Sharing plates, extensive wine list, great neighbourhood gem
Love the food and services. Most likely to recommend to friends and go back. :)
Food is absolutely delicious
Wine list is good with plenty of choice
Great food and selection of drinks.
Very good degustation experience. First class wine list.
The food here was delicious - the Monopole Menu @$70 pp, was a winner and the wine was sensational.
The atmosphere is noisy but happily so.
If you're seated at the front be prepared to deal with cigarette smoke and weather through the open door and windows.
Have a plan B for pre-dinner drinks - we arrived half an hour before our booking and, with no seats at the bar, had to find somewhere else to kill time (in pouring rain, not fun).
Main drawback is the dimly lit, unisex toilets.... yuck.
We had the $70 set menu which meant we got to sample the highlights. It's great when you can experience the chef's creativity. Exquisite.
We encountered many problem, such as:
1) even though we booked in advance we were told to wait 15 minutes, as a big table needed to be cleared (understandable)
2) after the wait we saw costumers that arrived after, being seat before us
3) Finally, we got our table and ordered our food as quick as possible, since we were really hungry, we received the first course after more than 30 min.
I’m sorry but the complementary wine didn’t solve our disappointment
Excellent food and a lot of it on the degustation menu. Left feeling very satisfied with the food, the wine and the service. Great all round experience
Superb food, in tasting plate format. The smoked chicken, done in their own slow smoker, is the most sensational chicken dish I have yet encountered. Excellent vegetarian plates as well. One of the best wine lists in Sydney. Great friendly and attentive, knowledgeable service.
Delicious and distinctive food that's great for sharing. A quiet, modern atmosphere with attentive staff. A great choice to celebrate a special occasion. (We were three friends celebrating 40th birthdays, a pregnancy and a move overseas).
my husband & i went for a birthday dinner, we ordered the tasting menu with matching wines, we were really impressed great food & great wine,waiters were friendly & we will definitely go back :)
Great diner in Pott’s Point.
Food, service and atmosphere all of the highest order. A little surprised to find the only (Australian) sauvignon blanc available by the glass was very ordinary (surprise in that there are good Australian, as well as Kiwi etc, sauvignon blancs and this is a restaurant famous for the breadth and quality of wine list. Bad choice on my part. Otherwise all good.
Wasn't expecting much but it was nice, fav dish out of the degustation was the kingfish. The oysters is a must also, so fresh.
Parking was a pain though, we parked at Wilsons car park and had to uber to restaurant.
we had the degustation menu with matching wines which were paired perfectly, each dish and wine was a crescendo finishing off with an delectable Hungarian dessert wine and extremely interesting and delicious smoked dessert.
We had a table of four and we opted for the set degustation menu of 5 courses and it was well worth the $70 pp. loved how we could share a dish and the overall ambience of the restaurant. we were seated close to other tables yet couldn’t hear their conversation which was great. the only difficulty we encountered was the parking!
Quentin made the night!
It’s rare to find a restaurant serving high quality food that has the wait staff show their personalities. Being a General Manager of a restaurant myself and in the industry for 15 years, it’s always great to see a waiter with passion and show their character.
Thank you Quentin
A fine evening; smart menu well executed and a sophisticated wine list marred only by its expensiveness. Kudos for the great design approach that kept the noise of a popular bustling bar to a level that allowed civilised conversation at our table of 5. Service was a bit haphazard but not enough to be irritating but ought to be improved to keep tables at Monopole where they ought be...rare!
Excelent restaurant, fancy with perfect service !!
Good food, reasonably priced. The parfait was superb. Nice atmosphere.
Wanted a casual meal but high quality food in an interesting location, Monopole is it.
Service was average, servers mumbled and didn't really know what each dish was that they were presenting. Restaurant was dark so it was hard to see what we were eating, and tasting menu was expensive for what we got.
$70 for the tasting menu is fantastic - every course was generous and tasty. Highly recommended
It’s a nice wine bar, that has food offering, not ha fine dining experienc. They are inventive with low cost produce. Servings not generous but adequate. Don’t expect to be wowed by the food.
Excellent food that was reasonably priced. I would suggest the chef’s choice menu. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating
Typical overpriced restaurant; the food is definitely not special. Our waiter was lovely and the ambiance is good. There are better places to have dinner and I wouldn't go back.
Absolutely beautiful food - such value for money given the quality!
Food was bland and unimprssive. It didn’t wow the taste buds and we were disappointed. The offering on paper looks good but missed the mark. Great service and knowledgeable staff. Great wine offering!
I would not recommend the restaurant to friends for a dining experience but would suggest Monopole as a good spot for a drink. Work to be done on your food offering and flavours in the menu.
Dining environment: it took me almost 30min to find the restaurant! The restaurant is smaller than I expected, although Monopole did have an impressive amount of wine display all over the wall. Maybe that’s why I could not resist the wine pairing option? The waiter told me that Monopole has over 500 different brands of wine ( the premium ones are preserved in the storage room of course!)
Pros: friendly staff, main chef knew what he was doing and was able to tolerate my hassle.
Went for a birthday celebration. Staff were really helpful and gave great advice. Food was among the best I’ve eaten in Sydney. All in all really happy, will definitely go back.
Fantastic place, great food, attentive service, awesome wine list
Just didn’t seem like any of the staff was glad we were there, like it was more of an imposition on them
Monopole was attentive, quite noisy, slightly too crammed in, gorgeous food offerings - perfectly cooked everything - lamb rack, sword fish, calamari, cauliflower; small servings for price - 2 * 5cm pieces of sword fish for $36; few carb offerings on menu, lovely variety of sauces; waiter was loud,personable,perhaps slightly pushy - at 1 point asking after ordering "is that all?"; service was very prompt - meals were quickly released, wines were tasty (not enough by the glass) - enjoyable
Fabulous food but when described as 'share plates' there should be more than one mouthful - tiny portions at steep prices (albeit delicious). Oysters fabulous. We would have ordered more but the bill was climbing at a faster rate than appetite satiation. Great wine list and attentive friendly service.
Very disappointing. Were advised they could make any cocktail but then both requested couldn't be made. Ordered a bottle of wine which the waitress told us she had had a few nights prior and how fabulous it was only to find out they didn't have in stock. Then they decantered away from the table. We had 4 different staff members serve the table.
In summary, great food, totally let down by service
Fabulous place and the food and drinks were excellent
My request was for a quiet table
I understand it is a energetic vibe
I have been a regular patron
I was given the worst table next to the cutlery draws and constantly knocked by the waiting staff
These things happen
My issue was when I asked to chat with the manager
A female on this night
She was particular rude and dismissive
I would not recommend this place due to her attitude
the staff hostess was very accommodating on arrival. We requested a corner, so we could sit closer to each other, and she made it happen within 10 mins. Lucky? Maybe.
Food was fabulous, beautifully presented and prepared. pace of food coming out was well suited to the conversation.
staff were super, the right amount of interruptions, well timed, just the right amount of conversation, made good recommendations.
well done we enjoyed our dining experience.
Best Salmon ever in the world. Chef staff and management fantastic at this restaurant. A favorite whenever visiting sydney