What a lovely weekend I had with my girlfriends, it’s always great to go away. On our last day and our way back from Pemberton, we stopped by in Bridgetown and found The Cidery where we stopped to have some lunch.
The main game at the Cidery is (you guessed it) cider, of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties, but they brew, sell and win awards for their beer here, too. Besides the drinking, there’s also plenty of eating to be done, with a great lunch menu on offer.
The Cidery proudly recognises the contribution of the early pioneer families to establishing a world renowned apple industry in WA, centred at Bridgetown.
This strong apple tradition of the area is being continued with the development locally of the world famous Pink Lady apple, at Manjimup, by the WA Department of Agriculture. The high quality Pink Ladys are used in the production of The Cidery’s ciders and apple juice, to once again create “the unique taste of Bridgetown.
There’s a beautiful alfresco area for sunny days And being a beautiful day, there were many diners enjoying their meals outside. There is also a fireplace and cosy lounges inside for winter, so it’s a perfect spot for families passing through or holidaying in the area.
The girls were able to get some cider tasting out of the way and soon after, we sat down with our lunch orders. The menu was rather simple, more on the pub food side of things.
There were a couple of orders of the nachos. Toasted corn chips topped with beef mince salsa and topped with melted cheese and spring onions. It was pretty standard, nothing too special although it could do with more melted cheese.
Libby ordered the caramelised onions creamy quiche served with their homemade tomato relish and a side of hot chips. It looked yummy, baked to golden perfection .
I ordered the salt & pepper squid balls served with a side of hot chips and a Dijon mustard mayonnaise and tartare sauce as well. The squid balls was covered in a light peppery batter then deep fried. They were delicious!
Simone’s order was the beef burger served in a toasted bum with fresh salad, caramelised onions and melted cheese, also with a side of hot chips. Again, it didn’t look too bad and I wished I ordered the beef burger actually.
The food was typical of pub food and always goes well with a glass of cold cider. Meals were around $15-$18 which is pretty reasonable. The service was pretty quick but if you’re doing spme cider tasting, you won’t notice how long the kitchen took to serve your meal.
On the whole, 6 ½ for food quality, 6 for atmosphere, 7 for pricing and 7 for service.
43 Gifford Road
Tel: 9761 2204