Benvenuti - Welcome (Italian)

Welcome to Bathurst’s newest wine bar and feast on our tempting contemporary Italian share plates with family and friends whilst enjoying our range of specialty local & imported wines, beers and cocktails. Relax upstairs in our mezzanine level or dine alfresco in the courtyard. Open for lunch and dinner.

Patricia Marino - Vine & Tap Owner


Patricia Marino - Signature

Growing up in an Italian family, I know first hand that Italians are passionate about food and wine. When we gather around a table it’s a celebration.

Time is taken to savour each dish, talk, drink and laugh.
Watching my mother prepare meals for family and friends has inspired me.
Simplicity is the essence of Italian cooking
and the freshest of seasonal ingredients are used.

Vine & Tap is my vision to bring a touch of Italy to you where traditional Italian meets contemporary dining. Spuntini is the Italian concept of sharing dishes. Indulge in mouth-watering meals and enjoy our impressive range of imported, local and Australian wines and specialty beers and cocktails.

Relax upstairs in the mezzanine level or dine alfresco in the courtyard.

Above all, enjoy our unique hospitality where ‘everyone is family’.

Saluti - Cheers
Stephen Swart - Vine & Tap Owner / Wine Expert


Stephen Swart - Signature

I have been involved in hospitality for almost 35 years. From owning my own boutique liquor store, working as a barman across Sydney’s many nightspots, to being the Licensee/General Manager of the iconic Observer Hotel in The Rocks. The hours and nights are long, the demands are endless, but I love the hospitality industry and the joy it can bring to all people.

Over this time I have developed an appreciation for wine. From whites of the Margaret River, Coonawarra reds, Barossa Chardonnays and Rieslings and Mudgee Shirazs’, to the endless Italian varieties. I love them all. The opportunity to share my passion for a tasty Borolo from Piedmont, to the savoury delights of a Nebbiolo from our own region with classic Italian food, makes the journey even more special.

Now as I enter a new phase of my hospitality life, in partnership with Trish and with the establishment of Vine & Tap, I want to share my passion for wine with Bathurst. I hope you enjoy what we have created.

Cin Cin - Cheers


Smoked Pumpkin house made baked ricotta
with roasted truss tomato, limoncello reduction, pistachio.

Beef brisket and bone marrow meatballs
in sugo, fresh thyme leaves, parmesan.

Patate alla Brava
crisp golden potatoes, 63ºC poached egg, smashed meatballs, chilli, sugo, fresh herbs.

Triple cooked chips
chilli, chives, garlic, shaved parmesan.

with roasted butternut squash, gorgonzola, toasted walnuts,
crisp speck, seeds, prosecco maple vinaigrette.

Coffee and porcini braised beef cheek arancini
with roasted capsicum mayo, verde emulsion, cocoa and dark chocolate, parmesan.

Wild mushroom arancini
pickled mushroom, grilled mushroom, truffle mayo, parmesan.

Penne Boscaiola
cream and porcini reduction, roasted field mushroom, pine nuts, parmesan, cured egg yolk.

Our Chef

Chef Chris Brooks began his career over 12 years ago when he was handpicked to work at Darley’s, Lilianfels Resort and then at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort, under the tutelage of several renowned chefs from the Blue Mountains, Sydney and overseas. He was then selected by the UK’s Soho House Group to work as chef at their Central London site where he ran one of the main kitchens at Soho Club, proving his worth in a demanding environment.

Returning to Australia, Chris worked as sous chef at Cobblestone Lane Restaurant, Bathurst. Seeking a bigger challenge, Chris moved to the heart of the Melbourne restaurant scene in Brunswick working at Albert Street Food & Wine (now Albert & Sydney), and was promoted to Head Chef after only eight months.

Returning to the Central West, Chris will be fronting Bathurst’s newest and most anticipated wine bar, Vine & Tap. As Head Chef, expect his signature tantalizing presentation and hard-hitting flavour to emblazon all of Vine & Tap’s delicious offerings.

Chris Brooks - Chef @ Vine & Tap Bathurst



PHONE: 02 6358 0875