Bush is an Australian eatery. There's only six items on the menu and everything is $12 and under. The single main is an American-style cheeseburger with meat, cheese, pickles and sauce, but the patty is encrusted with a layer of caramelised speck. There are side orders of vegetables – potato and cauliflower dressed with green tahini, capers, smoked almonds and chips dusted with white pepper. There’s also a party pie filled with curried kangaroo.
Two desserts round out the list: a bread-and-butter pudding with hundreds and thousands, and grapefruit drizzled with Lawn’s grandma’s honey.
All of the food is served in the most relaxed atmosphere you can imagine, with waiters who treat you like friends and a dining room made from bits of bush – tree-stump stools and tables from single rough cuts of a tree trunk. There’s plenty of Australiana, including stuffed marsupial toys and a motley selection of twigs, branches and native flowers, and the outdoor dining room feels like the communal dinner space at a school campground.