It’s common knowledge that the sequel is never as good as the original, but this CBD follow-up from an all-star line up doesn’t disappoint.

The team of recognisable faces – George and Erica Gregan, Sam Neill, David Wenham, Phil Waugh and Michael Campbell – opened the follow-up to their Neutral Bay favourite, The Local Bar.

The concept for The Local Bar is simple enough: a good quality spot where people can open a bottle of wine with friends.

Despite being engulfed by the concrete corporate surroundings, The Local Bar maintains a surprisingly inviting atmosphere. You’ll be greeted by comfortable seating with outdoor heaters and soft, warm lighting.

Don’t overlook the extensive wine selection. There are around 130 grapes in total from different parts of Australia and all over the world. The whole group gave input as to their favourites, with some leaving a more personal stamp than others (you can sample a glass of 2008 Pinot Noir from Sam Neill’s New Zealand winery Two Paddocks). The food, specifically designed to complement the wine, is fresh and the menu robust. I

The Local Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is certainly bound to quickly make it a favourite with the business crowd.

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Updated: November 9th, 2017

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