Located along North East Road in Walkerville, Walker Arms Hotel offers both pub-style food and more "upmarket" style dishes, with some of their pub-style food being a bit different from those normally seen at similar places. Their menu also changes slightly to fit in with the season so you can expect to see something different when dining in at different times.
As its name suggests, the Beef Cheek Cheeseburger puts a twist on the Cheeseburger, with a filling of beef cheek rather than the standard beef patty. The beef cheek was very juicy with a rich savoury flavour. Tanginess was provided by the house-made pickles and mustard, and the Swiss cheese added a touch of creaminess. Served alongside the burger were chips fried to golden brown with the right amount of seasoning.
Beef Cheek Cheeseburger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The linguini in their Linguini Marinara was cooked al dente and the prawns, mussels, squid and salmon were cooked just right. The rose sauce helped to bring out the seafood's flavour and there was a generous scattering of herbs to give the dish a fresh appearance. Accompanying the dish was a lemon wedge to add sharpness to the dish and a garlic ciabatta that was perfect for mopping up the sauce.
Linguini Marinara (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for sharing, the chicken wings in the 1kg Chicken Wings had lovely crisp skin setting off the flesh nicely, and the buffalo sauce coating them had the right level of spiciness. Should you wish to tone down the spiciness, you can eat the wings with the blue cheese aioli but be aware that the taste could be a bit strong for some.
1kg Chicken Wings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Aside from weekly specials such as $10 Pizza Mondays, Walker Arms Hotel also has a lunch menu available on weekdays where a selection of dishes goes for only $15 each. Walker Arms also has a $16 Lunch Menu for seniors. The dining area is very spacious with a modern feel and the hotel's carpark offers convenient off-street parking.