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5.2 /6 Excellent 57 Reviews

Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar

Cronulla Spanish $$$$ +100
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About Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 17:00 - 00:00
Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar, Kingsway 30 , 2230 Sydney

Further Information

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.

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Our menu is a selection of Mediterranean Tapa and Share Plates all designed to help you graze through your visit at Croydon Lane


57 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 57 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 09:13

Great food great staff and great wine!!! Nice easy atmosphere making it easy to enjoy all the delicious goodies. Never fails to deliver a great night out.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 07:44

Food and cocktails were sensational not often you get both. While the venue is intimate it's a great ambiance and service gave you exactly the right amount of space.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 09:46

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.

1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 07:27

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.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 12:22

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.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 21:25

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...

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 07:52

Great atmosphere, great food and the amazing wine tower left us with a lovely hangover for us over the weekend 😄. Special mention to the owner too who looked after us with our food selection. Already planning on when we will go back!!

1 review so far 4
26.06.2016 12:17

Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Not a great range of wines by the glass for a wine bar. This place could be expensive for those with a big appetite. The share plates where not a generous serving considering the price. For big eaters I suggest a pre dinner drink and snack here and head elsewhere for the main course.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 01:45

Great food, great service Really nice atmosphere and set up, we loved being able to pick a number of things from the menu to share... So much better than just ordering the one meal Can't wait to return

1 review so far 5
18.05.2016 07:12

Loved the bar , food was amazing although a little expensive for portion size. It was not clear on first part of menu that prices were per piece not plate, that was a little disappointing when food and bill arrived. overall great. Will go again

3 reviews so far 6
21.06.2016 11:46

Awesome as always, fantastic wine list, good nibbles, buzzing atmosphere but you can still have a conversation. The owner Johnny is always friendly and goes out of his way to ensure patrons are having a good time.

1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 20:23

Cool atmosphere and vibe for an intimate dinner or even group night. Small venue which give you that homely feel. Food is extremely tasty however portions are small and a little pricey but well worth it.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 07:00

Food was fantastic as was the wine!! A great place for either a small bite to eat or a big meal. Despite being absolutely stuffed we couldn't go past the churros and I'm glad we didn't!

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 06:09

It's more a wine bar than a Spanish Tapas bar, so we didn't have the Sangrea that we were hoping for and thectapas menu was limited. But out if what we did have the food was excellent and the wine superb.

1 review so far 4
19.07.2017 07:16

The food was all delicious but over priced and not good value for money. For example the prawn sagnaki was $28 and was described as a share plate. The dish whilst delicious had 4 prawns, so 1 each with one that we cut into thirds. Service on the night was average.

1 review so far 6
01.07.2016 10:37

What a wonderful little hidden spot. The service is amazing, our server sat down and explained the whole menu with a smile. The wine and tapas were divine. Can't wait to go back again.

1 review so far 5
08.07.2017 09:20

The service was great, very attentive staff. Great food, I would especially recommend the sliders and the shared platter. As it happened to be a margarita madness night, we had to try a few. Big favourite was the chilli margarita👍🏻🌶

1 review so far 3
10.02.2016 10:07

The food was quite nice although extremely over-priced. We booked for 6pm and at around 745pm they took two of our tables away forcing the 7 of us to huddle around one tiny table. So we just left (still hungry) not long after that, which I suppose was what they were aiming for. I must mention though, the female waitress was just lovely.

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 06:06

Croydon Lane in Cronulla is a great bar with delicious and interesting tapas food, located in a super cool venue. Staff attentive and very accommodating. We'll see you again soon! thanks

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 10:56

Great atmosphere, great service and to top it off, GREAT FOOD! Couldn't fault one bit. We (group of 9) had the $45 tapas banquet and it is worth every penny!

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 17:20

Awesome vibe, super cosy but busy as well. Can catch up, chat, eat and drink all night. Very impressive wine list but you'll pay the $$ for it. Definitely recommend!

1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 07:32

The food is great but too small. The price for each dish is a bit expensive for the amount of food you get on the plate. For the money, I would love more of the food!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 08:25

Great friendly service with the owner very welcoming. quality food and cocktail drinks! Highly recommended! I went with my girlfriend and had a blast it's a secret gem in Cronulla

1 review so far 6
13.01.2017 10:44

Impeccable service, mouthwatering food and the perfect win to match! Could not have had a better night. Would definitely recommend to anyone! Perfect for a date or for large groups

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 20:57

Croydon Lane is exactly what we need more of in the shire. Service was great, food was amazing and really good value for money. Would definitely eat here again!

