There's something I'm desperately trying to introduce into my social circle, and that is the Sunday afternoon drink. If you're trying not to think about Monday, but know you should probably hold off on finishing a case of beer before you go back to work, then a nice leisurely Sunday afternoon drink is the thing you need. And Timbah is the place to have it.
Nestled down the pretty end of Glebe Point Rd (and slightly down Forysthe st), we popped in one cold, grey Sunday and found a cosy table by the door. With a huge and diverse wine list, you might feel like you could get bogged down for choice. However, Timbah have introduced an interesting new concept. The first six people to order wine on any night choose the six bottles that will be served by the glass for that night, taking that horrible 'oh dear which wine shall I choose' feeling out of the equation. When those six run out, another lot are chosen. For a non-wine aficionado, it's a comforting system.
Post Sunday brunches, you'll find a generous and delicious share plate will be more than enough to keep you going 'til your Sunday night roast, complete with cheeses, amazing salami and yummy fried polenta. Other nights the menu is a bit more varied and you can choose from a larger variety of snacky options.
It may not be the cheapest place to go for a tipple (glasses are priced from $6), but for a relaxed atmosphere, a guy on the piano in the corner, and a feeling of being very sophisticated for a Sunday afternoon without having to hoof it to the Eastern Suburbs, Timbah is well worth visiting.