Wanted: Local. Good food. Nice surroundings. Sun. Beer.
Eden Cloak Room is pretty close to home and work and I have heard good things about them. We drive or walk past here very often when doing other Mt Eden things and it looks like a great time. I’ve been wanting to come here for aaaages, but they are usually super busy and we don’t like crowded places with limited seating. An early weekday lunch was the perfect solution.
We arrived just before noon and were the first to order lunch. I ordered the fish and chips and The Koala got the the lamb burger. Solid, kiwi fare. We both had Radlers to accompany our meals. A perfectly summery concoction. We had our pick our seats so we picked an outside table.
The food arrived in good time and it was presented beautifully. I like how even though my fish and chips come on a plate, there is a sheet of newspaper for added presentation. Fish and chips and newspaper just looks right. The minted mashed peas were yum and with 2 pieces of fish and a pile of chips, this was quite a substantial meal. They aren’t stingy with the sauces either with a bowl of tartar as well as a bowl of tom sauce. The thick cut chips are very good. The Koala’s lamb burger was very tasty, but took a little deconstructing to get it down to a bitable height.
Both our meals were excellent so I see no reason to not try something else on the menu if it tickles your fancy.
The service was very good and we would be happy to come again. It’s nice sitting in the sun at the pub with good food and a beer. Such a nice contrast on a work day. It’s a lovely setting and I can see why it’s so popular with the locals. Mains range from about $20 to $30. Our bill came to $41 which included a free main courtesy of Entertainment Book Gold Card.
No booking needed for lunch unless there is a large group of you, but booking a table for dinner would be wise.
Eden Cloak Room
476 Mt Eden Road
Ph: (09) 6305251
Open 7 days, 12 noon til late.