Bloom is an eatery and function space from the Peter Rabbit crew.
Wood takes centre-stage in the design here. The Sans-Arc Studio fit-out (complete with signature arches) is full of natural colour tones and textures: think timbers, stucco walls, stone floors and leather seats. It’s clear the space was designed with the local landscape in mind. The ceiling has been painted a eucalyptus-like shade of green, and the back of the building – which was once a tram barn – opens to a pavilion with views of the River Torrens and surrounding gum trees. The outdoor function space can be booked for large events such as weddings.
The all-day menu draws from a wide range of influences, from Japanese (a chicken-and-miso ramen with house-made wholemeal noodles, spicy beef mince, poached – rather than boiled – egg, corn, spring onion, daikon kimchi, nori and black garlic oil) to Thai (charcoal chicken with basmati, yellow curry yoghurt and garden herbs) to Italian (house-made pasta with slow-braised beef-cheek).
A large, dome-shaped hearth isn’t just for show. The menu’s been designed with fire in mind: there’s woodfired halloumi with pine nuts, honey, sumac and thyme; fire-roasted strawberries with a macadamia and dark chocolate granola, house-made almond milk and sweet almond meal; and wood-roasted pumpkin with spelt, shiitake, almond ricotta, radish salsa verde and smoked almond.
Even the drinks get a lick of fire: think wood-roasted banana or grilled peaches and cream smoothies, smoked-plum gin sours and smoked mulberry with Japanese liquor.