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Clever Polly’s goes Omakase

16th May, 2016


We’ve got some big news for you. As of the 22nd May 2016, Clever Polly’s will transform into an Omakase restaurant. Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it up to you”.

The menu will be determined by our chefs, who will create dishes based around what’s good on the day as we strive to make the most of the beautiful ingredients that we have access to. The meal will be built around several individual small plates that are inspired by Japanese cuisine. Expect delicate flavours, some Japanese ingredients, and local ingredients prepared in Japanese style. We truly believe that this food matches perfectly with our wine.

This is how we love to eat and we feel that going Omakase will allow us to provide our guests with a dining experience that comes from the heart.

Front of house manager and sommelier, Jasmine Wakely, and her team will continue to deliver an engaging and succinct, yet fun and casual dining experience. Each and every one of our staff has excellent knowledge of the food, natural wine, craft beer and sake that we offer. It is a game of telling us a colour, style or flavour you feel like and letting us bring you something delicious.

There will be two dining options, either a $40 or $60 menu, with three sittings at 5.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday is lunch day, with sittings at 12pm or 1.30pm. For group bookings of six or more, there is the opportunity for us to tailor a more extensive menu including as many or as few extras as you’d like. We’re dreamers, and want to allow you to be as well.

Whilst it is our joy to increase our focus on sake by the glass and for retail, we will continue to provide delicious natural wine from near and far, as well as craft beers with a particular focus on sour and alternative styles.

Clever Polly’s bottleshop is ever changing and developing, now with an online store and delivery option across Australia. This is accessible through our website. We are nothing but happy to procure a mixed selection or special bottle for you – anything is possible.

To hold true to Clever Poly’s first breaths as a wine bar, we will always save some space for walk-ins and will continue to offer a small selection of snacks that can be ordered a la carte, such as our much-loved sweet potato chips, beef tartare and comté.
Clever Polly’s will forever retain its focus on working with small, interesting producers and promoting what they do; we only wish to add an extra layer and detail for you to enjoy that we truly believe will make you love us even more.
We hope to see you soon for Omakase.