Located in Prospect, the Windmill Hotel is a great place to enjoy a good variety of pub food. The restaurant is notable for offering a few deals to make eating there more affordable, such as a selection of dishes for only $9.90 during lunch and kids eating free on Mondays. Kids are further provided for with a play area near the back of the restaurant to occupy themselves while waiting for their meals to arrive.
Noted to be one of the finalists for SA's Best Pub Burger in 2014, The Buddha Burger was well deserving of its honour with a juicy Wagyu beef patty wonderfully complemented by the speck, Swiss Brown mushrooms, egg and roasted garlic. The brie helped to add a creamy element to the burger without overwhelming the other fillings. Accompanying the burger was fluffy, golden brown fries and a tangy tomato relish that the fries can be dipped in.
The Chicken Schnitzel offered here was of a generous size with the crisp coating contrasting well with the perfectly cooked flesh. While the pepper sauce we chose for the topping of the schnitzel had a delectable peppery taste, we thought it would be a bit better if the sauce was served alongside the schnitzel instead of being poured over it as it made the coating a bit soggy.
Chicken Schnitzel (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Another good choice for those wanting a burger, the steak in their Mill Steak Burger was cooked just right with the bacon and caramelised onions giving the burger a delightful smoky flavour. The crisp texture of the ciabatta roll partnered well with the steak and the fries served with it were done as well as the ones accompanying the Buddha Burger and Chicken Schnitzel.
Mill Steak Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For those looking for something lighter, their Buffalo Wings dish is a good choice. The chicken wings were tender with the house made BBQ sauce giving the dish a wonderful smoky flavour. The creamy flavour of the ranch sauce was a good partner to the wings. The crisp and fresh flavours of the sticks of carrot and cucumber clearly indicated their freshness.
Buffalo Wings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the tables can feel they are a bit too close to each other, ambience of the restaurant was still very good with a good amount of seating space. A weekly quiz session was in progress when we went there for dinner on a Tuesday night and there is live entertainment on Friday night. Off-street parking is available in the carpark at the back of the restaurant and we enjoyed 25% off our total bill by using an Entertainment Book voucher.