We dropped into Timbah one Friday evening in search of a glass of wine. Just off Glebe Point Road, Timbah is a stylish and friendly wine bar. They will serve you beer (in a wine glass), but really it’s all about the wine here. The list is interesting but far from intimidating, with all wines priced by the bottle and the glass: four red and four white wines are available by the glass at a time, and if a bottle runs out you can choose which wine replaces it.

Finding a couple of bar stools spare, I find that I’m just too late to choose a new bottle, so after a taste of the options I settle on glasses of the 2011 Eden Valley Riesling from Tim Smith Wines ($9 a glass). It’s a great wine, with nice sweetness but a good dry finish.

Having spotted a table opening up, we pounce on it, and order a plate of dips to share ($15). There’s also one main course on offer (skirt steak) along with a series of sharing plates perfect for soaking up the wine. Smokey eggplant, harissa and beetroot dips arrive quickly, served with hot polenta chips and bread. The eggplant is the star as far as I’m concerned, but I’m happy to learn that others disagree so I get more of the smokey goodness.

Being just behind the Little Bottle Shop of Glebe, Timbah is a relaxed, local place for really good wine at good prices. Next time I’ll get there early enough to choose the bottle.

Rating: definitely heard when tree falls in woods Timbah
375 Glebe Point Road (enter via Forsyth Street)
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 4pm-midnight, Saturday 2pm-midnight, Sunday 2pm-8pm

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  1. Simon Food Favourites · · Reply

    have been meaning to try this place.

  2. Anonymous · · Reply

    Hi Simon, thanks for the comment. I’d definitely recommend doing so – the wine’s interesting and really good value, and they’ll happily offer you a taste of everything that’s on by the glass before you decide. Probably not a venue for dinner, but great for a glass of wine and a bit of food to soak up the alcohol!

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