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80 Primrose Street
Essendon, 3040 VIC
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The Details

Need to Know
  • Set Menu
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Late Night
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Wine
Need to know
  • Bar Snacks
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating

The shop front exterior of a wine bar with people dining inside.

The Verdict

Just off Essendon’s main drag lies the precinct’s new wine bar, Primrose & Vine. Redefining the traditional bottle shop, the space is fitted out with sleek black finishings, hardwood floors and ambient lighting. The walls are lined top to bottom with wine racks, stuffed with a range of local and international drops that are all on offer. 

The couple turned business partners Steve and Robyn Harris took the reigns of Primrose & Vine back in 2018. The duo attached a Wine Bar in 2021 and with lockdowns behind them, they finally get to show it off.

Taking their bottleshop roots to heart, Primrose & Vine hosts ‘Dining in the Drive-Thru’, setting up tables and chairs to drink outdoors. Dogs are invited as well, transforming the drive-through for ‘Poochies and Pinot’ once a month. 

Sip Tissot-Maire Crémant sparkling from France or stay closer to home with Vasse Felix, a classic dry Rosé from Margaret River. Even though wines are the main event, there is craft beer from Colonial Brewing on offer and cocktails like martinis, spritz and more. 

Pair your drop of choice with their food menu staples from a classic Margherita pizza or opt for one of their charcuterie boards. Get creative and build your own board with selections of wagyu beef, cured Sopressa salami, Cashel blue cheese or a zesty ashed chèvre.

Image credit: Primrose & Vine (supplied)