Sixpenny Wine List
Set in the unassuming neighbourhood of Stanmore in Sydney’s inner west, Sixpenny is a small fine dining restaurant. With just 34 seats in total, and only one sitting per night, this little restaurant has been making waves in the dining scene since opening in 2012, and now serves a single seven-course degustation menu.
Housed in a federation building, the interior of the restaurant is surprisingly contemporary. Wooden tables are left unclothed, and the aesthetic is pared right back. The white walls are hung with simple artworks of Australian natives, and a single large copper basin, serving as an ice bucket, decorates the central waiter station. Oft described as minimalist, the space blends elements of Nordic design with Australiana touches.
About the Sixpenny Wine List
Sixpenny's wine offering is focused on small producers from around the globe and is very much tailored to the degustation menu. Part varietal and part stylistic, the list explores the lesser-known. Sections like ‘Not Quite Nouveau’ and ‘La Garrigue’ highlight boutique French producers alongside their new world counterparts. Despite the fact that it is very much part of the fine dining scene in Sydney, the list is well priced, ensuring it a loyal industry following.
(Bridget Raffal, former sommelier at Sixpenny, is also Star Wine List's Sydney ambassador, Editor's note)
By special request, $50-$75 per bottle