At last the restrictions are lifting, slowly, slowly, but enough to allow a wander down the street to one of our locals, the Woodbridge, or the Woody as it affectionately known. Of course, at present patron numbers are strictly limited to 20, and meals must be purchased to have a drink – but it was good to get out and about again.
With pre-bookings essential we lobbed in, were directed to our table – a number had been set up in larger area at the back where bands usually play – 3 tables of 4 and 4 of 2 and all were full – obviously lots of people were hanging out to get back to eating out.
The wine list is small but there is always something on it to attract the eye and the palate, while the menu continues as traditional pub grub style, but very well cooked and presented, quick to be served, and large in proportion – bring your appetite.
A bottle of the very pleasant Vinaceous Wines Salome Tempranillo Rosé was just the thing – a bouquet of rose petals, cherries and musk, followed by a crisp dry palate of raspberries and cranberries.
And the food – well the pie of the day was fantastic value – a rich juicy beef filling with plenty of gravy inside a crumbly crisp casing – served with very creamy mash, peas, gravy and tomato sauce – at $12 this was hard to beat.
Our other dish was the curry of the day – this time Malay Style Prawn – and it hit all the flavour notes of Malay cooking, aromatic and spicy, and the prawns, a lot of them too, were well cooked. Served with rice, roti and pappadum, this was another very enjoyable meal.
Well it was great to get out to eat, and great to see the Woody is still turning out very good pub food at good prices, and we will certainly return soon we have got our taste for eating out back!