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Citibank Dining Program restaurants in Sydney

A guide to all the Citibank Dining Program restaurants in Sydney.
Because dinner should always come with free wine.

There’s something to be said about receiving alcohol for free and that something is “Yes, please”.

Citibank knows this. That's why they introduced their Citibank Dining Program, where you'll get a free bottle of wine just for using your Citibank or Citi card to pay for dinner. It’s that simple.

So where will you be dining tonight?

Let us inspire (read: sway) you with a sweet and free tipple from these fine restaurants. This content is current as of 20 August 2015 and is subject to change. The most up-to-date details of Citibank Dining Program partner restaurants can be found on the Citibank Dining site.

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SYDNEY CBD

The Bridge Room, Bridge St

Your free wine is: a McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz or McWilliam's Appellation Chardonnay.

Try the… ash grilled duck with pressed figs, blood plums, grilled blueberries and blood plum vinegar ($45).

This two-hatted restaurant has a slew of awards to its name: Chef of the Year (to Head Chef Ross Lusted), Hottest Chef in Australia and a place in the Hot 50 Restaurants for 2014. Find out
if the best in Australian dining really does taste better when consumed in elegance (in a 1930s heritage listed building, no less). Before drinking your complimentary wine, make sure you fully examine their stellar cocktail list, too.

What you need to know

Address: Ground level, 44 Bridge St, Sydney

Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm, Saturday 6pm-10pm

Find them on Facebook: The Bridge Room

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Sepia, Sussex St

Your free wine is: a Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon.

Try the… ever changing degustation menu on Friday and Saturday evenings ($175pp).

There are many good reasons to visit Sepia. They’ve picked up the 2014 title of ‘Restaurant of the Year’, as well as dish of the year: a pre-dessert (yes, you read that right) dish called The Pearl. Tap the shell to break it and scoop up the pieces of finger lime pearls, frozen ginger, lime sherbet and lime cream. Then there’s the big names attached to the place: renowned seafood wholesaler George Costi, award winning chef Martin Benn and award winning sommelier Rodney Setter. You know you want to book already.

What you need to know

Address: 201 Sussex St, Sydney

Opening Hours: Dinner from 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, lunch from 12pm, Friday and Saturday

Find them on Facebook: Sepia Restaurant

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The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, George St

Your free wine is: an Under and Over Pinot Gris 2014 or a McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz.

Try the… duck fat fish and chips with mushy peas, mint and gherkin mayo ($26).

It’s city location makes The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room the ideal place for a post work drink-that-turns-into-dinner. As the name suggests, oysters are the go here and the sommelier will match your wine accordingly. Any oyster aficionado will tell you it’s a little hard to fill up on them completely, so treat it as a pre-dinner course before you get to the main event. Pro tip: head along to $1 oyster hour every Wednesday at 6pm.

What you need to know

Address: 225 George St, Sydney

Opening times: Monday and Tuesday 7:30am-9pm, Wednesday 7:30am-12am, Thursday 7:30am-1am, Friday 7:30am-2am, Saturday 11:30am-2am, Sunday 11:30am-10:30pm

Find them on Facebook: The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

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Yama Japanese Cafe Restaurant, QVB

Your free wine is: a Tightrope Walker Chardonnay 2012 or an Evans & Tate Metricup Cabernet Merlot 2012.

Try the… loose leaf teas and the rest will follow.

Right in the heart of the QVB is Yama Japanese, a fusion of traditional and contemporary Japanese dining. Relax after a days shopping with a loose leaf tea from their extensive collection and a scrumptious cake. Or three. We’re not judging.

What you need to know

Address: Level 2, QVB, 455 George Street, Sydney

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Find them online: Yama Japanese Cafe & Restaurant

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@ Bangkok, Capitol Square

Your free wine is: an Under and Over Pinot Gris 2014 or a McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir..

The idea behind @ Bangkok is fairly straightforward. It’s "Thai food for Thai people", right in the middle of Thaitown (yes, that’s a place – just next door to Chinatown in Haymarket). If you want authentic Thai cuisine without the hassle of jumping on a plane, this is the place to go.

What you need to know

Address: Shop G11, Capitol Square, Sydney

Opening hours: Sunday to Monday 11:30am-4:30pm, 5:30pm-2am, Friday and Saturday 11:30am-4:30pm, 5:30pm-4am

Phone number: (02) 9211 5232

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THE ROCKS & CIRCULAR QUAY

The Meat & Wine Co., Circular Quay

Your free wine is: a McWilliams Appellation Sauvignon Blanc 2013 or a McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon.

