Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Willow - Moorooka

Today I had planned to go to lunch at an Italian restaurant over at Tarragindi, but when we got their they had closed, so instead my friends suggested The Willow over at Moorooka.  It's the pub on Beaudesert Road, at the bottom end of the shops.

They have a lovely big "beergarden" area, not really a beergarden but an outdoor kind of deck that is a restaurant.  Huge, spacious and cool once all the doors and windows are open, it's a nice area to sit for a Sunday lunch.  I ordered the steak sandwich.  It was HUGE!  Good tender steak (and not a scrawny thin bit either), bacon, egg, cheese, beetroot, onions, tomato and lettuce, served with battered chips and a side salad.  The side salad was a tad bland but there was so much of the chips and steak sandwich I couldn't eat everything so I didn't bother about it.

After a couple of hours sitting and talking with friends we decided to have coffee and dessert, so I ordered one of their two dessert choices (they could use a couple more choices really), which was chocolate mud cake with berry coulis and ice cream.  Absolutely divine.  The mud cake wasn't too sickly but was still fudgy, it was good quality vanilla ice-cream, and the berry coulis was made with real berries.  Really scrumptious, and they do a fairly good coffee too.

All in all, a pretty good find in the suburbs.

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