Bentley offers delicious, modern Australian food in a relaxed setting with one of the best wine lists in town (700+ bottle selections and 25 wines by the glass). While this Surry Hills restaurant offers a lot of hard-to-find, rare and cult wines, it is also a great place to taste a new generation of Australian wines (Lucy Margaux and Jamsheed are both making wine for them). I love looking for the hidden gems on this huge list—and have fond memories of a 1988 Vouvray from Foreau and a 1983 Cornas from Robert Michel. Sommelier and owner Nick Hildebrandt has also created one of the best marc selections in town (Chevillon, DRC, Pibarnon…). Hildebrandt also opened Monopole, in December 2012, in the Potts Point area. A wine bar, it’s built around a significant wine list and a large range of house-cured meats and shared plates. Considering that this is my neighborhood, I never need to venture far for a good glass.
27 O’Connell St. 2000, Sydney, Australia
+61 2 8214 0505
This story appears in the print issue of February 2013.
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