Try the… Monte Grain Select (grain-fed 120 days) Fillet Steak ($39).

The name pretty much gives it all away. These guys do meat – and wine – really, really well. Their steak list alone stretches into the double digits and that’s before you get to the rest of the meat. What the name doesn’t give away is the spectacular views over Circular Quay, which makes it ideal for an early sunset drink that stretches on into dinner.

What you need to know

Address: Shop 12, Lobby, InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 12pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-11pm

Find them on Facebook: The Meat & Wine Co.

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DARLING HARBOUR

Cafe del Mar, Cockle Bay Wharf

Your free wine is: a McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo

Try the... Sauteed spanner crab, linguine, zucchini flowers and bottarga ($38).

It's like a little slice of Ibiza smack bang in the heart of Sydney. The enormous deck – with sun lounges and billowing sails – is one of the best places in Sydney to watch the sun set (which is what it was designed for, after all). Enjoy a Mediterranean feast in the early hours of the evening and while away the later hours with cocktails and Cafe del Mar's world-famous DJs.

What you need to know

Address: 35 Wheat Rd, Rooftop Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm–12am, Sunday 12pm–10pm

Find them on Facebook: Cafe del Mar

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sokyo

PYRMONT & ULTIMO

Sokyo, Pyrmont

Your free wine is: a McW 480 Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio or Tightrope Walker Pinot Noir.

Try the… Kurobuta Pork: thinly sliced pork belly, dashu jelly, mache, ginger salty caramel (prices unavailable).

Tokyo-buzz meets Sydney-cool, Sokyo is all about the individual dining experience. Head along to this award winning restaurant for a personalised “Sokyo Menu” from your waiter and expert advice from the Sake Sommelier.

What you need to know

Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont

Opening times: Monday to Wednesday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Friday 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm

Find them on Facebook: Sokyo

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INNER WEST

Sir William Wallace, Balmain

Your free wine is: an Under & Over Pinot Gris 2013 or an Under & Over Shiraz 2011.

Try the… Roast of the day with all the trimmings ($16 on Thursday and Sundays).

Sir William Wallace – or, as it’s affectionately known to locals, the Willy Wally – is known for a few key things: good pub grub, quality banter and being Mel Gibson’s watering hole of choice. Take that last one as you will...

What you need to know

Address: 31 Cameron St, Balmain

Opening Hours: Monday 12pm-12am, Tuesday to Saturday 11am-12am, Sunday 11am-10pm

Find them on Facebook: Sir William Wallace Hotel

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LOWER NORTH SHORE

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Ormeggio At The Spit, Mosman

Your free wine is: a McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay.

Try the… Organic glazed lamb shoulder with goat’s yoghurt, roasted heirloom carrots and mint (two courses for $80).

Contemporary Italian is on the menu here and by that, we mean a little more than your average pizza and pasta dishes. With Alessandro Pavoni working behind the scenes, could you expect anything less? Then of course there’s the beautiful water views over The Spit. Dine in paradise and dream of the boat you’ll one day buy.

What you need to know

Address: D’Albora Marinas, The Spit, Mosman

Opening Hours: Lunch Thursday to Sunday 12pm-3pm, dinner Wednesday to Saturday 6pm-11pm, Sunday 6pm-10pm, kiosk Wednesday to Sunday 9am-3:30pm

Find them on Facebook: Ormeggio

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Ripples, Milsons Point

Your free wine is: a McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz or McWilliam's High Altitude Sauvignon Blanc.

<b?Try the> Atlantic Salmon, Balsamic Lentils and Celeriac Puree ($32).
The best bit about Ripples in Milson's Point isn't the world class yet intimate views of Sydney Harbour, or the Alessandro Pavoni (of 2 hatted restaurants Ormeggio at The Spit) designed the menu, or even the service is exemplary.

It's that it's one of the last places left in Sydney that's BYO. Go on. Get your free bottle of wine... but bring a few extra, too.

What you need to know
Address: Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
Opening Hours: Breakfast Monday to Friday 8am-11am, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-10:30am; Lunch Monday to Sunday from 12pm; Dinner Monday to Sunday from 6pm
Find them on Facebook: Ripples Restaurants
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Aqua Dining, Milsons Point

Your free wine is: a McW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz.

Try the… Pork scotch fillet with mustard, braised shallots, puffed grains and nasturtium leaves (two courses $69).

