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What goes nicely with slow-cooked Filet Mignon set on creamed spinach with kohlrabi remoulade and topped with parsley hollandaise? Only perfectly crisp duck fat chips and a side of excellent company with the dads in your life. Whether you're an adult looking for a place to spend time with your own father for Father's Day, or you want to treat your kids and husband to a family night out, Grosvenor Hotel has you covered.
Image - Filet Mignon Father's Day special; copyright Dayna Chu
A Diner's Choice award-winning pub, famous for its meat hanging room and commendable selection of beers, wines and spirits, Grosvenor hotel has a cosy and comfortable family feel with big-screen TVs on one side, and a more formal dining area for larger groups, corporate bookings, or fancier occasions on the other. There are many spacious areas and function rooms to suit a variety of occasions. Floor to ceiling windows, retro light fittings, open fireplace and exposed brick create a stylish setting with a casual atmosphere. We were seated in the 'Atrium' area, with an open plan layout, abundance of natural light, yellow stamped steel chairs and modern industrial-chic lighting and decor.
Grosvenor Hotel offers traditional pub dishes such as steak, burgers and pizza, and also snacks to match with beer and larger dishes to share, such as whole roasted suckling pig or whole roasted eye fillet of beef carved tableside.
We found some vegetarian options (although it has to be said that it's more of a meatatarian's dream) and plenty of gluten-free options, including my order of the barramundi on blue swimmer crab bisque, charred broccolini and crushed kipfler potato with lemon-infused olive oil.
Image- Dark Chocolate Mousse copyright Dayna Chu WeekendNotes
Image copyright Dayna Chu WeekendNotes
Dessert did not disappoint. The dark chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, fresh and dried raspberries, passionfruit sorbet and passionfruit pulp offered a perfect balance of sweet and tart, $14 at time of publication. The vanilla bean creme brulee was rich and smooth with a perfect crunchy top.
Bookings can be made for lunch or dinner for Father's Day.