Fun Times at Flourish

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Flourish holds an ambience of relaxed sophistication. This restaurant and bar has a homely feel to it, but takes on a ‘magical garden’ atmosphere after dark, when the fairy lights turn on and the buzz of chilled catch-ups and acoustic live music fades in.

You feel as though you’re exploring enchanted woods, with the timber furnishings and the plants that grow on the walls and across the ceiling. Packed in a small space, it’s the perfect meeting place and is a warm hub of community in the heart of Avalon. A massive deck nestled among the trees makes you feel as though you have escaped to a forest hideaway.

Quality over quantity is the go-to mantra that comes through in every cocktail poured, every glass served from the extensive wine list and every craft beer that is yours for the tasting. But good drinks are not the only thing on the menu; you’d be crazy to miss out on the food they’ve got on offer.

Warm shredded duck on a salad of green papaya, mild chilli, lime and mint in a betel leaf with a tamarind dressing and crispy shallots is a popular main’s choice, as are Wagyu beef cheek nachos with guacamole, yoghurt and three cheese veloute or Greek spiced pulled lamb with pita bread, tzatziki, hummus and cous cous tabouli.

Share plates include dips and breads, smoked salmon and crème fraiche pate with cornichons and sour dough toast or pork sliders with organic BBQ sauce, lettuce, apple and fennel slaw, plus potato, sweet potato and sage and polenta fries.

And the desserts do not disappoint with the death by chocolate you may dare to share or the citrus twist crème brulee, all completed with a fine dessert wine. If it’s the food, the drink or the ambience you crave, visit Flourish for all three.

Flourish can host your next event on the premises or at a venue of your choice. The delicious food on offer at Flourish can be recreated in an individual menu for your event whether it’s a weddings or anniversary, birthday or christening. Contact them on Facebook or Instagram: @flourishavalon.