You know it’s a great first date when you find yourself staying for breakfast; so prepare to pack an overnight bag for Glebe’s newest fine diner Ahgora providing Kopis blade-sharp cooking.
When you’ve trained in Europe under Michelin star chefs, your combined CV’s include coveted celeb hangouts of Galileo, Rockpool and Cara & Co, brothers Jan and Marek Oravec might just be the hottest unknown chef duo right now. Make it a trio with Co-owner Cleo Alysandratos who gets the place pumping better than Kriss Kross, and we take notice.
Inside Ahgora expect vertical gardens, polished concrete floors, an intimate sit up bar and a strip light arch curling from floor to ceiling.
The food too has an out of world style in both its elegance and tweezer perfect restraint. The simple things Ahgora nails; pita bread glistens from a brush of smoked paprika and oil, haloumi is charred crispy n soft with a lick of honey, but from here on things get fantastical.
Dots of charred octopus topped with crispy potato and a silky citrus sour cream dressing is a winner, so too kataifi wrapped prawns with an ouzo and tomato kick. Technical perfection arrives with an hour cooked egg beautifying a single haloumi ravioli sun-kissed with a burnt butter and walnut crunch, so too the honey glazed chicken with a yoghurt potato espuma. Did we mention the 16hr lamb shoulder on a cushion of spiced eggplant?
The wine list is evolving so try the organic Samos Greek muscat which matches perfectly with the lemon curd strudel if you can tear yourself away from the Sangria. If that’s not enough, nip back for breakfast where you can sample pork popcorn and maple glazed bacon or delve into a kataifi nest of poached eggs on a cesar parmesan espuma.
Ahgora is the Greek term for a meeting place, however this isn’t a spot to gather then move on to find adventure, it’s all here … plate after plate.
Ahgora, 94 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037
Monday: Closed,Tuesday to Thursday (Dinner): 5:30pm – 11pm, Friday to Sunday (Lunch & Dinner): 11am – 2:30pm | 5:30pm – 11pm