To “fallow” refers to the agricultural practice where farmers intentionally leave fields uncultivated, allowing the land to rest and regenerate between cropping. The trio behind Northbridge’s latest haunt – Stuart Laws (Brown Street Grill), Joel Beresford and Daniel Sterpini (both the Dutch Trading Co) – have used this ethos as the inspiration for their new 248-seat bar.

Fallow is now ready to open after the team spent two years converting a long-vacant heritage building into a modern bar and kitchen.

“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 wellbeing,” Beresford said in a statement. “At Fallow, we’re inviting our guests to … enjoy a deliberate pause, where they can savour the moment over intentional dishes and craft beverages.”

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Fallow’s drinks list will focus on WA’s craft beer and wine producers, with carefully selected spirits and international beers rounding out the offering. Fallow’s food will go beyond standard tavern fare, spurred on by Laws’s extensive experience in woodfired cooking. The venue boasts a wood-burning oven built from 120-year-old recycled brick and a “meat vault” housing dry-aged beef.

“It’s exciting to have such a special kitchen set-up,” Laws said in the statement. “It blends the very best of modern and old-school cooking.”

The menu will feature a dry-aged beef burger; Berkshire pork cotoletta; Carnarvon pink snapper crudo with ponzu and torched cucumber; Shark Bay crab tortellini with saffron; and wood-grilled Maitaki mushroom with umami black garlic aioli and grilled lime.

The two-storey building features a range of spaces to drink and dine, allowing guests to choose their own adventure. Options include a seat on the balcony with views of the surrounding Northbridge nightlife, a sunny spot in the alfresco area or curling up with a read in the cosy lounge.

The Fallow team rounds out its offering with plans for an on-site cafe and bakery as well as weekend brunches.

Fallow Liquor and Eatery will open on Saturday May 25 at 314 William Street, Northbridge.