Lark is a bar and restaurant that is located in a 130 year old converted colonial cottage. The luxurious decor is decidedly Old World, while the modern selection of meals and cocktail heavy drinks menu provide the ingredients for a good time.
The menu at The Lark is short and simple. The food is tapas style and combines European and Asian influences, where risotto balls and Lark san choi bao (duck breast with vinaigrette and salad) compete with crowd favourites like potato chips and salads. There is also a selection of heartier, Australian style meals like tempura prawns and kangaroo fillet.
The rock and roll roots of The Lark's founder and owner are on display in the cocktail menu, with cocktails like Strummer (vodka, lime, passionfruit and ginger beer) and Ruby Tuesday (cognac, rum, almond and raspberry syrup, topped with cream and sprinkled with nutmeg).
The Lark is an upmarket establishment that is right at home in the suburb of Paddington. This does mean that some of the main meals are a little pricey and the cluttered shabby-chic interior, although attractive, can make the place seem a little crowded (or cosy, depending on your preference).
This is not a place to duck into for a quick bite – it's the place you go when you want an atmospheric surrounding where you can linger over your meal.