It was an opportune moment that led Mrs Dave and I to find ourselves standing a the bar in The Courthouse Hotel checking out the menu. Mrs Dave is getting on in the ol’ pregnancy and the midwife had just said “eat red meat, everyday!”. Who are we to argue? So I said “Get thee to a steak!”. So we did. The Courthouse was the closest menu with a hat, and a steak, so we were off.
We got there just before 6 so we had to wait a few minutes for them to get started on our dinnner. While waiting we took advantage of the great beer menu and Mrs Dave had a light while I had a bottle of White Rabbit from the Healsville brewery of our mates at Little Creatures.
We both ordered steak [of course] as well as a side of their sprouts, bacon and maple syrup. All the food was grouse. the service quickish and friendly. We were in and out in about 45 minutes, and about $75 lighter of the pocket. We hit the road still wondering what it would have been like to have the “Crumble of the Day”. Maybe next time..
So get into the Courthouse. A little exxy and probably worth more than the 45mins we gave them. But great nontheless. And, I reckon, get there early. By the time we left the place was starting to fill up.
The Courthouse is on the corner of Errol St and Queensberry Sts in North Melbourne. The link to the website is in the first para.