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A terrific wine bar

The Wine Library is from the same people who run the Italian restaurant Buzo in nearby Jersey Rd. The evening food menu concentrates on snacky options like salumi platters. As you would expect the wine list is extensive, and offers an exiting range for any tastes and budget.


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Reviews of The Wine Library

  • Finally made it here after listening to friends often rave about it since it opened. It was packed and there were quite a few people waiting but as it's more of a bar than a restaurant, the crowd seems to turn over quite quickly and the waitress had us seated in less than 5 minutes. Great wine list - domestic and international and we shared two plates of food - both memorable. The empanadas and the tortilla with truffle and cheese - mmm my mouth waters just remembering them. Definitely worth a try.
  • A bit of a fancy place in our local area, the mood is relaxed and the decor is very stylish. Food and wine were all excellent, will come again.
  • samantha_s Local Star 87 reviews
    Really enjoyed my night at the Wine Library. Two of us went for a girlie catch up and some dinner. We shared four plates of food, which was a good amount.

    The food is averagely priced but we found the wine a little pricey at $11+ per glass.
    The ceviche is highly recommended - light a beautifully zesty.
    The haloumi is interesting with a honey flavour.
    Loved the bresaola but the arancini was a bit of a miss, using rissoni instead of rice meant it didn't hold together as well.
  • ShaeShae Local Star 102 reviews
    I really, really love this place - if you were to describe a bar as 'sexy' this would be it. It's relaxed, romantic, personable and fun! Options to sit at the bar or on the high top tables scattered around. A small and intimate setting, definitely designed for just the two of you. A great place to catch up with a friend, or bring an out of towner to - a great environment to catch up, not too noisy but enough bubbly atmosphere. A huge array of delicious wines to choose from, if overwhelmed, the staff have always been very helpful. I also highly rate the food, it's a share style menu - and can recommend the pate and haloumi.
  • Great service from staff that know their wines, a great atmosphere and top wines at good prices but the food portions are tiny.
  • bradlyloco Local Star 184 reviews
    Fantastic range of wines. Staff were attentive, yet, not pushy at all. Nice relaxed buzz with people sipping and enjoying their conversations. The wine list caters for most budgets from the more affordable to the sublimely ridiculous.

    A good selection on the menu for food, though on this occasion I did not partake.
  • great small bar, particularly now in the cooler months. Staff are always friendly and the selection of wines is substantial. Always a pleasure to visit.
  • Great food, great bar - the staff know their stuff. Always a great mix of people.
  • Amelia Blight Foodie 57 reviews
    This much hyped tapas bar, come wine bar, come restaurant for a girly weekend catch up and I must admit that it really did not live up to the hype!
    The food admittedly was a fresh, modern and really quite tasty, but servings were very light on even for tapas like sharing dishes. The wines were naturally great (only to be expected given the name of the establishment) and the staff were well informed about the characteristic of the wines, regions they were from and what suited ones lunch selection best, but as for the ambience and layout I felt this place fell really short!
    The lighting, lack of music and furniture selection was just a really bad mix for the type I feel I think this place is striving for, was not a complete disaster but feel it could be far more relaxed and inviting rather than stuffy and pretentious
  • C Sandiego Foodie 60 reviews
    Wine library is one of the many new small bars that have opened in Sydney over the past year. It is definitely a great addition to the Woollahra end of Oxford st. I visit with girlfriends for some lunch and some Saturday afternoon vinos. The small, cosy wine bar has a sleek bar area and indoor and courtyard dining options. It is usually buzzing with people, and I have come here before in the evening and been turned away due to the room being at full capacity. Despite its busy-ness, my friends and I decide it lacks ambiance and atmosphere. There is no music, and the crowd is mainly 30s-50s. Despite this however, we are very impressed with our food and wine. We order some sharing plates including a cheese plate, meat board with a selection of cured meats and bread, a salmon salad and some green beans. Simple, tasty and affordable food. Our waiter is also very attentive and helpful. We agree that it was a good experience but decide to leave after our food and continue drinking in a nearby pub with a younger crowd and more exciting vibe.

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