I have been to this pub numerous times for a great and good value lunch and nice surroundings. Its been about 3 months since I last attended and the changes are immediate. The place was almost empty on a saturday afternoon at 1.30 pm (never a good sign, given this was a footy final saturday). The meal area was markedly less busy and the menu board was a complete blank (another bad sign).
We bought a round of beers and wine (very nice), and made our food selection (1 steak sandwich and two plain burgers and chips), what could only be considered a basic choice. We sat at a table and 45 minutes later (after two other tables got up, asked for their money back and left), a steak sandwich that had gone out and been returned twice, was placed on the table. This was sent back and another arrived in 2 minutes. 5 minutes later the first burger arrived, followed 5 minutes later by the other.
Instead of the turkish bread as before, it was a simple soft bun, the chips were packet instead of hand cut style, and the salad accompaniment was absent. All this for $18. The food was fine, but by the time it arrived (and the order it came), you sort of lose interest and just eat for the sake of eating, rather than part of a social event with family.
The waitresses were very nice and apologetic but there seemed to be some problem with the organization of the kitchen as a succession of food was being brought back and most of the customers were unhappy.
The whole thing seemed to suggest a change of staff/management along with the change of menu, and the end result was a poor, given how good it was just recently.
If they get their act together in the kitchen and either drop their prices, or improve the ingredients, it would be worth going back. If not, then they are just another pub selling take away level food.
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