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About Monopole

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.

71A Macleay Street
Potts Point, AU-NSW 2011
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Sunday & Saturday: open
Dinner: Daily: open

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
(02) 9360 4410

Website:
http://monopolesydney.com.au/

Parking Details:
Street parking avaliable, though limited. Closest parking station is Ward Ave, Kings Cross

Public Transport:
Kings Cross Station, Buses

Executive Chef:
Brent Savage

Monopole Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (40)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
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Tasting Menu (6)
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Lunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tapas (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Cosy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

Fabulous place and the food and drinks were excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Best Salmon ever in the world. Chef staff and management fantastic at this restaurant. A favorite whenever visiting sydney

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Certain food pairing is off. Food order was wrong but was quickly fixed.

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·Dined on 28 June 2017

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.

Thanks Monopole!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Food, wine and service was good however servings on the small side. The condition of the bathroom resembled that of a pub rather than a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 16 June 2017

Loved everything about this restaurant. Innovative food, gorgeous ambience and attentive service. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on 11 June 2017

We went a la carte and selected 4 courses plus a selection of cheeses and the portion sizes were spot on. Flavour explosions all round. You won't leave hungry or disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 3 June 2017

Excellent tasting menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 20 May 2017

We had the Monopole menu with matching wines. A wonderful series of plates, with a superb selection of wines. The sommelier was delightful and took the time to discuss the wine selection and why she matched them with each dish

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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value4

 
·Dined on 18 May 2017

Great service, amazing wine, love the food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 11 May 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 May 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food4
ambience3
service3
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·Dined on 4 May 2017

Very nice food.
Would like to have more salad and sea food options

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 29 April 2017

Elegant dining. The food is excellent and the cocktails are well made. My favorite dish was the smokes duck with figs- outstanding. The lamb ribs are also excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 29 April 2017

Lovely venue for a girly lunchtime catchup.
We followed waitress' recommendation but, honestly we needed an extra share plate to complete the lunch.
Ended the meal with cheese platter but, doubled it so that we could all share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 28 April 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
value5

 
 (東京)·Dined on 16 April 2017

Always wonderful!

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·Dined on 15 April 2017

Tried the 7 courses Monopole Menu, the in house cured meat which was exceptional and a very generous serving size was provided. The other seasonal dishes were all delicious and I would definitely come back for the Monopole Menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 8 April 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
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service4
value3

 
·Dined on 31 March 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 31 March 2017

Great Vibe, good food, excellent wine, amazing Service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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value4

 
·Dined on 17 March 2017

Average to good. Good food and decent sized sharing plates.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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food3
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service4
value3

 
·Dined on 15 March 2017

It certainly was not the food

Tags: Great for Lunch
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service2
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·Dined on 7 March 2017

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 .

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 28 February 2017

We went for the wine and were also impressed by both food and service, in a vibrant space. Wish it was closer, Sydney being a bit of a commute from London, as I would go a lot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 February 2017

Outstanding service and food. We liked the ambiance but it turned out to b very dark as the night progressed on and it was hard to see what we were eating - which was a shame as food was superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value
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value4

 
·Dined on 14 February 2017

excellent food and great service. highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service3
value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Service wasn't amazing but we enjoyed ourselves.
Food was good although a little overpriced.
The waitress at the end of the evening was quite rude and condescending, I wouldn't be going back personally but would still recommend people check it out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
ambience4
service4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Some of the dishes were lovely - Im not a fan of smoked food but thats just down to personal tastes.
Service was great and so was the wine!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food3
ambience5
service4
value2

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 January 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Tapas
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food5
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value4

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 5 January 2017

Seriously great food, wine and service. Top job! .

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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food5
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service4
value5

 
·Dined on 4 January 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 30 December 2016

Tasty food. Excellent sommelier who made the degustation menu with wine a fun experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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service4
value3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on 30 December 2016

Small plate servings, but good food in a convenient location in Potts Point

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·Dined on 18 December 2016

This was quality food and service- well done. Everything was well done, enjoyable,tasty and impressive

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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value4

 
·Dined on 17 December 2016

Fantastic food with sharing plate theme. Great wine list and very knowledgeable and friendly service. Found a gem here. We will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
ambience1
service4
value3

 
·Dined on 20 November 2016

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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service1
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·Dined on 18 November 2016

good food, pushy service.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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