31 Jul 2013 • 51 reviews • 1 follower
When it comes to great food and wine, you can’t go wrong with classic French bistro fare, which is why we were excited to visit the new-ish Fatien Bar a Vin in Robertson Quay. As we discovered, this charming 30-seater restaurant not only offers a relaxed and unassuming atmosphere, but it also offers fab food and wine at stellar prices.
Newly opened in December by wine importer Jimmy Lopez, Fatien Bar a Vin is the more casual and cozy sister to La Masion Fatien
of Duxton Hill. Although the place is small, the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. When we arrived, there were only a few tables dining and drinking, which made it easy to find a place to settle in and let the conversation flow.
The menu features a good selection of reasonably priced wines, mainly from the Burgundy area in France. In addition, each item on the menu has a wine suggestion beside it for those who want to get the most out of the flavors of their food and drink. We opted for a Cote du Rhone that rang in at a very reasonable $55. Wines by the glass start at $8 a glass, which was also a huge selling point for us.