Our beloved pubs have temporarily closed their doors, but with pickup and delivery available at The Windsor Castle Hotel, you don’t have to miss out on a good feed.
The coronavirus and resulting social distancing laws have affected us all in some way, but it’s great to see us Aussies standing together to adapt and overcome. Small local businesses like The Windsor Castle Hotel have also taken a new approach by offering pickup and delivery of their classic pub favourites.
When not dealing with a worldwide crisis, The Windsor Castle Hotel has it all, from a sports bar, bistro, outdoor beer garden, VIP gaming and TAB facilities, a drive-through bottle-shop and 15 accommodation rooms to top it off. Even now, the local pub is going above and beyond to serve their community.
Located in East Maitland, The Windsor is offering pickup and delivery from the bistro and bottle-shop. But they’ve taken their community service one step further, now stocking fresh fruit and vegetable boxes and essential kits of toilet paper, sanitiser, paper towel, disposable gloves, tissues, bin bags and all-purpose wipes for purchase.
When you see a business striving this hard to keep moving, it truly shows that Aussie spirit. So, we decided to grab a couple of pub meals for lunch to take home.
Not only were we able to ring up and order over the phone, we were also able to pay over the phone for a contactless pickup. My colleague and I were told 15 minutes for our pickup order and they were spot on with the timing.
We ordered a Garlic, Cheese and Bacon Bread to share for starters and let’s be honest, is there really anything better than cheesy garlic bread? Well yes, that’s cheesy garlic bread topped with bacon. Fresh out of the grill, each bite melted in our mouths. We accidently ate two pieces each before our huge mains, but we were determined to take in the lot.
My meal was absolutely, positively delicious. Having been on a pub feed drought for almost a month now, a pub steak was an absolute must.
I ordered the 300g Char-Grilled Rump served with thick-cut beer battered chips and salad and topped with the ‘Ahoy’ topper of crumbed prawn cutlets, bacon and garlic sauce. I had my steak medium rare and it was grilled to perfection, each mouthful thick and juicy. Trust me, you need to give this one a go.
My colleague ordered the Chicken Schnitzel Burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and aioli on a toasted damper bun served with chips. The chicken schnitty burger is an Aussie pub favourite, so expectations were high. Let’s just say my colleague scoffed it down with a look of pure love in his eyes. He gave a double thumbs up as he rolled into his chair with a food coma.
Overall the food was extremely tasty, hot and fresh for pickup and cooked flawlessly. There was something that also made the experience one to remember.
On top of the neatly packaged meals, was a note from The Windsor Castle team along with a pack of hand-sanitiser, “We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and we cannot thank you enough for your support. Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Positive and Be Happy. Thank you, The Windsor Castle Team. Enjoy your meals!”
Thank you, The Windsor Castle Hotel, for a heartfelt eating experience during these unsure times.
|Visit The Windsor Castle Hotel on Facebook to check out their takeaway menu and give The Windsor Castle a call to order now 02 4933 7276.