Huge floor to ceiling windows and impressive post and beam architecture, famous local art adorning the walls, solid wood hewn tables and comfortable booths are all brought together by the centrepiece copper fireplace glowing in the background.
The extensive menu is a la carte featuring mouth watering steaks along with an extensive array of ribs, chicken, pork and seafood. Choose your sides for individual or sharing, depending upon your mood and the size of your table.
For starters order the Wok-Fired Calamari, not your traditional presentation. Calamari hoods are cut pineapple style, lightly battered then wok-fired with Serrano chilies, Poblano peppers, red onion and red pepper. Add a little of the grilled lemon wedge for that extra zing.
Another delightful dish is the Chorizo Stuffed Dates. Medjool dates stuffed then wrapped with country bacon, ladled with a rich smoky tomato sauce offering tempting levels of sweet and heat.
Served with ciabatta bread for dipping so you won’t miss a drop.
• Ahi tuna tartare with avocado mousse, shredded lettuce and pico de gallo salsa
• Slow cooked Kobe style meatballs in a roasted plum tomato sauce, spaghetti and topped
•Slow roasted half chicken served with fries
• Goat cheese French dressing, Roma tomatoes, beets, potatoes, cucumber, pine nuts, avocado, black olives, pickled onions and basil pesto
• 1/2 pound of ground Kobe style beef, aged white cheddar, crispy bacon, loaded with all the fixings served on a brioche Kaiser
As Beef is the specialty, we chose the Triple AAA California Cut Striploin. Thick and juicy, fork tender sided with a house made sauce of decadent blue cheese cream.
The Double Cut Pork Chop was a generous portion. Locally sourced, brined for 24 hours for extra tenderness and grilled to perfection. Topped with savoury house made pear chutney providing extra depth to the already sweet, delicate richness of the pork.
Great choices for the table are the Truffle Mac and Cheese, Lobster Mashed Potatoes or Citrus Rosemary Mushrooms; but don’t miss their “signature” Scallop Potatoes, probably the best we have had anywhere. Thinly sliced potatoes, layered rich and creamy served in a cast iron skillet bubbling hot and cheesy.
After dinner head down to the comfortable lounge where locals and visitors alike enjoy fine cocktails and a lively atmosphere.
221 Bear Street
M – F 11:30 am – late
Sa – Su 11 am – late