We love that Sydney has so many amazing lane-way wine bars to try and a notable addition to the list is Dear Sainte Eloise in Potts Point.
Opening its doors in mid-2017 by the owners of Love Tilly Devine and Macardo, Dear Sainte Eloise offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy the creative food menu and extensive wine list that boasts 300+ wines (that’s heaven to us).
We perched ourselves at the window seats and this was an amazing place to watch the colourful neighbourhood of Potts Point walk by.
The interior of Dear Sainte Eloise is minimalistic with muted dark colours, complemented by concrete finishes and dark timber.
After ordering a bottle of one of the delicious, reasonably priced Pinot Noirs, we sampled the zucchini flowers with romesco and pecorino, as well as the burrata with pickled nectarine and roquette oil for entree and these dishes were both very flavoursome. The nectarine was a lovely sweet complement to the burrata and the pecorino in the zucchini flowers was a welcome change to the usual goats cheese.
For main, we decided upon the Pacific Reef Cobia with farro, celery and saffron yoghurt and the Cowra lamb chops with charred peppers and horseradish. These dishes were well balanced and fresh in flavour with quality produce used.
Dear Sainte Eloise is a fantastic little wine bar to unwind, watch the world go by and enjoy a quality dining experience.
Dear Sainte Eloise
Location: 5/29 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Open: Monday – Thursday 5pm – 12am, Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-10pm
Images: Dear Sainte Eloise