We walk in and say: ‘Wow, that is a HUGE outdoor play area.’
It’s always a treat to find a restaurant which has a great play area for kids, but The Backyard at Concord has one that is way beyond anything else we’ve seen before.
There’s a vast astroturfed play space with basketball nets, balls… and space, space, space to play.
The Backyard is the family-friendly restaurant at Briars Sports, a bowling club and sports club in Concord. One of the greens has been astroturfed to make the huge play area.
This vast space is entirely and securely fenced – a parents’ joy.
But don’t think the Backyard is all about the play space – just wait, there’s more.
The chef is a local whose fine dining experience certainly shows in the luscious food on offer.
This is not your standard bowling club fare.
Hold on a minute though, there’s more playing to be done, got to build up an appetite.
The BACKYARD: What’s On The Menu?
The BACKYARD aims to be simple, but this is a step beyond what you’d normally find at the local bowlo. The classics are all there, like fish and chips, parmigiana and burgers. But check out the chicken schnitzel pictures below, it’s served with mushrooms, thyme, cream and parmesan. Very good!
There are share plates for starters, we tried the fried cauliflower with herbs, pomegranate and tahini.
The kids menu has pasta, fish and chips, steak, chicken parmigiana, chicken schnitzel and cheeseburger.
Top quality, locally sourced ingredients are used here, and much is made in house, for example the charcuterie board includes house cured meats.
The BACKYARD at Briars Sports
14 Ian Parade, Concord NSW 2137
Open: For lunch and dinner seven days a week
Kids activities: colouring in indoors, toys and space outdoors
High chairs: yes
Childrens’ menu: yes
Baby change: yes in family bathroom in sports car
Parking: There is a car park at Briars Sports Club as well as free street parking on Ian Parade
Mum’s Report: Do make a booking for large groups and busy time. Call ahead to have a chat about yoyr own needs or to ask for quieter times. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
The BACKYARD makes a terrific spot for get togethers, family dinners, birthdays and anniversaries. The food is MUCH better than your average club. The space to play is what will matter most to the kids, but the grown ups will return for the food.
Well played, the BACKYARD, in every way.
We were guests of The BACKYARD at Briars Sports, many thanks for hosting the two of us.
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