Restaurant Reviews

Monopole: Restaurant review

Address

71a Macleay St
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Sat-Sun noon-10pm
Dinner Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm

Prices

E $12-$24
M $24-$40
D $12-$16

REVIEW

"A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou beside me, singing in the wilderness." When the bread is Iggy's and the wine is poured by sommelier extraordinaire Glen Goodwin, Monopole can seem tantalisingly close to Omar Khayyám's picture of paradise. A sultry, bar-like slice of Potts Point the wilderness, and the thou-singing part being food and wine fans yelling about how great the peppery house-cured brisket is and how much they love the sardines and lardo on toast. The kitchen takes an eclectic array of ingredients, and plates them with a modern eye, but keeps things oriented towards wine-friendliness. Deftly fried eggplant with a romesco-like almond and Sherry vinegar sauce, say, or superb Spanish mackerel, clean and fresh with green olive and confit fennel: clever rather than tricky. Just the right mix of grown-up pleasure and youthful fancy.
Phone:
(02) 9360 4410
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Brent Savage & Chris Benedet
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.