This place was a nice little surprise for me. Although it is just down the road, I have never ventured further than simply driving past. Last weekend, looking for somewhere local but new to have lunch, we decided to go in and try it. I had read in the local paper that there was a Brasserie and Bistro there and I knew there would have to be great views.
Upon entering through the main door, I was surprised at how empty the place was, especially as the first room I came to had a cosy fireplace with a table and chairs around it. Nice. A little further in was the bar. Not seeing anything that resembled a restaurant, I asked if there was somewhere we could have some lunch. I was promptly handed their bistro menu and told we could sit anywhere we wanted. That was a no brainer, we sat by the fireplace. Best seat in the house on this cold Sunday.
I was still astounded the place was so empty but was told it was a particularly quiet Sunday. I didn't mind, there was music playing, the waiter put cartoons on the big screen for my 4yr old, we had the run of the place. I liked it. Everywhere I looked, there were views of the golf course. I felt like I was in the country somewhere.
Image: RPGC website
The menu consisted of "Booze Food", "Light Bites", "Big Bites", Pizza and a Kids menu. Something for everyone. My steak sandwich with chips were good, im not a chip person but these were so moreish. Thick and tasty. My partner had the big RPGC Angus Burger and I ordered the Chicken Tenderloins with Chips for my 4yr old. No complaints. Presentation was good, tasted good and service came with a smile.
Outside they have a massive covered terrace which spans the entire length of the indoor area on both sides, the floor to ceiling doors and windows ensure a great view wherever you look. There are heat lamps and a part of the terrace is also a smoking section. It would be a great spot for a party or a get together as I am sure you can reserve part of the terrace for a function. And I am still wondering where all the people are. Does anyone know about this place?
Inside near the bar they have two big chesterfield couches with a table where we enjoyed a drink and the views before our meal. There is also a large dining area. It is all part of one big room that still manages to feel cosy, with views all around.
Hidden at the end of the room on the bar side, there is also a gaming room with pokies. But I wouldn't have known as I didn't hear or see them from where we were.
The first Friday of each month is Family Friendly Night when children under 12 can eat for free with a paying adult. On this night, entertainment, including the latest Wii games, DVD's and art activities, are set up for the kids in one of the function rooms and bookings are essential. Every other Friday, and only on Fridays, the brasserie menu is available from 6.30pm.
As a function centre it has a lot more to offer so please contact the venue as well as for any further information regarding Bistro and Brasserie opening times and menus.
Next time I feel like a cosy lunch by the fire, I will be heading back.
Great article. I've only previously stopped in to take a photo of that tree with the odd trunk surrounded by beautiful pink flowers that I came across by accident but now I think that it's going to be my next catch up place with friends.