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5.0 /6 Excellent 72 Reviews

The Wolf

Sydney CBD Bar, Wine Bar $$$ +100
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About The Wolf

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of dining and drinking at Sydney’s Barrafina Tapas Bar or Contrabando, you know you’re in for a treat if you get yourself a table at The Wolf, a bright and breezy wine bar in the CBD where old and new world wines selected by sommelier Gloria Grecco rub shoulders with chef Peter Varvaressos’ inspired European cuisine. In sway to the seasons, The Wolf’s wine selection rotates through various global varietals, rewarding repeat custom with novel vintages that pair perfectly with the wine bar’s refined, pared back lunch, dinner and fixed-price group dining menus. And The Wolf’s Bligh Street address puts on a mouthwatering breakfast spread too!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
The Wolf, Bligh Street 37, 2000 Sydney

Further Information

While The Wolf is a sought-after spot for casual wine bar drinks and dining come liquid lunchtime or long and lazy evenings, those local to its Bligh Street premises in Sydney’s CBD have come to treat it as a superb spot for breakfast, with chef Peter Varvaressos’ penchant for vibrant, stripped-back European cuisine translating perfectly into dishes that seem divinely designed to satisfy Aussie early birds’ appetites. Grab a breakfast salad, indulgent eggs, simple smashed avo on toast blended with lime and coriander, goats cheese and harissa and more, or go for dough with treats on toast like the old school fried eggs, bacon and barbecue sauce or fancy with fried eggs, bacon, tomato and chilli jam with French cheese and greens.

For lunch and dinner, The Wolf puts on a powerhouse display of reinvented modern European cuisine. It’s also time for this Sydney CBD restaurant and wine bar to unlock the cellar and spirits selection, making room for aperitifs, craft and imported beer, Grecco’s sensitive selection of bubbles and old and new world wines. It’s not uncommon to find groups kicking back here to share a bottle over smaller dishes like Yamba prawn mousse-stuffed zucchini flowers, but it’s more substantial dishes like the yellowfin tuna ceviche with avocado and tomatillo, Sicilian-style skirt steak with grilled asparagus and salsa verde, and the Bangalow pork belly with Hervey Bay scallops and roast carrot puree that have made a lasting impression on Sydney’s casual fine dining scene.


72 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 72 Reviews
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: average
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
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3 reviews so far 6
20.09.2017 16:29

Great food and the $20 lunch special is outstanding - heaps of food and the service was delightful and prompt catering for the hour lunch although you do want to stay longer!

1 review so far 6
07.08.2017 07:56

Great food and service. Always busy which is a good sign. Great mid range option in the middle of the city. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 08:24

Greta selection of happy hour food and drinks! I have been here a few times before and wished that had there old food menu. Service is a bit slow because it gets really busy after 5.30pm.

5 reviews so far 6
03.07.2017 08:57

Always have the best time at The Wolf. The location, staff and food are all amazing and never disappoint. The Burgers and share plates are the best.

2 reviews so far 6
25.06.2016 17:13

A quaint venue in the heart of the cbd. Amazing food (the share platters were fabulous! If they only had a bit of dessert to go with the set menu), fantastic selection of wine (I'm a huge fan of old world Italian reds). The only thing I didn't enjoy, for such a small venue, it was a bit too cramped. As a hospitality worker myself (for a high end hotel) I thought the staff could have done a bit more to deal with the excessively large loud group next to us. It was obvious one of the ladies had way to much to drink already. It kind of brought the atmosphere rating down. Other than that. Great night :)

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 08:57

The Wolf consistently provides a venue with a great atmosphere, friendly efficient service and excellent food. I always enjoy the experience and believe it is very good value right in the heart of Sydney. Also, forgot to mention the wine list. Outstanding and a solid variety of bottled and draft beer.

1 review so far 5
30.08.2016 08:44

I've been to The Wolf for work lunches and with smaller groups as well. The food is always delicious, and the service great too although when busy it can take a long time for food to come out. Try the set menu if you're really hungry!

1 review so far 6
29.06.2017 09:21

The Wolf was great for our group as it catered for all drinking types. $10 Cocktails during Happy Hour on Wednesdays was well received. The bar food was great and reasonably priced. Looking forward to trying Taco Tuesday!

1 review so far 6
20.06.2017 09:24

The Wolf has an excellent atmosphere for a central city location, the food is excellent, and the girls do a great job - great service ! Highly recommended for a drink, a meal, or a coffee !

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 21:25

We used a 'Groupon'. Food offered on the 7 course fixed menu is interesting, promptly served and nicely presented. 25% discount on drinks for Groupon users is terrific. Wait staff are excellent. Recommend the Earthworks Shiraz. Like a lot of places in the CBD everything is hard surfaces with lots of echo so quiet conversation is impossible. Can't recommend as a place for a nervous proposal of marriage however a great place for celebration of a successful proposal made elsewhere.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2016 20:24

One of my favourite lunch spots - if its a burger or shared tapas, The Wolf doesn't disappoint. They also have a great happy hour with $10 cocktails!

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 08:20

Our waitress was very helpful selectioning the dishes however the meal sizes are quite small and a lot of salad components on each dish was a little disappointing. I was expecting so much more style to the offering as per the photos on the web site .

5 reviews so far 6
29.06.2017 13:28

Fantastic food and service as always. The haloumi, calamari and mini sandwiches are a must!! But I wish they would bring back the salmon ceviche as it was heaven! The waitresses are always very helpful and friendly, and the wine and cocktail list always hits the spot.

3 reviews so far 4
04.07.2016 16:44

Great place for lunch been a number of times now - the $20 daily express lunch is fabulous value for money - the only thing that lets it down a little is that service is a bit non existant - great when you first get there but after that difficult to get anyone to pay you any attention - otherwise would have been a 5

3 reviews so far 6
30.06.2017 09:28

Everything you want in a wine bar - great wine and delicious antipasti and cheese, with wonderful atmosphere and a cool jazz soundtrack. Be sure to book as it gets busy. Try the Cotes du Rhone (Syrah - shiraz) - it's delicious.

2 reviews so far 4
20.08.2016 09:19

Ive been her a few times and the food is always really good. The service unfortunatly let the whole experience down last night. 15 minute wait for menus, waited to order and had to hunt down a waitress every time I went to the toilet which was annoying. Food was really good though and a good choice of drinks.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 08:55

Fun Wednesday evening, set menu was great, good food, good service! $10 Classic Cocktails on Wednesdays but be carefull despite the Espresso Martini being listed on the menu under "Classic" Cocktails they charge you the full $18! Poor form!

5 reviews so far 6
29.06.2017 13:33

Monday lunches at the Wolf are always great, with their specials for each days all very appetising and delicious. I'd recommend the beef burger and fries, great price and delicious burger filled with fresh salad and sauces

1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 16:59

Cool New York Style Café/Bar/Restaurant : I Booked a table of 8 for my bosses 50th BD. Great tapas food & excellent service from Monique and the team. Excellent craft beer on tap and fine wine list . We will be back . Andrew

5 reviews so far 6
29.06.2017 13:36

Great relaxed atmosphere and excellent table service. Even when the restaurant is full, you don't have to wait long for a drink or order. Perfect for a quiet lunch or drinks with a group of friends.