Welcome To Thornbury
520 High Street
Welcome to Thornbury is actually in Northcote for those who are a bit pedantic about these things! A car manufacturing factory in its previous life it is now a bar and food truck venue which can accommodate up to 700 people! I went on a sunny Saturday afternoon and the place was packed and buzzing. The crowd was mixed with all ages represented and a lot of people with young children and dogs.
|View from the food trucks|
There are 6 food trucks on site most days and these change daily. There is a schedule on their website if you want to check out who is going to be there before you go. After getting some drinks (my sauvignon blanc was $7.50 a glass) my friend and I spent a bit of time checking out what was available and then went different ways.
|View from the indoor bar area looking towards the food trucks|
I went with the Digging For Fire BBQ Kitchen and had the 12 hour pulled pork, Israeli couscous, pineapple/chilli relish and lime mayonnaise in a bowl for $13. You can also get it in a roll for $10.
This dish was delicious and full of flavour. The salad was fresh and the pork beautifully tender.
My friend had Lamb Souvlaki "The Bahh" $10 and Chips with Oregano $5 from the Greek Street Food truck. She really enjoyed her meal but unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the souvlaki. I can vouch that the chips were delicious!
The Greek Street Food truck was very popular.
Welcome To Thornbury manages to be cool yet family friendly. We were there from around 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and it was packed and I imagine that is only going to get worse as the weather improves. Their opening hours are on their website but on the weekend it is noon until 10pm.
Other vans there on Saturday were selling Vietnamese food, burgers, pizza and there was a mushroom/vegetarian option! There really was something for everyone.
I'm looking forward to returning.