Devine Sydney

4.6
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52 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Devine is one of the city’s most established wine bars, on the corner of Market Street and Clarence Street, in the heart of Sydney CBD and a short stroll to the QVB, State Theatre and Town Hall.

Devine is the spot to find tapas, Italian-inspired a la carte and an excellent wine by the glass selection. Long known for it’s popular lunches and after work eats, you’ll see the hustle and bustle of the city coming in to wind down; sinking into the banquettes or sitting up at the bar with some small plates.

Freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters, local tuna crudo and artisan salumi boards might be the best way to start. Then any of the daily house made pastas, market fresh fish of the day, or the Wagyu Rump are all too satisfying to ignore.

There are over 400 wines on the list at Devine - with 40 available by the glass! European grape varieties and producers are the speciality.

At just a stone’s throw from Darling Harbour too, Devine is the city’s own
What 52 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service, food and wine. The host selected a fabulous Italian wine that hit the spot. The ambience was perfect for a date

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waiters helpful, but the food service was excruciatingly slow - even though we arrived early, had plenty of time and notified in advance that we had a concert to go to. We had to regularly ask where both our entrée and main courses were - and then had to rush them. Really not great.

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Sj05
Canberra / ACT
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre dinner. Wait staff were excellent, food was delicious. Excellent array of wines to choose from, though quite expensive. Would definitely go back.

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DebW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lunched here with a friend and we both agreed DeVine was delightful- we could have been in a gorgeous trattoria in Italy (great ambience) . The food was exquisite, from super-fresh entrees of tuna carpaccio and a shaved celeriac salad to squid ink linguini with calamari and mussels that tasted of the sea and ricotta cannoli zesty with candied orange peel.
The wine list is huge and plenty of by the glass options.

LJ
LindaJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really lovely dining room - be sure to request this if you want a quiet meal. HUGE wine selection. Scrumptious food. Only one block to the State Theatre so great for pre-show dinners.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive service, course could have been more spaced out, was too quick between each course.

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MattS
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place in CBD area not far from Darling Harbour. Despite being a quiet Monday, food and service was great and would definitely return.

NK
NabilaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian food in a lovely atmosphere. The staff are very attentive and polite and the wine list is longer than the Iliad.

KM
KarenM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very helpful and friendly and the ambiance was good for a team lunch. Food was delicious.

MB
MB12
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Been there a few times but never for dinner. This time we had dinner there but felt disappointed with the meal. We ordered small plates and a pasta dish. The insquid pasta dish was too salty and did not have much seafood in it. The oysters were ok but wished they did some sort of dressing and not just a wedge of lemon.

Love the wine and their selections.

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ShalindraS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The only downside is that you don't serve pizza in the Restaurant section and only in the bar section.

Fortunately for us the waiter and owner allowed us to order pizza even through we were in the Restaurant area and it made our night.

Another awesome feature of the venue is the fact that they have Bira Moretti on tap! Amazing :)

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WENDYW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely meal. Nice service and pleasant surroundings and a great wine selection.

GB
vipGoodButNotBusyNights
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service (our server was a young guy from Manchester, England) and each course was very good with ample portions. Extensive wine list (like a book!). The only negative comment is about the hostess (blonde woman). She first seated us in the bar at a table with no table cloth and amid high top tables - perhaps due to our Open Table reservation? I requested seating in the restaurant and after checking, she obliged. She (and a few other servers) were welcoming or as friendly (without being overbearing) as our server.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent wine selection and friendly staff.

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vipgourmandish
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, even better wine

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StrachanT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I dined at Devine for a work lunch meeting and was very impressed with the food, wine, service and ambience. We were able to meet and discuss work matters in a quiet booth that afforded us complete privacy. I would recommend Devine for lunch or dinner or just to drop in to try their extensive wine list

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vipBobFromBoston
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I are visiting Sydney from Boston. We were looking for a dinner place and discovered Devine Sydney. We were very impressed with all aspects of the restaurant...wine celler, menu, service, quality of food and location. If we lived in Sydney, we would become regulars at Devine Sydney.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Service was superb. Food was well prepared and delicious.

KM
KarenM
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely- we had an early pre-theatre dinner and we never felt rushed. The aperitivo were delicious, the wine selection excellent and the food outstanding. The potato bread was particularly delicious. The staff are charming and helpful but never intrusive. Finally, the decor and atmosphere is charming

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candice
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience nice quiet setting and enjoyed the wine and especially antipasto. Anthony had good service.

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AlintaW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was prompt. Great location

KJ
KenJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking was easy via the website and our table was ready on arrival. The French waitress was excellent, the food was delicious and the wine list was extensive. Overall a great dining experience. Most Recommended

MA
MariaA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great little place full of character and atmosphere together with so much choice of beautiful wines.

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ChrisM
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fun evening and a good meal. Great service, a really impressive wine list. Definitely a place to return regularly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service, will definitely dine there for my next stay in Sydney

CH
CherylH
Sydney / NSW
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A nice spot for a bite of lunch, relaxed but intimate environment, nice share options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful by the glass wine choices and relaxed well timed service. A special lunch. Thank you.

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NatalieE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always! Definitely a favourite!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food.
Loved the whole experience.
Will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.

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Anon
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining are away form the hustle and bustle of the CBD noise.
Excellent location for a business lunch. Brilliant wine list, and tasty fresh homemade pastas.
Service professional and discreet

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RosemaryS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great restaurant with fabulous staff and food very convenient location, especially if catching public transport or working in the CBD

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Innerwestie
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and service. Wine list is amazing!

Devine Sydney
Responded on August 8, 2019

Many thanks for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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Micjef
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, waiters were attentive without being overbearing and atmosphere was lovely. We went for lunch, it was nice to be able to have a conversation without shouting at each other. Would definitely recommend to others and return ourselves. Thumbs up!

Devine Sydney
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thanks for enjoying our restaurant and we are delighted we met your expectations.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just simply a nice place; good atmosphere, service and food. Great wine list.

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BelindaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for a work lunch with just 3 people. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. We had a nice quiet table by the window which was lovely.

MW
MattW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was excellent. Would recommend to others.

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Micjef
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were attentive without being over bearing, the food was beautiful and portion size just right. Thumbs up!

MC
MariannaC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Comfortable and warm setting.

MA
MareeA
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our friends from Melbourne loved it, thanks, always reliable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, knowledgeable wine sommelier, Alex, whom we tested with our specific taste for biodynamic/natural wine and his recommendations were perfect. Super impressed!

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Devine Sydney is rated 4.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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