It’s more than 6 years since Forresters Hotel in Surry Hills claimed to be the first establishment offering a $5 dollar steak in Sydney. Do these deals exist anymore and if so, do they come with a condition such as buying a drink to be eligible?
We were recently back at Hotel Mosman and came across a tempting proposition on its menu – The Home of the $7.90 Porterhouse Steak. This offer is available for lunch on any day of the week and does not have an obligatory drink purchase as a condition unlike some hotels and pubs. Despite this seemingly great offer, there were very few lunch time diners on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. We wonder if this is a good sign but decided to give this place a go as it has been a long time since we were last here.
The steak comes in the form of a pretty hefty sirloin sitting on top of potato mash. I opted for medium rare with mushroom sauce (on the side) from the other choices of red wine jus and bernaise sauce. The steak is nicely seared on the outside, tender and juicy inside. Although the mash could be a little more creamy and the mushroom sauce a little more thick and bold, I cannot fault this deal – a decent piece of meat nicely cooked.
Lemon lime bitters is one of my favourite non-alcoholic beverages because it is so refreshing.
Mysaucepan orders the beer battered fish and chips and it arrives with three generous pieces of flathead cooked to a golden brown crisp accompanied by thick cut chips and tartare sauce. The fish is fresh and succulent and this to me is simple pub food done well and without fuss.
We peer through the window next to our table and get a glimpse of a happy union happening in Boronia House next door as we dined. This scene is a sweet accompaniment to our meal.
If you are looking for good, simple food with great value, I would give Hotel Mosman the thumbs up.
So dear readers, do you know of any great value meals around Sydney pubs and hotels that you can share?
(Beside Boronia House)
634 Military Road Mosman
New South Wales 2088
Tel: +612 9960 6877