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Published March 22nd 2017
A scrumptious roast dinner that’s almost as good as mum’s
I love a good roast dinner with all the trimmings, but my Yorkshire puddings always seem to turn out, well, naff. This is despite the fact that I hail from Yorkshire. The shame.
It's clear the carvery is a popular choice, with a steady stream of people grabbing a plate and heading up to the counter to fill it up. You can also choose the a la carte menu, which several of my companions did, ordering the chicken parmigiana, sizzling seafood, Guiness pot pie, scotch fillet and the Lynford spring lamb, while everyone else went for the roast.
I loaded up my plate and returned to the table. I tried to share my vegetables and roast potatoes with my toddler, but she was having none of it, not when there are chips available. Oh well, more for me.
I had a bit of roast lamb and a bit of the pork, both of which were beautifully cooked – juicy and tender and not at all tough, like some roasts tend to be. I loved the cauliflower cheese while the vegetables weren't soggy or undercooked. Perfect. The gravy was super tasty and needless to say I cleared my plate.
I had a taste of the Guinness pot pie, because it looked too delicious not to. The entire bowl is covered in flaky puff pastry, and underneath is a tasty combination of beef, onions, mushrooms, creamy mash potato and gravy, all with a hint of Guinness flavour. It also came with a side of seasonal vegetables.
There was no complaints about the meals – the scotch fillet was cooked rare, just how my husband likes it (shudder) and it didn't last long on the plate. The spring lamb was tender and juicy and the parmigiana was nice and crispy, with a lovely Napoli sauce and topped with ham. Yum.
Jack Caddy's is also family friendly, with kids eat free deals from Monday to Thursday and a kids menu that includes a drink and activity pack with each meal. There's also a soft-serve ice cream machine. Enough said about that, really.
The menu has a lot of variety and features a mix of starters, salads, steaks and Aussie pub grub favourites. The wait staff are friendly and attentive and you can purchase a range of beers, wines or spirits to accompany your meal. Most meals also include the salad bar, while there are dinner specials available every night of the week.
Thanks for the post. I too come from Yorkshire and live a Yorkshire pudding. There's not many places here in Perth that do them. I need to point outinetbing though, you're supposed to eat the Yorkshire pudding first. They should be served separately and eaten before the meal. The idea is that it's a cheap way to fill you up as people were poor and couldn't afford a lot of meat. That's how they came to be.