Ando: As I immediately stepped into the Royal Hotel, it was fancy bumping into my cousin. She told me she works around the corner and asked me why I was here. I explained that I was here for a burger tasting and couldn’t wait to get started!
Royal Hotel and celebrity chef Danny Russo has done splendid job with their new menu offering a wide selection at reasonable prices. The best part is that there will be a new burger every single week! Do remember to check the specials on blackboard signs scattered throughout this family friendly bistro.
As summer is heating up, make sure you check out their outdoor courtyard surrounded by lush greenery. It looks even more amazing at night when the string lights are lit.
Spicy Lamb Ribs. On this particular night, the other food bloggers and I were treated to this dish. Note that this is not on the menu! The smokey BBQ sauce was made in-house and the ribs were marinated for several hours with a mixture of orange, cinnamon, mustard seed and other herbs.
Salt & pepper calamari with chilli, lime & coriander ($15). I liked how the batter was lightly crispy which allowed me to thoroughly enjoy the supple texture of the calamari.
Roast pumpkin, parmesan & basil arancini with aioli ($13). Who says that you need meat in your arancinis? This dish is great for all you vegetarians and non-vegetarians out there!
Pork Belly Burger with Italian slaw & chips ($16). The bun was sweet and the soft texture of the pork went well with the crunch of the slaw. The burger was served with a handful of pork crackle pieces on this side. If you like more of a crunch, lift that bun and plank those babies on!
The Royal Wagyu Cheeseburger ‘Royale with Cheese’ with tomato, lettuce, beetroot & chips ($16). Cooked medium the wagyu patty is made with a mixture of rump and shin and is grinded with a coarse blade. This results in mouth-watering patties with tiny chunks of meat and fat.
Thai Chicken Burger with asian greens, lime, chilli and coriander. With a combination of spicy, salty, sweet and sour, the nam jim sauce was refreshing and was my favourite dipping sauce of the night. Oh and all chips are doubled fried here at Royal Hotel.
Lamb Burger with caramelised onion and goats cheese served with sweet potato fries and a beetroot and balsamic chutney. This was my favourite burger. The Man Craves suggested to eat the burger with the beetroot and balsamic chutney and boy did that make a difference!
Grilled pumpkin & Haloumi burger with lettuce, tomato, tzatziki & chips ($15). The sauce oozed out of the burger and the haloumi gave the burger its meatiness.
Remember to order at the bar!
2 Perouse Road, Randwick, NSW 2031
(02) 9399 3006
Opening Hours: The Royal Hotel Bistro is open 7 days a week 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 9.30pm.
DISCLAIMER: The Lamstock was invited by Wasamedia and dined as a guest of Royal Hotel. Opinions are however, our own.