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Bench Wine Bar

#3,031 of 4,737 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$, Spanish
Shops 4 & 5 | 503-511 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 95577428
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
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27 Apr 2016
“Great little bar for a drink and good food”
16 Mar 2016
“Pathetic”
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CUISINES
Wine Bar, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Shops 4 & 5 | 503-511 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Small bar that has a great selection of cocktails and an extensive wine list to choose from, the food menu is small but the quality is good and the staff are friendly and helpful plus you can sit outside if the weather is nice and...More

Thank toptravellerLismore
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Waiter did not know wines. Owner sitting on next table not observing how bad it is. Olives all 3 of them Food poor selection and average. Wine is good. Not much else to recommend. Oh the music. Really!!!

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Great wine selection and delicious cheese platters & other tasty morsels to accompany your drinks. The cocktails are good too, I often have trouble choosing what to drink. The friendly staff can help. Chilled atmosphere of small bar & outside seats, if you smoke or...More

Thank CherylEJohnson
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Walked down King St after being at Dendy during hailstorm & just wanted somewhere informal but inviting to perch. This venue had a gas fire which was very much appreciated after the drop in temperatures. The wine list was extensive & the Spanish tempranillo was...More

Thank juliekA1009BM
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

It's like a celebration of Sunday Night Life. Great decor (fix the sharp table edges mind) They chose a fantastic acoustic band to compliment a great vibe. margaritas are to bloody die for. Keep up the good work for the inner West. What a gem!

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 14 February 2015

This is a small wine bar punching well above it's weight. World class wines and great cocktails together with freshly cooked and beautifully presented food. The quality was exceptional for the price. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who went out of their...More

Thank rebecca020
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I came here with friends visiting from America and they loved it!, so did I! I will be back hopefully soon.

1  Thank Jessia A
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

I came into Bench to pass some time before my hairdressing appointment. Normally, I don't like going to bars alone, but this was really nice- not too loud, not too busy, and the staff member kindly made me a mocktail (whoo hoo, Dry July!). I...More

1  Thank 1_Helsta_1
Reviewed 8 February 2014

I was drawn into this bar by it's presentation expecting the usual "arrogance" of a bar of this style. Instead I found warmth and a genuine effort to serve. Started with cocktails, was impressed so decided to look at the menu and wine. Was a...More

Thank chewingthefat99
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

This is such a wonderful little gem of a place. Intimate and lively, cozy and thriving, I loved visiting. The wine selection is great, the cocktails are wonderful and their gin and tonics are perfect. Great place to start and evening or finish a night.

Thank hannafoj
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Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative
music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a
multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance
spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the
best live music venues in the city, shows can be found
everywhere from the official theatres to the
neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a
neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shops 4 & 5 | 503-511 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 95577428
  • E-mail
Description
Bench Wine Bar is a great place to meet friends or enjoy a romantic moment with someone special. With smooth grooves, mood lighting, innovative food and a great list of over 50 Old World & Antipodean wines, Bench is unique in Newtown offering a sophisticated tapas bar experience with attentive table service and music you 'feel' rather than feel the need to talk over. Bench offers private function room hire for that special celebration. Be it birthday, engagement or staff Christmas parties, we can tailor a food and beverage package to meet your needs.
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