Yardbird Restaurant and Bar features a bold flavoured menu inspired by the European tradition of cooking over fire. Find Wagyu bavette steak, blue cheese butter and shallots alongside roast farmed rabbit, wrapped in jamon, Dijon mustard, bacon and broad-bean sauce. For dessert the Valrhona chocolate fondant with orange and cardamom ice cream is a must.
To drink, there is a beautiful collection of wines from near and far. The list features over a hundred wines plus craft beers on tap, and traditional cocktails highlighting local distilleries.
The interior is inspired by the surrounding regions with materials that are raw and unfinished from concrete and blackbutt, to steel and raw terracotta. Blackwood tables and hand poured concrete are bespoke finishes from local artisans. Colours of oxblood, olive and mustard are layered with wicker and plaid, celebrating the natural palette of the Australian landscape and regional homesteads.
Before dinner, the best spot at Yardbird is the courtyard garden, perfect for relaxing, drinking and watching life on Townsend St pass by.
Bookings are essential.