Natural History Public Bar reopens after refresh

29 January, 2019 by
Madeline Woolway

Natural History Public Bar has relaunched in Melbourne’s CBD, after 100 Burgers Group opened the doors to its reinvigorated Collins Street venue.

The  50-foot diorama and extensive list of natural wines will stay, now accompanied by a new gastropub menu featuring classic dishes and daily specials.

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The new menu features a diverse selection of casual pub fare with items to share such as pork ribs with coffee rub, chicharron and BBQ sauce and spicy beef tartare with cured egg yolk, fermented chilli and puffed tendon.

Larger options include crumbed pork schnitzel with fried egg, red cabbage slaw and dill dressing, the vegan potato and cashew parmesan lasagne with raw zucchini salad. Remaining on the menu is old favourite the cajun fish sandwich with green tomato pickle, soused slaw and chips.

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Steaks are still in rotation as well, with a choice of a flat iron (300g), eye fillet (200g), a minimum 48-day dry-aged rib-eye (500g) sourced from Tasmania and a Sher Wagyu 300g rump M6, sourced from Victoria.

Natural History’s wine list still offers a varied selection of natural wines.

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“Here at Natural History, we’ve mixed together the classic and the unconventional. 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 sommelier Gavin Wraith says.

The cocktail menu is made up of classics made with three types of martini’s on offer alongside the venue’s take on the manhattan, sour, negroni and spritz.

Natural History Public Bar is open Monday to Friday.

[Image] Eugene Hyland