There was a special going on facebook in December for a stay at the vines for only $80 a night, which seemed like a good opportunity for a spontaneous mini break to the Swan Valley. So GG and I packed our bags and drove the scenic journey to the Vines Resort and Country Club. Was a nice relaxing afternoon just enjoying all the Foxtel channels that we don’t have at home 🙂
Then that night we ventured to the Vines Bar & Café for a bite of dinner. It was fairly casual, nice open bar and a decent crowd and the casual aspect was definitely highlighted by people walking to and from the bar from the poor outside, wrapped in towels.
We shared some garlic bread to start, which I really enjoyed. Now I don’t know whether it was that I found having the crusts cut off to be a pleasant indulgence or whether it was because the bread seemed to have been soaked in a delicious garlicky butter before being toasted, but it was pretty impressive garlic bread I must say!
Next up GG enjoyed the steak and fries – a generous serve and the tasty mushrooms on top. I’m partial to french fries too – so was nice to have those there for me to sneak a few of 🙂
And I went with the spiced Lamb Koftas on Lebanese Bread and Greek Salad with Tzatziki dressing. The lebanese bread – super tasty, the tzatziki – nice and fresh, but the koftas…. bit drier than I would have hoped and you can’t tell from this pic, but there was an excess of feta, and not even… good fetta, you know the fetta that just melts in your mouth, which I think it was why I found it such a disappointing salad.
In all not a bad spot for a night away, but I’d probably give something else on the menu a go if I headed out that way again.