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
they changed our table as soon as we sat and the menu was different to what we see on line and we walked out, we felt as though we were not good enough to be there
Hi Daphne, You arrived for dinner on Saturday night and we sat you down. As there was a large group having dinner near you we moved you to a quieter part of our restaurant for your enjoyment. Shortly after we moved you, you complained our menu wasn't the same online and walked out. I attempted on several times to show you our online menu was/is EXACTLY the same as the restaurant menu. For whatever reason,you were irrational and didn't want to listen to me. What more can I do? Very unfair review.
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.
Pre theatre dinner. Wait staff were excellent, food was delicious. Excellent array of wines to choose from, though quite expensive. Would definitely go back.
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.
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.
Attentive service, course could have been more spaced out, was too quick between each course.
Great place in CBD area not far from Darling Harbour. Despite being a quiet Monday, food and service was great and would definitely return.
Wonderful Italian food in a lovely atmosphere. The staff are very attentive and polite and the wine list is longer than the Iliad.
Staff were very helpful and friendly and the ambiance was good for a team lunch. Food was delicious.
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.
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 :)
Really lovely meal. Nice service and pleasant surroundings and a great wine selection.
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.
Great food, excellent wine selection and friendly staff.
Great food, even better wine
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
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.
Absolutely fantastic. Service was superb. Food was well prepared and delicious.
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
Great experience nice quiet setting and enjoyed the wine and especially antipasto. Anthony had good service.
The food was delicious and the service was prompt. Great location
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
Great little place full of character and atmosphere together with so much choice of beautiful wines.
A fun evening and a good meal. Great service, a really impressive wine list. Definitely a place to return regularly.
Perfect food and service, will definitely dine there for my next stay in Sydney
A nice spot for a bite of lunch, relaxed but intimate environment, nice share options.
Excellent food, beautiful by the glass wine choices and relaxed well timed service. A special lunch. Thank you.
Fantastic food and service as always! Definitely a favourite!
Fabulous service and food.
Loved the whole experience.
Will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.
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
great restaurant with fabulous staff and food very convenient location, especially if catching public transport or working in the CBD
Loved it! Great food and service. Wine list is amazing!
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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!
Thanks for enjoying our restaurant and we are delighted we met your expectations.
Just simply a nice place; good atmosphere, service and food. Great wine list.
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.
Fantastic service and the food was excellent. Would recommend to others.
The staff were attentive without being over bearing, the food was beautiful and portion size just right. Thumbs up!
Great food and service. Comfortable and warm setting.
Our friends from Melbourne loved it, thanks, always reliable!
Amazing food, knowledgeable wine sommelier, Alex, whom we tested with our specific taste for biodynamic/natural wine and his recommendations were perfect. Super impressed!