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Devine Sydney

4.6
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78 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 share 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 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 the city’s own little piece of Europe

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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CathrynN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 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 28 August 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 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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AmeliaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on 30 July 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 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTerrieJ
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 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 Sydney
Responded on 29 July 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 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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JosiahP
1 review
Dined on 11 July 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 Sydney
Responded on 22 July 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 11 July 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 Sydney
Responded on 22 July 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 10 July 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 Sydney
Responded on 22 July 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 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 22 July 2020

Cheers Louise. You're always welcome!

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AndrewM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely cozy restaurant, excellent food & friendly attentive staff.

Devine Sydney
Responded on 8 July 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 26 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 3 July 2020

Thankyou Daniella for the lovely feedback!

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

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 3 July 2020

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

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JayW
1 review
Dined on 24 June 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 Sydney
Responded on 3 July 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 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 22 June 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
14 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Great food especially the ragu

Devine Sydney
Responded on 3 July 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 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 3 July 2020

Cheers Amy, until next time!

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

Very nice food and ambiance

Devine Sydney
Responded on 22 June 2020

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

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JPSy
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 3 July 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 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Devine Sydney
Responded on 11 June 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 5 June 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 Sydney
Responded on 11 June 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 5 June 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 Sydney
Responded on 11 June 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 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and top quality food / wine selection.

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vipEJO11
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 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 Sydney
Responded on 11 June 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 29 February 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
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 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 28 February 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 22 February 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 15 February 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 10 February 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.

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NabilaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 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.

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KarenM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MB12
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 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 20 December 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 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NiceEvening
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on 7 December 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 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent wine selection and friendly staff.

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