with live background music on a Saturday night. Would highly recommend.

Food
  • 3/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Absolutely outstanding!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Amazing from start to finish. Amazing food, Wine and Service.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Recently enjoyed a great dinner party at Alegrias. Loved the food so much that I abandoned all ideas of not eating too much after the first bite of the Prawns Gambas. The atmosphere was absolutely beautiful, it took me back to my euro trip eating and drinking my way through summer, especially the wicked Sangria and the Spanish Beers. You so can't pass on the Churros - one was not enough, I could have licked the chocolate dipping bowl clean... The staff were really friendly and helpful. Definitely going back.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

If you adore a restaurant that delivers exceptional flavours and authenticity coupled with an atmosphere that is warm, inviting with a rustic-modern chic look, then i will highly recommend you book yourself into to Alegrias Spanish Tapas in Balmain for dinner. We enjoyed the seafood Paella and it was simply said - DIVINE! The tapas of our choice included the mushrooms, potatoes, prawns, scallops and croquettes - all very well portioned and offer excellent value for money. My husband and i were very impressed with this venue and the food. The waitstaff were very friendly, the food is delicious and the venue is very positioned and decorated. We are booking in for valentines day and i cannot wait to indulge on a night of heart-filled food and premium spanish wines. Keep up the great work Alegrias and welcome to balmain - we hope you WIN many awards and more so, win the hearts and taste buds of Aussies and locals visiting your venue! a big YUM from me!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

I discovered Alegrias Spanish Tapas when I moved residence to Balmain. I must say of all the restaurants on Darling street and surrounds I would have to say Alegrias is the winner by far. The food is simply authentic and delicious - value for money, excellent portion sizes, hearty food that keeps you wanting more. They also offer superior wines imported from spain giving your meal a complimenting wine delivering a true Spanish experience; the venue is with no doubt stunning - tucked away off the main strip in a heritage listed building - indoor outdoor private dining with 2 levels - I just love it and so glad that a venue like this can be found in balmain. I have now enjoyed many light lunch afternoon's and Saturday night dinners with friends and family at alegrias spanish tapas and will continue to recommend this restaurant to everyone I know and meet. A MUST TRY FOR FOOD LOVERS! :)

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Beautiful food in a beautiful and luxurious setting served with a warm and welcoming attitude. Great value for money as portion sizes were very generous and delicious. The chef and owners and staff are committed to providing a great dining experience. i have been several times and have been impressed by the quality and quantity of the food.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

I felt as though I was back in Spain. Magnificent food and great service.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Amazing ambience, amazing food! Alegrias is a breath of fresh air on the Spanish dining scene.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

My girlfriends and I had dinner at Alegrias on a busy Friday night, the food was amazing! The setting is romantic and very beautiful The staff were friendly and very attentive. I recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves authentic good quality Spanish Tapas. Enjoy!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

This is a wonderful restaurant. THe service was outstanding and the attention to customers was superb. Loved the food and the atmosphere it's a must visit when in Balmain either for a lazy grazing Sunday lunch or a speecial dinner

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

An amazing and intimate venue, I have been here both in a group and with just one other and each time has been amazing. The setting is decadent with beautiful interiors including plush chairs and grand chandeliers. The lighting is moody and flattering and the host Karl is the ultimate in welcoming guests and accommodating our needs. Then there's the food...omg the best paella I have ever tasted. Not to mention a delicious variety of tapas and starters, again great for sharing in a group or couple. I was also very impressed with the authentic Spanish red wine selection. Can't wait to go again!!! This restaurant is truly a gem in the Sydney scene

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

I don't usually promote or rave about many things unless I truly believe in them and finally I have a reason to preach and convert everyone. Being the food snob I am and coming from a line of Spanish chefs, (yes I'm spoilt), not since the late 70's early 80's has there been a true authentic Spanish Restaurant in Sydney, and when I say authentic I mean run by Spaniards, chef, kitchen and waitstaff are Spanish. Authentic Spanish cuisine is still a hidden gem in Australia, all these restaurants who profess to be tapas places none are real Spanish Tapas restaurants. Alegr?as has hit the nail on the head and finally brought to Sydney the real thing, it is run by Chef and owner Javier Sevilla, not only does he use the finest of local produce but makes you feel like you're in Spain, eating traditional food like mum or grandma would make with fabulous wines to match, it's the perfect place to enjoy an authentic Spanish dinning experience. Set in a perfect location, the village atmosphere of Balmain and with the most inviting decor and to top it off with fantastic prices, if you want to experience Espa?a do yourself a favour and go to Alegr?as.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

