One of the oldest hotels in the Eastern suburbs, The Maylands hotel goes all the way back to 1883. I guess it has gone through a lot of changes, renovations etc. As with most hotels, there is often a formal dining area and one section for the pub. Maylands hotel was no exception. There was a fancy dining area in the restaurant for family dining and another area for adults only (kids free). There were also a couple of pub areas called Ivory Lounge and Onyx sports bar. I have been hearing some negative reviews on the formal dining section, so this time we decided to sit at the bar and try out their specials menu.
Cheap pub meals!!
There were A4 sheets of menu stuck up on the wall, only five choices to choose from, together with a drink of tap beer, or house wine, or house champagne or soft drink for $14. We could choose between:
- Salt and pepper squid
- Fish and chips
- Beef or chicken parmigiana
- Beef or chicken burger
- Roast of the day
I must say that service wasn't so impressive, the staff had no idea what the roast of the day was and had to find out from the kitchen. A hearty meal of roasted pork was served, I must commend that their servings were quite generous. There were at least four slices of pork, all of which were tender and served with vegetables on the side.
Fish and chips, one of the common meals eaten at the pub. The fish was cooked in a light batter, and the chips were crisp as they should be.
The good thing was that you can sit at the bar or in the lounge for as long as you like. You can watch tv and enjoy a couple of drinks with some food and drinks specials. You would probably expect to pay double the price at other pubs. For a $14 meal and the quality of the food, I was impressed.
Visit The Maylands Hotel - 67 Phyllis Street, Maylands, SA 5069 - (08) 8362 1810