I’m not sure how many rioters make the border crossing, but there’s a good reason to. I went for dinner last night at Walsh’s pub in Queanbeyan – yes the site of the infamous two-up non-riot. My friends and I go there occasionally because the food is good – really good. It’s not your standard pub schnitzel and steak, so it costs a little more, but its worth it.
Last night I went with a friend, and he was put in charge of ordering food while I organised drinks. I wanted the chicken off the specials board that comes with prawns – a surf and barnyard if you like. When the food was brought to the table, I was given the standard chicken schnitzel. We enquired of the waitress who went back to the kitchen, then came back with the docket to show that my friend had in fact ordered and paid for the standard dish.
The waitress offered to take it away and have the kitchen prepare the special for me. I declined that kind offer as the mistake was ours, and it was a good looking schnitzel. As I was tucking in, and enjoying it, she came back over with a dish of the prawns that go with the special, and told me that the chef wanted me to have the prawns anyway. They come in a lovely garlickly creamy sauce and were, dare I say it, perfectly cooked.
My mate had salmon, and I didn’t pay enough attention to describe it, but he thought it was the best salmon he’d ever eaten. High praise indeed.
The reason I’m submitting this post is yes, to alert people to the great pub food at Walsh’s, but also because the service was above and beyond. It wins the hearts and minds and I want to tell people about it.