Approachable yet occasion-worthy dining from one of the South West’s culinary dependables.
Looking around at the clientele, it’s clear that Yarri hits the spot for a special night out. There are dates, family get-togethers and celebratory groups of friends. It’s understandable, as Yarri ticks all the boxes: classy décor and generously spaced seating, welcoming and attentive service, an open kitchen for a bit of a show, and of course, there’s the food. Aaron Carr is a part of the culinary fabric of the South West, and he’s stamped his signature on the menu and ethos here at Yarri, co-owned with the Davis and Sweeney families (also partners with Carr in winery Snake + Herring).
Aaron Carr is a part of the culinary fabric of the South West, and he’s stamped his signature on the menu and ethos here at Yarri.
The four-course set menu provides two options for each course, so if that date is going well you can share a taste of the entire menu between two. House sourdough marries a crunchy crust with a chewy inside, while thoughtfully sourced produce (including that from the cellar door vegetable garden) is laced with Asian flavours: think kingfish with wakame and mushroom XO, carrots dusted with a generous sprinkle of furikake, and a McHenry Hohnen pork collar that’s sharp and salty from fennel jam and miso paste.
The wine list is understandably heavy on Snake + Herring wines, with a top-up from other locals. Rather than an afterthought, as some dessert options can be, the blackberry and apple crumble, enveloped with hay-infused crème anglaise, heralds a triumphant finale to that special night out. Dig in.