Northern Git

Northern Git


Situated in the heart of Thronbury, the Northern Git is a gastronomical delight.

The Git, as it is locally known, combines great food with a no-nonsense approach.

"Its all about the food, the drink and the company."

Northern Git, also known as 'The Git' opened its doors in June 2014, offering a new experience in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. You will feel at home at The Git in our relaxed, casual environment, providing you with a no bollocks dining and drinking experience.

Our passion for food and beverage compliments our strong emphasis on service and quality. Led by Head Chef Michael Slade, The Git prides itself on house made product using extensively researched and specifically sourced local and seasonal produce.

Review |

No bollocks dining Looking to be well fed and watered in the north while feeling relaxed the whole time? Check out The Northern Git, named after chef and owner Michael Slade's nickname that was given to him by a close friend many moons ago. At this neighbourhood eatery you will feel right at home in the casual environment providing a no bollocks dining and drinking experience. Inside, there's a large dining room as well as a standing room and stools at the polished timber bar offering a place for those 'drink only' types to perch. This is a buzzing bar and restaurant with terrific fare to match. From house made pork crackling to grass fed aged beef, the menu has it all to make your mouth water. Check it out. Best dish: pork schnitzel with house coleslaw, potato aioli

Our Review | June 2016

A birthday night for four (3 adults & boy (14), cold wintery evening.

Arrived to a busy feel and quite a few tables already seated at 7.15pm.

Trendy artistic feel with a broad range of diners.

Offered a choice of water to start, drink menu before food menu.

I hadn't heard of any of the brands, our decision based on where the drink was made.

Food menu was a combination of old traditional dishes (rabbit, hot pot, fish & chips) to modern dishes. Broad enough range with something for most including a vegetarian choice.

Service was good, crisp and informative.

2 fish and chips (beer battered flathead), special rabbit and eggplant parmigiana.

Very edible, loved the chips, hot served in good time.

Brandy snap, Cinnamon doughnuts and a cognac for the birthday girl.

Yum, yum, yum.

Review | Broadsheet

It's surrounded by the remains of mid-century Thornbury, a time when the suburb was an Italian stronghold. But chef Michael Slade's (ex-La Luna Bistro) Northern Git represents a new order.

Slade was born in Yorkshire and he brings the dishes of his youth to this buzzing bar and restaurant. It also happens to be his first foray into ownership, and he's done a super job. A dreary urban mural dominates the space and nods to the venue's title, an insult commonly levelled at English people from the northern counties.

The hearty menu begins with indulgent bar snacks such as pork crackling and blue cheese chicken wings, before moving on to a mushroom-studded farro, pot-roast rabbit, steak-and-kidney pie and an enviable selection of grass-fed, house-aged beef. Offal gets an occasional look in, too. The menu isn't strictly English, but everything feels touched by the English dedication to food that comforts.

If you prefer your comfort in liquid form there is standing room and stools at the polished timber bar, behind which there is a selection of whiskies and British and Australian craft beer. Firkin Fridays enlighten patrons about the thrills of unpasteurised ale drawn from old-fashioned barrels, while every Sunday there's a roast.

Opening Hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed to Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri to Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

❊ Address & Contact ❊

Northern Git⊜ 757 High Street Thornbury | Map
757 High StreetThornbury
(03) 9484 6389

❊ Web Links ❊

Northern Git

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