It is a large tavern with several bars and a separate Restaurant called THE MAIN, where you can eat either inside or in a very shaded area outside.
The Main - Restaurant at OP Hotel
Both spots are inviting - the inside having carpets and several different types of tables and chairs whereas the outside area is still under the main roof (see above picture).
The outside area being all covered would, I imagine, be delightful on a sunny winter's day and would also be pleasant on most summer days.
They offer live band music, liquor stores with drive-through, live telecasts of sports and large function rooms for parties.
Of course, being a Tavern, they also have a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale.
HISTORY The Osborne Park Hotel is a family run business having been in the same family for over 20 years. While speaking with the current manager, Anna Malone, Anna explained that she took over from her sister some six years ago.
The chef is Jonathon Montabello, who is Maltese-born, worked in Sydney before coming to Perth and is now the head chef at this Tavern.
Jonathon proudly showed me over his very clean kitchen and while I was there, and because the lunch rush was over, Jonathon was making the pizza dough for the evening pizza meals.
Head chef preparing pizza dough for the evening meals
They have menus as well as a specials daily menu, and you order from the bar area, and food is delivered by a friendly waiter or waitress.
Thursday's specials menu
The menu is a large one and varies from about $15 for a light meal up to $39.99 for the most expensive. Their full menu can be viewed here. They also have a good range of gluten free meals for those who require these.
The kitchen is open from 12 pm to 8.30 pm Sunday toThursday and 9 am to late on Fridays and Saturdays.
Breakfast is also served on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 11 am, and sitting outside in the shade would be a lovely, relaxing way to have breakfast or lunch with friends and family.
It is quite difficult choosing from this menu as they have pizzas, steaks, fish, and smaller meals and in the end, I went for the steak sandwich.
This arrived served with a large amount of excellent chips, which were not at all oily, and a side salad.
My steak sandwich with the most delicious chips
The sandwich had cheese, bacon, sautéed onions, tomato, lettuce, beetroot, and aioli in it and, although difficult to eat, as it had so much filling, it tasted good. It was a meal that two smaller eaters could easily share, and this cost $24.90.
One of my friends ordered the pan seared Barramundi with prawns in a leek cream sauce, and this came also with a side salad at a cost of $32.50.
Our waiter bringing one of our meals
Our third meal was a 400g T-bone steak with onion rings, and this was extremely well presented and was apparently delicious. This was the dearest at $39.99.
400 g steak with onion rings
They also do daily specials at $15 provided you buy a drink and these are very good value.
[b]Located at 215 Main Street, Osborne Park, this is a great place, no need for bookings for lunch, and staff are friendly and helpful.
You can see more about this Osborne Park icon at their website.