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Monopole CBD

20 Curtin Place, 2000 Sydney (NSW)
Average price A$90

30% off all menus (including set menus)


Monopole CBD

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Brent Savage is chef and co-owner of renowned Sydney venues Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole and Yellow, Cirrus. One of Australia’s most respected and influential chefs, Brent has a reputation for exciting, cutting edge food, clever technique and a unique mastery of flavour and texture. He has twice been awarded the Good Food Guide Chef of the Year (2005 and 2015) and is the author of the cookbook Bentley: Contemporary Cuisine.

Restaurant menu

Last update: November 2023
Chef Brent Savage
Calvados Baba, Green Apple, Chantilly
White Chocolate, Strawberry, Crème Fraiche Ice Cream
Vanilla Parfait, Rhubarb, Sorrel, Olive Oil
Monopole Menu A$100
This preset menu includes: - + - + - + ~

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Monopole CBD, Sydney (NSW)
Monopole CBD, Sydney (NSW)
Monopole CBD, Sydney (NSW)
Monopole CBD, Sydney (NSW)
Monopole CBD, Sydney (NSW)
Monopole CBD, Sydney (NSW)



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Mary P.10 reviews

    November 16, 2023


    Lovely casual restaurant with delicious food. Starters are stronger than the mains. The mains lacked seasoning. The barramundi we had wasn't great. The starters and snacks were stellar. Service was a bit hit and miss. Felt like we were ignored for the first 20 min of arrival and had to call staff to place order. Despite this, I would come back again for a lunch.

  • Bel L1 review

    November 4, 2023


    Food is great; but cocktails were expensive.

  • Monica And Wayne B.21 reviews

    October 28, 2023


    Excellent bar and restaurant…the crumpets with taromosalata are superb. Fantastic wine list too

  • Christina Wu

    Christina Wu2 reviews

    October 25, 2023


    Their seasonal spring menu was amazing and really great value. Staff were nice and attentive and overall we had a great experience dining here.


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  • Christine B.65 reviews

    October 21, 2023


    I had been here a few years ago and it was lovely both times, but this time the menu was even fancier and for a picky friend it was tricky to find something she would like. It was also more pricy than I had recalled, particularly with the wine prices.

  • Gemma A.11 reviews

    October 5, 2023


    Absolutely delicious food! Highly recommend the compte custard and taramasalata crumpets. Lamb rump and steak were also incredible.

  • Briar M.

    Briar M.6 reviews

    September 21, 2023


    Delicious food and great service. It is pricy/the portions aren’t massive, but some really delicious flavours and love the focus on local ingredients.

  • SUZANNE S.4 reviews

    September 16, 2023


    The food was delicious but very expensive for 'share' plates even when you had the entire share plate to yourself! Even with the discount it wasn't value for money.

  • Rachael H.1 review

    September 7, 2023


    Great alternatives for gluten free diners. Fab service and yummy food.

  • Alyer C.

    Alyer C.1 review

    August 30, 2023


    None of us enjoyed the food served. We ordered the tasting set menu and none of the course, I’d say, deserve the prices they were charged. As of the mains, the sauce and the fish d didn’t go well together. For steak, it was very disappointing. It tasted like it was not freshly cut but thawed from frozen packs. And the sauce made it worse. A 30 dollar steak would even has better taste.

  • Tina K.86 reviews

    August 24, 2023


    We have been to this great little place many times in the past, and recommended it to others too.. however this time felt different. Whilst the food was good, thought the octopus was a little tough, the pork neck was divine as was the custard.. the service was quite offhand, and not much in the way of a smile to be seen.. shame, they must have had an off day, but it really impacted the mood and our meal.

  • Charles B.1 review

    August 4, 2023


    Food of excellent standard as always and service faultless. Quiet on a Friday lunchtime.

  • Lucky T.3 reviews

    July 29, 2023


    Music was great, food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable

  • RICKY NG25 reviews

    May 31, 2023


    Delicious, top fresh produce and ingredients. Fries are really good but limited menu choices overall.

  • Lai T.48 reviews

    May 20, 2023


    Good food and service


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  • Andrew W.1 review

    May 17, 2023


    Busy for a Wednesday lunch but that's great to see. One if the best eating nooks around Aus Square.

  • Maggie J.15 reviews

    May 14, 2023


    We attended with friends on Mother’s Day, there was a set menu which was brilliant. The service was also great. Myselcf and all members of my party agreed the experience was fantastic and we would recommend.

  • Roderick G.4 reviews

    May 13, 2023


    Walking to the restaurant along George St, the Merivale restaurants were heaving but as we walked in to Monopole it was quite the opposite, quite a surprise! Great food thank you however we expected to be able to order from the menu. After taking another look at your website we did notice at the bottom that (for some reason) a set menu was the only menu on offer for a Saturday service. Why is this? It didn't seem to be working as the restaurant wasn't busy. Being locals, (Pyrmont) we felt like trying something new for dinner but we were confronted with a 'Special Occasion, set menu' restaurant. That's ok if that's what you are aiming for, we just misread things I guess. Service was a little mechanical and overattentive. From the beginning it wasn't very relaxing as it seemed we were being rushed. After asking if the table had been rebooked for later the staff eased off to allow us to relax. Sparkling water was ordered however it switched to flat water throughout the evening. We were charged a further $12.00 for this mixup! Thanks for the 30% discount but you need to do that when you're so off the strip. Will I return? Maybe but not for a set menu. My accountant always said - Cater for the masses and you'll eat with the classes.

  • Mable Su32 reviews

    May 12, 2023


    Food and service was great! Thank you

  • Stephanie f.7 reviews

    May 11, 2023


    Very knowledgeable staff. As we have no clue what to order and we’re rush on time we just let the staff make suggestions. All the food turned out just perfect and great portion. Highly recommended and we will be back.


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How to get to the restaurant

20 Curtin Place, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Additional information

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, the hospitality duo behind some of Sydney's best-known restaurants, opened Monopole Potts Point in December 2012.

Following the success of Bentley, they wanted to experiment with a more casual wine bar concept, offering a compelling selection of wine and cocktails, matched with delicious, wine-friendly food.

After 8 fantastic years in Potts Point, Nick and Brent announced Monopole would be re-locating to a new home in the heart of Sydney's CBD in late 2020.

Co-owner and sommelier Hildebrandt said: “We've been wanting to move Monopole to the CBD for a while and were offered a great site that is ideally suited to the evolution of Monopole. When we first opened, we loved that locals would drop in regularly for a glass of wine and snacks. This is a big part of Monopole's identity, which we look forward to introducing to the CBD.”

One of Monopole's highlights is Nick Hildebrandt's wine list, which features more than 500 rare and boutique wines, with around 30 available by the glass at any time. This list has won multiple awards, including Wine List of the Year in the 2017 Good Food Guide.


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