Randy's Wine

This sandwich spot turned wine bar from the crew behind Bar Elvina is dedicated to interesting vino and snacky plates to pair — plus, there's still a few top sambos.
Nishika Sharma
March 28, 2024

Overview

The team behind Avalon's locally loved Bar Elvina has revamped its sandwich-slinging joint Sandy's, opening a breezy wine bar in its place. Taking up residence along Barrenjoey Road, Randy's Wine dons a coastal-inspired fit-out with splashes of colour throughout.

From the pink hues of its Turkish marble bench tops, its custom red cedar windows and adorning leafy greens to the dim lighting and the neon-lit 'Randys' sign, the inviting space has a stylish and down-to-earth neighbourhood bar personality.

Previously home to the crew's dedicated sanga spot, this intimate 20-seat outpost offers a select range of enticing bar snacks to pair alongside its premium selections of seasonally picked wines.

Interiors of Randy's Wine in Avalon.

The third brainchild of self-titled 'cork dorks' Andy Emerson and Nick Musgrave boasts a huge range of vino from across the globe, starring the likes of juicy reds, crisp whites and skin-contact sips. And for the cocktail lovers, Randy's offers a selection of seven cocktails, including an oyster shell martini and a zero-alcohol special.

As for bites, you can get shucking with Sydney rock oysters, indulge in the buttery fried baguette paired or sink your teeth into fresh sashimi to start. Dive into the offering of seafood-forward plates, with Clarence River octopus and fried calamari with tarragon mayo leading the dishes. Or, for those opting to stay ashore, try the chicken liver parfait or the burrata with peach vinegar.

Randy's also maintains some throwbacks to its previous era with a few sizeable sangas. There's a toasted sesame milk bun loaded with yamba king prawn and its very own take on a Zinger Burger — both of which can be converted into a happy meal with the addition of fries and beer or wine. And to sweeten the deal, there's also a smoky basque cheesecake available for dessert, paired with a citrus syrup.

Looking to experience the joint as a whole? Opt for Randy's' 'let us feed you' menu, which showcases the bar's best for $50 per person.

Interiors of Randy's Wine in Avalon.

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