Set within a heritage-style building, the Yorkshire Hotel features a bar at the front, lounge facilities, a beer garden and a recently refurbished dining area. Built in 1882, the pub is a well-loved watering hole by locals in Abbotsford thanks to the oversight of new owner Tom Baring.
The restaurant and bar boasts a variety of local and imported beers on tap and a wide selection of award winning wines.
In line with its social setting, the pretence-free food menu features an array of items designed for sharing, as well as hearty mains and sides. Unlike your regular pub, you will find all the classics you have come to love and expect as well as an exciting selection of Asian and European-inspired dishes.
To start we enjoyed a selection of entrees. The Pork Belly served with chilli caramel, master stock glaze and poached pear was delicious. Each pork belly slice had been succulently roasted to retain a porky juiciness. The Yorkshire’s rendition of the pub classic, Salt and Pepper Calamari, was similarly delicious - tender ribbons of battered calamari served with wild rocket salad, pear, hazelnut, lemon and rouille. The calamari was well seasoned and went beautifully with the fresh salad.
Our favourite entrée without a doubt was the Nasi Goreng (also available as a main). A cheeky twist on the Indonesian fried rice favourite, this was a flavour laden dish of juicy grilled chicken, Asian vegetables, crispy shallots topped with a fried egg encasing oozy yolk.
For mains we adored the Chefs Special Nepalese goat curry. A crowd favourite, the goat was tender and drenched in a heavy, flavour-laden curry, courtesy of being cooked in a myriad of delectable spices, making it a great pair with the grilled paratha and fluffy steamed rice. This dish went down a treat with the Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Malbec (our favourite food and wine pairing from the evening).
The Vatapa (Brazilian fish stew) was another winner – creamy, hearty and rich. For something lighter, the Grilled Salmon Fillet is a good choice – crispy skinned and just a touch pink in the middle. The fish went well with roasted kipfler potato’s, fresh salsa verde, confit cherry tomatoes and seasonal greens. Oh and if you love a good lamb shank, the Yorkshire does one of those too – cooked in a rich tomato sauce and served atop creamy mash alongside broccolini and seasonal vegetables.
Offering friendly and affable service, enjoyable food and a commendable drink selection, the Yorkshire Hotel guarantees a good time.
Location: 48 Hoddle St (cnr Langridge St), Abbotsford
Phone: 03 9417 3088