The agora was the meeting place in Ancient Greece, the focal point for public life. Another vital part of Greek life has always been, and is to this day, the act of getting together to indulge in good food and drink, pursuing what the venerable Greek philosopher Epicurus called ataraxia, a tranquility best enjoyed in the company of friends and family. With the addition of Ahgora’s Greek restaurant and cocktail bar to the cluster of eateries down Glebe Point Road, Sydney has an opportunity to experience what the citizens gathered on the ancient agora always knew was the key to the good life.
Glebe’s Ahgora opens for breakfast over the weekend, with a smattering of traditional Greek morning dishes like the moussaka omelette dotted between European staples. But it’s when the long lunches and indulgent dinners roll around that This Greek restaurant really shifts gear into something unique down Glebe Point Road. Ahgora’s mezze plates, a highlight on the menu, offer Mediteranean favourites like tarama, tzatziki, olives, smoked paprika and pitta bread, chicken souvlaki, charred octopus, beef keftedes with tomato and ouzo sauce, and a delectable house-smoked salmon with pickled cauliflower, cucumber, and puffed wild rice. Another signature dish is Ahgora’s slow-roasted lamb – unmissable among the dishes on offer at this stylish Sydney restaurant.
Indeed, Ahgora is a gorgeously appointed spot, making the most of its long, narrow Glebe Point Road premises with an innovative interior that comes into its own with nightfall. Dinner amplifies the lunch offering, with Ahgora urging that modestly-sized dishes like grilled haloumi with puffed quinoa and salted cod croquettes be shared across the table. Ahgora really distinguishes itself from other Sydney Greek restaurants with its two banquet menus, giving guests the the chance to choose three or four of Ahgora’s signature dishes with entrees, sides and desserts included. Ahgora is perfect for both romantic dates or classically Epicurean get togethers with friends.
Divine! Highly recommend if you want a restaurant with an impressive menu, mouth watering delicious food, excellent service and relaxed intimate ambiance. Perfect for a date, catch up with friends or spoiling someone who appreciates good food.
We had a party of 8 and although we did not order the banquet we managed to try many of the dishes on the menu. The food was uniformly excellent with a richness of textures and flavours that provided some welcome surprises. The service as usual was friendly and efficient. A favourite haunt of ours in Glebe.
The food was delicious and the service excellent. I can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu. We had the haloumi ravioli, red cabbage salad and the spanakopita with the delicious lemon strudel for dessert. Each dish was tasty and fresh.
Fantastic food and very pleasant and efficient service. I would definitely recommend a visit. We tried the mezze plate and then four mains. Plenty of food for four. the Haloumi Ravioli is spectacular as is the Slow Roasted Lamb.
Ahgora is a really nice, fairly up-market dining option in Glebe. We went there for dinner to celebrate a special occasion. It's a share dishes format, which we generally love. It's not a stereotypical Greek menu and the food was great, particularly the haloumi ravioli. The pork belly was nice but a little overdone. The wine list was also decent and service was friendly. We'll be back.
The restaurant is so beautiful inside and the service and food is amazing however for this booking we ordered a range of share plates for mains to share with 4 people that were staggered over to long a period of time. First main share plate came out, we finished this then another came out we finished this plate, then another single plate came out by itself. We had ordered salad and potato's to have with the share meat plates which didn't come out until the last meat plate was delivered so we were quite full and couldn't eat all the food as food was staggered over to long a time. Would definitely go again but just ask that all share mains are brought out at the same time.
The food and service was great, the only drawback was it was a very busy Friday night (which is understandable) and as a result lots of noise. As we were a small group catching up after a while, we would have liked a quieter space. That aside, it is still one of my favourite restaurants. I will definitely be back.
Great Food, Atmosphere and service. The dishes were generous, unique and delicious, and to top it off Ahgora has some of the friendliest staff ive ever had in Sydney!
The wait staff were lovely and very attentive but it helps being one of the few people in the place at the time so we had a lot of attention. The food was beautiful, however more modern australian with a flourish of greek, rather than strictly greek which was slightly disappointing. However what was on offer was beautifully cooked, and the portions for sharing were just right.
A group of us (6 people) met to do our semi annual catch-up, the ambiance was good, the attention from the wait staff was excellent and the food was very tasty and more than enough (we had the banquet menu) - definitely not something that one could rustle up at home - making it a very special occasion!