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Ovest Restaurant

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by Linda Dalziel (subscribe)
"The good things in life are family, friends,good food & wine,books you can't put down & as much travel as you can cram in."
Published January 17th 2016
Modern but unpretentious They like kids

Footscray has some really great places to grab a meal and/or a drink and Ovest is in my top 5.

Located in what was once a Croation men's club, Ovest is on trend without being intimidating for young families. It's large and friendly and the food is varied.



We visited yesterday with our son, our daughter-in-law and the two grand-daughters aged three and one. The waiter made the kids feel very welcome supplying them with colour pencils and inviting them to use the paper menu to draw on.

We ordered chips for the girls, lasagna, pizza and chicken schnitzel for the rest of us. Sounds a bit ordinary but it's not. One of the best lasagnas you could wish for, and my pizza was gourmet with spicy pork sausage and marinated eggplant. Good size servings too. The children were given a choice of ice cream to finish with which was either home made or the nearest thing to it - I wanted some!

The wine and beer list is above average, I had a Shiraz and everyone else had a pale ale from West City Brewing called, appropriately, Footscray Ale. Otherwise known as Scrale! Funnily enough the Brewer lives just around the corner and had dropped in with his Dad who obligingly let me take his photo with the said brew.

It must be good as Ovest had sold out and was ordering more. Good example of supporting the locals and Australian products.
Craft beer, Footscray, local
West City Brewing

Ovest is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon through to dinner.
Located at 572 Barkly St, West Footscray
9687 7766
ovestwest.com.au

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Why? Good eating, family friendly
When: Tuesday to Sunday. 12pm to late
Phone: 9687 7766
Where: West Footscray
Cost: Average $22
Your Comment
That beer looks great! :P
by bevan (score: 1|43) 1366 days ago
I have bookmarked the Ovest web site, and have heard the West City beer is really good too!
by peter (score: 0|2) 1366 days ago
The beer appealed to me and I'm not what you would call a beer drinker.
by Linda Dalziel (score: 1|30) 1366 days ago
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