333 Burnley Street, Richmond - ph: (03) 9429 2530
Had dinner a few nights ago at The Grand Hotel in Richmond with my husband. Cold winter Sunday night; we were just looking for a nice place close by for a warm meal.
After calling probably 10 restaurants around Hawthorn, Kew & Richmond, The Grand seemed to be the only one open for dinner on Sunday night.
We had been there before with a large group of friends and hadn't really liked it. I guess we had such a big table (around 12?) on a busy Friday night that service just didn't cope.
This time round, however, the experience was completely different. The restaurant was only half full and service was really attentive.
Our smiley waiter (wearing a bow tie that he mentioned he chooses to wear at the restaurant to look more elegant) was really helpful and efficient. He kept replacing our bread and keep our water cups full.
Home made pasta with rabbit raggu
My husband had the lamb on red wine sauce and really enjoyed it. It was a rich casserole-style slow cooked piece of lamb. I tried some of meat and it was really well cooked, falling from the bone and melting in my mouth.
Overwall, we really enjoyed the dinner and would definitely come back again.
Note: good option for Sunday night dinner - they are less busy and service is more attentive.