Escape into a world of fine wines at Manly’s new wine parlour Henry Gs, brought to you by the locals who know how to host a fabulous evening…

The team behind Donny’s Bar, InSitu and Market Lane Live are expanding their footprint in Manly with the opening of a brand new wine parlour. Brought to you by the Saga Group, Henry G’s will be the place to visit this summer for a late-night menu of cocktails, wines and Spanish-style snacks.

Named after the “father of Manly” himself, Henry Gilbert Smith, the parlour pays tribute to the man who envisioned Manly as a tourist hotspot back in the 19th century. Smith’s story unfolds within the walls of Henry G’s where guests are transported back to 1827, when he first landed in Sydney.

During his lifetime, Smith successfully transformed Manly into a seaside haven, which he made accessible by commissioning the construction of Manly Wharf and acquiring Manly’s inaugural iron paddler steam ferry, The Phantom. Smith’s legacy lives on with landmarks he built and contributed to such as Manly Corso, Hotel Steyne, St Matthews Church, the Norfolk Pines that line Manly Beach, Manly Wharf, the Kangaroo Statue and many street names dotted around the area.

You can raise a glass to Manly’s founding father with Henry G’s impressive ten-page list of premium wines from Australia, France, Italy and beyond. Although wine is the main attraction, you can also order Bentspoke beers, wine-fermented brews from Barrel Shepherd and a dazzling list of signature cocktails. These are divided into Classics, Martinis, Sours and After Dark, including the Citrus Australis with Ester Dry Gin, lemon oils and Lillet served up, or the Whisked Away with Mango sorbet, Absolut Vodka, Pierre Ferrand and prosecco.

Aperitivo hour pairs perfectly with Henry G’s pequeños (little bites), including Gildas with lemon stuffed olive, guindilla pepper, cornichon and smoked anchovy; baby chorizo sausages in sweet Pedro Ximenez glass; and rye sourdough with house whipped truffle butter.

You can also snack away at the pintxos menu, which is split between meat, seafood and vegetarian, including red pork tartare, fresh crab salad quenelle, and torn burrata with peppers. If you want to kick back like they do by the Spanish seaside, then order a tin of wild-caught sardines, fresh Galician mussels or gourmet scallops, all served with pickled and crusty bread.

We’ve been kindly invited inside for a look soon so will update with pics and more on that incredible menu (how we love our job!).

In the meantime, there are positions vacant across the Saga Group’s establishments so apply here now if you’re looking for a hospitality job in one of these awesome venues. 


Henry Gs Wine Parlour

Where: 11 The Corso, Manly

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 4pm-12am, Sun 4-10pm





Main image credit: Good For Manly 



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