Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Racecourse Hotel.
Established in 1858, The Racecourse Hotel has a long and rich history with the locals in Malvern East.
The pub is located on the corner of Waverly and Dandenong Road directly across Monash University and is within walking distance from the Caulfield Racecourse. Its location makes it easily accessible by tram or train.
The venue has recently been refurbished, boasting a new dining room which is ready to serve the locals with pub classics, modern fare and excellent service.
Caramelized scallops with prosciutto & cauliflower cream
The bistro is opened 7 days a week from midday til late. The chefs have developed a menu that features pub favourites as well as signature dishes to ensure there is something for everyone.
Lamb kofta w pearl cous cous, smoked eggplant relish &coriander leaves
We started with entrees of Caramelized scallops and Lamb kofta. The scallops were plump and worked well with the creamy cauliflower puree. The Lamb Kofta on the other hand was a simple and tasty starter that was packed with flavour.
Eye fillet – 200gm Served with chips & house made tomato relish w your choice of sauce
Veal saltimbocca with prosciutto, fried sage and burnt butter w nicola potatoes
The veal was our favourite course from the evening. Beautifully tender, the veal had a melt in your mouth consistency. The prosciutto added a delightful salinity to the dish while the fried sage delivered a mouth-watering aroma.
We enjoyed the option of having Greek coffee with our desserts.
Rhubarb and pear crumble
The Rhubarb and pear crumble consisted of syrupy morsels of rhubarb and pear which harmonised with the biscuit-like crumble.
The chocolate fondant was lovely and featured an oozy chocolate centre.
With a clean fresh look that honours the stories told by this significant structure; Racecourse Hotel and its people are here to make your visit a memorable one.
Location: 895 Dandenong Road Malvern East
Phone: 03 9571 2154
Cuisine: Pub Food, Modern