Royal Hotel Wyong
It was 6pm on a Thursday evening when we arrived at the Royal Hotel in Wyong owned by Marney McQueen and her husband Frank Arangio. It was already busy with people relaxing and having a drink after work. The newly renovated River Deck Beer garden seemed a popular place to sit, as it was a hot evening and there was a cool breeze out there.
Klara ordered an Upside Down Sauvignon Blanc for herself and Emma, and I had a Tooheys Old Dark Ale, which was refreshing. Bella took our orders at the bar and looked after us for the evening.
We had great food recommendations from Chef Dan who with his assistant Jet, prepare many a hearty meal for their many customers. Dan suggested the Cajun Pork Special for Klara, that was succulent, and was served with mash and vegetables and a gluten free pepper sauce. She was really happy with that. Emma chose the chicken Parmigiana, a perfectly cooked chicken schnitzel topped with Napolitana sauce and melted cheese, it was served with mash and a side of vegetables but there is also a choice of salad. I had a tender rump steak served with bacon, avocado, Camembert cheese and fries (which makes me salivate just thinking about it.) We shared a delicious lemon Meringue Pie that finished the meal off perfectly!
The steaks are well worth travelling for, especially on Wednesday nights from 5pm for the $10 Steak and Schnitzel Special. There is live entertainment every Friday night from 8pm and Sunday Sessions from 2pm on the River Deck beer Garden. The Royal Hotel Wyong is a great venue with good food and live entertainment.