121BC, Surry Hills
Are you looking for the perfect date-night spot? Look no further…121BC is it! Tucked away in a discreet Surry Hills alley (made less discreet with busy Movida around the corner these days) this place is the perfect cosy and dimly lit wine bar to hunker down at the large communal table and order from their by-the-glass-only wine menu. They also have a small food menu with enough variety and a few heavier options if you decide you want to make it into a meal. Do not miss the ribs – excellent flavour. The steak was also perfectly cooked.
The place was so dimly lit, in fact, that we couldn’t even take any photos! But take my word for it…this place is fabulous.
Pro Tip: Get there early. They don’t take bookings and the place is TINY. If you aren’t able to get there early enough…put your name down for a table. They will take you number and call you when it’s ready. Try heading over to Vini (their sister restaurant around the corner) which is a bit more spacious so you may be able to get a bar seat in the back while you wait for your call from 121.