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by Finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published March 17th 2017
Lunch or Dinner at The Main
THE PLACE
The Osborne Park Hotel is a long established tavern at the Main and Royal Streets' intersection.

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.

Front of The Main, Osborne Park Hotel
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.

Jonathon working in the kitchen
Head chef preparing pizza dough for the evening meals


THE MENU
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 special menu
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.

THE FOOD
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,meal,of,steak,sandwich
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.

Waiter,bringing,barramundi
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.

steak meal with onion rings
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.
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Why? For Breakfast, lunch and dinner
When: 7 days a week
Phone: 9349 3311
Where: 216 Main Street, Osborne Park
Cost: Varies
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