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Monopole

4.2
233 reviews
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$40 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Sunday & Saturday: open
Dinner: Daily: open
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Phone number
(02) 9360 4410
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Brent Savage
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Parking Details
Street parking avaliable, though limited. Closest parking station is Ward Ave, Kings Cross
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Public Transit
Kings Cross Station, Buses
What 233 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

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

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pernodandice 
4.0  Dined on 25 January 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

Excelent restaurant, fancy with perfect service !!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 28 December 2017

Good food, reasonably priced. The parfait was superb. Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 28 December 2017

Wanted a casual meal but high quality food in an interesting location, Monopole is it.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 22 December 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 18 December 2017

$70 for the tasting menu is fantastic - every course was generous and tasty. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 17 December 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 14 December 2017

Excellent food that was reasonably priced. I would suggest the chef’s choice menu. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating

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MissDSa 
3.0  Dined on 6 December 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 6 December 2017

Absolutely beautiful food - such value for money given the quality!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 25 November 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 22 November 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 18 November 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 30 October 2017

Fantastic place, great food, attentive service, awesome wine list

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 1 October 2017

Just didn’t seem like any of the staff was glad we were there, like it was more of an imposition on them

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 22 September 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 16 September 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 8 September 2017

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

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