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. The venue offers two wine pairings and the remainder of the wine list is organised varietally with the odd stylistic category thrown in. Lighter reds receive more air time than fuller bodied examples, though guests looking to drink the latter will not find themselves short of options. For a smaller list, it covers the "something for everyone" approach quite well.
By special request, $50-$75 per bottle