Poly

4.4
17 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot
  • Bar Seating
Poly is a walk-in wine bar by Mat Lindsay and the team from Ester.

We take limited reservations for groups of 4 or more at selected times. Bookings are online only. Please use the widget to check availability.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - late
Saturday: Midday - late
Sunday: Midday - 10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(02) 8860 0808
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mat Lindsay
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Cross street
Goulburn Lane
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 17 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KG
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fabulous food. Good service, a little noisy but it comes with territory. Will be back.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to take friends out to celebrate their recent engagement. Limited but delicious menu that we just shared over a great bottle of wine. Looking forward to the next occasion to celebrate to come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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KO
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only problem was the very limited number of beers on offer, otherwise food, wine &service was outstanding

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VO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great but we had a fantastic waiter who was passionate and knowledgeable about the food and wine.

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E
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service and venue was great. The food was good, but most definitely overpriced. Understand that it is a wine bar, so by all means great for that. We made the mistake of going there for dinner. $24 for a piece of paté on its own without bread, so we had to order bread separately for another $12. Although the food was good, it wasn’t extraordinary and didn’t justify the extremely steep price. In terms of a dining experience, you could get much more for your money elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Every request was too hard, no quality of service.

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T
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The restaurant was great for a nice meal. The beef tartar with the grilled cheese was super clever and tasty! The octupus was my favorite! The desserts didn’t impress as much, they just had something missing in them. Overall really nice experience.

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NB
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We dined on a Sun evening. It wasn't busy, menu was already limited but key chicken dish and key salad had sold out leaving very few options. When we moved from cocktails to wine, the white wine was taken away from table to go into a communal ice bucket and we had to ask for the glasses to be filled. The waiter then suggested he just leave the white on the table getting warm so he didn't have to monitor our glasses!!!!. Not even close to the service or quality of Ester. Food was good but tiny portions for the price. Overall not the experience we expected or were hoping for.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Matt Lindsay has a Brilliant team providing delicious creative food with a menu that keeps you guessing, sparks conversation and leaves you thinking about and wanting the dishes days later. Let Julian choose a wine for you. He’s s master !!

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R
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good, wine was great, but portions were small and service was patchy.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and a worthy off shoot of Ester
It is wonderful to know the menu is ever changing and we cant wait to see the next changes

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SI
17 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

From the excellent food to the friendly service. Poly is providing something the area has needed for years. Excellently curated wine list focussed on bio/natural/organic producers and a changing menu to snack or dine out on. Poly is a grown up place where everything is exciting.

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G
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good edition to the Surry hills dining scene, fantastic food, though was a little expensive for the portion size, will defo go back.

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S
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a dining treat- Perfect serves of delicious and innovative food accompanied by awesome wines and fabulous service!

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RP
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us had a delightful meal - shared plates all delicious and clearly explained by very well informed waitstaff . One fellow asked would we like the speaker near us adjusted - he said they could be individually controlled- very thoughtful! Noise was pretty good though for such a busy place - well set up acoustically .
Would highly recommend and will be back soon

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MR
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Finally a bar/restaurant with restrained music and a grown up vibe. Interesting menu and wine list. Polished service

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