While the Inn itself can feel a little gloomy inside, the people, food, and excellent experienced service will brighten up your night. So lets break it down...
It's okay but could be enhanced. There is a nice little outdoor area to soak up the sun and kick back with your mates while sinking a few - but in some respects the décor encourages a loose crowd. Nothing wrong with that, but adding some more potted greenery to lift the shine, may encourage a little more reserve. Inside was better but it was really dark which gave the interior a really gloomy feel about it with the low colours and wood trimming, with a little brighter globes the place will feel warmer and comfortable.
Aside from the above, the place was well maintained, clean and lively.
Customer Service: *****
It was a Wednesday night and it was very busy (7:00PM rush). All staff were exceptional, from the greeting, to the bar staff to the service representatives. Everyone was organised, friendly and really trying to ensure all their customers were having a great time.
Ordering was through a QR code but you could order at the counter if you like.
We ordered entrees & mains and expected the food to be a little delayed. Entrees were out within 10 minutes and the mains 30 minutes after that, which is still pretty reasonable for packed house of 120+ patrons.
All the mains were delivered hot and ready to eat, plus all at the same time. It was very courteous of the serving rep to ask if anything was missing, well done.
Lastly, the table was cleared about 5-10 minutes after eating and we were asked after our meal. Excellent.
Food (Why we are here): ****
Order: Cheesy Garlic Bread (entrée), Salt & Pepper Calamari (entrée), Chicken Parmigiana, Vegetarian Stir Fry with Chicken, Garlic Prawns (GF) & Pork Cutlet.
Cheesy Garlic Bread - Must Try! Delicious!
Salt & Pepper Calamari - Was good, not great - little over cooked.
Chicken Parma - Very nice, good flavour, not overly crumbed, good size piece of chicken. Chips could have been better but the salad was great.
Vegetarian Stir Fry with Chicken - Really good, the flavour wasn't too overpowering and wasn't too greasy either.
Garlic Prawns (GF) - Must Try! A dish worthy of the name, The sauce was really well done and really brought out the prawns!
Pork Cutlet - Must Try! The sweetness of the honey mustard sauce mixed with the proper flame charring of the Pork cutlet was outstanding, even the broccolini and sweet potato. It all mixed together brilliantly.
Overall: While the décor did let us down a little; the local vibe of patrons, the food and the excellent service is certainly a reason to get down here. If only for the garlic prawns or the pork chop dishes. Definitely recommend!