The Village Inn
9-11 Glenmore Rd
Paddington, Sydney

The Village which has been reopened for around three months. It's a lovely old fashioned pub that's been around for 160 years. It's been interestingly decorated with some very quirky ornaments. It transports you back to colonial Paddington. It's a heritage building which  has undergone a complete refurbishment. The update is elegant evoking old world charm. We sat at the bar with a "friend" watching us from above - a stuffed bird perched on a branch. The exposed brick, tiling on the wall, leather banquettes, beautiful solid wooden floors and a hand wrought communal bar gives you an insight into how the pub may have looked in bygone years. It's really quite interesting taking a walk around and noting all these wonderful artefacts. The atmosphere is like you are sitting comfortably in a lovely lounge room relaxing.

We had some spiced mixed nuts to start with that were nicely presented on a display board. We then had a couple of nice reds to get the evening off to a great start.

Sir had a 2010 Delta Pinot Noir from New Zealand. Mlady had a 2012 Pandalowie Cab Sav Temp from Victoria.

Next was an antipasto which we have to say came with an abundance of biscuits - Hurrah! How many times have you had a great antipasto but wish you had more biscuits? Well there certainly was no issue with that here. There was also a good variety of this tasty and fresh  antipasto assortment. The choice of hard and soft cheese was very palatable. Mlady loves pickled gherkins and made her own "wrap" of combining this with the prosciutto, sundried tomatoes  and cheese - pure bliss! We both thoroughly enjoyed this.

Mlady was in the mood for a burger so she chose the Koby  burger which is a popular meal at The Village. This consisted of an Angus beef patty- (which was nicely cooked) tasty cheese, baby cos, smoked tomato relish and served on a milk bun. There was a serving of tasty chips enclosing the burger. This was all served - on a tin plate which was reminiscent of "camping days".

Mlady feels that a good sauce enhances a burger and this tasty tomato relish really was a winner. The bun had a lovely soft texture and was easy to bite into, to taste the yummy Angus beef pasty with all its yummy trimmings. Mlady could see why this is such a popular dish.

Sir had another red - he does love his "reds". This time he chose the 2011 Accuro Malbec Mendoza from Argentina. Sir enjoys a good Malbec - and this was good.

Sir's main was The Glenmore Guinness braised lamb shank with pickled onion, white truffle and chive mash. Sir thoroughly enjoyed this dish. The lamb was cooked to perfection - as it had been cooked for 9 hours. It was so tender and fell off the bone. The white truffle and chive mash combined very well  in soaking up that all important flavoursome gravy.

Dessert was Tiramisu - one of Mlady's favourite and Sir decided on the Tart Tartin with pear. Mlady is quite partial to the Tart Tartin too and usually this dessert is with apple. Well - seriously with the pear - this was good!   Each dessert was cutely presented and  had it's own ice-cream and this went so well with their respective desserts. OMG these desserts were both so good!

The Village Inn has lovely fresh appetising meals that are served in generous proportions. The two story building has an upstairs dining room seating 60 and a folksy downstairs bar. They are also available for functions.

Sir and Mlady dined as guests of The Village Inn. Special thanks to Rebecca for the invitation and to Leeroy and Stephane for their time and explanations on the night.

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