3 reviews so far 6
13.02.2017 09:23

Outstanding wine bar with delicious tapas/antipasti choices. Owner is super friendly and the bar staff all know their wines. Great spread of reds to get by the glass.

3 reviews so far 5
22.10.2016 05:53

One of the best cocktails, all the food was amazing and they were extremely accomodating! Really nice decor and the wine flight was a cool way to try a little bit of everything

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 11:45

A great night with amazing food, drinks & service! Set tapas menu was great for a larger group & buying drinks separately at the bar worked well.

2 reviews so far 4
05.02.2017 16:46

Husband and I went with friends for dinner. Food was delicious. Servings were really small so it worked out to be rather expensive for each couple. Would go again in a group if I only had to pay for me!

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 11:11

Fantastic restaurant. Loved the decor, the food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. Would definitely recommend Croydon Lane Wine and Tapas Bar to everyone.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 23:01

Great little hidden place! Staff were pleasant and friendly, food was delicious as always and the atmosphere was lively. I would definatley recommend visiting this place.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2017 09:32

Service was great, the cocktails even better. A little pricey, but nice for a couple of drinks and a light meal. Would not do dinner as meal sizes are very small.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2016 08:23

Staff were friendly and went through the menu with us and made suggestions. Food was fantastic! Had a good atmosphere. Definitely go again. Great wines.

1 review so far 6
19.11.2016 07:30

Welcoming courteous staff , attentive service and excellent food will bring us back again! We used a Best Restaurant Gift Card which was happily received

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 10:29

Great food and service. Awesome atmosphere hidden away from the world :) I would reccomend Croyden Lane as a go-to place for any occasion anytime.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2016 07:07

Fantastic food, wine, atmosphere and great location would recommend to anyone. Great staff and the wine list was fantastic. Wouls definately recommend the cheese platters

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 13:37

Great food, drinks and atmosphere, all round great place to eat. Can be a little noisy at times. Fast efficient service. Try the wine tree.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2017 08:38

Great food and riendly staff, but take your wallet. Food and drinks are overpriced. Small portions are expected however a smaller price would also be expected. Still worth checking out.

1 review so far 5
01.05.2017 14:26

I will definitely be back - Great Espresso martini, and the wait staff were excellent and friendly - not to mention the food was delicious. Pork belly was 10/10

1 review so far 4
02.04.2017 08:48

Nice ambience. Tasty & well presented food. Definitely Not for hungry eaters. Pricey for what you get. Beer from $9. Bottles of wine from $45. Tapas from $8 each item Small share plates from about $15.

2 reviews so far 5
16.05.2017 07:26

Great little place for a first date or mid week dinner. Good menu and wine choices. Plenty of options for vegetarians too, and the service, friendly and attentive

3 reviews so far 5
08.05.2016 08:41

Great new bar popped up in Cronulla great food friendly service we had a great time there are share plates, tapas and a good wine and cocktail selection.

2 reviews so far 5
21.01.2017 07:57

This was our 2nd time at Croydon Lane. Great food and top service. Friday night with many diners all enjoying themselves. Value for money. Will go back again.

1 review so far 5
29.02.2016 22:05

Lovely atmosphere. Small restaurant tucked away in a private little lane way. Meals (tapas) were on the expensive side, but were delicious. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 5
12.01.2017 07:34

A lovely hidden gem. Great wine, service and ambience. Great spot to take your first date or best girlfriend. Cronulla needs more funky places like this

1 review so far 5
15.08.2017 00:23

Food was amazing. Service was good. Will definitely eat at this restaurant again in the future. They have some vegan options, which is nice :)

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 17:28

Brilliant service and very relaxed and friendly. The food was glorious. The wine was probably a bit expensive, but that would be the only criticism.

2 reviews so far 6
31.08.2016 08:53

Fantastic food, great wine and great service. Definitely worth trying. I'll be going back a lot more times :-)

1 review so far 4
15.02.2016 09:59

food was great but very slow getting to us, would be good if you wanted to taste different wines between meals, staff were very friendly and accomodating

1 review so far 4
29.05.2017 08:14

Really great service and a great local restaurant to go to with friends for a drink, cocktail and food. Love the wine list plenty to try.