Toast of the town

The recent winner of the WA Hotel of the Year, in the Australian Bar Awards, caters to those looking for a relaxing lunch, a quick drink or a night of comedy.

General manager Mark Patterson, also the winner of the Australian bar manager of the year, said he was expecting another huge summer in the hotel’s award-winning beer garden.

‘At The Brisbane we welcome everyone with open arms,’ he said. ‘We are well-known for our fantastic products and great service that make The Brisbane experience relaxed and easy.

‘Our award winning beer garden honours one of the classics of Australian pub culture, which is a favourite feature of our pub and perfect for the WA lifestyle.’

Patterson said the pub’s summer menu often enjoyed in the beer garden offered good quality meals with a focus on freshness and reinvention of classics.

Many of these pub classics are on our regular menu, including steak sandwich, fish and chips and our renowned sausage rolls,’ he said. ‘We also feature a special counter lunch dish every day during the week, think roast pork or chicken schnitzel.’

As for a signature dish, Patterson said there were a couple of dishes on the menu from day dot that people came back to again.

‘Our Tasmanian salmon with nicoise salad or linguine with prawns, garlic, chilli, tomato and spinach are consistent favourites.

‘You might like to start with our famous sausage rolls or finish your meal with a classic pavlova.’

Patterson added Perth’s long, hot summer added to the popularity of the Sunday session and the hotel was the place to cool down.

‘Gathering with friends to relax over some beers or wine with a bite to eat is a key feature of our Australian culture,’ he said.

‘The fantastic long summer here is perfectly suited to an afternoon or evening spent in the beer garden relaxing and swapping stories with old friends and new.’