- 2015 – Best Value for Money – Highly Commended –
The Yardz in Church Road Geelong, is friendly and popular pub with a generous heart, offering much more than most pubs. The wine list is ample and the beer list is very good, and there’s enough food choices on offer to keep everyone coming back for more, and there are daily specials as well as weekly specials.
What’s so good about the food at the Yardz is that it is all made in-house, and the kitchen team can do more adventurous dishes as well as pub favourites. We sampled some of the meze to start, had a special (Nasi Goreng) and the steak sandwich to follow, with a beer and a glass of wine. The range is striking: A bar menu with lots of specials, a bistro menu with typed specials, a parma night, a burger night and a special lunch menu early in the week and even a parmi of the month! It’s a really generous selection, and servings are generous, in size. Plus a numbner of dishes with Asian influences. There’s a clarity about the flavours, most evident in the lovely chips. The oil was clean and the meals were served at the right temperatures.
The Yardz offers a straightforward drinks list with good descriptions of all wines, almost all of which are available by the glass, plus a good beer selection clealy laid out.
Customer service was very satisfactory, there was real value for money in the food, and very fair prices for drinks.
The Yardz is a great local!