R didn't want to walk all the way to the Harbour bridge. We had just had a nice dinner with lovely crunchy chips on the side that we fell in love with, and watched the day turn into dusk while lying in our beanbags on the grassy lounge outside Britomart. On the way to the Bridge, Napoleon beckoned us into a corner wine bar oozing with warm sophistication. He apparently once said that every war victory should be awarded with champagnes and every defeat consoled likewise. After each bout of fights the French soldiers popped open the fizzy wine bottles with quick swipes of their sabres; this method became known as sabrage. The dimly lit hotel wine bar we were drawn to pays homage to Napoleon with the same name. At Sabrage, you can also celebrate in the same manner. The sommelier showed us the sabre; goodness it was heavy!
Not as fancy as Lava Dining next door. No specialty drinks, nothing too fancy. Nothing that stands out. Just a nice clean hotel bar. Service: 4/5 Presentation: 4/5 Drinks and snacks: 4/5 Price pp: $10-$100 (depends if you having pre-drinks for a party)
The staff and ambience are warm and welcoming. We had some house wines, cocktails and bar snacks, they were all excellent. Not much to say as I do like everything here, it's one of my favourite spots.