SYDNEY | With a name like The Winery, this Surry Hills bar makes its primary focus known from the outset. It’s a multi faceted space, with fairy lights dotting the garden-like which leads to the main room, a brick and wood affair that evokes visions of a ski lodge, relaxation, parties and all. To the side is a second bar with large comfy chairs and couches and upstairs, a champagne room. It really does feel like a hidden oasis contrasted to its surrounds.
The Winery is a place that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The staff are friendly and casual, but always professional. The wine list might be categorised into sections like “unpronounceable whites” and “mysterious reds”, but the staff know exactly what you need to know about every wine on offer, the selection of which is impressive and spans the globe. If you’re not into wine, a decent selection of cocktails and craft beers is also offered.
For food, there are a range of share plates and larger dishes, elevated bar food, steaks, modern Australian dishes that sort of thing. Keep an eye out for the daily specials, which are available from 5:00pm and always offer good value. If you just want to graze, take a look at the range of “winery boards” – charcuterie boards designed to be paired with whatever wines the staff are particularly fond of at the time.
285A Crown Street
New South Wales 2010
Telephone: (02) 9331 0833
Mon – Sun: 12:00pm to 12:00am