Devine Sydney

4.5
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32 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
Devine is one of the city’s most established wine bars, on the corner of Market Street and Clarence Street, in the heart of Sydney CBD and a short stroll to the QVB, State Theatre and Town Hall.

Devine is the spot to find tapas, Italian-inspired a la carte and an excellent wine by the glass selection. Long known for it’s popular lunches and after work eats, you’ll see the hustle and bustle of the city coming in to wind down; sinking into the banquettes or sitting up at the bar with some small plates.

Freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters, local tuna crudo and artisan salumi boards might be the best way to start. Then any of the daily house made pastas, market fresh fish of the day, or the Wagyu Rump are all too satisfying to ignore.

There are over 400 wines on the list at Devine - with 40 available by the glass! European grape varieties and producers are the speciality.

At just a stone’s throw from Darling Harbour too, Devine is the city’s own local.
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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AW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was prompt. Great location

KJ
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booking was easy via the website and our table was ready on arrival. The French waitress was excellent, the food was delicious and the wine list was extensive. Overall a great dining experience. Most Recommended

MA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great little place full of character and atmosphere together with so much choice of beautiful wines.

CM
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A fun evening and a good meal. Great service, a really impressive wine list. Definitely a place to return regularly.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect food and service, will definitely dine there for my next stay in Sydney

CH
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A nice spot for a bite of lunch, relaxed but intimate environment, nice share options.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, beautiful by the glass wine choices and relaxed well timed service. A special lunch. Thank you.

NE
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always! Definitely a favourite!

DM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service and food.
Loved the whole experience.
Will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.

A
Sydney / NSW
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining are away form the hustle and bustle of the CBD noise.
Excellent location for a business lunch. Brilliant wine list, and tasty fresh homemade pastas.
Service professional and discreet

RS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

great restaurant with fabulous staff and food very convenient location, especially if catching public transport or working in the CBD

I
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Great food and service. Wine list is amazing!

Devine Sydney
Responded on 8 August 2019

Many thanks for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious, waiters were attentive without being overbearing and atmosphere was lovely. We went for lunch, it was nice to be able to have a conversation without shouting at each other. Would definitely recommend to others and return ourselves. Thumbs up!

Devine Sydney
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thanks for enjoying our restaurant and we are delighted we met your expectations.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Just simply a nice place; good atmosphere, service and food. Great wine list.

BB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for a work lunch with just 3 people. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. We had a nice quiet table by the window which was lovely.

MW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and the food was excellent. Would recommend to others.

M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were attentive without being over bearing, the food was beautiful and portion size just right. Thumbs up!

MC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Comfortable and warm setting.

MA
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our friends from Melbourne loved it, thanks, always reliable!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, knowledgeable wine sommelier, Alex, whom we tested with our specific taste for biodynamic/natural wine and his recommendations were perfect. Super impressed!

e
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

So much noise, you couldn't hear anybody including the waiter!!!

GA
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were early diners arriving around 5.50 - the service was quick friendly and efficient.
The Anti Pasto for 1 was a very large portion needing help from my partner it was delicious.
My partner had goats cheese walnuts and beetroot which also was delicious.
I had fish of the day which was salmon that too was enjoyable.
My partner had gnocci with prawns in sauce which unfortunately was so salty she couldn't eat it - the gnocci was fine but the rest was a taste bud too far,
The Lord Nelson Pale Ale was fine as was the house Shiraz.
The table next to us also sent food back as being too salty.

JC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service with an awesome wine selection. Great location close to the State Theatre. My new favourite Italian restaurant, just fabulous.

MO
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, the staff were extremely accommodating for all of us - especially our vegan diner who finds it hard to eat sometimes in Sydney!!

RD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service is outstanding but changes to the menu are lacklustre - home made gnocchi normally a favourite but stinging nettles and Gorgonzola and we could only eat half the dish so a complete waste of money, we didn't complain but were asked by the waiter when he took away a half eaten meal. We didn't get comp'd the dish. Also once a good dessert menu is now very basic and almost retro - no tasting plate and additions like trifle and nutella and ice cream not tempting.

KE
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at De Vine. The food was exceptional as was the service.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful. We dined there as it was handy to the State Theatre where we were going to a show. I would (and have already) recommend this restaurant to anyone. I can't wait to dine there again.

Devine Sydney
Responded on 11 March 2019

Hi KrissyE, Thank you so much for leaving this review. It mean so much to us. We cant wait to see you again!

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A
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow. What a wonderful wine bar/ restaurant. Excellent Italian cuisine, and a detailed and extensive wine list. Service is on point.
My clients were very impressed, as was I. Highly recommended.

S
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find in Sydney CBD ... delicious hand-made pasta, fresh sauces, great wine and dessert - must-try the Sundae!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service

Devine Sydney
Responded on 6 November 2018

Thank you for dining with us. And thank you for taking the time to leave a Review.

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BM
Osaka
25 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Italian Bal.

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C
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a table of 5 and never forgotten in service. All personal was friendly and we all enjoyed our meals.

A
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent wine bar in the heart of the city.
Extensive and well priced wine list.
Beautiful pasta and tapas items all well priced.
Wonderful and informed service.
Highly recommend.