Double Bay’s bibo wine bar is an oasis for wine and food lovers. Portuguese-born Head Chef Jose Silva spent some 12 years at Guillaume Brahimi’s Opera House venue, before branching out into a bakery and then returning to the restaurant business to run the kitchen at bibo.
Deceiving from the street, once you enter bibo wine bar you’ll see there is a large area at the back of the building that makes up the majority of the restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and it is as well suited to a corporate lunch as it is to a casual meal with friends.
The Mediterranean-influenced menu is produce-focused, with clever interpretations of traditional Portuguese cuisine. From their selection of more substantial dishes, you may like to try the classic beef tartare with horseradish and beetroot. Or for something with a distinct Portuguese influence, there’s piri piri chicken with kumara and pickles, where you’ll find that the piri piri spice is well matched to the piquancy and tang of the pickles.
PSST! Check out bibo’s website for upcoming events, such as wine dinners and masterclasses.