The Crest Hotel has been at the edge of the Southgate Shopping Centre at Sylvania for what seems forever. I will say it has had a major makeover from the days when I visited in the late 80’s to listen to live bands.
Mac, Junior and I decided to call in for a pub dinner on the way home after the dreaded parent/teacher interviews. My darling boy is doing year 12 this year and my heart goes out to him (and all the others), lots of pressure.
We wanted a quick meal as Junior still had homework to do, but sadly and also a positive, the place was really busy. There was a bit of a wait for our meals.
Junior decided on the jumbo chicken schnitzel, chips and salad $18.
Mac went for the jumbo chicken parmajana, chips and salad $20.
I seriously needed a steak! Scotch fillet, chips, salad and diane sauce $25.
My steak was ordered medium/rare and was really delicious, no gristle and had a nice grill/smokey flavour. I ordered my diane sauce on the side as I am always dubious of pub sauces. It came on the side as asked and wasn’t the best and was happy to just enjoy the tasty steak.
The salads were dressed with a honey mustard dressing and the chips were good, not the best I have ever had but were crisp where the chicken or steak hadn’t been resting on them.
I do think their dishes are over priced for what you get. My steak, even though I was happy with it, was not a $25 dish at all. The two chicken dishes were lacking for the price as well I thought. Staff were really friendly and helpful.