In opening Yellow, their third restaurant, in 2013, Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt were 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.
In February 2016, we re-launched the dinner menu to be 100% vegetarian. Brent has long been renowned for his vegetarian options, frequently flaunting inventive vegetarian dishes at Yellow, 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.
“I’ve always loved cooking with vegetables,” says Brent, “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, biodynamic and organic vintages from passionate producers to suit the revamped menu.
Yellow is open seven nights a week, with breakfast/brunch offered on weekends.
THE HISTORICAL YELLOW HOUSE
The building at 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 artists’ movement called The Yellow House Artists Collective.
Artists such as Brett Whiteley, George Gittoes, Bruce Goold, Peter Weir, Philip Noyce, Alby Thoms and Aggie Read collaborated and displayed work here ranging from paintings and sculpture to 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 Point, bringing a ‘bohemian’ feeling which remains to this day.