The Lane Wine Bar – Castle Hill

Located on Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, this newly renovated venue is, without a doubt, heaven for wine lovers!

With over 90 hand selected wines and sophisticated dishes, this place is worth checking out.

Their decor is romantic and elegant with a rather classic approach on how they display the wine in the main dining room. With large bookcases filled with classic books and wine bottles throughout, you really get that bar feeling upon entering the venue.

The full size murals are also eye-catching. And you can find these murals on the main dining area as well as on the separate lounge/bar at the back of the venue.

We started our dinner with Sydney Rock Oysters (gf). Fresh and perfect to start this delicious journey.

Then continued with Beef Tartare that was just perfect.

The next dish was the Roasted Pork Belly. It was such a lovely dish.

If you’re a meat lover like me, you’ll love this Wagyu Rump Cap 5+. Sophisticated and that cauliflower cheese, oh. so. good!

Next is Chicken Ballotine. This gluten-free dish is, without a doubt, my favourite dish of the night. Cooked to perfection, I really enjoyed the combination of flavours and textures from this dish.

Now, let’s talk about desserts.

First dessert we chose was the Chocolate Fondant. Can’t believe it’s gluten free!

Using 70% callebaut dark chocolate, this indulgent dessert was served with housemade yoghurt ice cream and berries.

I loved how the melted chocolate burst out when I cut open the cake. I’m a dark chocolate lover so this dessert really hit the spot for me. The tangy ice cream complemented the cake perfectly. Every spoonful was a total delight!

The second dessert we chose was the Creme Caramel with Walnut Praline.

Another decadent treat to end the meal. Such a winning combination of textures and flavours. I loved how the dessert was not overly sweet. Enjoyed it with the dessert wine, and I was in heaven! 🙂

As for the dessert wine, the first one we chose was Keith Tulloc Botrytis Semillon from Hunter Valley, NSW. I really adored the combination of orange marmalade, pear, honey and lemon zest.

The second dessert wine we chose was Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling from Clarey Valley, SA. Another amazing flavour combination of citrus, caramel, honey, lychee and dried apricots.

Overall, we had an amazing dining experience here. Great wine, sophisticated food, romantic setting and impeccable service.

*Foodblogs dined as a guest of The Lane Wine Bar.

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