Winter had officially rolled into town on Tuesday night. It was freezing in Perth. I’d say definitely below 10 degrees and don’t get me started on the wind chill factor. Don’t get me started because a) I don’t really know much about it and b) in my expert opinion the wind chill factor was sub Arctic. The weather is a funny thing and I can appreciate it’s all relative but as someone who has always lived in Perth, I am a lot more seasoned at hot weather than I am when the chill rolls into town. But I digress and it does gives me a chance to layer up with jackets and scarves and the occasional beanie, so that can be nice.
So suitably rugged up on Tuesday, GG and I ventured to the Brisbane Hotel to partake in their Roast and Red special. Every Tuesday for the bargain price of $25 you get served a delicious roast meal, complete with plenty of veg and gravy, along with a glass of red wine.
The warmth as you enter the doors of The Brisbane is all encompassing. Like a wonderful warm hug and a welcome escape from the wintery chill. We were shown to the most perfect table right near the fire. A friendly waitress explained to us that the night’s roast was chicken, half a bird! And this came with all the trimmings, which as we found out translated to an abundance of veg and a jug of gravy. Then on the wine front you have your choice of house white or red or you can pay an extra $3 and choose any glass of wine from the wines by the glass menu. I liked that flexibility in case there was a wine that you really wanted with your meal instead of the house option.
There were a few entrees that looked particularly tempting (I swear the arrancini were calling my name) but after I’d seen a few roasts delivered I decided I’d be better placed having an empty stomach to tackle it and then if by chance there was any room left, well that’s what dessert is for right? 🙂
It was all together pleasant sitting in front of the fire sipping on a glass of vino. We both just opted for the house option and it was a decent enough drop.
The roasts didn’t take long to arrive and they were just a vision of roast chicken goodness. All the usual suspects made an appearance in the vegie line up – you had your spuds, carrots, pumpkin and broccoli for greens. The only negative for me was that they’d sort of cauliflower cheesed the broccoli with that cheesy white sauce and I’ve just never been a big fan. So I did try it but yeah not for me. All the other veg was great and there was plenty of it! And the chicken. That beautiful half of chicken. It was perfectly cooked and hidden beneath it was a bed of stuffing and me oh my was it good! Full of flavour and with plenty of garlic. It teamed well with the chook or the spuds or the pumpkin, actually make that with everything! Big stuffing fan over here!
I actually struggled to get through all the chicken as there was such a lot of it, but thankfully the meat lover in my life stepped up and soon enough it had disappeared 🙂 As if by magic.
What a hearty meal! A great, big ol roast that will fill you up and that is so well suited to the weather. Could be the gravy actually, must have magical warming properties. Such great value too!
I could definitely see GG and I heading along on another Tuesday soon to enjoy the Roast and Red special at the Brisbane again. By the time we left, the dining section was packed and I had seen many folks asking to be wait listed, so I would highly recommend making a booking because it’s a very popular Tuesday night dinner option.
Winter you go alright when big roast dinners are available on Tuesday nights – get stuck in!
Please note that GG and I were the guests of The Brisbane Hotel for dinner. Our thanks.