The inside has an unimpeded and flowing feel. The larger dining section is open to the adjacent bar and the exit route to the beer garden dissects the tables and splits off the smaller, slightly raised restaurant area without enclosing it.
From the front tables, it is possible to see out to the street and into the beer garden, restaurant and bar; allowing you to feel involved with these other parts of the hotel and enhancing the relaxed feel of the place. If weather permits, the glass doors are opened to give patrons a street-side dining experience.
Different menus are used, depending on where and when you choose to eat. While there are many changes in content on each of these, some items are listed as the same in more than one but are priced differently, with the bar menu the lowest cost.
We had a Sunday lunch in the smaller restaurant section and the more expensive a la carte menu was offered.
The cheapest main, in this pricier bill of fare, is a good-sized chicken or beef schnitzel at $18.90 with an extra $2 for a sauce. Always popular is Bath Fish and Chips, priced at $22.90 a la carte. For around the $30 mark there is a choice of steaks, or dishes such as Duck a l'Orange to tempt you.
My pick of the $25.90 Spanish Paella – a spicy (but not overly so) tomato-based risotto with chorizo, chicken, mussels, squid, prawns and capsicum – did not disappoint.
As it was a very hot day, I washed this down with Cooper's Pale Ale, from the assortment of beers available on tap. There is a wine list, of course, with bottles priced from around $25 up to, well, plenty.