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The Arborist

A thoroughly modern Australian restaurant (with a nod to the Middle East), featuring an excellent drinks selection.
By Nik Addams
March 31, 2021
By Nik Addams
March 31, 2021

The clue is in the name with this one — The Arborist is a dining room designed and built around a Fraxinus excelsior ash tree. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, this beautiful Little Malop Street spot is perfect for date night, after-work drinks or even a cheeky afternoon drink and nibble at the ice-green marble bar.

The menu, overseen by head chef Michael Welsh, features modern Australian fare with Middle Eastern-inspired twists — think grilled zucchini salad with freekeh, seeds, herbs and parmesan custard, or baked cheesecake drizzled with tahini caramel and topped with peanut brittle, while the drinks program features an international wine list, and a solid selection of bottled and tap beer.

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