If you love museums and steaks, the have I got a place for you. Natural History Bar & Grill, located on Collins Street serves heaps of dishes from the grill with an extensive and impressive bar. However, be ready for stuffed animals looking at you through the glass windows because yep, it’s like you’re at the Natural History Museum (well I’d assume so since I haven’t been yet but watching movies I’d say that’s pretty spot on!). Anywho, the atmosphere is very casual with very friendly staff so no need for any fancy pants here!
For starters we got the chicken liver parfait with brioche and that brioche was so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The parfait? It was a touch too solid for my liking and not enough of flavour.
Chicken Liver Parfait – $18
with cornichons, brioche & spiced orange
The coffee spiced pork ribs were super sticky so be prepared to get your hands dirty! The BBQ sauce with the coffee spiced was so delish but it was literally just bones. There wasn’t a lot meat on the ribs and it wasn’t tender at all which was quite disappointing.
Coffee Spiced Pork Ribs – $18
with BBQ sauce, chicharron
To prepare us for our mains, we got the mac and cheese and holy mother of cheese, this was TOTES AMAZEBALLS!
Mac & Cheese – $9
The pork belly had an awesome crunchy skin. The flavour though, was awesome sauce!
Meander Valley Pork Belly – $32
with slow roasted apple, rotisserie cabbage
The O’Connor Hanger Steak cooked medium rare was so succulent and juicy and oh so delish!
O’Connor Hanger Steak 175g – $30
with cafe de paris butter
Natural History Bar & Grill is a great place for steaks with awesome drinkies. Definitely get the mac & cheese and you will not be disappointed. Definitely a great place for after work drinkies, a catch up with friends or even date night.