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About Us

Mediterranean Share Menu

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An interesting selection of Mediterranean inspired dishes that can all be shared.  Menu updates frequently.

Fully Licensed

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Exclusively European Wine List 

Extensive Bar, Cocktails & Premium Spirts

BYO Wine strictly only by request for special wines or your cellared wines.  Please contact us to discuss.

Trading Hours

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Tuesday Dinner from 4pm

Wednesday to Saturday from midday through to late.  

We stay open between lunch and dinner for aperitivo - the perfect place for an afternoon meeting, catch up or an early bite & drink.


About Little Red Robin

‘Our fondest memories are of little red robins singing and darting among the vines in the warm Tuscan afternoon sun filled with delicious food, luscious wine and laughter.  This is how our story begins’


Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar is a small cosy restaurant with a welcoming and intriguing dining experience located in the leafy & buzzy suburb of Lane Cove. Taking inspiration from the traditions and culinary riches of the cultures of the Mediterranean this modest restaurant & wine bar aims to treat its patrons by reimagining classic recipes in a contemporary aspect. 


Nestled in a lane way in the Village of Lane Cove, Little Red Robin offers a cosy setting to enjoy small sharing plates at the bar or full sharing meals at the comfortable banquet seating, accompanied by some of the most intriguing indigenous grape varieties and unusual wine styles the old world has to offer. Our promise is to keep on surprising with frequent menu changes driven by seasonality. 


The fit out is stylish, edgy, with intriguing textures, fabrics and colours.  The full copper bar is a centre piece.  The comfortable designer Italian furniture by James Richardson adds a little bit of glamour. A cocktail in an etched glass martini glass takes one on a luscious journey.  Small and intimate. Sophisticated and stylish. 


Opening from 4pm Tuesday and midday to midnight Wednesday to Saturday.  Afternoons become aperitif time, where meetings could easily move from the boardroom to the bar in the late afternoon / evening.  


The Dream & Vision

 

Little Red Robin started as a dream about 5 years ago. Alessandro Nelli & Michelle Warren, owners and the vision behind Little Red Robin, researched and looked for the perfect site, built a business plan and then identified Lane Cove as an upcoming foodie area with lots of great people, restaurants and loads of potential. ,

Going through major developments at the moment, Lane Cove may seem like a big risk, but Alessandro & Michelle are confident with the future, with Little Red Robin looking out over to the new Lane Cove park, parking and shopping centre development.  “It’s a building site now, but this will be the centre of Lane Cove and quite possibly the North Shore.  When I found this small site, I felt it was a great spot due to the future developments and that it was small and cosy and off the beaten track” Alessandro said.  


The people of Little Red Robin


Owner / Manager: Alessandro Nelli

Owner / Marketing & Operations: Michelle Warren

Head Chef: Alberto Ranalli

Sous Chef: Douglas Alverenga

 Chef De Partie: TBC

Bar: Kyal Whitehorn

Floor Staff:  Anshul Thapar, Annie Wall, Leah Bullivant

Kitchenhand: Pradip Magar

Kitchenhand: Pourakh Sapkota



Owner / Manager:  Alessandro Nelli

Italian native, born in the country of the Tuscan region, schooled in Switzerland and moved to Australia in 2001.

Alessandro has 20 years in restaurants working way up and then managing front of house in leading Sydney institution Lucio’s, the 2 Chefs Hat Paddington establishment.

Alessandro grew up on a vineyard & olive grove in Tuscany.  They made own wine & olive oil on their family property.  Alessandro learnt the value & quality of fresh produce – the family would consume their own oil every day and go and fill up the bottles from the large vats in the ‘cantina’ out the back of the house.



For all marketing, media or event enquiries please contact Michelle Warren 0421 911 232 or michelle@littleredrobin.net.au


Trading Hours

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Tuesday from 4pm until late


Wednesday to Saturday from midday until late


We offer lunch, aperitivo and dinner


We do not close between lunch and dinner


Fully licensed


*Closed Sunday & Monday & Public Holidays*