Railway Hotel Windsor is perfectly located just across from Windsor station. Pristine marble top bar, large outdoor deck and cosy inside seating with top shelf alcohol on happy hour, The Railway Hotel is like a dream come true. To be honest, whenever I decide to have night out I always go to The Railway Hotel. Especially if it’s a Saturday night with grey goose only being $5 a drink, all night long.
Having been there a few times before, when it was time to go and eat at there I almost knew the menu off the top of my head. I had read it about 100 times.
The thing that caught my eye and I was really excited to try was the lamb rib buns
- Any kind of rib is good
- I imagined the bun to be a like a bao
- I was intrigued to see if the lamb ribs still came with the bones left in.
I order and was told they had no lamb rib buns that day, the disappointment was high but the show must go on. Instead, I ordered a pulled pork nugget with a coffee mayo on the side – the main reason being that I wanted to try the mayonnaise.
When the pulled pork nugget came out, I could straight away tell it was super greasy. There was grease dripping off it. After taking a bite my whole mouth was covered in grease, the pork lacked any type of flavouring and the dish was screaming out for some seasoning. The coffee mayonnaise tasted nothing like coffee and tasted just like normal mayonnaise that had a drop or two of food colouring.
I also ordered the Chilli Prawns. The prawns came out in a cute little oven pot, served alongside some charred bread. At first glance the prawns looked very plump, they were super fresh and juicy with a slight hint of acidity, the chilli flavour was lost and still hasn’t been found. The major downside to this dish was the little pot was filled with oil. Not everything has to be drowning in oil to have flavour.
For my main, I order a ham hock and some baked rice for the side, the ham hock came out glistening and smelled of bacon, coated in a sweet sticky glaze. The meat was fork tender and just fell apart. It was rich and meaty, with very little fat.
On the other hand, the baked rice was literally the worst thing I’ve ever eaten. The portion was small, the rice was way undercooked and still hard, there was absolutely zero flavouring with a few randoms pea’s mixed through. For $9.50 I was HIGHLY let down.
I’m sticking to The Railway Hotel for the cheap drinks only from now on.