* Featured on the Urban Chic Hot List
If there’s anything we like more than a Wine Bar, it’s a Wine Bar. So, it’s no surprise we’ve fallen in love with Potts Point’s Wine Bar and Restaurant, Monopole.
Situated on busy Macleay Street, Monopole is an oasis of calm. Its glam industrial chic interior features grey metals and dark rich woods, with the open kitchen we’ve come to expect these days in trendy restaurant fit outs.
Boasting a wine list that reads more like a book and offering over 500 rare and boutique wines from around the globe, this is our kind of paradise. Sommelier, Nick Hildebrandt, you have done yourself proud.
But, not content with offering just a high caliber wine list, Monopole ups the stakes and offers food of an equally high standard.
Brent Savage has gone all out preparing a casual ’share plate’ style of menu, along the lines of the food we’ve come to expect from the Bentley Restaurant and Bar crew, though with slightly more relaxed flair.
Rather than the dishes coming out at once, each dish is served individually, allowing you to savour the flavours of each plate. The wait staff also explain each dish to you as it is served, which adds to the experience.
We think Monopole really is something special. Not only is the food and wine exquisite, but the wait staff are knowledgeable and guide you along the journey. We felt like it was our insider secret. Only, we couldn’t help thinking, we didn’t think it will be our secret for long.
In a nutshell:
Price – $$ – good value considering the quality of the fare.
Fare – excellent. Modern Australian, inventive, ‘share plate’ style. Over 500 rare & boutique wines.
Service – knowledgeable, just the right amount of friendliness.
Location – situated on busy Macleay Street – lots of pre or post drink options nearby.
Ambience – trendy, industrial chic.
71A Macleay Street, Potts Point
+61 2 9360 4410
Dinner 7 nights. Lunch – Sat – Sun