Whoever said married life is boring hasn’t met Tania and Ryan Lambson, the couple behind Baby Mammoth. Three days before their wedding, the pair decided to buy a rundown Chinese restaurant in Northbridge. When they returned from their honeymoon, they quickly got to work and transformed the venue into the fun beer-centric joint that it is today.
Baby Mammoth is focused on the finer details when it comes to the experience of eating out. The acoustic padded walls are a sign of Ryan’s background in sound engineering, and the diverse menu a product of the couple’s own unique backgrounds and travel experiences. Tania is Chinese-Indonesian-Dutch and Ryan is South African-Australian. You can expect to see anything from poutine with house-made cheese curds to buttery snails on the menu. There’s no particular theme here – just whatever creation the worldly couple thinks up next.
The personable staff offers suitable drink pairings from the 60-plus bottled beer range and three rotating locals on tap. The real highlight is the beer cocktails, made with unique beer liqueurs and vermouths. The Lambsons want people to appreciate the complexity of good beer by making it the hero of their cocktails – think maple Old Fashioned with an Eagle Bay Black IPA vermouth.