The Orrong Hotel
Go glam or keep it simple. The choice is all yours at this classic gastropub.
October 01, 2023
Beautifully restored back in 2021, the 150-year-old Orrong Hotel, an art deco gem among Armadale's other art deco gems, is the kind of pub you keep returning to once you discover its magic. The interior itself is stunning, with a curved wooden bar, polished floorboards, ornate ceilings and tiled features throughout — you can tell no expense was spared on the restoration.
The Orrong Hotel menu is chock full of classic pub fare, dressed up for a fun night out. Bar snacks include warm olives, mac and cheese croquettes and Louisiana hot wings. The small plates are designed to share, and you can't go wrong with a selection of salt and pepper squid, pork giblets and a beetroot-balsamic tart.
For a main, you can opt for either a classic counter meal, such as the much-loved chicken parma or a peri-peri grilled chicken burger with guac, tomato and cheese. For something a little fancier, try a twice-cooked confit duck leg, a Moroccan veggie stew or a delicious blue swimmer crab pasta lightly seasoned with chilli, garlic and a splash of vermouth.
If you're after something meatier, then the steak menu has you well and truly sorted. Served with thick-cut chips and your choice of sauce, The Orrong Hotel's cuts include a 300-gram Thousand Guineas scotch fillet and a 300-gram Jack's Creek porterhouse. For dessert The Orrong Hotel, there is a classic sticky date pudding, a spiced red wine poached pair or a cheese plate to pair with a bottle of red. Go glam, or keep it simple. The choice is all yours at this classic gastropub.
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