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Chirnside Park Country Club Bistro

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published September 19th 2019
not on the beaten track, so beat a track to it
The bistro has been completely renovated of late and the good first impressions continue as you enter and proceed to the dining area.

You have arrived.

The menu has something for everyone and an illuminated board shows the daily specials. Children are catered for as are seniors. Country Club members receive a 10% discount.

Bistro counter
You order here.

Your orders are placed at the serving counter and in a short time your meals arrive. One of my dining companions ordered one of the specials of mustard chicken with prawn twisters. Declared flavoursome.

Mustard chicken.
The declared flavoursome mustard chicken with prawn twisters.

My other companion ordered his usual parmigiana, and pronounced it up to a good parmigiana standard.

The large parma.

My choice was BBQ pork ribs with a smoky BBQ sauce. It came with chips and coleslaw. I would have liked a little more mayonnaise in the coleslaw, but that's a minor point. On arrival, the meal looked enormous with the ribs pointing skywards. Justice was done to it and I was grateful for the finger bowl supplied.

Pork ribs
My pork ribs with BBQ sauce.

Our three main meals cost $90-00 and were very filling. We were there for a Friday lunch and around 1.00 pm it became very busy, so it may pay to book.

Bistro interior
The diners at work.

Regular Daily specials are a Sunday roast of either pork or lamb for only $15-00

Monday's special is a kids eat free night when ordered with an adult meal.

Tuesday is parma night, with the choice of five at $16-00 each.

Thursday is steak night with porterhouse or rump for $20-00.

All the specials come with the usual additions and are not available on public holidays or special occasions.

Bistro interior
Diners dining.

Entrees and desserts are also available as is a well-stocked bar.

Bistro interior
More diners.

There is a covered outdoor dining area which overlooks the adjacent tennis courts. Next to the tennis courts are several lawn bowling links.

outdoor dining
The outdoor section with tennis courts at rear.

Driving along the Maroondah Highway approaching Lilydale (from Melbourne) turn into the original Chirnside Park estate and follow Country Club Drive, which will lead you to the club.

The entrance..

While the bistro would attract little passing trade because of its location, it is well worth seeking out.

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When: Lunch 7 days 12.00 noon - 3.00 pm. Dinner 5.30 pm. - 8.30 p.m. Sat & Sun breakfast 8.00 am - 10-00am.
Phone: 9726-7788
Where: Chirnside Park Country Club Bistro. 68 Kingswood Drive, Chirnside Park. Melways map: 37 J. 3.
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