10 Sydney restaurants with excellent wine lists

10 Sydney restaurants with excellent wine lists

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Narrowing down the best restaurants with a to-die-for wine list is no easy task, but that's what TheFork is here for.

From rich reds to sweet moscatos, classic chardonnays to refreshing rosés, we’ve curated a list of dining experiences that have a world-class wine list to complement the perfect meal out in Sydney. 

Get your wine and dine crew together, and discover the spots with the best wine lists via TheFork.

6HEAD Campbells Cove, The Rocks

How do you know the wine selection at 6Head is exceptional? For the past three consecutive years, 6Head has been recognised with the ‘Three Glass’ Award by Australia's prestigious Wine List of the Year Awards. The restaurant’s 250-plus wines have been carefully handpicked for their quality and expression of place, power and elegance to deliver unique regional recognition to complement 6HEAD’s chef-curated menu. 

Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Sydney

Considered one of the best places in Australia to drink wine, Bentley Restaurant + Bar offers an unforgettable dining experience. Chef Brent Savage’s innovative and inventive food is expertly paired with boutique wines from Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt’s eclectic international list. Nick has been awarded ‘Sommelier of the Year' three times and his wine list earned the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide ‘Wine List of the Year' Award in 2007, 2012 and 2016.

Meat & Wine Co, Various locations 

With locations in Barangaroo, Circular Quay and Parramatta, as well as across Australia, Meat & Wine Co has made a name for itself when it comes to premium steak and wine offerings. Meat & Wine Co’s sommeliers put careful consideration into selecting the best wine for discerning guests. On the extensive wine menu, you’ll find a handpicked selection of red wines, white wines and dessert wines from esteemed wine regions in Australia and around the globe.

Bea, Barangaroo 

At Bea, they do wine out of the square. The ever-changing list has a swagger of dynamic drops to discover and delicately uplift your experience. They’ve also got lashings of old faves in our sizeable cellar if you’re craving something familiar. It's an approach that's earned them 'Two Glasses' in the coveted Wine List of the Year Awards, and which perfeclty complements Matt Moran's celebrated Modern Australian menu. 

Gavroche, Chippendale 

Take a wine tour around France at this Parisian bistro in the heart of Chippendale. Gavroche's extensive wine menu includes a curated selection of wines from France's iconic Bordeaux, Loire and Champagne regions (to name just a few), complemented with a handpicked selection of Australian and German wines that pair perfectly with classic French dishes. 

The Quartier Restaurant and Bar, The Rocks 

Located on the mezzanine level of The 5 star Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney, The Quartier Restaurant and Bar is a gateway to unforgettable dining. A focus on Australian produce tied with European techniques and influence leads way to a gastronomic journey, which is complemented by a handpicked selection of international and Australian wines designed to make you feel special. 

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room, Sydney 

From decadent Champagnes to exceptional reds, whites and post-meal dessert wines, Bambini Trust's extensive wine menu leaves you spoilt for choice - and will even impress the most discerning of wine drinkers. A curated selection of European and Australian wines are designed to complement Bambini's Italian and French inspired menu. 

The Hunter Wine Bar, Mosman 

The Hunter Wine Bar in Mosman prides itself on sourcing the very best quality, curated selection of boutique wines from around the globe, with a particular fondness of Australian wine from young winemakers. From Semillon to Sauvignon, Riesling to Rose, a vibrant, strong Shiraz to a finely crafted Pinot Noir, the talented bar-staff at The Hunter Wine Bar will guide you through a constantly evolving menu to explore beyond your palate.

Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo  

Awarded 'Three Glasses' in Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards in 2021, Manta’s wine cellar is a product of immense effort and pride. Together with Executive Chef Daniel Hughes, Manta brings its diners a perfect marriage of outstanding produce and the best of local and international wines with an extensive 30 page menu. Manta's team is always on hand to ensure that each diner enjoys the extraordinary synergy of location, food and wine on offer.

deVine, Sydney 

Hailed 'a wine lover's playground' deVine prides itself on its award-winning selection of premium wines of the world. This charming wine bar in the heart of Sydney's CBD captures the elegance and warmth of the classic European wine bar. The offering is carefully considered, with a focus on Euro-centric wines as well as natural and biodynamic wines. In addition, there is a significant cellar of aged Australian cult producers - over 400 options to choose from!

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