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Una Mas

A wine and tapas bar inside Coogee Pavilion that welcomes you straight off the beach.
By Leisha Kapor and Andrew Zuccala
February 20, 2020
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By Leisha Kapor and Andrew Zuccala
February 20, 2020
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At home on the middle floor of Coogee Pavilion, Una Más is the lively, playful sibling to fine diner Mimi's. While the latter pairs crisp white linen with bumps of caviar and frozen vodka, the former is a wine and tapas bar — that welcomes you, a little sandy, straight off the beach.

Fresh, fun and vibing off its coastal location, Una Más offers a menu of small and large dishes spiked with both Spanish and Australian flavours by Executive Chef Jordan Toft (Bert'sBar Topa).

Sharing is caring here — it is tapa after all — so be sure to order a little bit of everything as move your way through the menu. Opt for individual spinach croquettes ($8), a big ol' bowl of anchovies with warm focaccia ($29), charred cabbage ($16) and freshly grilled octopus served with fermented habanero ($27). And those with a sweet tooth should save room for dessert — a classic Basque cheesecake ($16) and super rich dulce de leche flan ($16) go down a treat.

You can go full hog and feast at Una Más for dinner, or simply go for drinks and snacks by the water. It's also ideal for the late-night munchies on Fridays and Saturdays when the 50-seater drinking and dining den is open until 3am. Forgo the end-of-the-night kebab, subbing in a few tapas dishes and a glass of Gonzalez Byass Vermouth instead.

You'll also find a series of classic cocktails, white and red sangrias, sherry,  amaro and beer on offer, alongside a wine list that's both fun and affordable (with many bottles under $80). You can share a bottle of local pét-nat ($55), a chilled red from Inkwell 'Natural Law' in McLaren Vale, SA ($57) or an Italian white ($64) served on tap.

If you're having a big night out in the eastern burbs, a trip to Una Más wouldn't go astray.

Images: Steven Woodburn.

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