The Fancy Parrot
Next time you’re up north, you might want to check out The Fancy Parrot; Ascot Vale’s newest boutique wine and cocktail bar. Don’t be scared by the bright turquoise sign and fluorescent wall designs, if you venture inside you’ll find an extensive wine list, some quality share plates and local craft beers on tap.
The cocktails on offer are colourful takes on the classics–and some can even be made vegan upon request. The Perky Pepe shakes up the classic Espresso Martini with rum and condensed milk for some sweetness, while the Ruffle My Feathers blends gin, peach schnapps and lime for a fruity punch.
The food offering is concise but varied, with plates like Queensland-sourced tempura Tiger Prawns, Arancini Balls with sundried tomatoes and feta, and Zucchini Flowers with house-made romesco for the vegans out there.
So if you have an affinity for birds in top hats and love a large variety of quality wine, The Fancy Parrot should be your next go-to watering hole.
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