Double Bay welcomes new wine bar and dining room

The newly opened Vine Double Bay is an exciting addition to the Sydney suburb which has become a dining and bar destination in recent months.

Owned by Gavin Douchkov and Manny Karson, Vine Double Bay opened its doors overnight and will be overseen by Sydney hospitality veteran Mikee Collins as General Manager.

With Collins at the helm, Vine Double Bay will inject further life into postcode 2028, offering a premium and contemporary experience in the old Zigolini's site on Short Street. The modern and sophisticated menu is complemented by cleverly-chosen wine and well-crafted cocktails.

"Double Bay already has a number of great bars, cafes and restaurants and we are confident that Vine Double Bay will be a welcome addition to the area," said Collins. "The venue will offer approachable food and wine along with great service and a relaxed atmosphere.

"The venue is modern, open and filled with natural light - making it perfect for afternoon drinks, dinner with friends or a long lunch."

The kitchen team is led by Chef Drew Bolton, whose experience includes Thomas Keller's renowned French Laundry in California's Napa Valley, Darley's at Lillianfells in the Blue Mountains and Peter Gilmore's iconic Quay.

The menu will include a variety of dining options from bar snacks through to substantial dishes that are designed to be shared between three to four people. Small plates include sashimi of Tasmanian trumpeter, meyer lemon and shaved fennel ($20) and smoked pork jowl and crackling with parsnip, tangelo and cumquat ($22).

Substantial dishes include Rankin Cod with Port Lincoln banana prawn, black garlic, asparagus and galangal-scented mantis shrimp bouillon ($34) through to large dishes such Dutton Park whole-duck glazed with lavender and star anise, rhubarb and celery heart ($70) and braised wild hare pithivier with truffled potato puree and buttered kale ($60).

The precise wine list will feature approximately 50 wines, focussing on lesser-known but standout boutique wineries as well as organic and biodynamic styles.

Alongside the considered wine list will be a selection of international craft beers and cocktails inspired by vine-grown fruit and vegetables.

The venue has capacity for 235 people and is a versatile function space. Vine Double Bay is also planning exciting events for Melbourne Cup and New Year's Eve with more details to follow.

Vine Double Bay will be open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday and lunch Thursday - Sunday.

Venue details:
Address: 2 Short Street, Double Bay, 2028
Phone: (02) 9363 0010