Tue - Thu: 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 01:00
Old Empire Gastrobar is a restaurant and pub that serves European cuisine, craft beers and artisan coffee.
I went to Old Empire with a few of my friends and had a great time. The place has a really nice ambience and feel to it. I enjoyed the way the owners mingled with the customers. The food was excellent and the bar has 47 different beers at the last count!! They have got a full bar, a wine room and a flat screen for games.
We started off with various beers that the owners had recommended to each of our tastes and we found that they were spot on. I had the Wychwood Hobgoblin while my friend had the Greengoblin. Very cute bottles with goblins on the front.
Appertisers were mussels in a tomato base, fries with homemade tartar sauce (the tartar sauce was amazing!!) and some asparagus entree. Everything was very well done. For mains we order the smoked duck breast, duck confit and mini beef burgers. I had the smoked duck and it was surprisingly good, nice and tender. I sampled the other food and they were tasty too. With dinner we had a bottle of wine from their wine cellar.
Unfortunately, they currently don't have dessert but we were assured that dessert is a definite work in progress and will be on the menu shortly. I would totally patronised Old Empire again in the very near future. Need to work my way through their beer list! :)
I went to Cold Storage to pick up some milk otw home. I have never been to Valley Point at River Valley road previously but on my way driving out, I glanced by this bar. So I decided to park in front at the free parking slot, and popped in for a lazy evening pint. Ohhhh boy!! What a surprise!! Lo and behold, 100 varieties of craft beer from all over the world, at this neighbourhood bar!! And unsurprisingly, the food was excellent as well. Fish and chips were done the same way that I had them when I was living in London. Washing it down with a pint of Green Goblin cider was just heaven!! For those who love gastrobars, Old Empire is a must!!