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In Café, Dining on
January 14, 2018

Moss Bros, Rouse Hill

Living somewhere with minimal public transport, I do like to scout out local eats because not having to travel far always makes the day so much less tiring. When it comes to cafes, there’s only a handful around me that I regularly go back to so when Moss Bros Dessert & Brunch Cafe opened I was super keen to give it a go.

It’s located on the main strip of Rouse Hill Town Centre, a large space which once housed a chocolate cafe which was pretty much the only dessert option in the complex. Moss Bros is a much welcomed upgrade from the previous occupant though, just take a look at their stunning cake display and you’ll understand why. Read more

In Dining, Modern Australian on
May 7, 2010

Black Stump Bar & Grill


One of the best things about being in the last year of high school is that we get so called ‘study periods’, or as we refer to them ‘free periods’. If your free period happens to be the last period of the day, you get to go home an hour early. If you have a double free period, that mean you can go home before lunch =]

Eating out after a hard *ahem* working day of school is quite fun, although walking around in your school uniform at such early hours does guarantee a few stares (especially when you’ve got a huge ’10’ written on your back).
On this day, we decided to try out the Black Stump restaurant and Rouse Hill. We’d walked past it on the weekend, surprised to find that it actually existed. My mum had dinner at a Black Stump restaurant before, and thought the steak wasn’t too bad so we decided that it would be worth a try. We decided to return on a weekday, when they had lunch specials =]

I was surprised to find that most of the restaurants are relatively empty in the afternoon- the restaurants at Castle Towers are usually quite full at this time! But the quite-ness is really nice and comforting anyway…….

The sign in front of the restaurant had advertised their lunch special from $9.90 but we soon find out that the only thing for this price are the entrees (chicken wrap or salad). The rest of the menu ranges from $10.95 (spaghetti) to $14.95 (lamb chops/rump steak). The menu is quite short, and ….well….boring. I had intended to order lamb chops but they ran out of them so I ended up ordering rump steak because nothing else on the menu was appealing. That’s partly the reason why it takes us so long to decide what to eat- the waitress was getting awfully impatient! On our table of 5, we ended up ordering two fish and chips (because, my dad thought that ordering fish and chips on a friday would be cool *rolls eyes*) and three rump steaks.

Rump Steak $14.95

The wait for the food is sort of long considering there is only one other table there. Not that we actually minded- the slower the food came out, the more time we got to sit there and chat. Because sitting in a restaurant for a long time after you’ve finished your meal is slightly awkward- even if there’s no one else in the restaurant.

The char grilled rump steak arrives with a large serving of fat chips and brocoli. The sauce comes in a small container which is interesting, although having sauce poured directly over the steak would have been so much more convenient (the thought of pouring it myself, strangely enough, did not cross my mind). The sauce is more watery than the usual gravy that comes with steak and has little pieces of mushroom in it- I would have liked to have more sauce though. It’s a bit peppery but I can’t quite identify what the sauce is. I suspect that if I had read the menu properly, I could have found out……hehe….The steak itself is quite good- it is quite juicy and definitely better than that one at Atrium Brasserie.

Fish and Chips $12.95
I love the char grilled lemon. And I love the chips- I like big fat chips =] But that’s probably the only thing I liked about this. The fried fish was disappointingly ordinary- almost like the type you get at fish shops, only this is served on a plate. Unfortunately, the fish shop at Rouse Hill make a good fish and chips for about $8 (although that was probably only because I had it when it was feezing) which only makes this fish and chips even more disappointing.

Black Stump Bar and Grill Restuarant
ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE
Shop 110 level g
10-14 Market Lane
Rouse Hill NSW 2155

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In Asian, Dining on
August 23, 2009

First (food related) post!

So. Six days after writing my first post (if that one counted) and I’m already behind on posts. I’ve realised how difficult blog writing is….. I look up to all those food bloggers who update their posts everday!

Anyway, last weekend, my sister took on the challenge of not eating for one and a half days. Why? It was the 40 hour famine weekend!!

Which was the perfect excuse for me to not only to bake something (maybe I’ll write about that in my next post…) but also to go out and have an awesome lunch =] at Thai spelndid in Rouse Hill. Okay fine. Not just me. Because I can’t go out by myself (technically, I could……except I’m not walking all the way to Rouse Hill!!). Although I had been here before, I got very very excited because I love thai food!

To anyone who’s been to Rouse Hill Town Centre, the restaraunt is right next to the cinemas so we used to pass it everytime we went to watch a movie. They smelt really good too!

They have a lunch menu which costs from $12 a meal depending on whether you choose vegetarian, seafood, chicken, beef etc. and comes with a coke or water. I had a hard time choosing what to order because everything looked so good. And then I had a hard time choosing whether I wanted chicken or beef……but I’m always that indecisive=] The food comes and it’s all pretty and glossy. It’s just begging for a picture to be taken! First was the Pad Thai. Beef Pad Thai $12 (with drink)As you can see, my photo taking skills suck. The dish looked so pretty before….. It tasted really good. I haven’t had many Pad Thai’s before so i love it! It’s sweet and full of flavour. I usually don’t like to eat sprputs or nuts but I finish the whole thing. On the topic of Pad Thai, I once watched a video on Youtube of Pad Thai being made in Thailand…one a boat! I’ve never been to Thailand so I thought it was really cool. And apparently it’s really cheap too. One day I will go to Thailand and try it…….Chicken Thai Fried Rice $12 (with drink)Second to come is the Chicken Thai Fried Rice. It’s also pretty and glossy like the Pad Thai- only my lack of photo taking skills ruined it and it doesn’t look as pretty and tasty as in real life. I preferred the Pad Thai over the rice, but that’s because I generally like Pad Thai more than fried rice. However, I prefer this fried rice over many that I’ve tried before. It was delicous! Because it was so glossy (umm…oil i guess?) it wasn’t dry like normal fried rice. And there was so much chicken!!! (which is a good thing!)So there we have it. My first (food related) post. YAY!!!!! I can now call myself a…..FOODBLOGGER!!! =]