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Best pub lunch within a 2 hour drive of Civic?

barbiekini 20 April 2011 19

We are having visitors from interstate soon, and want to take them on a bit of a drive and stop somewhere for lunch along the way. 

Does anybody have any suggestions?


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p1 p1 3:54 pm 20 Apr 11

montezuma said :

Loaded Dog pub in Tarago

…and you can take them past The Morass on the way back.

TJC TJC 2:53 pm 20 Apr 11

Keijidosha said :

dorrie said :

There is a place called Grandmas Little Bakery located on 5796 Federal Highway, Currawang NSW
(02) 4848 0240. Perched on a hill overlooking olive groves. http://www.grandmasbakery.com.au

I’ve been burned twice by this place and their big signs on the highway declaring that they’re open. On both occasions I have turned off the highway and driven to the bakery to find they are closed.

Flint in the Vines at Murrumbateman is very nice, and ditto for Scope at Mt Stromlo. Neither are “pub” lunches, but offer delicious food.

We stopped in at Grandma’s Little Bakery a few months ago, waited 45 minutes for a milkshake when there were only one other table of 6 there who were finishing up.
Had two different members of staff “follow up” on what happened to our order to no avail.
When we asked for a refund we were not only initially given back less than we had paid but had a staff member inform us that as we had come after closing time, they were doing us a favour to serve us at all.
This was an hour before their advertised closing time.
I would give them a miss entirely.

astrojax astrojax 2:53 pm 20 Apr 11

i second cork street cafe – best pizza in canberra, err sort of… yum-o…

willo willo 2:43 pm 20 Apr 11
Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:31 pm 20 Apr 11

notdingers said :

Grazing in Gundaroo is pretty good

http://www.grazing.com.au

Or Poachers Pantry has the most awesome smoked lamb cutlets when I went there for a wedding. Some nights I still wake in a cold sweat thinking about them.

http://www.poacherspantry.com.au

Awesome, what beers do they have on tap?

montezuma montezuma 2:11 pm 20 Apr 11

Loaded Dog pub in Tarago

Keijidosha Keijidosha 12:50 pm 20 Apr 11

dorrie said :

There is a place called Grandmas Little Bakery located on 5796 Federal Highway, Currawang NSW
(02) 4848 0240. Perched on a hill overlooking olive groves. http://www.grandmasbakery.com.au

I’ve been burned twice by this place and their big signs on the highway declaring that they’re open. On both occasions I have turned off the highway and driven to the bakery to find they are closed.

Flint in the Vines at Murrumbateman is very nice, and ditto for Scope at Mt Stromlo. Neither are “pub” lunches, but offer delicious food.

KB1971 KB1971 12:21 pm 20 Apr 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

KB1971 said :

The Alpine Hotel in Cooma has an awesome bistro.

Is it child friendly?

Yep, its out the back away from the main bar area, it is the old fasioned pub with a hallway down to the back room. Great food & service for a pub.

johnboy johnboy 11:49 am 20 Apr 11

I’d recommend Braidwood in general.

jasmine jasmine 11:46 am 20 Apr 11

Lots of good pubs and cafes in Braidwood. We like the pub on the corner near the park but I have forgotten it’s name.

There is also the Braidwood Hotel.

http://www.braidwoodhotel.com.au/

daddy daddy 11:26 am 20 Apr 11

Captains Flat

http://www.outsidercafe.netfirms.com/

A little quirky but have never had a bad meal there

Grrrr Grrrr 11:18 am 20 Apr 11

M0les said :

Collector pub always used to be pretty good.

The Bushranger Hotel @ Collector has been closed. Went there about a year ago, was thinking about going again a couple of days ago .. no luck.

fernandof fernandof 10:18 am 20 Apr 11

dorrie said :

There is a place called Grandmas Little Bakery located on 5796 Federal Highway, Currawang NSW
(02) 4848 0240. Perched on a hill overlooking olive groves. http://www.grandmasbakery.com.au

That looks like a really nice place! Do you have a price ballpark for 4 adults?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:13 am 20 Apr 11

KB1971 said :

The Alpine Hotel in Cooma has an awesome bistro.

Is it child friendly?

KB1971 KB1971 9:59 am 20 Apr 11

The Alpine Hotel in Cooma has an awesome bistro.

dorrie dorrie 9:40 am 20 Apr 11

There is a place called Grandmas Little Bakery located on 5796 Federal Highway, Currawang NSW
(02) 4848 0240. Perched on a hill overlooking olive groves. http://www.grandmasbakery.com.au

notdingers notdingers 9:30 am 20 Apr 11

Grazing in Gundaroo is pretty good

http://www.grazing.com.au

Or Poachers Pantry has the most awesome smoked lamb cutlets when I went there for a wedding. Some nights I still wake in a cold sweat thinking about them.

http://www.poacherspantry.com.au

M0les M0les 9:26 am 20 Apr 11

Collector pub always used to be pretty good.
Murrumbateman likewise (Plus lots of wineries there)

fernandof fernandof 9:24 am 20 Apr 11

Not really a 2h drive, nor a pub actually, but this place in Gundaroo serves good food and their Pizza is an absolute delight: http://www.corkstreetcafe.com/

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