Review of Dear Sainte Eloise
Sadly Waterman’s Lobster Co. is no more. But never fear, we now have Dear Sainte Eloise, brought to us by the guys behind much loved wine bar Love Tilly Devine. Whilst we may not be able to get a lobster roll here now, we can get so much more. Such as wine! More on that later.
The name Dear Saint Eloise is taken from George Orwell’s memoir ‘Down and Out in Paris and London ’. There is a scene where Orwell prays to Saint Eloise for enough francs to buy bread and a bottle of wine. Such a simple pleasure in life to this day.
The space at Dear Saint Eloise has been completely transformed. Gone are the outdoor tables and what remains is a 45 seat intimate wine bar, featuring warm lighting and dark timbers.
Speaking of wine, over 400 different drops are on offer. Expect to find wines from across the globe including from Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, South African, Australia, New Zealand and more. Aside from perhaps Monopole, this may be one of the most serious wine lists in Potts Point.
In terms of the food, they’re offering a bar snack menu to compliment their wines. You can’t go wrong with their burrata topped with smoked oil and charred bread to start. Or maybe you might like the beef sirloin, sliced finely, with Jerusalem artichoke puree and horseradish cream for main.
We love Dear Sainte Eloise and think it is a welcome addition to the Potts Point scene. Who doesn’t love great wine, paired with great food and served in a relaxed, neighbourhood environment?
Address: 5/29 Orwell Street, Potts Point
Hours: Tues – Thurs – 5pm – midnight, Fri – Sat – midday – midnight, Sun – midday – 6pm
Phone: (02) 9326 9745
Website: Dear Sainte Eloise
Images courtesy of Dear Sainte Louise.