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Looking for the wine list? Don't be ridiculous.

We can't fit our whole wine list on this site.

Design & build by
A Friend of Mine

Illustration by
Andy Murray

Andy Murray for Lesa

The Good Plonk

How's upstairs going?

We used to avoid answering this question like it was some kind of secret shame. But after many months of uncertainty, and hard labour, we think upstairs is going pretty well these days, thank you very much.

Info & Hours

Dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm.
Lunch Thursday and Friday from noon.

Bookings are recommended and are available 90 days in advance through this website. We do keep a few spots free for walk-in guests.

We are located upstairs at 122 Russell St in the city, yes you have to climb the stairs! Embla, our wine bar, is downstairs.

Please note both Lesa and Embla will be closed from the 23rd of December to the 9th of January. The last service for both venues will be the evening of the 22nd of December.

Try if you have any questions that can't be answered here.


We are not a very big restaurant and recommend booking if you'd like to join us, especially on weekend nights.

If you can't secure a booking do email us (or call us if it's on the day) as we may be able to squeeze you in before / after someone else

We take bookings for groups of 1 - 6 guests for lunch and dinner through the link below

Spaces for groups larger than 6 are available Thursday and Friday lunch only, please email for more information

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