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Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Arsas, Jul 2, 2018.
Just don't sit in the lounge chairs in front of the fire...
I concur. It was very good a number of years ago, but seems to have lost its sparkle. It doesn't help when the owners/managers are grumpy curmudgeons.
Irs our traditional lunch the day we arrive.Aldo's is great but I think the management has changed in recent years. Another great place for lunch or dinner is The Man with fab pub food in the bar and finer fare in the restaurant for dinner. Highly recommended
Don't know, haven't had a beer there in years, this is the one place I try to avoid. I loved going to the burning log and then not sure what happened, but it changed, I assume perisher took over or the owners changed.
They may as well call it 'The Cold Log' or the 'Fake Gas Heater Log' How can you have a place called 'The Burning Log' but not have a fire? I remember years ago it had a vibe about it, the fire would be on and it would be packed. Now its a place to stop to go to the toilet or eat fried slop.
Well call it stinky toilet....
Slightly OT for this thread but worth mentioning as a follow-on to the above post: the best toilets on the hill are at the Pretty Valley kiosk.
Smiggs hotel imo
New Dyson hand driers
The Steaming Turd.
Confirming the new system for Aldo’s is (1) find yourself a table then (2) go to the counter and order and pay in advance. From first looks / I am there now - I think they might have trouble with this system turning the tables as often as they need to, vs groups getting a table and keeping it for an extended time. Time will tell I guess but anywhere without waiting staff taking orders seems to have trouble in Perisher moving people in and out of tables as quickly as they really need to.
Oh that's going to be annoying, queueing up with all the takeaway people. I predict big queues at lunchtime!
Yes, I think you’re right. A fair sized queue built up a couple of times today while I have been here and it’s not a busy day generally in the resort today. Pizzas were excellent. Smashed through two large ones between 5 of us.
I can imagine it would making ordering harder for them too. People would all order and pay separately for the one table. Instead of divvying it up afterwards.
Don't know about lunches. But on ugly days we always head straight to Aldo's from the car park and that's been the routine for as long as I can remember - grab your table then put in your order and get your table marker. Works fine. Although if we hang around too long checking, umming and aahing about the weather whilst coffeeing and hot chocolating they usually give us a gentle hint that it's time to move on. Especially if they're full and people are waiting for tables. We get the hint. It's been a tradition for maybe 15 years or more.
It’s about the vibe, it sucks they don’t have efpos at the bar, Sundeck.
They’ve had the pay at the counter thing for breakfast for ages. But it’s always been table service for lunch and dinner. Do they still do dinner?
I remember watching interschools on FV from there when I had a broken leg. Went through many pots of tea!
I've gone to Aldo's for years. You used to be greeted by a friendly face, now it's the obese scowling face of the new owner. Prices have gone up and service has dropped. I'm moving on.
Seconded. My abiding memory of the place is the last time I went there a few years ago, when the manager/owner seemed to be pissed off at the fact that there were so many customers. And they wanted lunch! And beers! At lunchtime!
My favourite was nicks fake trip advisor reviews which appreciated all of the rule which ensured everyone had a good time.
...or refusing to serve local lodge guests after 5 pm. Now that's a great business model, right there.
Or asking for chips
I remember going there one year many years ago. No access from BC, we drove around to Guthega and had the place to ourselves. With my daughter and 2 of her friends. Thought I'd treat them to a nice lunch, we were the only people in the pub and were not very welcomed. You'd think they would love the business.
And the day a group of us were eating outside. One friend asked the waitress for some tomato sauce. She had to pay up 50c or so, on the spot, before a bottle was brought out to her. For a $25 meal.
Just a thought. Whilst I agree that the food's great at the Eyre Cafe, may I say that the music is usually EXCEPTIONAL (from a 60s/70s tragic)
Better than the disco mix they pump out at the Pretty Valley cafe!
A few years ago the bloke at the Pretty Valley cafe had all Mark Knopfler's solo albums on rotation. Some chilled tunes there.
The first 3 years or so that I took the kids to Perisher, we'd meet up after lessons for lunch downstairs at Smiggins. Unfortunately school holidays those years fell close after the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and we got blasted with MJ's output each of those 3 years. Hopefully the lessee has moved on (in one way or another) by now.
sorta wish eyre cafe didnt play any music, actually.
Quick note to mention that Brunelli’s has added a Ruben sandwich to their range. I had one yesterday: good!
The breakfast of champions has to be at Eyre cafe, I recommend Steve's Big Breaky Roll !
Nicely toasted fresh bun, crispy bacon ,fried egg , small drizzle of BBQ sauce with a beautiful crispy, salty hash brown (on the side ) .
Washed down with a Stella ( I know it's early but it works !) $18.50
That sees me thru till about 3pm
The Stout was great at the Sundeck. They have step it up a level this year.
Also when to the Eiger , only had one pint as I’d sunk into the creek on the way there and had to dig my boot out which was full of snow and dam water about half a metre down. So I was barefoot at the bar.
Walked the road way back to the lodge , as opposed to trying to cross the creek.
It was a good beer though, local Jindi one. Great food there. Had the Barra.
For 2x large Lemmon Lime Bitters, 1x Stout, 1x hand cut chips =$28 .. I was happy with the quality / price / vibes.
Highly recommend the Bent Spoke Crankshaft too, in fact all of Bent Spoke's products are really nice.
Looks like a well priced lunch there.
I remember getting a Roast lamb roll with gravy at the Burning Log years ago, was so good
All beers $9 at the Sundeck.
The BBQ Kransky/Bratwurst are $10.
The Soup was very good as well $8
For coffee and a sweet treat (Roberta makes some delicious cakes) I second Brunelli’s. My bargain lunch is a toasted sandwich at Cowpuccino cafe at Blue Cow (if you can get a seat), where the coffee is also pretty good. Soup at Smiggins Hotel is the other go-to option (just make sure you get there and line up well before 1.15 on weekends as they tend to stop serving food from about 1.45 and the line can be quite long!).
Currently half way through the best burger of my medium sized life
Now. Down to the last three bites. This is a ****ing awesome burger
These are also available at Eyre . Some punter on the table next to me ordered it. They sound German or something
Hot dogs in the thermos work a treat.
Has a swing top so you can ski with it.
God dam it
I saw that, it was attack mode.
it was coffees at Brunelli's
HC at midstation
food only at Guthega Pub and Aldo's, if desperate Jax. Anywhere else was absolute disgusting filth, yes even the hot dogs at sundeck.
*exceptions for food are if you are staying in a lodge, the few I have been too had very nice three course meals.
that's some meaty tea though!
I reckon "The Pub" at Perisher is the Epiphany of on snow filth in years gone past - just pure deep fried grease to the max
You can't go past a quick pie and / or sausage roll at Sundance Bakery in the Perisher centre. Could easily share between 2 for value
Curve Bar makes a great coffee, and the donuts are pretty special. Not sure if they are double fried or what but they are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. After all the years I have been going to Perisher I have never set foot in this place, but this time we were meeting some people in the morning and they said to go there. Went there two mornings in a row and coffee was good both times. I will be going back again. Price was good, can't remember exactly, but I was quite surprised how low the total was for 2 coffees and 2 donuts, and you get the epic pass discount.
Just back from a week down there and stopped in one morning at Aldos for one of their excellent milkshakes (sorry I'm not a coffee nut) and was so so so disappointed to find that they've replaced those magnificent old style metal milkshake containers with those terrible hipster inspired glass jam jars.