No longer just a Wine Bar
After three years, Reserve Wine Bar has had a name change and will be known simply as Reserve.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
Their focus on wine and food continues while offering customers a contemporary space to eat and drink in the heart of the Newcastle CBD.
There’s also been a shift in the kitchen, with the team utilising the chargrill for the majority of the new look menu. New atmospheric lighting enhances the unique night time experience and there are plans to create an outside area that enables customers to enjoy a European style-piazza dining experience.
After starting his career locally at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Sam notched up time at two hatted Fins of Byron Bay with seafood legend Steve Snow. Heading back to the Hunter, Sam worked under Robert Molines as head chef at Bistro Molines followed by a move to Sydney where he worked with Robert Marchetti at Icebergs and then Jeremy Strode of Bistro CBD (Merivale Group) where he was senior sous chef.
The wine list under co-owner Patrick Haddock’s guidance continues to command its presence as one of Newcastle’s largest and most engaging. Combining a mix of classic and modern wine labels as well as an ever-changing and diverse by the glass offering, including a whole page devoted to Coravin.
The front of house team led by Pat Hester who has a decade of hospitality experience continues to be at the top of its game, offering thoughtful and informative
service of the ever-changing menus. The team has created a friendly space synonymous with one of Newcastle’s best food and wine offerings.
Photographer credit is Dominique Cherry