Tag: wine bar


Monopole is the new Potts Point wine bar from Bentley owners, chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrant. While the focus might be on wine, the drinks list isn’t to be neglected: it’s one for the spirits geeks too.

Cabiria Luncheonette & Oyster Bar

What piqued our interest initially was the name ‘Luncheonette & Oyster Bar’ – we really had to check out a place that prefaced itself as if it was operating in the mid-19th century (there was a popular Oyster Bar operating on George Street, Sydney in 1880s for example).


Walk down the sliver of hallway they use for an entrance and Berta opens up to become a chic wine bar and restaurant tucked away in complete privacy. This is the latest offering from Andrew Cibej – owner of Vini – and judging by the full seats at 6:30pm it is already a hit. The focus is on wine not cocktails and Berta offers an in-depth selection of Italian styles. They have at their disposal the talents of Georgio from Vini – who imports many wines specifically for the restaurants.

Das Zimmer, Hobart

Located in the heart of Hobart, Das Zimmer provides a full food menu and extensive wine list until 3am (Russian lobster and white asparagus is a refreshing change from a doner kebab at 2am). Das Zimmer is situated in a quirky loft space that’s divided into private booths – each with their own luxurious lounges and the option of shutting out the rest of the world with your own velvet drapes.