Sip and savour at Northbridge’s long-awaited Fallow

Fallow Bar Northbridge
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We hear plenty of hospo whispers around town – new venues opening, chefs moving, empty spaces finally being utilised – but more often than not, we’re playing a very patient, long game.

Well, the arrival of one such venue after years of whispers means our patience is finally being rewarded – and fittingly, Fallow’s ethos encourages a thoughtfully patient approach to dining.

Fallow Bar Northbridge
Stuart Laws, Joel Beresford, Daniel Sterpini

The venue is a joint effort from Chef Stuart Laws – long-time proponent of WA’s culinary landscape – along with Daniel Sterpini and Joel Beresford of Vic Park craft beer favourite Dutch Trading Co.

“At Fallow we are inviting our guests to come as they are and enjoy a deliberate pause, where they can savour the present moment over intentional dishes and craft beverages,” said Beresford.

“To us, Fallow represents a natural patience where we can provide the best produce and service, and reminds us that periods of rest and rejuvenation are essential for long-term sustainability, productivity and overall well-being.”

Located at 314 William Street, the venue will take over the multi-level heritage building officially from May 25, after two years of renovations.

Fallow Bar Northbridge

Sip on local by-the-glass wines, local craft beers or bespoke cocktails while soaking up the afternoon sun on the balcony upstairs, settle into the alfresco or find a cosy nook for a comforting feast.

At its heart, Laws will be leading the charge of the open kitchen – complete with a wood-fired oven and hearth built from the former Corrigin meatworks’ 120-year-old bricks.

Already known for his fire-powered cooking at Brown Street Grill, Laws will take a similarly serious approach to meats here – including a meat vault to showcase dry-aged cuts – but the wood-fired oven will also be used to expertly roast veggies and baked goods. Think wood-grilled maitaki mushrooms with black garlic aioli and grilled lime, or Carnarvon pink snapper crudi with roasted kombu oil and white soy ponzu.

“Every dish is a testament to the artistry of open-flame cooking,” Laws explained.

“It’s exciting to have such a special kitchen set-up that allows our culinary team to pack a real flavour punch with everything we plate up. It blends the very best of modern and old-school cooking, and I hope diners find both comfort and intrigue in their meals here.”

For early risers, Fallow’s cafe will also be open seven days, from 7AM to 2PM with a menu of sandwiches, baguettes, focaccia, cakes and other baked goods.

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“We have really considered the experience at Fallow from multiple angles,” added Sterpini, “So guests can feel just as comfortable coming for a romantic evening, special celebration or dining adventure. It’s warm, inviting and unpretentious.”

“During the day, we will also have a bakery and cafe offering unlike anything else in the area and we plan to roll out weekend brunch trade, Sunday family meals and elevated pub specials.”

Fallow will be located at 314 William Street, Northbridge, and is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25.

Image credits: Jacqueline van Grootel