A few weeks ago the boyfriend and I went to The Bended Elbow for a Birthday lunch. We were tossing up between a couple of pubs we haven’t been to yet, but decided on The Bended Elbow after looking at the menu online, and seeing well priced meals, with some vegetarian options. Menus can be accessed here. The lunch menu has $10, $12 and $14 options, with desserts priced at $6. If you’re too lazy to click on the link and have a look for yourself, the menu has quite the variety, with meals ranging from steaks to burgers, from pasta to risotto, from tempura to voluvents.
Having never been to The Bended Elbow, I found the decor quite interesting. Some people may be put off by the deer head mounted on the wall, but overall, I found the pub warm and cosy, and a welcome change from the storm outside.
I had a hard time deciding between the Prawn and Avocado Voluvent, Flash Fried Calamari and Eggplant Parmagiana. But, ended up going with the Eggplant Parmi.
Was happy with how this tasted – good amount of sauce and cheese with thick pieces of eggplant.
The boyfriend ordered Chicken Schnitzel.
Chicken was cooked well, wasn’t dry, and the gravy tasted good.
When we originally got the meals we thought the chips were a little light on, however, after clearing our plates we were quite full, so more chips wouldn’t have been necessary. The salad, pictured in both pictures had no dressing, and was disappointing. It really needed some dressing – even just something basic would have been fine.
Overall, the lunch menu seems like good value. Will be back to taste the calamari and voluvents. Head up to the counter to place your order.
The Bended Elbow
69 Yarra St, Geelong.
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