It was a well-earned late lunch we were looking forward to as we stepped into the recently renovated Union Bank wine bar on Byng Street in Orange’s town centre. We’d had a hard day’s wine tasting and were ready for sustenance.
The Union Bank building was – funnily enough – a bank from 1857 and still holds onto the simple grandeur of its past. But now its pillared doorway leads into a spacious, modern bar and bar room with a comfortable courtyard out the back.
We picked a white from the 120-strong wine list featuring by-the-glass and by-the-bottle options from Orange and around New South Wales.
Mrs Romance ordered the fish and chips while I savaged a club sandwich. Both were delicious.
We were very tired after our wine tasting and lunch, so we headed back to our friends’ place for a nap. Otherwise, we’d have been happy to stay in the little courtyard, sample a couple of bottles of what the Union Bank had to offer and maybe even stay for dinner.
It’s a great venue and – as with all things in Orange’s town centre – close to everything! Two doors down is Lolli Redini, an acclaimed restaurant for relaxed fine dining.
And you’re only one street back from the main road in and out of town… not that you’ll want to think about that. Leaving Orange is no fun at all!
Union Bank wine bar and restaurant
84 Byng Street,
Here’s their website (unionbank.com.au) , though it’s only a simple landing page. For a bit more info, here’s their Facebook page.
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