The Oaks Hotel in Netural Bay is iconic in the area and is our favourite pub venue for 2017. It is an expansive Hotel with numerous bars and dining spaces and you can also enjoy a drink or bite to eat in the beer garden under the famous oak tree. They also put on a number of events throughout the year, matching beers and wines with food. They also run informative whisky tastings and cocktail masterclasses.
We visited The Oaks hotel Neutral Bay on a Friday night, to enjoy “Beer Off The Wood” and dinner in the Bistro. The hotel was packed with people enjoying a drink or two.
From 5pm each Friday, in the Sports Bar of The Oaks, you can find them selling XXXX Bitter straight out of the barrel. At only $6.50 for a schooner from the keg, not only is this cheap, but an amazing way to enjoy your beer. Get in early though, as once the barrel is empty, you’ll have to wait until the following Friday to enjoy it again. It’s on until Jan 31, so there’s a few weeks to get in an enjoy this beer.
Beer out of the keg is a historical tradition and drinkers have been enjoying this since ancient times. Today, your beer mostly comes in steel kegs so why not get to the Oaks and be nostalgic.
Whilst you’re at the pub to enjoy a beer or two, make your way to the bistro and grab a bite to eat. A range of pub style meals like salads, pizza, burgers, steaks and schnitzels, as well as a few specials of the day.
We started with one of the specials, a poke bowl, which is perfect for summer. The poke bowl, is fresh and healthy bowl of rice topped with seaweed, carrot, edamame, avocado and sashimi grade salmon. We really enjoyed this refreshing meal and thoroughly recommend it as a menu choice.
Pork belly is another favourite of ours and the pork here was delicious. Perfectly cooked, tender inside and crusted with a decent amount of crisp crackling. Accompanied with fennel slaw, spiced apple and cinnamon sauce.
We just had to order a steak, considering The Oaks was just named best steak venue at the NSW hotel awards. You can personally select your cut of meat from the butcher window. There’s even a whopper of a tomahawk steak on the menu for anyone that is game. On this occasion we went for the grain fed eye fillet which was a beautiful steak. We completely understand why the Oaks was awarded best steak venue. The steak was accompanied with baked potatoes, green beans and a mustard sauce (or your choice of sauce).
Get on down to the Oaks for a Beer off the Wood, dine in the bistro or organize a function there!
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Thanks to Papaya PR for the invitation to dine