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The Local Larder & Wine Bar
The Wine list changes weekly with carefully sourced wines from both local & global producers. To go alongside our keen beverage selection, we serve traditional Italian pizzas, hearty french mains, some of the worlds best cheeses and local charcuterie. The tunes, lighting and professional staff all make for a wonderful atmosphere.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had a wonderful time at Local Larder. Very grateful to everyone there for making it such a special occasion for us.
Great ambience. Reasonable selection of wine and beer but expensive. Food menu well below par. Pricey for the product. Furniture is a bit clumsy. Small tables with awkward legs that are easy to kick, slippery chairs. covid sign-in is manual and should be digital. Not a genuine dinner destination rather a nice little bar that shouldn't try to be anything more. Would recommend to friends for a drink.
We are a wine bar, not a restaurant. Menu is fair with 25 dishes to choose from.... Our "3 glass wine list" offers 300 wines to match everyone's budget (bottles from $55). Pricing is based on the produce we use, we don't believe in low quality products. You were seated at a beautiful inside table with bentwood chairs- the tables are so steady we need two people to shuffle them due to the concrete tops. If hard to please it's always good to check out online menus before a visit. Thanks, Steph
Delicious food and wine. Pleasant and relaxed place
Thank you Anna :)
Great choice of wines and supporting food. Would recommend.
Thank you LCLocal for the great review :)
Nice evening but pretty noisy and crowded, we found it a bit hard to chat properly. Cheese board was great, as were the wines.
Hi Ayla, thanks for the review. We are currently operating under stage 3 restrictions with social distancing and capped numbers in place which means we are only allowed 50 guests spread out over our 120sqm... We were "full" considering circumstances, but def not crowded. May we suggest you avoid Saturdays at 7pm when wanting a quiet table visiting a bar... Thanks :)
The lamb ragu is spectacular, as is the array of 4 Italian red's to accompany. The Orange wines are a great feature and should definitely be tried.
Thanks for the great review Simon! Nice having you dining in this time... All the best and see you soon again :)
A lovely place to be as always
Thank you aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Please keep coming back :)
Small with a bang! We went to the Local Larder on a Sunday evening. We were their last table and kinda felt we should rush a little. Instead, the staff members were very welcoming and friendly. We had a chat at the end of our meal and felt very good and natural. Beautiful spot with beautiful cheeses and wine.. plus.. beautiful people
Thank you 2WanderersOnTheRoad. We really appreciate the love xx
Thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Great food, excellent wines, and outstanding service. Lots of nice unexpected touches like bringing the wine list back to the table when taking the 2nd drinks order. We will definitely be coming back.
Thank you CameronS! We pride ourselves in high service standards :)
Great vibe, good little tasty menu, fantastic wine.
Thank you SusanW... WE really appreciate the 5 stars :)
We love our local wine bar. The cheese platters are amazing and the service and atmosphere is always great. Friday night was buzzing.
Hi NarelleB! Thank you for your continued support... It wouldn't be so popular without the help of our regulars. We have really felt everyone's love and support... See you soon again :)
Knowledgeable and friendly staff and excellent wine and food. Great atmosphere - cosy and contemporary and not too noisy. A great local find. Thank you!
Thank you MargaretF! That's some lovely words! We really appreciate it :)
This was our first visit to The Local Larder and now we wonder why we left it so long! We sat inside with our friends and were warm and able to speak with each other without any problems (music and general noise level was low). Our waitress was wonderfully helpful and friendly, food was above expectations (especially the shaved truffle on the funghi pizza), and wine was terrific.
Hi SueB! Thank you for your lovely review. Hope you dont wait to long with your second visit. Many thanks from all of us :)
Service was excellent. Food was nice although the pizza could have been a bit crispier. Good value for money and although they were very nice and welcoming to our kids the food is not kid friendly. Also the tables are tiny not much room for sharing plates.
Thanks for the review... Our menu is designed to be shared (even with the little ones)... Pizza and polenta chips or cheese & crackers have proven popular with our little patrons... I spoke to the staff and unfortunately you didn't mention any requests during your visit. We pride ourselves in making anything happen for our guests... Being parents ourselves we can always whip something up for the kiddies or have your pizza cooked more with no problems... You simply just have to let us know...
