Monday, March 9, 2009

The Standard Hotel, Fitzroy

The Standard Hotel
293 Fitzroy Street
Fitzroy 3065
(03) 9419 4793

Its funny how you don't think to write about the places you spend the most time in, well I don't anyway- and now its time to pay tribute to one of my favouritest places in Melbourne to hang out, eat, drink- The Standard Hotel.

From the outside, unassuming to say the least, it offers fantastic food at pub prices and has what I believe to be one of the best beer gardens in Melbourne. Its a great place for a Sunday lunch, a group gathering (our bookclub Christmas party here was a roaring success!) or in winter their trivia nights are a great laugh. But the food- its just fantastic.

A great permanent menu, with the usual burgers, steak sandwiches, bangers and mash (mmm wih rosemary and lamb) but also vegetarian enchiladas, kangaroo steaks or dips and nibblies for a snack. But add to that their range of seasonal specials, and you just never get bored. Yesterday, on the specials board were chili quail, stuffed figs- awewome seasonal food.

The emphasis seems to be on fresh produce and simple flavours- always a hit.

Check it out, enjoy an afternoon in the garden. And try one of their good range of on tap beers or wines (my prsonal fave is the Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc).


Ten Dollar Meals In Melbourne said...

Mmm, its been a while since I've called in to The Standard. Must get back there. Good pub!

Food lover said...

Great post - I love to hear about people's favorite restaurants. Will make sure to stop by next time I'm in the area.