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Pull up a pew for lunch wines and meatballs

You want a sure bet when it comes to drinking good wine on any given lunch day? You’ve found it at this Paddington stalwart. The wine list offers plenty of delicious, for very few dollars. Grab a glass of Provençale rosé for a tenner or settle in with a juicy Beaujolais. Our love of left-of-centre whites is put to the test with the Gaia Assyriko – a wild fermented white from Santorini, not unlike sucking the skins of unripe limes. While we still like drinking here, it feels like they’re missing a little bit of the old warmth-meets-awesome-expertise they used to nail so well. Still, the meatballs are as delicious as ever, there are plump Sicilian olives to nibble, and they’re using the honey from their rooftop beehives to dress their fried haloumi. There’s plenty to gain and little to lose here. 

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18 Oxford St, Woollahra 2025

Telephone 02 9360 5686

Price per person including drinks $51 to $100

Open Mon-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm; Sun 11.30am-10pm

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