Blackburn Hotel, Blackburn
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
· Vegetarian Arancini – lightly fried served with chipotle mayonnaise ($14.00)
· Seared King Salmon Filled with butternut pumpkin and fennel purée, broccolini, confit cherry tomatoes, chilli beetroot mint salsa ($30.00) *gluten-free
· Braised Lamb Shak – slow cooked in rich, red wine ragout, served with mash and gremolata garnish ($23.00)
· Blackburn Burger – beef patty, salad leaves, tomato, bacon, pickles, cheddar, chipotle mayonnaise on toasted bun with fries ($19.00)
WHAT WE ATE...
I opted for the ‘Fish and Chips – grilled or battered flake fillets, serves with chips, side salad and tartare ($24.00)’. The fish fillets were succulent with a crispy batter. The chips were yummy, as well as the generous serve of tartare. A very successful version of fish and chips…
One of my dining companions chose the ‘Lambs Fry and Bacon – with vegetables, mash and onion gravy ($12.00)’ from the Senior’s Menu. The lambs fry was inedible, but the mash was excellent. The giant, wooden carrots needed more cooking time.
My other dining companion picked the ‘Bangers and Mash – plump grilled sausages served with mash, peas and onion gravy ($12.00)’ from the Senior’s Menu. This dish was a superior option for seniors with delicious sausages, mash and gravy.
My dining companions also enjoyed a dessert, the ‘Mini Pavlova with mixed berries and passionfruit coulis ($2.50)’.
WHAT WE DRANK…
We ordered a couple of glasses of the ‘Brown Brothers Crouchen Riesling ($7.50)’…
For my grandmother’s 88th birthday, I drove my grandparents up the road to their favourite pub for lunch. Out of the various pubs in the area, the Blackburn Hotel has the best pub grub on offer, at reasonable prices. The service is great and parking is conveniently located out the back.
Address: 111 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn, VIC
Phone: 03 9894 2966