Friday, August 7, 2015

Tydvil Bistro, Broken Hill


There isn't a great lot of places open at night in Broken Hill- the pubs are really the only the place to go. We'd been to Tydvil Hotel previously with friends for drinks but spied the waffles from the bistro at the last minute and decided to go for some waffles instead of a drink- and they were so good we decided we'd come back for a proper meal!

Tydvil bistro is a small dining area next to the pub. It's nicely set up, but like any pub bistro the service is minimal- grab a table, grab some menus, order at the counter and wait for your food to come. They specialise mostly in steaks and schnitzels, with a complete menu dedicated to schnitzels and various toppings you can add on top. 

 Chicken Schnitzel with King Avocado ($23.50)
Seeing how popular the schnitzels were, we decided to get one each. The basic chicken schnitzel is $19.50 and comes with gravy and a side of chips and salad or roasted vegetables. But of course, we don't want to boring like that so we choose from their 20 or so different toppings available.

It's not everyday that you eat schnitzel with avocado so we try the King Avocado topping ($4). It bears a startling resemblance to a Hawaiian pizza, with a topping of not only avocado, but also bacon, pineapple, sour cream, sweet chilli sauce and melted cheese. And it makes for a rather large serving size too!

Because there is a heap of topping, you don't really notice the avocado but the combination of all the flavours is quite tasty. We do find it rather salty though, as the bacon, cheese and schnitzel are all quite salty themselves! 

Chicken Schnitzel with Chef's Special ($27.50)

And how can one pass a topping named 'Chef's special'? 

It's a tasty combination of squid, chilli, lime and cherry tomatoes in garlic and white wine sauce. The sauce goes quite well with the perfectly cooked squid, with a slight zing of lime making it taste rather fresh. It does however, taste a little odd with the schnitzel as the heaviness of the schnitzel contrasts greatly with the lightness of the sauce. 

Belgian Style Waffle ($10)

There's no dessert menu, but there are three different waffle flavours scribbled on the blackboard behind the counter. We'd tried (and loved) the strawberry and banana version last time, so we decided to go with the English Toffee variant this time, which comes with almonds, cashews and salted caramel. 

Be prepared to share, as their waffle portions are rather large, with three big scoops of ice cream. The waffle is nice and crispy, and we love the sweetness of the English toffee as well as the crunch of the nuts. Definitely a very satisfying way to end a meal!


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4 comments:

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

The sauce is heavenly for the Chicken Schnitzel with Chef's Special. With chillies as one the ingredients, I will jump high up. But the other chicken dish may be salty for me too. In fact I hardly take salt and during the last food review over here, I kept saying the food is salty whereas my friend was okay with it. The dessert - oh la la!! Quite a big portion I see.

Amelia said...

Hi Von, wow.... The Belgian waffle is to die for, look awesome. The chicken schnitzel look very appetizing, I'm sure its finger licking good. Thanks for sharing.

P/S By the way, your comment and a few others in my latest posting " Playing in our little heaven" was accidentally deleted when I was checking the spam comments. Feel very sorry about it, hope you don't mind.

Have a nice weekend,regards.
Amelia

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Ahhh you can't beat a country-sized schnitty!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Von, looks like you are eating well, the food looks delicious!

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