Husband and I had dinner at The Railway Hotel last week. This is a great pub and if you get the chance to go there, do! It’s got that wonderful country pub feel to it. Unfortunately for me that ‘out in the country’ vibe has worn off. I remember going there for the first time and it definitely had that feel, but now it just feels normal. However I have taken lots of family and friends there over the years and they confirm that it very much feels like a quintessential country pub.
With one exception – the food is awesome! Lots of love goes into the making of their dishes. The ingredients seem fresh and high quality and the servings are generous. They do little things like using milk and cream in their mashed potatoes. Now I know that there’s nothing ground breaking about that, but in a pub where the prices are already quite reasonable it’s lovely that the kitchen is free to go the extra mile and are not hamstrung by budget restrictions. As a result pretty much everything we’ve ever eaten there has been delicious and the menu is well crafted. There are all the usual ‘pubby’ things such as steaks, (always cooked really nicely) and schnitzel variations but they also have great curries on the specials board and their regular menu changes …well, regularly!
There’s lots of cute and cozy corners to snuggle into as well as the open fire in winter.
The front bar adds a lot of atmosphere without being rowdy or distracting, plus there’s a pool table in there so it’s a great spot to retire to after your meal, along with a night cap of course!
Is it a Great Eat? It certainly used to be, now I'm not sure. I'll have to go back!
The Railway Hotel
(03) 5472 1250
check out their website HERE!