Welcome to another edition of ‘In The Paddock’! Life at The Paddock Restaurant and Bar has been exciting and we’ve enjoyed your company! Most nights of service are fully booked which makes us smile more than the smell of smoking meats and a craft beer being opened after a week of hard work. (hint hint). We’ve had a great response from you regarding our new desserts, especially the Starward single malt whisky & white chocolate cheesecake, which I mentioned in our previous blog ‘Sweet beginnings’! To avoid disappointment and to ensure that you and your guests get a table please go to our reservations tab and make a booking with our Open Table system. If you have any issues then please don’t hesitate to give our team a call on (07) 4031 0100 and we’ll make this easier for you. Now that the formalities are out of the way; let’s get stuck into the fun stuff!

Over the past few months Ron, Liam, Sarah and I have been working hard behind the scenes (brick wall) of Paddock Restaurant and Bar on an exciting new project. Thus far we have only mentioned it to a select few of our loyal guests, friends and family.

Now it’s finally time for us to let you in on our little secret!

Harvest Bar-B-Que is our new event. A seasonal weekend pop-up bar which is located in our garden laneway adjoining The Paddock Restaurant and Bar. Harvest will be open from 3pm on Friday afternoons; just in time for you to run away from work and let your hair down, or kick off your weekend vibes. On weekends we’ll open from 12pm for lunch through to dinner until around 10pm. Ping pong anyone?

The laneway has come a long way since we began the garden transformation. We’ve rolled our turf; hung the herb gardens along the styled brick walls; and filled the cosy space with daybeds, trendy décor and a tournament ping pong table.  Want to challenge your mates to a ping pong competition and gain ultimate bragging rights after a sneaky craft beer or five? As the evening progresses, the laneway is illuminated with dimly lit hanging lights making it a perfect spot for an intimate (tinder) date, a few post-work bevvies, or a session with friends. There is plenty of parking for our guests, so leave your car overnight and join us for a ‘day after’ hangover (feed) and an all-important regroup on previous nights adventures. An array of different styles of music will sound and we will welcome local talent to play their beats. Harvest will have a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere for you and your squad/fam to gather, socialise, drink and eat. Simple!

Harvest will serve casual eats and drinks from the hole-in-the-wall style service area. We’re taking a laidback approach to food and service compared to Paddock Restaurant and Bar. We will offer the same signature top quality, sustainable and ethical produce from Aussie farms that we have been renowned for offering. Smoked meat eats such as brisket, pork collar butt and beef short ribs will be available, along-side burgers and side options such as mac & cheese, slaw and refried beans. There are plenty of options to create larger meals or a selection of nibbles for a group to share. All napkins, cutlery and cups are sourced from a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved manufacturer, which continues to enforce our social responsibility to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. The disposable serving-ware is made in a factory that is carbon neutral and a % of their profit is donated to particular conservation groups that are decreasing deforestation – lets us help out where we can. Harvest will have hip hops (cool craft beer) served on tap (Thanks Mountain Goat!) with classic & vintage cocktails utilizing award-winning Australian liquor. All of the boozy cocktails will be served tall and over ice in unique art series cups designed by artists from across the country.

We’re close to opening the gates for the first time and our team can’t wait for you to join us for a bevy and a feed! Stay in the loop with our events and opening dates on our Harvest Facebook page! Share it with your friends and family and don’t be shy in giving me (Matty) or the guy with the ginger beard (Ron) a high five when you arrive. In the meantime, we hope to see you at Paddock Restaurant and Bar!

Happy days,

Matty Bonasia

P.S: If you want to challenge Ron and I to a round of ping pong doubles then send Harvest a message with your dope team name and a photo of your killer uniform and we’ll hook it up!

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