Yarra Kitchen & Bar
Enjoy signature spritz and fat prawn rolls, at this dog-friendly, riverside pop-up bar.
Melbourne has scored another sun-drenched waterfront pop-up to add to its collection of summer haunts; this time, it's hugging the banks of the Yarra on Southbank's Sandridge Wharf. With room for 165 punters, Yarra Kitchen & Bar has landed in the space beside beer bar Hopscotch, decked out with garden furniture and wicker armchair pods where you'll happily find yourself whiling away this season's balmy afternoons and nights.
Don those sunnies, settle in riverside and get stuck into the impressive lineup of spritzes — maybe the Sicilian-style lemon and jasmine concoction, or a carafe of the blood orange and rosemary number. If seltzers are more your speed, you'll find options from both Fizzer and White Claw, along with local wines, a handful of tap brews, and tinnies from the likes of Stomping Ground and Hawkers.
You can match the summery vibe with bites from the raw bar selection, including tuna ceviche tacos and salmon tostadas. Or, snack your way through the likes of crumbed barramundi bao, nori-salted fried chicken, loaded grazing boards and generous Aussie prawn rolls.
Plus, it's dog-friendly. BYO four-legged bestie for some waterfront hangs.
Yarra Kitchen & Bar is open 12pm–10pm Sunday–Wednesday and 10am–11pm Thursday–Saturday.