Local foodie Jennifer Beachey and former Melbourne restaurateur Marcus Tomlin are the creative minds behind the newly revamped and reimagined Piper Street restaurant Parkland Kyneton.
The vibe is one of understated traditional elegance with a luxe twist.
“We want anyone and everyone to walk in, find their nook and instantly feel comfortable,” Jennifer says.
“We love the space and pride ourselves on having created an unpretentious yet beautiful aesthetic to complement any occasion and visit.”
When renovating Parkland, Marcus and Jennifer wanted to create a bright, sophisticated and warm environment that the building lent itself so well to.
“We definitely wanted a little glamour and luxe (come and check out our armchairs and our loos), but we also want people to feel comfortable and relaxed,” Jennifer says.
“We think our space lends itself to so many occasions; from a special dinner, date night through to an end-of-week catchup with the girls and boys.
“We have even added some well-known beers on tap to add an extra sense of familiarity for the boys.”
Parkland Kyneton’s menu is really an epicurean showcase of the amazing local food and wine of the region.
“We live in an area that is abundant with incredible food and wine and with every season our plates are overflowing with world-class ingredients complemented by delicious wines,” Jennifer says.
“At Parkland, we really want to display the talents of our surrounding food and wine producers.
“Our head chef Mark Renaud comes from top Melbourne restaurants, The Botanical, The Railway Hotel and recently his own restaurant in Macedon before joining us.
“He knows how to get the best out of local food and delivers over and above with imaginative, innovative dishes.”
Parkland’s food concept centres on curated share plates and community style eating.
“We love the idea of conversation, passing plates of delicious food around the table, and plenty of laughter. It is how food is meant to be enjoyed!” Jennifer says.