The Boiger’s Back

Another new menu at The Roundabout pub in Tawa sees the return of the noble burger. There’s chicken and a beef/cheese ensemble with the option of an egg, and the kiwi requirement of a slab of beetroot is catered for.

Seafood and pork also feature on the menu.

A lunchtime foray to the Roundabout found groper on the new menu, either pan-fried or beer-battered, and this got the thumbs-up from two recent diners. It comes with kumara fries and salad and is a good-sized lunchtime meal.

I was disappointed with the BLAT – plenty of tasty avocado, but the bacon was pale and bland. Perhaps I should’ve expressed a preference for crispy bacon.

The toothsome exotic salad has also gone, being replaced with the common crinkly lettuce which quickly wilts and becomes slimy when placed close to anything hot. Perhaps this is a seasonal thing, with the more exotic greenery becoming hard to find as winter approaches, but the sight of wilted lettuce lurking under the bacon was a disappointment.

Even so, there are plenty of other interesting things on the menu that deserve the taste test over the winter months.

One other disappointment was the disappearance of the quirkily labeled “toast” from the lunchtime menu. It was a secret cover for “bacon & eggs and other snacky stuff” and was a pre-planned target for a test drive until the new menu was discovered.

Hmmm. What’s that saying about the quick and the dead? I’m still perambulating about but wasn’t quick enough to taste drive “toast” before it disappeared. sigh.

One Response to “The Boiger’s Back”

  1. Chris M says:

    I knew you couldn’t stay away from there 🙂 Now, we just have to get the beer selection sorted out.

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