Sydney views don’t get much better than this. Located just above the North Sydney Olympic Pool, next to the iconic Luna Park face, Aqua Dining is an award-winning restaurant looking out over Sydney Harbour. Come expecting innovating Australian dining, leave with a full stomach and satisfied dining companions.

What you need to know

Address: Corner Paul & Northcliffe St, Milsons Point

Opening Hours: Daily, lunch from 12pm, dinner from 6:30pm

Find them on Facebook: Aqua Dining

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Public Dining Room, Balmoral

Your free wine is: an Evans & Tate Metricup Cabernet Merlot 2012 or Under & Over Pinot Gris.

Try the… Market fish (check on the day) with caramelised witlof, charred squash, elderflower and white zucchini puree, lime gel, crispy kale and brazil nut crumble ($39).

You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque dining spot in Balmoral. Huge open windows, the Balmoral wharf and the enormous fig trees the area is known for. Food wise you’re looking at modern Australian with Italian influences, with a to-be-expected emphasis on fresh seafood. You are at the beach, after all.

What you need to know

Address: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman

Opening Hours: Lunch Monday to Sunday from 12pm, dinner Monday to Saturday from 6pm, breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8am

Find them on Facebook: Public Dining Room

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NORTHERN BEACHES

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Pilu, Freshwater

Your free wine is: a McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon or Mount Pleasant B Side Field Blend Airport Block.

Try the… Ravioli of potato, mint and pecorino with burnt butter, sage and black truffle paste ($28).

Two chefs hats, Sardinian flavours and picturesque views of Freshwater beach… there’s a reason Pilu is picking up award after award. To sample a little of everything, work your way through the six course tasting menu. Coming in straight off the beach? You’ll definitely be happiest outside in the garden kiosk for an afternoon lunch.

What you need to know

Address: End of Moore Road, Freshwater

Opening hours: Lunch from 12pm Tuesday to Saturday, dinner from 6pm Tuesday to Sunday

Find them on Facebook: Pilu at Freshwater

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Full list of Citibank Dining Program restaurants in Sydney

