Bar Vincent is the definition of a great neighbourhood restaurant. It has a warm, lived-in feel that makes you want to come back night after night. And if you did, you'd probably find a completely different menu on the candle-lit table.

That's because owners Sarah Simm (Billy Kwong) and Andy Logue (Melbourne’s Pinotta and Scopri) are focused on getting the best out of their produce. They’ll tell you where everything comes from and maybe the name of the farmer who reared it.

Past highlights include maltagliati (roughly cut pasta squares) with braised oxtail, spatchcock with polenta, kingfish carpaccio, and a simple lemon cake with ricotta. And no matter when you visit, there are always fresh oysters and pasta on offer.

The space is simple and charming, with stone floors, archways and lovely natural light, making it an extremely relaxed space to be in. Whether that’s for a solo lunch of pasta (and a glass of sprightly nebbiolo) or a long, lazy feast.

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Updated: May 8th, 2024

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