I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
The Royal Hotel has been operating in Leichhardt since 1886. Major refurbishments have been undertaken since the new management team took over in 2013. Consequently the upstairs area is a beautiful plant filled modern space whilst the downstairs main bar has a sporty 'local' feel with a TAB and large TVs. Locals are well catered for with various promotions, events and live music, the Royal Social Club and The Royal Express courtesy bus.
The upstairs terrace is a garden oasis with a louvred roof that is great for group dining in all conditions. The menu contains a few surprises such as the crispy fish taco with miso ginger mayo and pineapple salsa which I found to be delicious and great value at 3 for $14. Vegetarians are catered for with roasted pumpkin salads, super bowls and mushroom burgers. They also offer gluten-free options as well as the usual pub favourites of schnitzels, steaks, burgers and salads. There is a good range of drinks and cocktails suitable for all tastes and a friendly relaxed atmosphere.