Owners, Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt have been inspired by the European dining scene that has given birth to a new way of eating – contemporary food and wine served in an informal atmosphere at affordable prices. Opening 7 nights a week, with Breakfast/Brunch offered on weekends, Yellow has hosted Potts Point locals, visitors and groups for events and functions since opening in 2013.
In February 2016, we re-launched our dinner menu to be 100% vegetarian. Brent is renowned for his vegetarian options, frequently flaunting inventive vegetarian dishes at Yellow since we opened, as well as at sister restaurants Bentley and Monopole. But going 100% vegetarian for evening dining is a first for the business, having recognized a growing demand in recent years. Brent says: “I’ve always loved cooking with vegetables and having a solely vegetable driven menu gives me the opportunity to focus on interesting and heirloom varietals, grown by local suppliers. By treating vegetables with the same consideration as protein we hope to show that vegetarian dishes are just as delicious as any other menu item.”
Nick’s wine list remains eclectic with a range of natural, bio and organic vintages from passionate producers to suit the revamped menu.
THE HISTORICAL YELLOW HOUSE
57 Macleay Street Potts Point is steeped in artistic history. In the 1950s as an art gallery, it displayed work by John Olsen, Robert Hughes and Robert Klippel among others before contemporary illustrator Martin Sharp inhabited the space in the 1960s and began a collaborative artist’s movement called The Yellow House Artists Collective.
Artists such as Brett Whiteley, George Gittoes, Bruce Goold, Peter Weir, Philip Noyce, Alby Thoms, Aggie Read and more collaborated and displayed work here ranging from paintings to scuptures, films and interactive art projects. The Yellow House itself was always part of the canvas and the fabric of inspiration, and the collective changed the face of Potts Points, bringing a more ‘bohemian’ feeling to it, which has remained to this day.