From the culinary legends that gave Sydney Bentley and Yellow, Monopole is a low-lit modern European-style wine bar and, after an eight-year reign over Macleay Street in Potts Point, in September 2020 this Sydney icon will shift to a new home in the heart of the CBD.
Overlooking Australia Square, the new 80-seat city venue will be a bistro by day and a charming, moody wine bar by night.
“We’ve given a lot of thought to Monopole’s evolution, and this new menu will give me the opportunity to put the Monopole twist on some classic combinations, such as salad niçoise, steak frites, and snacks like a Moreton Bay bug roll,” Monopole chef and co-owner Brent Savage said in a statement.
Over the years, Monopole earned a rep as a place travel the world via vino and we're happy to hear its lengthy globe-trotting wine list will still be a hero into the future (Monopole happens to be the spot where we fell in love with a chardonnay from Northern California, among a few other hard-to-find international drops).
Alongside international break out grape varieties and regions, you can also expect to sample wine from undiscovered local winemakers. And yes, Monopole's legendary and large by-the-glass list will remain.
The new spot will be redesigned by long-time collaborator Pascale Gomes-McNabb. There'll be a 20-seat marble bar area, blonde wood tables and chairs, and a 25-seat private dining room.
As for the current Potts Point site, it will stay in the Bentley family, and Savage and co-owner Nick Hildebrandt have revealed they have plans for a new dining concept.
Monopole in Potts Point will stay open until September, and the new CBD site will open in October.
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