WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
· Pan-fried Chicken Breast wrapped in Spanish ham, on sage mashed potato, sautéed Brussel sprouts, topped with a creamy mushroom sauce ($28.00)
· Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad – hardboiled egg, French beans, olives and tomato, topped with an anchovy dressing ($29.00) *gluten-free
· Basil and Ricotta Ravioli with gorgonzola, mascarpone, toasted walnuts and brioche crumb ($26.00)
· Beef and Bacon Burger – American cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onion and pickles ($19.00)
WHAT WE ATE...
I chose the ‘Char-grilled asparagus and field mushroom served on a truffle and lemon oil risotto ($24.00)’. I had my doubts when I ordered the risotto because every time I choose one from a pub or R.S.L. they are usually terrible! Thankfully, this was the complete opposite as the flavoursome rice was the perfect texture. The plating of the dish was stylish, with the plump mushroom and charred asparagus placed on top of the risotto. It was delicious!
My dining companion picked the ‘Traditional Fish and Chips – battered dory fillets with chips and salad ($14 for seniors, otherwise $25.00)’. The senior size portion was enough for anyone with a generous serving of crispy fish. The colourful salad was better than your usual side salad with the inclusion of olives.
I took my grandfather out for lunch at the Box Hill R.S.L. the other day and we had a delightful time. The menu and food had improved considerably since I had dined there a couple of years ago. The plush, purple interior adorned with chandeliers and green pillows was very regal. The service was excellent and the lovely barman went out of his way to help us.
Address: 26-28 Nelson Road, Box Hill, VIC
Phone: 03 9898 5992
Mon - Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.00am – 8.30pm