Naber + IIII do what neighbours do best – bring people together, feed them with good food, great wine and keep them buzzing from afternoon to the late hours of the night.
Naber + IIII – checks notes: “neighbour and four”, two venues sharing space on Oxford Street – may be newcomers, but their warm service, energetic bar and refined menu will surely make them neighbourhood favourites for a long time to come.
Chef Jacob Rutherford oversees an energetic menu that transitions seamlessly between breezy afternoon drinks in the outdoor courtyard (“IIII”) and the refined-yet-playful intimacy of the neighbourhood bar (“Naber”), and leans on local produce – from WA yuzu to the exceptional Block 275 canola oil.
Bridging the refined seating of Naber and the disco lights of IIII is the abundant drinks list.
You can’t help but grin when biting into the “cheeky” pig on toast: a slice of crunchy bread supporting a slab of fatty pig’s-head meat cut with persimmon chutney that leaves a lingering sweet brightness after each bite. Borlotti beans with the warm spice of a fragrant West Indian “dog sauce” and nori fries is a perfect conversation starter, while Blackwood Valley beef rump cap brings a satisfied hum across the table with a rich, deep, swipe-your-plate bone-marrow salsa.
Bridging the refined seating of Naber and the disco lights of IIII is the abundant drinks list, which features local wine and beer, together with some fun surprises such as green-ant gin and a ream of non-alcoholic options. With a focus on sustainability, Naber + IIII are a fashionable pair, doing what good neighbours do best: building community and sharing good times.