Meet Vincent Wine, the chic new Parisian-inspired wine bar that has taken over the cool corner spot once home to Meat Candy on the edge of Northbridge. With its breezy street-facing courtyard, striking golden bar, and intimate interior dining hall, it’s the perfect spot for afternoon wines that stretch into late-night dinner dates.
But while seemingly every other wine bar in Perth is showcasing more and more Australian Pet Nats and minimal intervention wines, you won’t find the same here. The owner has purposefully developed an offering reminiscent of the French wine bars he frequented on trips to Paris, so (surprise, surprise) it’s all about French and Italian winemakers—making up a solid 80% of the wine list. There’s also some quality Australian drops (of course), some stellar cocktails, and a delightful gin and tonic on tap completed with garnishes of grapefruit and rosemary, which goes down far too easily on a hot afternoon.
As for food, the menu is small but delivers the exact kind of yummy French bistro style nibbles that will leave you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to Europe. Think baguettes and butter, a gorgeous charcuterie, chicken liver pate, buratta with nectarines, steak tartare, and duck rillettes, through to bigger bites like the chickpea and chorizo braised lamb meatballs—all of which pair perfectly with the wines on offer.
To top off your experience, they’ve even taken the time to curate a soundtrack packed full of old school jazz and European tunes. And trust us, you’ll appreciate all these little details once you settle into your second glass of wine.
With international travel off the cards, the opening could not have come at a better time. We suggest you do as the French do and turn your chair towards the street so you can watch the world go by as you sip world-class drops and indulge in the fine foods on offer.
Image credit: Claire Logan