After being sold for more than $9 million in 2017, the Verandah is back with not one but two newly energized spaces. Owners Simon Tilley and Nick Wills have updated the 17-year old spot with an escapist jungle theme that'll have you ready for an island holiday.
The new layout consists of two different settings fit for an array of occasions: a sit-down restaurant with Social at Verandah and the Verandah Bar for after-work drinks and nibbles. Notes of lush greenery and tropical getaway vibes are woven throughout the two spaces for a consistently cool atmosphere. Plus, the space has gained AHA Chef of the Year Brad Sloan who's curated a menu focused on native produce.
Social at Verandah is the go-to spot for a dinner date or a meal with friends. Settle in for creative fares and a foliage-surrounded atmosphere featuring an intriguing mural by Chris Nixon. When it comes to food, the menu offers an array of different flavours and cuisines. Start with oysters ($4 each) or kangaroo tartare ($21) for entrees, then dive into a nettle gnocchi ($32) or a wagyu steak ($35).
The Verandah Bar continues the tropical holiday theme with plants hanging from the roof and curved banquets. It's curated a food menu that adds flare to classic bar fares, like the pepperoni pizza with pork belly ($20) and Faloumi Burger ($17): a haloumi and falafel hybrid.
The drinks menus for both spaces feature a global wine and spirits list, whiskey and gin choosings and tasty cocktail pitchers, like the White Peach Sparkling Sangria ($38) — perfect for sharing with friends.