Love, Tilly Devine
Add: 91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Tel: (02) 9326 9297
Hours: [Tue-Sat] 5pm~12am [Sun] 5pm~10pm
Price: [drinks] 12~15AUD [snacks] 3.5~22AUD
Visited on: 2012-04
Love, Tilly Devine might be a trick to find, but it’s well worth the search. Named after Sydney’s notorious crime boss of the late 1920s, this tiny wine bar by chef Tim Webber (ex-Sean’s Panaroma) and sommelier Matt Swieboda (ex-Quay) is a charming space composed of not much other than rough timber, hanging ferns, an open kitchen, and a few intimate tables. It exudes the kind of a simple, lovely warmth that sucks you right in.
Wine is serious business here, but for the evening we opted for the cocktails. Here’s a light and refreshing Aperol Spritz (12 AUD), a mix of Aperol (a bitter-orange based aperitif) and sparkling wine.
Dark & Stormy (14 AUD), dark rum and ginger beer over ice, garnished with a slice of lime.
A small plate of olives, complimentary.
Love, Tilly Devine has the perfect combination of reasonably-priced drinks with delicious small bites (I heard, though I didn’t have room to try), all in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. What’s not to like?