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“Great Atmosphere!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grape Wine Bar

Grape Wine Bar
55 Salamanca Pl, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03)6224 0611
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Ranked #100 of 439 restaurants in Hobart
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

I just love this place. The atmosphere is just like being in a wine cellar (heaven for me), I love the wine bottles stacked on every wall, the industrial chairs, the farmhouse tables, the nooks with comfy lounges and cushions and the subdued lighting from the single bulb light fittings. The organic apple cider is delightfully refreshing, crisp and not too sweet. The whiskey is smooth and silky and the Pinot selection is considered and very good. The staff are very efficient and obliging. The food menu is most adequate bearing in mind it is a bar and the wood fired pizza I ordered came swiftly and hit the spot! This is a great place to go on a cold night to relax with a warming red.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Awesome way to buy wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was looking for a bottle shop and was told I get what I wanted t here....it was a great restaurant, atmosphere was great, food looked really good. The wine is kept in locked cages around the circumference of the restaurant/bar only to be accessed by the bar staff with a drill. loved it.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing Sunday night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I ate here with my husband when we were looking for somewhere low-key on a Sunday night. It wasn't busy, probably only about half full. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food wasn't fancy but tasty and satisfying. The chorizo with white beans was a winner. If you're a vegetarian there aren't many options (not a problem for me), and for my taste the pizza was a little oily and overloaded with toppings, but that's probably more of a personal preference. After a couple of drinks each and five shared plates, we were full and happy for under $100, better value than Smolt where we went the night. All up a very positive experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney Australia
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“Staff had no knowledge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went on a busy Friday night and sat at the bar as there was nowhere to sit. As we sat down a very young looking lad came straight over to us and asked us what we wanted so we asked for a menu. When we asked about something on the menu he told us he was new and didn't know so would go ask someone who would know. We watched him go ask someone else and they didn't know either so watched them go to kitchen and ask and came back with an explanation like a Chinese whisper. There was a lot of staff working and it seemed like it was everyone's first night working. Really disorgsnised. Then a guy came to the bar and asked for another "shandy" and the barman had absolutely no idea what it was. 3 people had to tell him what it was and in the end another barman came over and made it. It was a comedy of errors.

We ordered some bar snacks and the food was really good and came in no time...seems the kitchen staff gave got it together but the bar staff are absent.

As we were sitting right at the bar we noticed that the staff were just standing around chatting to each other and not being very attentive but were very robotic in asking "how's the food"?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellerive, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“SWEET SPOT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Have been here a few times and have always enjoyed the experience. Dropped in here after dinner late Tuesday night and enjoyed the relaxed but smooth wine/cocktail bar vibe. Large spaces and plenty of bar room makes it easy to relax. Both bartenders were 'cool' and chatted whilst explaining the process of putting together an 'Amaretto Sour'. We tried an excellent East Coast Pinot Noir and one of us had an excellent unknown rum. Who cares. Also good for a bar pizza and other food that is no hassle and always tastes fine. Eat, drink and enjoy but best later in the evening.

Visited July 2013
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