Situated right next to where the Cockle Train railway line crosses The Strand, this hotel has a number of bars, a beer garden, and tables for dining with a choice of dining style – bar, bistro or restaurant.
I ordered the $25.90 Premium Slow Roasted Sirloin Beef, expecting thin slices of roast beef as a standard dish for a Sunday lunch. It was thickly-sliced - almost like pieces of steak - atop broccolini, roast pumpkin, potatoes and gravy. Accompanying this was a dish of delicious creamed horseradish, the non-fiery kind.
Most mains on the restaurant menu are around the mid-twenties mark. The menu choice is broad and the food is high quality. Aside from the main menu, there is a Gourmet Rustic Pizza selection. Our table of nine people, each of us ordering something different, all enjoyed the meals.
Although there was plenty of room the day we went, I have seen it very busy there, so it will pay to book a table if you plan to dine. This will depend on the day and the season. If the weather is fine, you might want to have one of the tables where the windows open up to the street.
We were heading back by car after a big weekend, so we all stuck to soft drinks, but the wine list includes a broad representation of South Australian wine regions, with a small selection from interstate or overseas.
The staff are friendly and courteous, and the atmosphere conducive to a good time.
There is accommodation available and it is a short walk to either Horseshoe Bay or Boomer Beach.