The spectacular weather we have been experiencing of late has been welcomed by open arms. Gone are the cold nights where the hobo-esque layers are donned, cocooning myself in the blanket at any opportunity, and forcibly attempting to warm my freezing hands and feet on the (unfortunate soul) boyfriend.
Warmer weather means it's pleasant enough to go out and have a dinner date night.
Le Pub seems to be a relatively new venue that has popped up recently. A casual Parisian styled bistro, it's a great spot to drop by for some dinner after work.
We made a booking via their online booking system, but there's no need on a weekend as it was not a full house on our Saturday night visit. I'd hazard a guess and say that they are busier on weekdays due to the after work crowd.
The menu has a french influence with staple items such as escargots featuring on it.
Escargots de Bourgongne
Snails, garlic, fresh herb butter & baguette
There was a slight mix-up with the staff initially informing us that they were out of escargots, and then coming back to tell us that they actually had them. Luckily, as the snails are pretty good, though I guess I'm more a fan of the fragrant, garlicky butter sauce more than the snails itself. I wish there was more baguette served with this dish to soak up the sauce, as the two small pieces were not nearly enough.
Digging in :)
The staff also forgot to give us the small forks to get the escargots out of the shell, so we were left sitting for a couple of minutes, wondering how we were going to get the suckers out. After asking them, the waiter was extremely apologetic.
Steak et Poivre
350 gram ribeye cutlet with cafe de paris and frites, 150 days grain fed, Darling Downs QLD
The steak was cooked to perfection, with the knife barely having to be used. I tasted a couple of pieces of this and really enjoyed the flavoursome and tender meat.
Confit de Canard
Confit of duck leg, roast beetroot, puy lentils and carrot puree. Crisp duck paired with sweet beetroot, carrot and lentils - a great combination. I never used to be a fan of lentils, but as of late have been enjoying them as I eat them frequently as a fabulous filler to some really tasty salads.
Souffle glace aux fraises
Marked as an iced strawberry souffle on the menu, this is probably best described as a prettied up strawberry ice cream.
The 'souffle' looks cute but I don't think it warrants the price tag, and would probably either try one of the other desserts (such as the crumble) or skip it altogether.
Other than that, I think Le Pub is a great little spot to drop in for dinner. The steak received rave reviews. We used an entertainment book voucher so ended up getting one main for free. I also spotted a deal where if you dine in on Monday-Thursdays and order before 6pm, you can get 20% off. Not a bad deal at all!