A Sydney based writer, director, actor. Loves going out and exploring what Sydney has to offer.
Published January 25th 2013
Delicious wine and cheese, what more could you want?
Glebe Point Road hums with life, from stalwart restaurants and shops that have existed since the dawn of time to places that change every season. For a long time, the corner of Glebe Point Road and Mitchell Road sported pizza joints, that would run out of business, become empty and forlorn for some time, then be taken up by someone whose optimism outweighed their business acuity.
Luck might be changing sides, however, as the spot is now home to Mr Falcon's.
While the wine list is a little pricey, around $9 a glass and $36 a bottle, it boasts a good selection. And, let's be fair, that's pretty standard amongst Sydney's bar scene. For beer drinkers there are 4 Pines, Murrays and Badlands at $8 a bottle.
Drawings on the cocktail blackboard denote the style of drink, with prices ranging from $10 for a French Martini to $18 for a 'Black Forest', with carafes of sangria at $20. The bar snacks are well thought out, with something for everyone: olives ($6), jaffles, including a spaghetti and cheese jaffle ($5.50), dipping plates ($12) and cheese and meat platters (from $9).
We enjoyed a bottle of semillon sauvignon blanc from Margaret River with a cheese platter. Out of the six cheeses on offer, we chose a triple cream brie, a blue and a hard goat's cheese, a delicious array that still has me salivating.
One of Mr Falcon's most inviting features is the eclectic mix of furniture. Quaint antique pieces, comfortable armchairs, lounges and mood lighting evoke a feeling of having stepped back in time to the 1800s.
The only shame is that the outside "beer garden" is filled with uninteresting garden furniture and is clearly in need of a spruce up.
Live music lights up the bar, with local groups performing jazzy and folksy numbers throughout the week. Mr Falcon's is equipped to host functions, with a range of areas, such as the Main Bar, the Gold Room and an upstairs area that was cleverly converted to a small theatre during the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Fans of Singha beer should take advantage of 'Singha Sundays'. From 3pm on Sunday patrons can enjoy 5 Singhas for $20.