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First stop on our CBD pub&food crawl… Queens Ferry provided our starter for the night: absolutely delicious Kumara chips with aioli and a bbq dipping sauce. Monteith’s went down perfectly with it. My partner raved and raved about the flavour of the kumara chips (even if a few were a bit burnt around the edges)… and loved the bbq dipping sauce, while I was in love with the smattering of whole grain mustard seeds in the aioli. Staff were very helpful, friendly & smiling.
Most of the rowdy drinkers were outside, enjoying the Friday Night party atmosphere of Vulcan Lane, which meant it was a nice and relatively quiet place inside to start off sober!
My partner insists I give 5 stars, as he loved those kumara chips so much.
Update: since my first review above, I wish to wholeheartedly re-affirm those 5 stars, after I held my birthday event upstairs at The Gin Room last weekend – which was a simply stunning venue. I have to sing the praises of the manager, Jonathan – he was exceptionally helpful, and made things happen just the way we wanted. And the GM Joe was excellent, and even assisted us with helping to stretch our budget further, by suggesting, a week before the event, that we’d probably pre-ordered too much food! So we adjusted the amount on his recommendation, which meant we had just the perfect balance between food and drinks by the end of the night. Wonderful, wonderful experience. I highly recommend!
This place looks like a bog standard pub but give the food a try, it is really good! The fish and chips are delicious and also the garlic bread deserves a mention. If you want some good food and beer, then I’d recommend this place.
I was rather disappointed at my main course for lunch today at the Queen’s Ferry Hotel. Being rather hungry, I opted for a pricier main course, that of the Pork Cutlets served with cabbage etc. Note the ‘S’ on ‘cutlets’. When it arrived, pretty though it looked on the plate, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of the plural – in regards to the cutlets I mentioned earlier. My solitary, though tasty, cutlet sat atop a smidgen of (again tasty) cabbage (pretty much completely hiding it). Overall, most of my plate was, well, plate. Empty plate. So what I’m getting at here, for the slow among you, is that my portion was rather small. I wanted cutlets with an ‘s’ like the menu said. I’d also like some more food to accompany it. You still get 3 stars though as, small portion as it was, it was still tasty. I would be reluctant to order it again though. I also gave this feedback in person but didn’t receive much of a response so points off for customer service as well.
Visited on a Thursday evening, it was very busy but I was pleasantly surprised that the tables inside were reserved for dinners only, keeping the loud after work drinkers out the front.
We ordered a jug of cider, I haven’t seen this option anywhere else, it worked very well as both my husband and I drink cider and it meant we had plenty to drink throughout our meal.
We got hand cut fries with mince and cheese topping as a starter, it was very delicious and would of made a good smaller sized meal for one.
For dinner I ordered the chicken quesadilla which came with a salad and fries. The salad was not great and the chips were so bad that I did not eat them, even my husband could not. The chicken was OK. My husband ordered the lamb shanks which only came with a small amount of mashed potatoes.
Service was average, starter was amazing but main meals were average, atmosphere was quite good.
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