We’ve been to the EQ on numerous occasions before or after a footy match and always keen for a bite to eat. We love that the pub has been revamped as Watson’s with a brilliant new menu and drinks to boot.
The space is huge and suits all crowds, whether it be a group of friends for drinks, a girly catch up, work lunch or family outing. It would also be well suited for larger celebrations and the whole feel is comfortable and casual and we love that you can dine outside in the beer garden under the trees, lit with fairy lights.
The interior is vibrant with dark wooden joinery and navy tones, a sleek bar and big screen for the sporting action. The two storey venue also has plenty of room inside with a bistro area or upstairs area with a function space overlooking the beer garden and Hordern Pavilion.
The menu here has all your pub favourites, that use quality seasonal ingredients, cooked well and served beautifully. Head chef Uriel Kilala has put together a great menu that will suit all crowds with small starters, burgers, schnitties, steaks and salads. There’s also dishes to share like their flatbreads or Cobb loaf, and even 1kg Ranger Valley Black Onyx Grain Fed Rib Eye.
Watson’s is also family friendly with a kids menu that offers more than just chicken nuggets. There is even a Rigatoni Lamb Ragu or tacos.
We shared oysters, the salmon ceviche tostadas, a parmy, rib eye and the lovely roasted cauliflower salad! The food was all of a high standard and really well suited to us sharing.
The menu is also well suited to having a drink or two and there’s a great range of beers by the bottle and on tap, wines and cocktails. We had a pale ale, sour and a darn good espresso martini.
We think the venue is a great place for your next outing and suggest arranging your next catch up here!
1 Bent Street, Moore Park within The Entertainment Quarter
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