Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dinner at the Royal

So, last Friday night the boy took me out for dinner at one of our usual haunts, The Royal. I was supposed to be making sweet pies in our little pie maker, but who am I to complain at getting dressed up? (any excuse!)

It's a cute, quaint pub, that has been going through quite a makeover lately. It's becoming quite fancy for the mountains.... not necessarily a bad thing! it was originally built in 1881, making it one of the oldest "Royals" around!

Mr DSA and I used to head down there nearly every Friday before the reno - $7 steak burgers! And I'm not a big steak fan, but they were drool worthy.... and for $7 - made them taste even better!

Now, alas, there are no $7 steak burgers anymore, but the food is just as good, and there's room to sit now, so it's well worth the extra couple of dollars.

Oregano scented Lamb Burger - $15

This time I ordered the "Oregano scented lamb burger with feta cheese, tzaziki on toasted Turkish bap and supa crunchy chips". Minus the feta though, it's not really my type of cheese.

This was so good. I couldn't finish it, it was that big. That's what I love about the Royal. Great meals, HUGE servings! Thank goodness for Mr DSA, who finished it for me. I love, love tzaziki - this was a pretty good one. I'm certain there was a dash of mint in there though... different!

rump steak in ginger, garlic. honey in sweet sherry with lemon- $ 18.50

Mr DSA ordered the marinated 300gm rump steak in ginger, garlic. honey in sweet sherry with lemon. Now, normally I'm not a big ginger fan, but the sound of this sounded so delish..... I was going to get it, but MR DSA did, so I knew I'd be able to try his.

When it came out it smelled so much like the Chinese pork fillet that my Mum makes - you know the sweet red one? Oh my, I could eat a kilo of that.....

Anyway, I digress..... it smelled so yummy, and tasted 10 times better. Tasted a little like the Chinese pork - i think it was the sweetness. Huge pieces of steak, huge plate. I actually want to go back tonight so I can have it =)

If you're in the Blue Mountains one weekend, pop on in and have a look.... dinner cost us less than $30 for us, and with the council car park pretty much across the road, you can have some beverages, leave your car there (as long as you pick it up by 10 the next morning) and have a great night.

I still haven't used my Y-mail clutch though... Maybe one day we'll go somewhere that I can =) Any suggestions?

Next to review is the new bowls club....

I know, it's party central here in Springwood.... ;o)

The Royal Hotel is located at: 220 Macquarie Road Springwood NSW 2777


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