Round Bird was born out of long nurtured dreaming's and an irresistible desire to fly solo.

Many late nights, tattered recipe page, and strong coffee's later Round Bird hopped out of dreams and into reality.

The philosophy behind the food is to cook for our customers like we would for house guests; wholesome comfort food prepared with love to be enjoyed amongst friend and family.

Our food culture is refined yet simple dishes with pure, bold flavours showcasing seasonal produce at its finest.

Round Bird Can't Fly's menu is thoughtfully crafted around seasonality and availability of produce.

We source our products from local suppliers, to reduce food miles from the farm to your plate.


Round Bird Can’t Fly is the first solo venture of Laura Webb-James and Evan James.

Ten years ago they met while working at the same fine diner; Evan was making coffee’s for the bleary eyed staff, Laura was podding an entire 10kg box of peas. A mutual love of food, coffee wine and good service brought them together.

Their experience in hospitality is considerable- a combined total of 37 years in the industry. Both spent most of their careers in fine dining.

Laura's background includes such places as the Book Shop Café, Brasserie by Phillipe Mouchel, Wildflower and most recently Yering Station where she was head chef.

Even’s background includes Number 8 Restaurant Wine Bar, the Brasserie by Phillipe Mouchel, Fidel’s Cigar Lounge, The Court House, The Graham, and most recently Yering Station, where he was restaurant and Cellar Door manager.