Now I promise to reveal to you the history behind the name Dig a Pony but first I thought I might tell you a little more about this cute Yarraville find?
I love Yarraville for it’s adorable village feel and sweet little houses and cute cafes and now for serving delicious tapas. Dig a Pony, tucked just away from the high street in Yarraville, is ensconced in a pretty blue stone that you might just miss driving past (we both certainly did).
We had decided to eat out in Yarraville before heading to the Scienceworks Big Kids Night Out and browsing around this place seemed perfect. Good food reviews, pretty interior, not too expensive and Tapas. Perfick (I may have recently watched an episode of Darling Buds of May).
We arrived and were seated at a cute window table in those ghost type chairs and perused the extensive food and drinks menu. The options were varied with a few veggie and gluten free options. The paella for min of two looked amazing but we were on a bit of a time crunch and wanted to try a few bits and pieces…
While waiting to order we took in the clever dividing of the space and noted that while it bordered on pensioner earlier (we aren’t zimmer frame ready yet – just wanted to make it to Scienceworks on time) there were a few people eating and several more drinking helping to fill the space. The interior is a blend of dark and intimate in the restaurant and woody and clean feeling near the bar. The customers were a pretty broad mix but all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Our friendly waitress came and took our eclectic order and brought us our drinks. The food came out at random intervals and no specific order. We began with pita and three yummy dips followed by scallops with basil and berries (for Dee not me) which she said was an interesting combination.
Then arrived the mushrooms but we had forgotten to hold the meat component – oops. Then Patatas Bravas – sooo good and crunchy followed by some Devine grilled veggies and fetta. Bliss!
As we contentedly finished up our meal (why is Tapas soooo filing?) we (and I mean Dee) braved up and asked one of the waiters about the restaurants name. Dig a Pony is one of the lesser know Beatles songs and a favorite of the owner. Our waiter kindly put the song on for us to listen to and while it definitely sounded Beatleish neither of us recognized it. Better get the old CDs out again.
I think if I lived in Yarraville this place would become a regular but in the meantime it was totally worth the trip!