Good food: Taste of Italy

CHEF Derek Friedrichs in the Royal beer garden with a tasty bruschetta available from the great deli lunch menu.

Whether you are looking for a quality meal or a good night out, the Royal Hotel in Balaklava is the ideal destination.
Warm weather gives patrons a good opportunity to make use of the refurbished beer garden and outdoor dining area.
Publicans Peter, Susan and Derek Friedrichs will ensure your visit is warm and your beer is cold.
The hotel serves dinner and lunch seven days a week, with daily meal specials on offer.
The new menu out soon will have an Italian flavour, including pizza bread, bruschetta, pasta and homemade tiramisu.
The extensive menu ensures there is something for everyone, and daily specials guarantee variety on each visit.
Honey sesame prawns, chicken burgers and salt and pepper squid are  just some of the meals to tantalise your taste buds.
Accommodation is also available, as well as pokies, TAB and a large range of beer, wine and spirits.
Accommodation starts at $40 per person with double rooms at $50 and a family room for $60 per night, including a continental breakfast.
Catering for group bookings or large functions is available, while outside catering is an option for functions or weddings
There is also a Bargains bottle department and always plenty of cold beer available.
The Royal Hotel Balaklava is located at 9 Edith terrace and can be contacted on 8862 1607.