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Pub Of The Week review: East Brunswick Hotel

THE PUB: East Brunswick Hotel.

WHERE? 280 Lygon Street, Brunswick East.

PHONE:  98 354 0100

SCORE: 14.5/20

WHEN? January 29, 2016.

WEB: www.eastbrunswickhotel.com.au

VENUE

Carefully refurbished after a period of non trading.

Two floors, exposed timber beams, sandblasted brick, steel supports create warm old world feel.

Downstairs for dining, upstairs for cocktail parties et al. 12 rooms for accommodation. Comfy, all ages appeal.

MENU

Well thought pub grub with clever twists, sufficient choice without overdoing it.

Steaks/meats from the wood grill, interesting salads and different small plates including a seafood cocktail. 

Average Prices for entrees $13, mains $32 (fully plated). Burgers $20.

TRIED

Tuna Nicoise $32. Very Good. Cooked Medium Rare, supported by beans, egg, tomato, olives, light mayo, an great pub dish on a very hot evening.

Cape Grim Rump, 400g, hand cut chips, housemade mustards. $31.5. Very good. Great meat, fair shopping.excellently prepared chips. Again very good pub grub, chips were a standout.

DRINKS

Good mix of craft and commercial.

Melbourne Bitter has struck a chord and appears to be a darling of young beer drinkers. Popular.

Wine is sourced from smaller suppliers, and weighs in around $40/bottle. Nick O’Leary Reisling was chosen.

SERVICE AND STYLE

Table service for food and drinks, smart, attentive young staff, and a wonderful 80s Aussie great soundtrack in the background at the right level.

And the old school touches continue with the tiled floor.

SUMMARY

Something for everyone for sure, probably appealing more to a 30 something crowd but not really age specific.

Renovations are well done. A very good addition to the northern suburban pub scene.

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