I've been employed by Alegrias Spanish Tapas since the first day our doors were open for business and let me just say without any bias whatsoever that the food is AMAZING! It truly is one of the greatest perks of being employed by Alegrias. I eat there 6 days a week and never get sick of the food! I've worked in this industry for many years now and chef Javier is undoubtedly the most talented chef I've ever had the pleasure of working alongside! The way he plays with flavors and textures is mind blowing! The oxtail cannelloni with manchego cheese is my favorite dish and the ensalada verde wow! Not just your average salad! Our paellas are addictive!!! There's nothing better than sitting down with my co workers at the end of a busy shift enjoying a nice paella together before we go home! Ambiance wise I must say that I feel proud to work at such a beautifully decorated restaurant, I have such a great appreciation for our decadent decor! I'm also very fortunate to work alongside such a great team from the owner Karl through to the friendly waiters/waitresses and chefs. Highly recommended! Don't forget to try the cannelloni! Oh and how could I forget the tender, marinated eye fillet skewers! They're also a must have when you visit!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Amazing food Fantastic setting and dinning experience and to top it all off, extremely friendly and attentive staff

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Simply amazing, the best service, the most breath taking venue, and mouth watering food at the perfect price. Love it!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Simply the best tapas restaurant in Sydney!!! Well done! Great food, great wine, good service!!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Great tapas, great dining room, friendly staff but service could be a little better, I asked about the wines and the waiter was a bit vague. I can see what the owner is trying to achieve with this restaurant, it's not fine dining but the setting is. There was a group of at least 30 in the private dining room as you enter the restaurant, beautiful room, great idea, will be looking to book it for my birthday!! By far my favourite tapas restaurant in Sydney!!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 3/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Love this place!!!! Great venue, great vibe and friendly staff.. Cocktails are amazing and only $12!!! We hade almost all the tapas and loved everything!!! Cant wait for my next visit to try the paella, the table next to us ordered it and it looked and smelt divine!! Well done alegrias, welcome to balmain!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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Alegrias Spanish Tapas Overview

Alegrias Spanish Tapas delights Balmain diners with authentic Mediterranean cuisine in lavishly elegant surrounds on Darling Street. Plush décor, hardwood flooring and dangling chandeliers span over this split level Sydney restaurant, creating the perfect setting for smart casual dining. With a focus on using fresh local produce, Alegrias’ menu features shared tapas plates such as the moreish chorizo pan seared in a delicious apple cider reduction and the succulent king prawns sautéed in the famous Spanish liquor 43. Those looking for something larger may enjoy the crispy and tender pork belly with thyme mashed potato and a sherry jus with crispy cured ham or one of Alegrias’ famous paellas made from scratch. Be sure to save room to indulge in a Spanish style brulee or a chocolate fondue.

Alegrias Spanish Tapas Menu Sample

Caldereta Marinera: fresh King prawns, calamari, mussels, clams and fish cooked in a deep cazuela enriched with almonds, capsicums, garlic and paprika romesco sauce. Alegrias Flan: traditional Spanish creme caramel, served with a scoop of gelato.

Alegrias Spanish Tapas Menus/Downloads

Alegrias Spanish Tapas Functions

Caters for up to 150 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night, Charity Event
  Cocktails, Canapes, Set Menu, Banquets

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Alegrias Spanish Tapas Opening Hours

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Bfast       
Lunch     
Dinner
Late

Seasonal variations may occur.

Alegrias Spanish Tapas Features & Facilities

Seats: 120

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Halal Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Pet friendly
  • Vegan Options
  • Catering

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  • American Express
  • EftPos

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