A versatile chef who can turn his hand to practically any style of cooking, Trev hails from Castlemaine where he previously cooked at the Railway and Bridge Hotels before moving to the tavern.
Since arriving, he has not only reinvented the menu, he’s introduced all-day dining on Saturday and Sunday starting with breakfast between 9 and 11am.
“My aim is to cater for everybody, any time of the day,” Trev said.
“There aren’t a lot of places to enjoy a leisurely breakfast on a Sunday morning, it’s already been popular for family events like Father’s Day.”
“The tavern is very child friendly, we have a special kids deal with a free soft drink, jelly or icy pole inlcuded with meals. There’s a regular colouring competition with all entries in the running to win a meal voucher.”
Trev is anticipating busier times ahead when the recently completed beer garden should be a popular stop off for Lake Eppalock visitors returning after a day’s activities.
“The new beer garden includes a big screen television, big tables with shady umbrellas, a kids corner with secure fencing and we will be serving full bistro meals out there.”
“All food is made on site using local produce and the menu includes vegetarian and lighter-style options to share and we also cater for functions,” he said.
With two new assistants, who are Indian, in the kitchen, the tavern is offering authentic curries for dinner from Tuesday to Thursday evenings.
“No bottled or packaged sauces, these curries are the real thing, made from scratch,” Trev said.
Braidie’s Tavern, 948 Wellington Road, Strathfieldsaye is open for lunch and dinner from noon to 8pm Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 8.30pm Friday and 9am to 8.30pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Lunch is available Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 8pm and 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday but they are closed on Mondays
Phone 5439 4255 for bookings.
- Vicki Harrington