Matching food and wine quality in restaurants often means one is dominant over the other but at The Wine Underground, whose name might indicate a wine predominance, there is a great balance.
Chef Zach Curnow has put together an inspired French styled cuisine that can be matched to great wines that can be selected from a wall of wine.
An ever-changing short list makes up a single-glass menu, which can also be bought as full bottles and retail to go - the full list is actually what's available along a whole wall, plus $9 corkage to open with your meal.
The menu is keenly priced, with main course ranging between $25 and $30 and a good range of entrée’s at half that level.
If you fancy variety and have the time, you can indulge in a 6 course degustation menu with the option to match to wine you choose, or follow recommendations provided.
You have several choices of dining, from an intimate area to more open in a “cellar” environment. There is provision for groups of 8 in a separate room, or 12 in a special area. Larger groups can be catered for with pre-warning.
Pre booking is recommended and hours are:
Lunch : Monday – Friday
Dinner : Wednesday - Saturday
Opening hours : Monday, Tuesday 11am- 7 pm
Wednesday, Thursday 11am – 9 pm
Friday, 11am - late
Saturday 6pm -late