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This no-fuss, fast-paced Bligh Street restaurant is offering a more approachable take on the steakhouse.
By Ben Hansen
December 13, 2023
By Ben Hansen
December 13, 2023

Liquid & Larder, the team behind Bistecca, The Rover and The Gidley, has brought another beefy brasserie to Sydney's CBD in the form of Alfie's.

On Bligh Street among the hustle and bustle, Alfie's is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, aiming to provide an approachable, more affordable take on the steakhouse with a simplified menu and more casual atmosphere.

There's just one cut of meat on offer, the 220-gram Riverine sirloin. But by god do they treat the cut with careful reverence. The steak is $38 and is promised to hit your table within 15 minutes of ordering, if you need it to. It's a concept that works perfectly for a weekday power lunch or for a group catch-up on a Friday night before kicking on elsewhere.

Accompanying the steak is a range of sides which can be ordered in half or full portions. The roast carrots are a must, but there's also roast mushrooms, cucumber salad, butter lettuce and very good chips.

Alfie's sommelier is charming, happy to help you find the perfect wine to pair with your sirloin, but the standout at Alfie's is the martini. Possibly Sydney's coldest, the classic cocktail is served at negative-ten degrees and keeping it to just one is a true measure of will power.

There's also a walk-in-only bar out the front with its own British-inspired bar snack menu. Here, you'll find thyme scones, cornish pasties and hot chips with curry sauce.

Head in between 4pm and 6pm, Monday–Saturday and you'll discover the daily happy hour: $16 martinis, $14 Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin spritzes, $3 butchers Grifter beers, $10 wines and $17 chip and roast beef sandwiches — the perfect after work interlude or pre-drink stop before your reservation.

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