No, that’s not a typo. Boomarang is the correct way to spell the name of this relaxed, family-friendly riverside hang out featuring open-air seating, picnic-style wooden tables and low-back chairs.
Australian haunt Boomarang Bistro & Bar begs to be a beer-stained watering hole, with its open-air seating, picnic-style wooden tables and lowback chairs. But thanks to a menu boasting a $90 Wagyu steak and king prawn salad, it’s a casual balance of comfort and class instead.
Try the mid-range lunch/dinner menu with a thick Wagyu beef burger topped with beetroot and cooked to our liking, or the tender Angus steak sandwich with barbecue sauce on lightly toasted flatbread. There’s emu, crocodile and kangaroo on the ‘all-day grazing’ list for the more adventurous, and a deep breakfast menu that rivals nearby neighbour Epicurious. Give the desserts a pass – the brownie was dry and hard.
A popular haunt of local Aussie expats, this is the place to sink a few cold ones while watching live coverage of the AFL Cup Final, Melbourne Cup or any other major event in the Australian or international sporting calendar, The bar’s trivia nights on Tuesday at 7.30pm are also worth a look-in with the winning table receiving their bar tab on the house (tabs have gone as high as $1,700). Get yourself along if you know the first Grammy Award-winning song to include the f-word in its lyrics.