Since our last visit in 2017, Rob Roy Hotel had upgraded its interior and the menu now has a few Asian dishes alongside the more familiar Australian pub classics.
Among the selections of dishes classified as Rustic Bowls, their Tokyo Beef Sunset had strips of beef that were not too tough and assorted vegetables that still had a bite to them. There was also brown rice to add a chewy texture and nutty flavour to the dish. Aside from teriyaki sauce to enhance the taste of the ingredients, the dish also came with a glass of Halifax soda.
Tokyo Beef Sunset (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the more "upmarket" dishes, their Scaloppini Fungi had tender beef medallions and light cream sauce. The mushrooms in the sauce imparted an earthy taste to the sauce and the roasted vegetables were cooked to perfection. Our favourite was the beetroot, which added a touch of sweetness to the dish.
Scaloppini Fungi (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The portion size of the Rob Roy Lasagna was quite generous. The layers of pasta were cooked al dente, with the meat sauce giving the dish a delectable meaty texture. Served with the Lasagna was a fresh green salad that acted as a good foil to the rich-tasting lasagna.
Rob Roy Lasagna (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Despite what its name suggests, their Sweet Potato Wedges was actually more like Sweet Potato Chips. The ones offered here used lime salt, which added a bit of sharpness to the chips. Those that want to add more flavour can dip the chips in the aioli that comes with the dish.
Sweet Potato Wedges (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For dessert, we tried their Deconstructed Apple Crumble, which can be served hot or cold. The apple compote in the dish was not too sweet and the apple chunks still retained a bit of bite. The crispiness of the almond crumble added a bit of crunch and contrasted well with the apple. As expected, the dish also came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which was a great accompaniment to the other ingredients.
Deconstructed Apple Crumble (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The restaurant still has the clean, spacious look but a long row of booth seating has been added. For those that like to drink, drink specials are available from 4pm to 7pm on Fridays, when a selection of drinks is on offer.