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.
You won't believe how quickly the chefs in this kitchen can produce such great quality dishes! My compliments to the chefs as well as the lovely front house staff, who make such a wonderfully friendly atmosphere within which to enjoy a meal. Highly recommend the croquettes, halloumi, and pork belly dishes! Wide range of wines to choose from, and an established gin cocktail menu with lots of interesting options.
The staff were lovely and very attentive. The food was jiust as you would like tapas to be - small portions done very well. Recommended for a night out in Cronulla.
Excellent food and attentive staff giving good service. Croydon Lane never fail to disappoint, definitely recommend a visit. Bring back the zucchini flowers ......they are so delicious, missed them this time!