Honour Ave Cellars
If you love intimate wine bars, then you’ll adore Graceville’s snug sipping spot Honour Ave Cellars. Officially opening in September 2020, Honour Ave Cellars is the brainchild of chef Chris Siktars (known to many as the operator of popular fine-dining pop-up Black Ox). The bar and wine shop aims to make guests feel like they’re walking into their own private wine cellar. The space is cosy to say the least – a 28-sqm space houses 2500 bottles and room to seat eight guests. Chris has cast a wide net for his vino selection, bringing together a list of old and new-world wines wines from 100 different makers from Australia and aboard – many of which are near impossible to find anywhere else in Brisbane. Lesser-known wines from sustainable producers are a focus, so guests can expect an array of interesting small-batch, minimal-intervention and wild-fermented wines (many available to take away) from eatern Europe, the United States, Chile, South Africa and our own back yard. Honour Ave Cellar’s food menu encompasses a range of light bites, divided into bar snacks (aged beef tartare with toasted brioche and wild-fish ceviche with fennel pollen buttermilk), salumi (smoked and cured Hungarian csabi and German-style mortadella) and cheese (cave-aged goats milk cheddar from Dorset, Bleu d’Auvergne from France and Dellendale raclette from Western Australia).