Name of RestaurantAddressCuisineFree wine
@ BangkokShop G11, Capitol Square, 732-740 George St, SydneyThaiMcW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir or Under & Over Pinot Gris
ABODE Bistro Bar150 Day Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcWilliam's Appellation Pinot Noir or McWilliam's Appellation Chardonnay
AssammShop 17, Level LG2, Queen Victoria Building, SydneyThaiZeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz or Last Horizon Estate Riesling
Bar CupolaGallery Level, Angel Place Office Tower, 123 Pitt St, SydneyModern AustraliaTightrope Walker Chardonnay or Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz
BennelongBennelong Point, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay or McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir
Bentley Restaurant & BarGround Floor, Radisson Blu Hotel, 27 O'Connell Street, SydneyEuropeanMcW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir or Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon
Blackbird CafeBalcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, SydneyModern AustraliaUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
Cafe del Mar Sydney35 Wheat Road, Rooftop Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf, SydneyMediterraneanMcW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo
Casa Ristorante Italiano42-48 The Promenade, King Street Wharf, SydneyItalianTightrope Walker Chardonnay or McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon
Chefs Gallery - JamisonMetCentre, Ground Floor, Shop G24, 237 George Street, SydneyChineseUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
Chefs Gallery - Town HallShop G12, Regent Place, 501 George Street, SydneyChineseUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
Cirrus Dining10/23 Barangaroo Ave, SydneySeafoodMcW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir or Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon
Dainty Dumpling House HaymarketMarket City Shopping Centre Ground Level, Shop R1.01B Hay Street, SydneyAsianUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
Garden Court RestaurantSofitel Sydney Wentworth, Level 5, 61-101 Philip Street, SydneyModern AustraliaEvans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo
Glass Brasserie488 George Street, SydneyContemporaryUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
Graze MCAGround Floor Terrace (Quay Side), Museum Of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or Chant Du Midi Rose
INDU Dining350 George Street, SydneyIndian, GreekMount Pleasant B-Side Shiraz Fiano or Mount Pleasant B-Side Field Blend - Airport Block 3/46
Le Petit FlotLevel 1, 97 Pitt Street, SydneyFrenchMcW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo
Long Chim SydneyCorner of Pitt St and Angel Place, Lower level with entrance in Pitt St, SydneyThaiTightrope Walker Chardonnay or Last Horizon Pinot Noir
Lot. 1 Sydney18-20 York St, SydneyModern AustraliaMount Pleasant B-Side Field Blend - Airport Block 3/46 or Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz
LYNN Shanghai Cuisine199 Castlereagh St, SydneyChineseEvans & Tate Breathing Space Pinot Gris or Under & Over Shiraz
Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano123 Clarence St, SydneyItalianEvans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Tightrope Walker Pinot Noir
Masala Bowl382A Pitt Street, SydneyIndianMcW 480 Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz
Mazzaro279 Elizabeth Street, SydneyMediterraneanEvans & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon or Evans & Tate Breathing Space Pinot Gris
MCA CafeLevel 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, SydneyModern AustraliaPartisan Trenchcoat GSM or Mount Pleasant B Side Field Blend Airport Block
Meat District Co.Shop R3, 11 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, SydneySteakhouseUnder & Over Pinot Gris or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo
Mejico Pitt Street105 Pitt Street, SydneyMexicanZeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz or Evans & Tate Breathing Space Pinot Gris
Mercado4 Ash Street, SydneySpanishMount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon or Last Horizon Pinot Noir
Metropolitan Hotel Sydney1 Bridge Street, SydneyModern AustraliaUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
Mizz B'zShop 14, 111 Elizabeth Street, SydneyAsianUnder & Over Pinot Gris or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo
Mordeo Bistro & Bar2/126 Phillip Street, SydneyMediterraneanTightrope Walker Chardonnay or Zeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz
Nine DragonsFirst Floor, 39-45 Dixon Street, SydneyChineseMcW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz
No. 1 Bent Street1 Bent Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon or Tightrope Walker Chardonnay
No.10 BistroThe Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or McWilliam's Appellation Syrah
Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe201 Clarence Street, SydneyModern AustraliaTightrope Walker Chardonnay or Partisan Trenchcoat GSM
Ribs & Burgers The Rocks88 George Street, SydneyOther, GrillEvans & Tate Time & Place Dry White or Evans & Tate Time & Place Dry Red
Sailmaker161 Sussex Street, SydneyModern AustraliaEvans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Evans & Tate Metricup Cabernet Merlot 2012
Secolo Dining161 Castlereagh St, SydneyItalianMcW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Last Horizon Pinot Noir
Sepia201 Sussex Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon
Silvester's1 Bulletin Pl, SydneyModern AustraliaPartisan Trenchcoat GSM or Serafini & Vidotto Prosecco
SoireeSofitel Sydney Wentworth, Level 5, 61-101 Philip Street, SydneyModern AustraliaEvans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Tightrope Walker Pinot Noir
Steel Bar and Grill60 Carrington Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz
The Bridge RoomGround Level, 44 Bridge Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz
The Gantry11 Hickson Rd, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 480 Hilltops Shiraz or McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino
The Governors KitchenCnr of Bridge and Phillip Streets, SydneyModern AustraliaUnder & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
The LaneShop 3, 20 Hunter Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz
The Lobby BarLobby, 151 Castlereagh Street, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 480 Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo
The Local Bar161 Castlereagh St, SydneyModern AustraliaMcW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay
The Meat & Wine Co - BarangarooGround Level, International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, SydneySteakhouseMcWilliam's High Altitude Sauvignon Blanc or McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon
The Meat & Wine Co. - Circular Quay117 Macquarie Street, SydneySteakhouseMcWilliam's Appellation Sauvignon Blanc or McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon
The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room225 George Street, SydneySeafoodMcW 480 Hilltops Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris
The Royal Exchange1 Gresham St, SydneyFrenchMcW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Partisan Trenchcoat GSM
The Spice Room2 Phillip Street, SydneyIndianMcW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz
Yama Japanese Cafe RestaurantLevel 2, QVB, 455 George Street, SydneyJapaneseTightrope Walker Chardonnay or Evans & Tate Metricup Road Cab Merlot
Zushi BarangarooShop 10/33 Barangaroo Avenue, SydneyJapaneseMcW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon
Zushi Surry Hills2A/285A Crown St, SydneyJapaneseMcW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino

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    NinaDecember 17, 2015

    Hi. Is BayblueSeafood Restaurant in the Citibank dining program.

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      ShirleyDecember 21, 2015Staff

      Hi Nina,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately we couldn’t find the restaurant in the program.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    AlexandraOctober 16, 2014

    Is Otto’s Restaurant still on the Citibank Dining Program?

    Thank you
    Alexandra Magoffin

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      AlexOctober 16, 2014Staff

      Hi Alexandra,

      Yup, Otto’s is still very much in the program. Enjoy your free wine!

      Cheers,
      Alex

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