If you're not paying attention, you might miss it.
I'll get stuck right in. Walking past a few times on the opposite side of the road, the large Carlton Draught sign gave me an impression of yet another generic pub. But that's certainly not the case.
Facilities, cleanliness and maintenance: inside you'll find something more akin to a whisky bar than a pub. Beautiful walnut stained furniture, leather seats, book cases all dotted with pot plants. All bathed in a warm yellow glow from soft lighting. This is a lovely, calming place to sit.
Outside, in the afternoon you'll have the sunlight filtered through the canopy of a large tree (perhaps a maple). Again with lots of pot plants and even cute wheelbarrows containing colourful flowers. Outside is very pleasant, and I was drawn there given the nice weather.
Product and accuracy: At the bar you'll find a good variety of beers (sure, I didn't get on the grape juice tonight). I set myself up with a 4 Pines, or a few actually. It was poured well, presented well and was deliciously cold. I ordered the 300g Sirloin steak and the high praise comes in the form of me muttering to myself "this steak is wonderful". Cooked exactly as ordered to MR with a delicious grid char on the surface for that seared flavour, the cut was wonderful with good, even marbling. The mash was light and creamy and even the veg had great crunch to it. No one wants soggy brocolli.
Staff, speed of service and hospitality: the staff were very polite, approachable and were keeping the venue well tended and clean. The steak took an appropriate amout of time, which I assume they rested it (thank you).
Overall, I honestly don't have any flaws to strike on this review. Everything was at a high standard. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone who asked me for my opinion. See less
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