Monopole, Potts Point

Monopole, the new wine bar and eatery from The Bentley’s team launched yesterday in Potts Point. Located at Macleay Street in the middle of the suburb’s café and restaurant hub, the 50-seat venue brings together the talents of Head Chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt in contemporary designer surrounds.

The intimate bar has a European/Melbournesque feel and is the design of Pascale Gomes-McNabb with Melbourne’s Cutler and Co and Cumulus, Sydney’s The Bentley and most recently Claude’s to her name. Bar stools line up the bar which extends most of the length of the space and onto the open plan  kitchen, encouraging interaction with the bar team and providing a peek into the chef action. Table seating runs along the other side with a front section that opens onto the street. The venue is beautifully designed and the dark tones add to the sleek, modern fitout and the welcoming ambience.

Monopole, The Bar
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Chef Brent Savage
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Rice crisps with black pepper
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House cured meats: cured duck, pork neck, venison, beef brisket
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Salt cod with mustard cream
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Oysters
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Anchovies, pickled cucumber and preserved lemon
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Beef tongue with goat curd and cornichons
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Foie gras parfait, pickled carrot and coconut crisps
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Monopole’s menu ranges from bar snacks to share plates using seasonal ingredients. Choose from a selection of house cured meats including Rangers Valley cured beef brisket, cured venison sausage and spiced, cured Berkshire pork neck. Sliced paper thin, each cured meat is full of flavour and melts in the mouth. Other small dishes and snacks include grilled baby sweet corn with tamarind yoghurt ($10), salt cod with green peas and mint vinaigrette ($17) or the grilled scampi with hazelnut butter ($22). If you’re feeling more than peckish, try one of the main course dishes such as the slow roasted suckling pig with charred baby cucumbers ($28) or the grilled lamb shoulder with nettles ($28).

The wine list is extensive and impressive with a focus on international regions, particularly France, with a choice of biodynamic, natural and rare wines, many available by the glass and by the carafe. The cocktail list is concise and with a good range of premium spirits on the back bar, the bar team can prepare classics to taste.

Monopole is a welcome addition to the Potts Point bar and dining scene. Classy, contemporary, welcoming and relaxed, the venue is the perfect spot to drop in regularly for a drink and stay for a casual dining experience. The bar’s design has taken noise levels into consideration and no matter how busy it gets, conversations are not a strain which make it an ideal place in which to meet friends, go on a first date or enjoy a date night.

Monopole featured in Sydney’s top wine bars.

Monopole
71A Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney
www.monopolesydney.com.au

Monday- Friday, 5pm to midnight
Saturday- Sunday, from midday to midnight

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Monopole, Potts Point was last modified: January 5th, 2016 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.