When you love food as much as we do, you’re bound to develop an obsession with teaming delicious meals with even more delicious wines. And let’s be honest; sometimes (most times) you don’t even need to be eating to be drinking. Here are six of the best wine bars around town, just for you (you’re welcome).
Love Tilly Devine
Named after English-Australian brothel Madame and militia boss Matilda ‘Tilly’ Devine, this wine bar pays homage to Darlinghurst’s historic past. Seducing guests with an extensive wine list and a carefully selected bar menu, the quaint bar features such pleasures as duck liver pate, wagyu bresola and, of course, cheese. This is the perfect spot to meet friends and enjoy a glass (or two) of red.
91 Crown Ln, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
121BC is tucked away in a tiny laneway in trendy Surry Hills. Here, you can team your wine-pick with a delicious bite off the small (but tasty) Italian menu, solely created to compliment the sommelier-handpicked vinos. But be warned; there is only one single, long communal table, and the place is verrryyy popular, so make sure you plan ahead…
Shop 4, 50 Holt St, Surry Hills, 2010
Inspired by all things Spanish, Tapavino started in August 2012 as Australia’s first Sherry bar. You’ll find 300 Spanish wines and 80 different types of Sherry on their list. The food menu boasts a huge selection of jamon, tappa-style dishes, cheese and even desserts. Combine it all with a cosy yet stylish atmosphere and you get the perfect after-work haunt.
GPO Cheese And Wine Room
Choose from over 100 seasonal cheeses and 250 international and Australian boutique wines at the ‘Temple of Cheese’. At this historic outpost, you’ll find anything from cheese fondue and antipasti for sharing as well as hot or cold light meals on the menu. The perfect spot for a dinner date.
Lower Ground Floor, Sydney GPO Building, No, 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
The Lodge Bar Balmain
Styled like a classy gentleman’s club; The Lodge Bar offers an eclectic mix of wine, cocktails and scrumptious snacks as well as main courses to compliment your wine selection. If you’re looking for the ultimate wine-and-food experience, head over for the 8-course Long Lunch – best enjoyed with friends and family.
3/415 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041