Dear Sainte Eloise replaces Waterman's Lobster Co in Potts Point

Matt Swieboda, Jasmine Natterer and Ben Abiad are opening Dear Saint Louise in Potts Point.
Matt Swieboda, Jasmine Natterer and Ben Abiad are opening Dear Saint Louise in Potts Point. Photo: Supplied

Waterman's Lobster Co may have gone to that big New England seafood shack in the sky, but there's a brand new reason to celebrate Potts Point's Llankelly Place, and that's this new wine bar from the Love Tilly Devine team.

Opening on Tuesday, May 23, Dear Sainte Eloise (named for a passage in George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London where the protagonist thinks he's praying to a saint, but is in actual fact praying to a famous French madam – spot the theme) will be offering a menu focussed on simple, produce driven, wine-friendly food (we'll take that sirloin with radish butter, stat).

The aim for Jasmine Natterer, Matt Swieboda, Nathanial Hatwel and chef Ben Abiad is to become the latest closing kitchen in the area, better servicing locals and hospitality workers stopping by for a plate and a few glasses off the 300-ish strong list. A little bread, a little wine, and total restoration.

Open Tue-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sun noon-midnight.

Shop 5, 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point (enter via Llankelly Place), 02 9326 9745, dearsainteeloise.com