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.
Lovely ambience. Outstanding service. Exquisite food. A rare suburban gem. Quality ingredients. A modern take on traditional Greek cuisine. The moussaka, prawns and pumpkin ravioli are standouts.
Ahgora was fantastic. We celebrated my wife's birthday. Food and wine superb. Service excellent. They even decorated the cake we bought. Topped off the evening.
We had a great time at Ahgora! the food was FANTASTIC! there wasn't 1 dish that came to our table that didn't get the entire plate cleaned up. Definitely a must go and revisit!