Kipling's Garage Bar

Casual Dining Restaurant, Wine Bar

Sydney, Australia

Kipling's Garage Bar Wine List

About Kipling's Garage Bar

Housed in a former mechanic’s garage, Kipling’s is a beacon for Sydney’s affluent yet sleepy upper North Shore, providing CBD-level service against far leafier surrounds. The focus here is on simplicity of ingredients and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere: arguably the perfect foundation for a stellar wine list, which continues to be one of the finest offerings north of the Harbour Bridge.

The 20-page list impressively targets both weight and variety, offering plenty of perusal material for a proudly casual-chic venue. The smart selection of 375ml carafes is a winner for both indecisive and experimental diners, although the comprehensive back vintage listings can be difficult to look past.

Pleasingly, the Hunter Valley – the venue’s most proximate wine region, just over 90 minutes up the road – is given plenty of air time; more than most Sydney venues. Some of the region’s most esteemed Semillon and Shiraz producers feature here: a great opportunity to drink locally.

Great for

  • Local Wines

Wine team

  • SM
    Sarah McBryde
    Restaurant manager
  • AT
    Angus Thompson
    Bar Manager

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