New Opening: Meet Porcine, The New French Bistro Above P&V Wine Merchants In Paddington

Drink, Eat, Sydney / 31 March 2021

Swing by Porcine for French cooking at its best in the heart of Paddington.

Recently, we covered the launch of P&V Wine Merchant’s newest venue in Paddington. This exciting new bottle shop is slinging top-notch natural wine, sour beers and liquor (complete with a dine-in courtyard out the back).

And now, we’re excited to share that P&V Wine Merchants are joined by their upstairs neighbours, Porcine. This brand new French bistro has taken over the former Micky’s Cafe space on Oxford Street, with a duo of hospitlality heavyweights at the helm.

The crew behind Porcine are Nicholas Hill (the former Head Chef of the Old Fitz) and Harry Levy (ex-Done Peppino’s co-owner). In his time at Woolloomooloo’s Old Fitz Hotel, Hill was awarded for this take on Gallic-influenced pub food.

So, what can you expect from this exciting new venue in Paddington? Porcine is all about good times, great good and delicious wine. It fuses together all of Hill’s and Levy’s experience across venues such as Sepia, Bar Brosé and Love, Tilly Devine.

On the menu at Porcine, expect a share-style menu of French bistro classics. Start with rock oysters and bread and butter before diving into small plates of Duck Pâté in Bread & Brandy, Octopus “Bariguole” Aioli, Garlic Mussels on Toast and even Warm scallop “Vol au Vent”, Fennel & Champagne.

If you’re looking for a more substantial feed, opt for Grilled Ox Tongue “Au Poivre”, Whole Baked John Dory with Sauce Vierge or even Pork Chop, “Choux Farci”, Lardo & Sherry. And you can always add on a side of Frites or Salade if you fancy, too.

As for drinks, sipy your way through classic cocktails (from Negronis to Martinis), score a craft beer, or take you pick from their curated wine list of sparkling, white, orange, red and pink drops. You can even BYO your own bottle from the bottle shop downstairs (wine only) for a $25 corkage per bottle.

Find Porcine at 268 Oxford Street, Paddington, open Thur, Fri and Sat from 6-11 pm and Sun from 12 pm to 5 pm. Book your spot here. 

Feature Image: @edwardovadia via Instagram