No photos to accompany this post due to my dodgy work with the iPhone!
Thought I would tell you all how Family Night went at The Publican in Victoria Park.
Sunday nights at The Publican kids eat free so we thought we would venture along with our 3 plus my parents for a night out.
Located just north of the Park Centre opposite John McMillan Park there is plenty of parking on Albany Highway and also across the road in the carpark of John McMillan Park. It's quite small with the cafe on one side and the bar on the other but cosy. I would recommend booking as we arrived at 6pm and by 7 it was quite full.
The waitress was lovely! She bought the girls over a pitcher of crayons and pencils and said to go for it drawing on the paper that covered the table so they had a ball and didn't get antsy waiting for their food.
The kids menu is pretty basic, they all cost $7.50 and they get a choice of chicken and chips, fish and chips, tomato and cheese fettucini or arancini and salad. I wish my girls had of picked the arancini as I would've loved a taste! My Dad and my Husband both chose the Pork Loin ($29.50) and my Mum and I decided to share some tapas dishes.
The girls food arrived first. They had the pasta and the chicken so I divided it up between them and a side plate of pasta for C. The chicken seems to be breasts coated thickly in breadcrumbs and fried. My elder one loved it but M isn't a big meat fan so only had one piece. They loved the chips though I found them to salty for my taste and the pasta was lovely! My Mum and I finished off the pasta that didn't get eaten, yum!
The boys Pork Loin (Rolled loin stuffed with macadamia, sage & prosciutto served on a garlic mash,
broccolini and a cider gravy topped with apple chutney and crackling) was a hit. I got one spoon full or the stuffing and it was very nice, perfect for a cold Winter night.
Mum and I chose 3 tapas dishes to share, the Tempura (prawns, broccolini and sweet potato with an Asian dipping sauce $9.50), Mushroom, Goat's Cheese and Chive baked potato ($8.50) and Belgium Mussels & Fries ($12.00). The Potato was delicious with a dollop of sour cream on top, the tempura cooked perfectly though I think the dipping sauce was just soy? but the big hit was the mussels. The creamy sauce goes so well with the mussels and I just wanted the whole bowl to myself with a big slice of crusty bread to dip in it!
The big disappointment of the night was dessert.
They have a blackboard with the desserts written up on it, creme caramel, pear tart, sticky date pudding and crepes. We decided to get a creme caramel and pudding to share and a scoop of icecream for the bigger girls each. The waitress said they had just sold the last creme caramel so we said how about the tart? That was gone too!! Would've been better to wipe them off the board than tempt people.
After all that the Sticky Date Pudding was divine!
All up the bill came to $150 which isn't to bad including a few glasses of beer and wine plus garlic bread to start with 4 adults and 3 kids. The girls were so good that night with the waitress being so friendly and the service so quick.
Next time Im going straight for the mussels, bread and pudding!