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!
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.
great bar restaurant and the $20 express lunch is good value on wed and thursday. top service too. their $3 taco tuesday is also very good.
Great atmosphere. We enjoyed our 3 course dinner. Affogato was delicious and very instagramable. Highly recommended for after work drinks or casual dinner with friends.
The express lunch is excellent value but overall the food, service and atmosphere make this a great place to visit for lunch, dinner or after work drinks. Don't miss taco Tuesday's either!