Always great food and amazing service!
Thank you Anonymous... Great to hear you had an amazing time :)
Great little wine bar for a beautiful date or a “wine” down after a hard day! Had a lovely experience and the food was delish! Great service and great wine! Thank you
Thank you ElleW! What a wonderful review... :)
Great wine selection and a nice planter (but really not mezze!). Very attentive staff. Nice to be outside but a bit close to traffic.
Great place and amazing wine! It was my first time going and I will definitely be back. Customer service was brilliant, great atmosphere for suburban dinning!
Great to be back having Sunday drinks and cheese platter. Look forward to the live music returning.
Had a wonderful time. Impressive choice of wines & lovely food. Service was fantastic as was the atmosphere.
Always love to visit the local larder, great food and wine place together with beautiful owners and staff.
Cosy, beautifully decorated with fairy lights and tasteful decor. With wonderful wine and food. Very lovely friendly staff too. Perfect for a date night
Great place. Awesome service, nice range of wine and very tasty food.
My family and I really loved our dinner at The Local Larder. The staff are first rate - warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The food menu is on the smaller side but this isn't a negative. Everything we ordered was delicious, fresh and moreish.
Wonderful breakfast. Coffee was fantastic. We have loved visiting for a wine and cheese board in the past, and are so happy to know we can visit for a coffee and breakfast.
Great hosts and great food. Good to be back at the Larder.
2nd Time here and the experience gets better. Small venue with great vibe and live music occasionally.
Food selection consists mainly of share platters so is a great place to meet friends over a nice wine and great food. Can get busy so book ahead.
Fabulous as always! James and the team at The Local Larder are knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. The wine list (ask for the big one!) is fantastic - full of interesting gems, and the food is delicious. We will be back!
Brilliant service and food amazing. Great selection of wines
Excellent wine, excellent food and always great service
If you're interested in tasting boutique wines from around the world, this is THE place to go. James has an incredible knowledge of an amazing number of regions. Steph provides fantastic food, suitable for all dietary requirements (except weight loss :D ). Highly recommend it especially for special occassions. Afternoons are best for low noise levels.
Awesome wine selection and share plates! Food was really delicious with the favourite being the Italian meatballs and the cheeses. Tempranillo was a hit for us and we'll certainly be back to sample the other wines.
Great wines, could have had more substantial food options. I’d go again.
Nice local wine bar. Prices quite high though. Better lighting would be appreciated, so we don't have to use our phones as flashlights to read the menu.
Hi Doris, thank you for your review. Our wines by the glass range from $11 to $50 and bottles from $40 up to $300. There is 250 wines to choose from for every pocket we believe.. Please reach out next time and we help find something suitable for you.
Good wine list and cheese/charcuterie platter. Bit noisy and furnishings are not conducive to a long evening.
Hi ANONYMOUS... Thank you for your review. From your visit date I can see that you joined us on a Friday night (which is our busiest night by far), maybe try us on a Saturday for a more relaxed and less noisy period. The inside chairs might also be more suitable for you instead... Simply mention this when you make your next booking... We have many guests here that stay from start to finish of service enjoying themselves, sad to hear that you weren't comfortable enough. Hope to see you back soon!
Our trio enjoyed a cheese fondue and wines together. It was a lovely place to catch up and the cheese and wine recommendations were spot on for each of us.
Amazing - the wine was incredible, food heavenly, service great. Will come here time and time again, our new favourite!
We always have a great time at The Local Larder. Friendly and informed staff (and owners) create a welcoming atmosphere. Their wine list is vast and top quality.
Entering The Local Larder & Wine Bar is like visiting your very knowledgeable, hospitable, long time friends. The owners know how to treat their customers and are available to chat when the time comes, but also give patrons the space to enjoy- this is thanks to their experience and attentiveness. We tried a few glasses of various reds on the new menu, and went for 5 cheeses between two of us. Music is ambient and the venue cosy. The perfect place to escape the cold this winter!
Food and wine was superb. Owner was very helpful and provided guidance with wine selection
The Local Larder & Wine Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0491 629 101.
The Local Larder & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.
The Local Larder & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://the-local-larder-wine-shop.myshopify.com/products/a-100-giftcard?_pos=1&_sid=b2f80e9b5&_ss=r.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.