Monopole was opened in December 2012 by Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt who also own the award-winning Bentley Restaurant + Bar located at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Sydney’s CBD as well as local eatery, Yellow. Following the success of the Bentley, the duo wanted to expand to open a wine bar and eatery where they could experiment with a more casual concept, perfectly suited to its bohemian location. With Monopole, they’ve also welcomed Glen Goodwin to the ownership team. Come in to experience unique flavours and excellent wine list featuring over 500 rare and boutique wines, including over 30 by the glass or carafe. The decor has been pleasantly changed by Melbourne’s architect Pascal Gomes-McNabb focusing on the interior design providing rich dark woods and industrial metals throughout the restaurant.
Potts Point, AU-NSW 2011
Contemporary French / American
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Sunday & Saturday: open
Dinner: Daily: open
$40 and under
(02) 9360 4410
Street parking avaliable, though limited. Closest parking station is Ward Ave, Kings Cross
Kings Cross Station, Buses
Monopole Ratings and Reviews
Top notch service from everyone at the restaurant.
The restaurant was more than happy to offer all gluten free options as a part of set menu for my wife, and explaining the dishes very well.
A good variety of wines and gins, will definitely come back again.
I'm a monopole fan but last night was particularly good. The gentleman who looked after our table was a true master of his craft. Helpful, charming with out being intrusive and some how always there when your wine glass needed a top up. My only reservation is the desert menu could do with a few more additions. Al in all a spectacular evening
Reluctant to return. Supposedly 2 hrs. Food good but service especially wine poor given they pride themselves on wine. Not shown bottle, not given taste. Offered sparkling or still water. Opted for sparkling out of soda stream self carbonated bottle. Charged $6 pp for it. Had to ask for refill and given tap water!! Noisy, cramped. Kept getting chair knocked by passing staff or guests.
We decided to sit at the kitchen counter bar and we got a spectacular show of their kitchen skills and were able to see all the various dishes even though we were not hungry enough to order them all.
It's a smooth operation and every plate left the kitchen looking spot on!
Everything was delicious! The ambiance is stylish, warm and cosy. I can see myself popping in frequently through the winter.
This was our first visit to Monopole and although we were impressed by the originality and flavour of the food it would have been nice to be able to see it. This place is seriously dark. We needed the torch on our phones to read the menu but even as our eyes adjusted to the cave like atmosphere we found it very difficult to see the colours of the food being served. Visual appeal is such an important element of food but with the Monopole lighting this element is missing. Wait staff were friendly and attentive but they too struggled with the lighting when reading the bill to enter the amount into the credit card reader. I'm sure a few well placed down lights would fix the problem.
A fantastic first visit with family for a birthday, waiter recommended the tasting menu ($70 a head) which was ample food for even the hungriest among us!
Nearly all the dishes were excellent, only one dish (the rapa) let us down a bit (extremely fibrous).
Interesting wine selections and fantastic service in a cool, compact little restaurant. We'll be back.
Experienced very professional service from the time of reservation, and throughout the meal itself. Food was exceptional, very generous in size and of a very high quality. Service was friendly and professional. Highly recommend and cannot wait to return. A wonderful experience.
So much potential however other staff (not our waiter) were uninterested, rushed and rude. Thank goddess for our waiter who went above and beyond to make us enjoy our evening. Absolute saviour. Food good, and fast, but not great. Lacks something. Feels like it might of peaked years ago and needs a refresh.
This was not a special experience. We were shown to a table for 4 that was almost impossible to climb into. Wait service was brusque and unwelcoming. Menus were plonked over the cutlery on our tabke and the food was delivered in an unfriendly and unprofessional way. The choice of staeters was extremely limited and even the choice of mains was restricted. Two Moreton Bay bugs on a bed of salt for $ 30 was stingy. The only salad - heirloom tomato at $19 was so small it would not have satisfied .
Found the dishes were really small even for tapas and the cost per dish was expensive given the size of portions.
I can't really recall anything special about the food.
Additionally the wine menu is extensive which is why we went in the first place but the wait staff were not versed well and seemed unsure of what to recommend
4Jan2017 - we caught up with some old friends so Monopole was the perfect venue. Noise level great to we could share stories, food amazing especially both deserts on the menu. We shared 4 dishes, the Pumpkin, Broccolini, pork, snapper and lamb. Each dish perfectly balanced the others. Service was friendly and attentive even though it is such a busy time of the year.
The food was good, the lighting was bad- hard to see what we were eating and others also commented on that. Tables were too close together for comfort. Overall we did not enjoy the experience, and we had wanted a nice relaxing meal as we were having a celebration. Not a good choice for what we wanted- very disappointing.
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