Friday, 28 October 2011

Hyde Park Hotel

I'd been to the Hydey before, a few years ago and It used to be dark, grungy, and I wasn't that impressed. I didn't go there to eat last time, so I can't comment, but I didn't go back until I had not it had been renovated. Wow! What a difference. The place now looks fantastic, it's very spacious and modern. I was very impressed with the "Jugtails" which were only $25 on Thursday nights. (Normally $32-35) We tried the "Sex on the Beach" cocktail, and it was pretty tasty.

Food Choices

NONE! But they had plenty of:

Honestly, once again, not bad! I was impressed. Apart from the usual sides, there was  roasted beetroot salad ($17.90), an open sandwich($18.50) and a "Hydey casserecce" ($22.90). There was also a pumpkin cous-cous salad ($18.90) which you could probably have without the prosciutto.

They also had sweet potato fries. I really like those. We ordered some to share for the table, and I got the open sandwich.

Food quality

Good! It was tasty! There were a lot of chips and I probably filled myself up on those a little much, but apart from that, I was pleased with my meal. The sweet potato fries were really nice too. They had just the right amount of crispiness and salt.

As you can see, it's pretty chip-heavy
One friend ordered the beetroot salad. He said he didn't really like it, because he didn't like the dressing. I tried it and I thought it was actually really nice. He then commented that he normally ate salad without dressing. I would recommend it, it had hazelnuts and feta in it which were really nice.
Actually, I don't usually like rocket, but this was really nice
Another friend ordered the pumpkin cous-cous salad. This wasn't a strictly vegetarian dish, but I thought I'd comment on it anyway, as it could become one very easily.
I didn't get a chance to try it, but my friend said she enjoyed it. Actually, I asked everyone at the pub that night if they enjoyed their meals, and everyone did. One guy was a little skeptical, and said the food was average, however, everyone else was pleased. I'll also note here that I have one friend who always orders Chicken Parmigiana and he said that it was the best he's ever had. So if you're not a vegetarian, this place is still worth a visit.

Overall Rating

1 point per vegetarian choice (max 6):  3 - 1 for the sandwich, 1 for the salad, 0.5 for the casserecce as it was out of budget, and an 0.5 because of the pumpkin cous-cous option as well as the sweet potato fries.
Quality of meal (1-3): 3
Value for money (1-3):  2.5 - There were several options under $20, and the sides were reasonably priced. It was pretty standard for a Perth Pub.
X-factor (0-1): 1

Total: 95%

Definitely a winner. I was impressed with the atmosphere and the new look of the place. The food was good, the prices were standard and there were a few legitimate options.

Guess I won't have to drink my calories tonight...

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1 comment:

  1. Nice Review!

    Do you have an email address I can contact you on?