100 Burgers Group has re-opened the doors to its Collins Street establishment as a reinvigorated public bar. Artist Vanja Zaric’s breathtaking 50-foot still-life diorama of deer, birds, mountains and jungle (all of which has been ethically sourced from local taxidermy specialists) provides a distinct ambience which is uniquely different from anything ever attempted in a gastro bar.
The new menu features a diverse selection of casual pub fare with sharing items including Pork Ribs with coffee rub, chicharron and BBQ sauce and Spicy Beef Tartare with cured egg yolk, fermented chilli and puffed tendon. What's not to like?
And while there are slight changes to the original menu, the extensive and diverse wine list will stay true to its heritage. “Here at Natural History, we’ve mixed together the classic and the unconventional,” says Natural History sommelier Gavin Wraith. “We focus heavily on organic and biodynamic producers and we are able to offer a great snapshot of the Australian and European wine scene. Many of our wines come from small producers, who we’ve grown to know personally.”
Natural History caters to the needs of those alcoholically adventurous yet also a strong list of staple cocktails that we can never say no to. The Manhattan, Sour, and Negroni, as well as the different types of martinis definitely give cocktail lovers something to look forward to after a busy day.
Open Monday to Friday the reinvigorated public bar will prove to become a hub for the Collins street masses for an effortless lunch or after work dinner and drinks. Best bit? $20 specials Monday to Thursday with most accompanied with a beer or wine. Amazing food for a great price—sounds like a winner.
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