Devine Food & Wine

4.6
86 Reviews
$41 to $100
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 share plates.

Freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters, zucchini flowers 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 MB7+ Wagyu Steak 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 specialty.

At just a stone’s throw from Darling Harbour too, Devine is a must for corporate meals and family celebrations

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 86 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RadE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner there. Taking someone I care about to dinner there, I couldn't have asked for a better restaurant. I will definitely be recommending De Vine to friends and family

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 4 hours ago

Dear RadE, Sincere thanks for such a lovely heartfelt review! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Eryk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff both enthusiastic experts and polite friends ;-)
Great wine list. Super quality dishes.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 4 hours ago

Dear Eryk, It was a pleasure hosting you over the weekend and I hope you enjoyed your performance after dinner! Until next time.

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Fredee
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its my go to place in town when I want a good meal with a great wine selection by the glass

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 4 hours ago

Dear Fredee, Cheers for the endorsement, we couldn't agree more!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Good food, friendly staff & service and an excellent by-the-glass wine list.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 4 hours ago

Cheers Anon, thanks for sharing your positive vibes with us!

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food wine and service! Love this little gem

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Katie, it was great meeting you and thanks for choosing to dine with us!

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vipBella3005
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The location and the decor of the restaurant is lovely. Food is wonderful but what differentiates it even further is the great service. The welcome to the restaurant friendly and professional.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Bella, We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review!

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TCSYD77
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here for a sneaky Friday long lunch! The restaurant area has a great ambiance. Excellent food and drinks menu with great service. There is a wine bar at the front as well if you want something a little more casual. Enormous wine list with something for everyone. Looking forward to the next visit!

Devine Food & Wine
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi there TCSYD77, We couldn't agree more with your comments and are privileged to have such wonderful guests like you. Grazie!

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to catch up for a drink and a bite to eat and close to public transport

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CathrynN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This classic venue is s great place to catch up for a drink, snack or meal, great wine list, nice short food list that works for sharing. Best of all it is possible to hear!!

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TonyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per our previous visits it was a great experience, strongly recommend to all looking for a great experience.

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paulh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, excellent wine list and helpful attentive staff. I reallyenjoyed it and would recommend to anyone.

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AmeliaB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine! Would go back. Lovely food, wine and staff.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Great to see the restaurant keeping up the Covid safe standards as well

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GeorgiaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was amazing and will definitely be back.

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vipTerrieJ
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot, scallops entree perfection, risotto main also delicious. Octopus inedible but there was no problem having it taken off the bill. Nice ambience, wine list needs improvement and is a little overpriced but overall would return.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 29, 2020

Hi Terri, thanks for your review and sorry about the octopus. As a requirement to be Covid compliant with disposable menu's, we have designed a short listing of wines as a reference and in addition we have a much broader selection of wines on our main list which is available for anyone to peruse. We hope to see you again soon.

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DeanY
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very acceptable. A touch expensive, but would go back.

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JosiahP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and exceptional staff. The food was brought out very quickly but was expertly cooked. A good wine list with a wide range.
The cocktail menu seemed small but the wait staff offered custom cocktails without prompting.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 22, 2020

Sincere thanks for the positive review. You are right about our cocktail menu. Normally, we have over 15 cocktails to choose from however at the moment we are focusing on 5 different cocktails a month whilst we reboot post Covid. And yes, we will make anything you desire so long as we have the ingredients!

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BradleyO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, professional & friendly service. Have gone passed on the bus to & from work, was working over weekend and had a chance to dine. We'll worth it & can't wait to come back.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thanks Bradley, we appreciate you trying us out and are delighted we met your expectations!

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JanineB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with my sisters. Food was lovely, the ragun was lovely. The staff were very attentive and made our evening even more enjoyable. Would definitely go back.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thanks Janine - we're glad you enjoyed our ragu matched with out attentive service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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louised
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beetroot risotto was to die for; the service, as always, was fantastic.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 22, 2020

Cheers Louise. You're always welcome!

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AndrewM
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely cozy restaurant, excellent food & friendly attentive staff.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you Andrew for your support and taking the time to leave us this positive review.

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DaniellaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and a good variety of food and wine options.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 3, 2020

Thankyou Daniella for the lovely feedback!

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vipSharonM
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant - I am a regular and it never disappoints! Highly recommend

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 3, 2020

Cheers Sharon, it is always a pleasure to host you!

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JayW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Dine here regularly and ticks all the boxes every time. Great friendly staff and a wine list/back room stock to die for..

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 3, 2020

Thanks Jay. You'll be pleased to know we have just added 50 new wines to our list just to keep things exciting. See you soon!

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TinaA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

GREAT ATMOSPHERE . AWESOME FOOD AND SERVICE , A BIT OVERPRICED WINE ....

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hi Tina, it was nice meeting you on Saturday night. Many thanks for coming in. I hope to see you here again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Great food especially the ragu

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 3, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review. And yes, the ragu is certainly popular with our diners.

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AmyC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and location. We loved the restaurant and staff, thanks for a great night

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 3, 2020

Cheers Amy, until next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and ambiance

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you for the positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience!

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JPSy
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

average food, but service was good if a little overly attentive.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on July 3, 2020

Hi JPS, Thanks for the review. Sorry if you think we were overly attentive. We're here to make sure you get just the right amount of excellent service, every time.

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ClaireF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a cosy and romantic setting. Great service also! Would definitely come back :)

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on June 11, 2020

Thanks you Claire! We appreciate your review and thanks you for supporting us post Covid. See you again soon.

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NaomiR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, wonderful experience and social distancing laws observed. I felt very safe and comfortable at Devine. Thank you for a great evening.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on June 11, 2020

Thanks Naomi, We take social distancing, venue hygiene and customer safety very seriously, so much so we are now a NSW accredited Covid Safe Venue. Thanks for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipOverthehill
London
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How good is it to eat out again??? De Vine was a great choice for dinner. The staff were friendly and helpful especially organising affogato as a request for my son’s dessert. We shared entrees (octopus, meatballs and antipasto) and then had lamb shoulder and barramundi. Everything was delicious. We had a lovely meal and will be back for dinner as well as the wine bar.

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello there, We really thank you for coming in last week. It was great fun looking after your family and thank you for allowing us to provide the wine recommendation which we are pleased you really enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MattM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and top quality food / wine selection.

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vipEJO11
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great here. Food is delicious and friendly service. Cocktails are lovely!

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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

Devine Food & Wine
Responded on June 11, 2020

Thanks for your review. We are delighted our wine recommendation matched with your food, hit the spot!

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MMMM
Sydney / NSW
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.

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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.

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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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Devine Food & Wine is rated 4.6 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.