The opening of one of Sydney’s most anticipated bars has arrived with The Bentley’s Monopole welcoming drinkers and diners from Tuesday, December 11.
The team’s new 50-seat eatery and wine bar is situated in the middle of Potts Point’s café and restaurant hub, Macleay Street. Head chef Brent Savage’s menu brings a new dimension to bar dining with his unique modern style. The menu suits a casual bar snack as much as it does a light, shareable dinner, and showcases the unusual seasonal ingredients that Savage’s food has become renowned for.
Savage has created a selection of house cured meats including Rangers Valley cured beef brisket, cured venison sausage and spiced, cured Berkshire pork neck. Other small dishes and snacks include grilled baby sweet corn with tamarind yoghurt, and salt cod with green peas and mint vinaigrette. Larger dishes can be shared or serve as a main course for dinner such as the slow roasted suckling pig with charred baby cucumbers or the grilled lamb shoulder with nettles.
Hildebrandt’s wine list is set to be one of the most assured wine bar programs in the country, with an extensive offering of biodynamic, natural and rare wines, with a strong focus on iconic international regions. A large selection of wines will be served both by the glass and by the carafe.
Renowned Melbourne designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb (Melbourne’s Cutler and Co and Cumulus, Sydney’s The Bentley and most recently Claude’s) has created an intimate bar with her signature focus on atmospheric lighting, unusual, quality features and a focus on the bar which runs through the whole venue and allows extensive seating and interaction with the bar team. The front windows open onto Macleay Street to integrate diners and drinkers with the street’s atmosphere, light and sounds in summer.
The Bentley has had an incredibly successful 2011 & 2012, winning Wine List of the Year at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2012 as well as a coveted two chef’s hats, a standard it has held since opening. In the Australian Gourmet Traveller Top 100, The Bentley stayed in the Top 20 best restaurants in Australia.
The Bentley was recently listed in The Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurants for 2012.