Despite its seemingly far off location, McQueen's Tavern is a popular place to enjoy delicious and unique pub food. With each order, you are granted access to the salad bar where you can choose your choice of salads and hot vegetable dishes.
Having heard that the Eggplant Schnitzel offered here is one of the best in Adelaide, we could not resist giving it a try. It lived up to its reputation with a crisp golden brown coating contrasting well with the eggplant. The coating notably had Parmesan cheese added to give it a delightful savoury note with the Napoli sauce being a good partner to the eggplant. The pepper sauce we chose to accompany the dish had the degree of peppery flavour we desired.
Eggplant Schnitzel (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The McQueens Burger was a generous portion with a juicy beef patty. The flavour of the beef patty was brought out nicely by the hotel's special burger sauce. The burger came with a serving of onion rings and sidewinder chips, which were cooked to perfection. For a bit of extra cost, you can add bacon or egg to the dish.
McQueens Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Club Sandwich had grilled chicken cooked just right with bacon, fried egg and guacamole to add taste and texture to the dish. Similarly to the McQueens Burger, the Club Sandwich was served with sidewinder chips and onion rings.
For dessert, we chose to order the Chocolate Brownie. The brownie had the rich, chocolatey taste we expected with some nuts to provide a bit of crunch. The salted caramel sauce and ice cream helped to cut through the rich taste of the brownie, however we found the smashed toffee a bit too hard.
Chocolate Brownie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The hotel offers various daily deals such as $12 steaks on Tuesdays and $10 Fish and Chips on Saturdays to make eating there a bit more affordable. The décor gives the restaurant a cosy and casual feel with the tables spaced a good distance apart from each other. Plenty of parking spaces are available in the carpark in front of the hotel.