12 June 2011

Sail & Anchor

An old favourite of mine for many years to grab a beer or two. Having not been here for a meal for the longest time it was great to see the Sail & Anchor in the Entertainment Book offering a 25% off the entire bill.

The menu is interesting, not a lot in the way of mains, mainly tapas style share plates, with a few staples like steak and chicken parmigiana. The beer selection is huge, as is the offering of wine per glass.

It was a tough decision between getting the pre-selected Beer Lovers tapas for $40 or making a selection from the large range of share offerings. We chose the Beer Lovers plate then at the last minute deciding to make our own selections from the Share section of the menu.

Our selection got as high as 6 dishes, however we soon realised our eyes were bigger than our stomach. The short list came down to the marinated fetta, tasmanian salmon & spring onion fish cakes with chilli dipping sauce, spanish tortilla with smokey cheddar & side of chutney & from the "on the stick" section the lamb koftas with minted yoghurt. To wash it all down a pint of Feral Brewery Karma Citra & a glass of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cab Sauv.

Ordering is done at the front bar, drinks are included in the 25% off deal and are poured on ordering and paying for the meal. We sat out in the back courtyard, even though it was cool evening the gas heaters around the courtyard keep the area nice and comfortable.

Waiting for our dishes to arrive, we had a glance around what others were getting, the steaks looked great, huge rectangular plates overflowing with food.

Our selection arrived promptly, hot and looking very delicious. We were given two small plates to enjoy the dishes on.

The marinated fetta came in a glass jar and a very light oil. The fetta was delicious and I had a lot of trouble not just eating it all at once. Spanish tortilla with smokey cheddar & side of chutney was our favourite. The chutney was delicious and a perfect match to the tortilla. The tasmanian salmon & spring onion fish cakes with chilli dipping sauce were nicely made, not too soft and very easy to pull apart to dip into the sauce. My second favourite dish was the lamb koftas with minted yoghurt nicely spiced with a delicious yoghurt to dip into.

Four dishes were just right for Mrs Mac and myself, I am glad we skipped the grilled chorizo with fresh lemon on this outing as it would have been just that little too much. A good excuse to go back again and try the other dishes on the menu.

Definitely a great place to go with family or friends. There was a nice vibe there on the Friday we went, with many families and smaller groups enjoying a relaxing night.


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