Having wandered the length of George Street on a quiet Sunday evening looking for somewhere to eat (closed cafes, fast food and asian restaurants apart) we resigned ourselves to coming into this bar out of desperation almost.
Our mood wasn’t improved a great deal when we found ourselves perched high on a bench seat with a wobbly table - the alternative was stools and wobbly tables. There were only a few other people in but at least the menu choice looked decent - mains included lamb, chicken, venison, salmon and our choice Rib-eye fillet. Prices varied from $24 to $32 (the steak).
Our server was very pleasant and organised a bottle of Stoneleigh Merlot which at $46 was always going to be a concern on the wobbly table but nevertheless tasted very good. The combination of good service and wine seemed to mellow matters.
The steaks were served as requested - medium and medium rare - with a blue cheese, mascarpone, grilled parmesan and herb gnocchi and green beans (we declined the offer of extra sides at $5 each). They were delicious, very good beef and lovely sauce.
For dessert we opted for Citrus Brulee and Sticky Date Pudding. The brulee, served in a cup, had the thickest surface layer of caramelised sugar I have ever come across and it was difficult to break! It was accompanied with lime shortbread and strawberry compote. The Sticky Date Pudding came with vanilla bean ice cream and butterscotch sauce and was probably the better of the two dishes although both were good. Desserts varied in price from $12 to $20 (for cheeseboard).
Despite the circumstances we left having had a very nice meal and thought the overall cost of $135 was fairly expensive for a bar/diner but offset by the quality of food and service we had no complaints.
We popped back the next day for drinks outside at lunchtime having unexpectedly met friends off a cruise liner and again service was friendly with the waitress even obliging by taking a group photo.
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