Rose & Crown – Guildford

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The Rose and Crown Hotel, on leafy Swan Street in Guildford, is a stunning heritage building. It is the second oldest operating pub in Australia. The grand old building, which is over 175 years old, has been restored beautifully.IMG_6129

We’ve visited the historic hotel many times over the years. It’s somewhere we like to have long lunches, drinks with friends and take overseas guests to. We just love any excuse for a bite to eat in the shady beer garden.IMG_6126

The Rose and Crown is also lovely on a cold winter’s day. We’ve often stopped by on a chilly day and eaten indoors, by the roaring fire. I cannot rave enough about the beer garden. If you’ve never been, do yourself a favour and go and have a lazy afternoon in the sun dappled garden.IMG_6125

On this day I was meeting my parents on my birthday. We wanted to meet somewhere near the Swan Valley that had good food, but was casual enough for kids. We sat in the beer garden with a glass of wine, while Little Chef busily chatted and coloured in.IMG_6096

We enjoyed a delicious lunch. My Dad loved his masterstock pork belly ($36). A generous slab of flavoursome pork belly is served with tender grilled Freo octopus, a herb salad, crispy pork scratching and an apple gel.IMG_6103

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Rose and Crown – Lunch in the Garden

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It’s not been too long since my last visit – but I cannot rave enough about the beer garden at The Rose and Crown Hotel in Guildford. If you’ve never been, do yourself a favour and go and have a lazy afternoon in the sun dappled garden. The historic hotel, has been beautifully restored, inside and out. I spent a Saturday Lunchtime there, with my work besties (Kez and Kimee) after a pamper morning. It was the perfect place to continue our relaxed vibe.

 We had…

Caesar Salad – bacon, anchovy dressing, shaved parmesan, eggs, croutons and wood fired chicken

Sweet Potato Gnocci $28 – Pan fried, porcini mushrooms, spinach & parmesan cream sauce (This was mine and I thought it was delicious!)

Salt n pepper squid $16

We all enjoyed our lunch. For the most part, a lot of what’s on the menu is standard pub fare. Every time I’ve been (about 5 times now) it’s all been of very good quality and flavour. Which is why I’ll be back another 5 times… and probably some more!

For more on the R&C, here’s the link to my last post»> http://thechefhiswifeperth.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/rose-crown/