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.
Amazing food and a great wine selection. Great chill night out if you want to have a bite, drink some classic vino and enjoy the tunes.
Last night was our first visit to Croydon Lane Wine and Tapas Bar. We found the staff to be excellent and the food and drinks also. We had been recommended by friends and we are glad to went and will go in the future. We will also recommend it to friends.
Friendly service, delicious food. I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the fresh ingredients. The staff were very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go again.