Wine 1160

4:00pm - 11:00pm
1160 High Street Armadale 3143


wine bar
outdoor area

Prabir Majumdar wants people to walk into Wine 1160 and feel like they’ve walked into somebody’s house.

So you won’t find actually find a bar. Instead, you’ll find a counter – as you might find in your kitchen – up against the wall, where glasses are arranged, cocktails are mixed and wine poured. There are two custom-made ceiling-high cabinets – one for whites and the other for reds.

Majumdar and wine consultant, Joshua Elias – also the editor of Alquimie, a Melbourne wine magazine – curated the 160-bottle wine list. The food from head chef Jasmin Lefers complements the wine, not the other way around.

To match a glass of NV André Clouet ‘Grande Reserve’ Brut Champagne, the menu recommends you pair it with a bowl of popcorn covered in fine curls of Gruyère cheese. If you’re aching for a dessert wine – say a Moscato from Piedmont, Italy – keep it company with a ‘Pink Lamington’ with Moscato and coconut.

Wine 1160 is not just about wine. There’s also a list of local and international beers and spirits that details their tasting notes and origins.

CG Design Studio created the space. A communal table sits in the centre, around which there are small tables with armchairs, a banquette running along one wall, and a nook with a couch for two.