Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Discover Your New Favourite Menu Item

At The Grand View Hotel

If you haven’t been to the Grand View Hotel this week you haven’t been to the Grand View Hotel at all, with a new menu hitting the kitchen and dining room tables.

Completely turning your basic pub feed on its head, the Grand View Hotel is offering premium upmarket meals at fantastic prices, a move which is intriguing and exciting patrons with exotic touches on classic meals.

Louise Savage is the long time Kitchen Manager and has specially crafted this menu to entice Bowen locals and visitors.

“I try to bring something totally different to the menu than your normal pub fare, while still trying to keep your normal standard pub goers happy,” she explained.

“We’re utilising the smoker with the smoked chicken wings, and we’ve got different things like gourmet spring rolls, and lemon pepper calamari.”

One dish on the menu is the Buddha Bowl, which is proving popular with travellers.

With a base of sushi rice, the bowl includes pickled carrot, daikon, salt and pepper tofu, kakiage fritters, edamame and wakame slaw.

“We’re trying to bring really different flavours that people aren’t used to trying.”

Don’t miss the beautiful al dente pasta, Macadamia Nut Pesto, with local tomatoes, burrata cheese on pappardelle.

Perfectly pairing with the extensive main meals is the carefully selected dessert menu.

Each are created in house and are decadent in rich flavours.

In fact, close to everything in the kitchen is locally produced and sourced, with each sauce made in house.

“That’s why we have such a tomato heavy menu!” said Louise.

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