As one of the newest culinary highlights of the Southern Highlands, Birch offers a dining experience stamped with innovation and packed full of personality. The best of seasonal produce takes centre stage, delivered by a polished and personable team who relish the opportunity to share their fare.

Owned and managed by Glenn and Renée Wallace, a dynamic duo whose combined management experience – as well as Renee’s service, hospitality, marketing, design, promotion and branding experience – drives them to lead their team to create and deliver a dining experience filled with personality and quality.

“Don’t be misled by the fact we’re in a small, regional town,” says Wallace. “The execution is up to the standard of a capital city and we have a small but experienced team to thank for that. Every member of the team contributes – a reflection of how we all respect each other, the food and the guest’s experience. The Southern Highlands has long been a brilliant destination for foodies and we hope Birch will be an additional reason for people to spend time in the region.”

Ben Bamford joined Birch in 2018 as Head Chef and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Equally as knowledgeable and talented, Daryl Laver joined the crew shortly after Ben. Both are driven by passion, diligence and attention to detail, creating a menu that is reflective of the seasons, highlights local produce and above all puts the most emphasis on food that tastes exceptional.

[From left: Glenn Wallace, Ben Bamford, Renee Wallace and Darly Laver. Photo credit: © Abbie Melle 2019]