It’s a lot about mood when it comes to choosing the perfect wine and tapas bar, and it’s very good when it comes to Croydon Lane, tucked into intimate and effortlessly stylish premises off Kingsway, close to Cronulla’s famous beach. The menu is as sunkissed as this southern Sydney suburb, offset only by a brooding selection of wine stacked up in glorious reds and whites along the walls. Open Thursday through to Sunday from 5pm until midnight, Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar is a destination for those fond of the shared small plate phenomenon.
Take a sought-after seat or stool at Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar and settle in with a menu wrought from the best of Spain and Andalusia, the Mediterranean and Australia. Orders are taken at the bar, but don’t mistake this for a self-service joint where the food is but garnish to the drink. Expect impeccable table service from a team who know their vintages as well as they know the pedigree of the peerless small plates on offer at this popular Cronulla evening hangout. Just a minute’s walk from one of Sydney’s most beloved beaches, Croydon Lane’s Kingsway address offers diners the chance to soak up the sun al fresco, or sidle up to a casually opulent interior for some quiet time with wine and sensational food.
Though Croydon Lane is avowedly a wine and tapas bar, there’s more than simply small plates and carefully selected Australian and international wine on offer. Innovative cocktails are another trump card here, and larger raciones include an oven-roasted lamb rump with a spiced eggplant salad and sheep’s yoghurt tzatziki. To finish, a selection of decadent postre y queso includes classic churros with chocolate and dulce de leche, and a platter of premium cheeses chosen from the regularly changed-up specials board all served with quince pate, freshly-baked bread and lavosh. The stars of the show, however, those dishes that draw a crowd to this corner of Sydney’s Cronulla (on Croydon Plaza), are without a doubt the tapa by the piece or by the plate. Manchego cheese croquettes, salt and pepper quail breast, confit ocean trout and chargrilled Wagyu sliders are just some of the options on offer. By eight, Croydon Wine & Tapas Bar is packed, so don’t sleep on a booking.
Excellent food and staff friendly. Great night out and I would certainly recommend.
Delicious food, friendly staff, thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Definitely recommend.
Food and wine were lovely and general vibe of venue is great. My only negative would be the service - It was great at first (around 7pm) but as they were filling by up, I felt like I had to trip over a member of staff to get some attention.
Awesome little venue with great food, wine, staff and atmosphere! Menu is a tapas based selection of great small meals with great cocktail options to add!
The food was good to very good. They do not have the usual tapas plate "suspects" you expect from most tapas restaurants, e.g. chorizo, serrano ham, meat balls, marinated white anchovies. Had the croquettes (very good) and the scallops (good). Entree cured meat platter was quite good Main: Seared lamb backstrap was quite good. In total the food is good. The ambience was also nice - although the lighting was rather dim. I personally would like to see the colours/texture of the food. Price wise it is a bit high. Excluding drinks you will need to factor in around $75 for 2 persons.
Wonderful vibe, great food and amazing friendly staff - would definitely recommend and will definitely be going back. Busy little place with a transient feel to it - lots of locals must know it as a place for a great cocktail or wine before or after their main event of the evening but it's also a fabulous place for a shared meal with friends.
Best atmosphere, service and food in the Shire hands down. I have been there many many times over the last few years and have always enjoyed the experience to the same high standard without fail. The food in particular is an absolute standout !!!!! A big thank you to Johnny and his team. So grateful you're in Cronulla guys.
I had such a good night! The setting provides a very cosy and inviting ambience about the restaurant which is complimented by the dim candle-lit aura . The staff were very friendly and the food was quite exotic and flavour-filled which is why I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone seeking a relaxing dinner by the beach.
Amazing food and a great drinks list. The service was really good; the staff were attentive and very friendly. They gave us a free glass of champagne when they discovered it was our wedding anniversary, which was unexpected and a very nice touch. Nice atmosphere, with a good buzz about the place. Classy...
We arrived and were quickly seated...Great food great service - awesome atmosphere the place was buzzing. The owner, the waitresses made sure we had everything we needed and in a very timely manner...get yourself there and make sure you have the pork belly!!!