Thursday, March 6, 2014

Holgate Brewhouse, Woodend, Victoria

A couple of weekends ago, Tim and I spent the weekend in Woodend, a country town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria.  On our first night, we drove into town looking for a likely place for dinner.  We couldn't go past the prominent Holgate Brewhouse looming large on the main street.
The Holgate Brewhouse does gourmet pub grub, and has its own range of craft beers.
There is a great range of snacks and sharing plates at the Holgate Brewhouse.  Tim and I decided to start with one of those in the form of grilled chorizo, topped with parmesan ($10):
What's not to like about spicy grilled sausage?

Mains were a difficult choice, because I could have eaten everything on the menu.  In the end, Tim chose the generously portioned and exotic-sounding venison, duck and bacon burger with tomato, wild rocket, kasundi (no, I don't know what it is either), onion marmalade, cranberry mayo and chips ($20):  

This looked amazing, and Tim rather enjoyed it.  However, given its size, I was glad that I opted for the slightly less generous pork sausages with caramelised onion gravy and celeriac mash ($20):

See how rich that gravy looks?  If you can imagine how good that tastes, that's what it was like - superb.

We had a great night in the convivial farmhouse-themed atmosphere, with fast and efficient service from the bar staff.  If you happen to pass through Woodend, the Holgate Brewhouse is a great place for a meal and to have a relaxing time.

Holgate Brewhouse
79 High Street
Woodend, Victoria
Ph: +61 3 5427 2510


Anonymous said...

Kasundi is an Indian spicy relish - absolutely divine.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hubby would love that burger! We have some Kasundi in our fridge. As the person above said it's an Indian relish with plenty of spices and tomato.

Kari said...

Don't you love it when you can eat anything on a menu? I'm glad you enjoyed your dishes!

2paw said...

I often plump for the sausages and mash if I know they are local. Yum, a good mash is to die for!!!