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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
@ 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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...
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
LOWER NORTH SHORE
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Address: Corner Paul & Northcliffe St, Milsons Point
Opening Hours: Daily, lunch from 12pm, dinner from 6:30pm
Find them on Facebook: Aqua Dining
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.
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
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.
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
Full list of Citibank Dining Program restaurants in Sydney
|Name of Restaurant||Address||Cuisine||Free wine|
|@ Bangkok||Shop G11, Capitol Square, 732-740 George St, Sydney||Thai||McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|ABODE Bistro Bar||150 Day Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McWilliam's Appellation Pinot Noir or McWilliam's Appellation Chardonnay|
|Assamm||Shop 17, Level LG2, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney||Thai||Zeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz or Last Horizon Estate Riesling|
|Bar Cupola||Gallery Level, Angel Place Office Tower, 123 Pitt St, Sydney||Modern Australia||Tightrope Walker Chardonnay or Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz|
|Bennelong||Bennelong Point, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay or McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir|
|Bentley Restaurant & Bar||Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Hotel, 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney||European||McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir or Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon|
|Blackbird Cafe||Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney||Modern Australia||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|Cafe del Mar Sydney||35 Wheat Road, Rooftop Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney||Mediterranean||McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo|
|Casa Ristorante Italiano||42-48 The Promenade, King Street Wharf, Sydney||Italian||Tightrope Walker Chardonnay or McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Chefs Gallery - Jamison||MetCentre, Ground Floor, Shop G24, 237 George Street, Sydney||Chinese||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|Chefs Gallery - Town Hall||Shop G12, Regent Place, 501 George Street, Sydney||Chinese||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|Cirrus Dining||10/23 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney||Seafood||McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Pinot Noir or Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon|
|Dainty Dumpling House Haymarket||Market City Shopping Centre Ground Level, Shop R1.01B Hay Street, Sydney||Asian||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|Garden Court Restaurant||Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Level 5, 61-101 Philip Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Evans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo|
|Glass Brasserie||488 George Street, Sydney||Contemporary||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|Graze MCA||Ground Floor Terrace (Quay Side), Museum Of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or Chant Du Midi Rose|
|INDU Dining||350 George Street, Sydney||Indian, Greek||Mount Pleasant B-Side Shiraz Fiano or Mount Pleasant B-Side Field Blend - Airport Block 3/46|
|Le Petit Flot||Level 1, 97 Pitt Street, Sydney||French||McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo|
|Long Chim Sydney||Corner of Pitt St and Angel Place, Lower level with entrance in Pitt St, Sydney||Thai||Tightrope Walker Chardonnay or Last Horizon Pinot Noir|
|Lot. 1 Sydney||18-20 York St, Sydney||Modern Australia||Mount Pleasant B-Side Field Blend - Airport Block 3/46 or Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz|
|LYNN Shanghai Cuisine||199 Castlereagh St, Sydney||Chinese||Evans & Tate Breathing Space Pinot Gris or Under & Over Shiraz|
|Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano||123 Clarence St, Sydney||Italian||Evans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Tightrope Walker Pinot Noir|
|Masala Bowl||382A Pitt Street, Sydney||Indian||McW 480 Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz|
|Mazzaro||279 Elizabeth Street, Sydney||Mediterranean||Evans & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon or Evans & Tate Breathing Space Pinot Gris|
|MCA Cafe||Level 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Partisan Trenchcoat GSM or Mount Pleasant B Side Field Blend Airport Block|
|Meat District Co.||Shop R3, 11 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney||Steakhouse||Under & Over Pinot Gris or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo|
|Mejico Pitt Street||105 Pitt Street, Sydney||Mexican||Zeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz or Evans & Tate Breathing Space Pinot Gris|
|Mercado||4 Ash Street, Sydney||Spanish||Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon or Last Horizon Pinot Noir|
|Metropolitan Hotel Sydney||1 Bridge Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|Mizz B'z||Shop 14, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney||Asian||Under & Over Pinot Gris or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo|
|Mordeo Bistro & Bar||2/126 Phillip Street, Sydney||Mediterranean||Tightrope Walker Chardonnay or Zeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz|
|Nine Dragons||First Floor, 39-45 Dixon Street, Sydney||Chinese||McW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz|
|No. 1 Bent Street||1 Bent Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon or Tightrope Walker Chardonnay|
|No.10 Bistro||The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or McWilliam's Appellation Syrah|
|Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe||201 Clarence Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Tightrope Walker Chardonnay or Partisan Trenchcoat GSM|
|Ribs & Burgers The Rocks||88 George Street, Sydney||Other, Grill||Evans & Tate Time & Place Dry White or Evans & Tate Time & Place Dry Red|
|Sailmaker||161 Sussex Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Evans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Evans & Tate Metricup Cabernet Merlot 2012|
|Secolo Dining||161 Castlereagh St, Sydney||Italian||McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Last Horizon Pinot Noir|
|Sepia||201 Sussex Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon|
|Silvester's||1 Bulletin Pl, Sydney||Modern Australia||Partisan Trenchcoat GSM or Serafini & Vidotto Prosecco|
|Soiree||Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Level 5, 61-101 Philip Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||Evans & Tate Metricup Road Sem Sauv Blanc or Tightrope Walker Pinot Noir|
|Steel Bar and Grill||60 Carrington Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz|
|The Bridge Room||Ground Level, 44 Bridge Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz|
|The Gantry||11 Hickson Rd, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz or McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino|
|The Governors Kitchen||Cnr of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney||Modern Australia||Under & Over Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|The Lane||Shop 3, 20 Hunter Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz|
|The Lobby Bar||Lobby, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 480 Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio or Partisan By Jove Temperanillo|
|The Local Bar||161 Castlereagh St, Sydney||Modern Australia||McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay|
|The Meat & Wine Co - Barangaroo||Ground Level, International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney||Steakhouse||McWilliam's High Altitude Sauvignon Blanc or McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon|
|The Meat & Wine Co. - Circular Quay||117 Macquarie Street, Sydney||Steakhouse||McWilliam's Appellation Sauvignon Blanc or McW 660 'Appellation' Cabernet Sauvignon|
|The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room||225 George Street, Sydney||Seafood||McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz or Under & Over Pinot Gris|
|The Royal Exchange||1 Gresham St, Sydney||French||McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino or Partisan Trenchcoat GSM|
|The Spice Room||2 Phillip Street, Sydney||Indian||McW 480 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc or McW 480 Hilltops Shiraz|
|Yama Japanese Cafe Restaurant||Level 2, QVB, 455 George Street, Sydney||Japanese||Tightrope Walker Chardonnay or Evans & Tate Metricup Road Cab Merlot|
|Zushi Barangaroo||Shop 10/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney||Japanese||McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon|
|Zushi Surry Hills||2A/285A Crown St, Sydney||Japanese||McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah or McW Alternis 1913 Vermentino|