The Glenelg Public House is a new little bar on the Gold Coast highway. As what you can find on their website, it is “a venue specializing in beef with a variety of dishes akin to a gastro pub, complimented by a wonderful list of wines, craft beer, cocktails, and spirits”.
We visited the restaurant on a pleasant Saturday night. We really liked the lighting not too dark not too light. We were into sharing so we ordered three starters, one salad and two mains.
For starters, we had some beautifully house cured trout gravlax with pickled beetroot and horseradish cream; this dish was one of our favourites – the trout was a really lovely texture.
The second starter was some beautiful green olives. They were warm and sourced from Sicily.
The baby squid was all coated lightly in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. It was really really tender but the
only thing for us was we felt that it could have added a little bit more salt-and-pepper or some flavour to it but the texture was brilliant.
For the main dish, the selection for non-meat eaters was relatively limited with only one option: a pumpkin gnocchi with this roasted pumpkin and lightly dusted with Palmerson cheese. The gnocchi was tender and tasty but very feeling dish though, so you need to be very hungry to finish it.
For meat eaters, there are three steak options. Our meat eater had a wagyu steak cooked to perfection with mixed mushroom sauce to accompanying it. He commented that it was the best steak he had eaten at a restaurant in 2015. Charred on the outside,
juicy in the middle really lovely succulent meat.
Overall we really enjoyed our visit to this little place and would love to go back again in the near future. Our only desire, because we don’t eat meat, is to have a fish dish as part of the mains and we really crave for some beautiful stir-fry broccoli which we saw on the
Instagram account. Great service attentive and we were well looked after. The wine by the glass was good value and a good selection.
For all the dishes we ordered (3 starters, 2 mains + 1 salad) plus 2 glasses of wine and 2 glasses of lemon lime bitters, it costs around $130 plus tips.