Located at Kilburn in South Australia, the Albion Hotel is a family owned and operated hotel that has a restaurant that serves a good range of pub food and Australian cuisine. With each main meal, you gain complimentary access to the salad bar which offers a variety of fresh salads, roasted vegetables and pasta bake. The dishes we ordered during our visit were the Pork Scotch Fillet, Grain Fed Eye Fillet and Lamb's Fry & Bacon.
The steak used in the Grain Fed Eye Fillet was cooked the doneness we desired and the chips that accompanied it were fried to golden brown with fluffy interiors. It does not come with any sauce, but you can choose your choice of gravy, pepper sauce, mushroom sauce or Diane sauce from the salad bar. Our choice of pepper sauce and mushroom sauce helped to bring out the flavour of the steak.
Although we found the pork in their Pork Scotch Fillet to be a bit tough, it was still cooked just right with a slight char-grilled flavour. The pork fillet was topped with hot apple chutney that was a perfect partner to the pork. The dish had a bit of an Indian flavour from the spices used in the chutney. The chips that accompanied the pork were as well done as the ones that came with the steak with a small serving of salad to give it a refreshing note.
Lamb's Fry & Bacon is a popular pub dish that is often made with lamb's liver, though other offal such as sweetbreads and kidney may be used instead. The lamb's liver was soft with the rich taste that is typical to it. The red wine gravy helped to round out the flavour of the liver with the bacon adding a crispy and smoky element to the dish. It was served on a bed of mashed potatoes whose creamy flavour wonderfully contrasted with the rich liver.
Ambience of the restaurant was very good with the tables spaced a good distance apart and ample off-street parking is available in the car park next to the hotel. We used an Entertainment Book voucher to enjoy 25% off the total bill.