GPO CHEESE AND WINE ROOM
What Makes the GPO Cheese and Wine Room Special
- Established as the largest retail cheese room in the Southern Hemisphere in 1999, and transformed into Sydney’s best cheese and wine bar in 2002
- The first cheese room to allow patrons to create their own cheese boards from a range of over 100 cheeses in 1999
- The first cheese room to create a dining room and offer table service in 2005
- The first cheese room to create and offer a range of premium specialty cheese fondues in 2009, with a Truffle Brie fondue, an Italian Blue Gorgonzola fondue and a tangy Goat’s Cheese fondue which have stood the test of time and are now signature offerings
- The first to develop a menu predominantly based on cheese in 2009, including Cheese Boards, Cheese Fondues, different Mac and Cheese varieties, Cheese and Wine Flights and Cheese Masterclasses for the most diverse range of cheese offerings in any cheese room in the world
About GPO Cheese and Wine Room
Awarded Best Specialty Restaurant in NSW, our intimate European-style restaurant and retail space is Sydney’s haven for cheese and wine lovers. We offer over 100 seasonal cheeses and 250 international and Australian wines, along with a variety of cheese fondues, cheese and wine flights, custom cheese plates, antipasti boards, signature Mac and Cheese and a variety of a la carte dishes, with our friendly staff and sommelier on hand to assist you with your selections.
Our main dining room caters for up to 45 guests a la carte or up to 30 guests for exclusive tasting events and private dinners. The underground tunnel originally used for the post office over 100 years ago now serves as a unique and intimate dining section. With timeless sandstone walls, terrazzo floors and a sophisticated ambience, the GPO Cheese and Wine Room offers a memorable cheese and wine dining experience no matter the occasion.
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A la Carte Menu
Our GPO Cheese and Wine Room fromager pushes the boundaries by selecting unusual cheeses and distinct flavours such as cheese infused with truffles, tea leaves, paprika or ash, paired with wine, champagne, whisky or cognac.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can create your own custom cheese boards using any of the 100 premium cheeses on offer, with our knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you with your selection. Choose from fresh and soft, washed rind, semi-hard, hard or blue vein, each served with fresh gourmet accompaniments including grapes, apple slices, lavosh, half baguette, saffron and pear chutney.
To start, why not try our Marinated Grilled Scallops with Leek Provençale, Grilled Prawns with Sauce Vierge and Zucchini Ribbons, or our Fresh Italian La Stella Buffalo Mozzarella served with Fresh Tomatoes and a Balsamic Reduction.
Guests can also choose from a variety of cheese boards and antipasto plates, or one of our signature la carte options including our house special Mac and Cheese with Four Cheeses (Pecorino, Parmigiano, Goats Chevre and Mozzarella), Ploughman’s Lunch, Pain Moins Burger a Cheval (French style bun less burger), Steak Frites or Chicken Spit Roast.
For an indulgent chocolate treat, GPO Cheese and Wine Room also offers fondue dessert boards featuring premium melted Belgian milk chocolate(34% cocoa) or Belgian dark chocolate (55% cocoa), served with banana, marshmallows, pear, amaretti, biscotti and fresh strawberries for a special dining experience to share.
Cheese and Wine Flights
Choose from our Adventurous Flight, Australian and New Zealand Flight, European Flight, Sparkling and Champagne Flight or Whisky Flight for a premium tasting experience.
Our wine list was awarded Two Goblets and Highly Recommended in the Australian Wine List of the Year Awards in 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015.
- Sydney Morning Herald
“Step into the basement of GPO in Martin Place for an elegant, intimate and luxurious cheese experience, set in a cellar-like historic sandstone space.”
- Concrete Playground
“A dedicated cheese restaurant in the middle of the CBD? Yes it’s true. Dark and moodily lit, the cheese-fanatic’s cavern is tucked underneath Martin Place’s super-alpha Italian joint Intermezzo and is modelled on an underground artisan cellar.”
- Daily Telegraph
“This historic and glamorous space is home to over 100 seasonal cheeses and 250 international and Australian boutique wines -- perfect for cheese and wine lovers alike.”
- Huffington Post
“Beautifully stocked and lovingly maintained cheese."
- SMH Foodies Guide to Sydney
“GPO Cheese and Wine Room is a eurochic hideaway that's stylish without being snooty. It’s the perfect place to meet friends when you feel like a more grown-up date than cocktails.”
- Sydney Morning Herald
“The GPO Cheese and Wine Room is dealing in some serious cheese business. Stocking between 80 and 100 cheeses, this cosy little nook, tucked away in the depths of Martin Place, is the perfect place for post-dinner treats.”
- Concrete Playground
"The refurbished temple of cheese is a haven for cheese and wine lovers."
- Sunday Telegraph
The GPO Cheese and Wine Room is excited to be featured in the article by Expedia on “Awesome Date Ideas and Hot Hotels” as the GPO Cheese and Wine Room is a unique destination to enjoy a night out with that special someone blending European charm and luxury.
2016 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Best Beer Cafe/Wine Bar - Sydney Metropolitan
2013 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Best Specialty Restaurant - Sydney Metropolitan
Australian Gourmet Traveller - Fine Wine Partners - Tucker Seabrook Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards
2016 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2015 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2014 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2010 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2009 GPO Cheese and Wine Room - Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
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