It’s hard to get better than a delicious feed that’s easy on the wallet, but at the Clarendon getting better is simply in a days work. In 2013 the pub became the first in Australia to set up a drive-through chicken parmi service and, clearly with customers in mind, have introduced a home delivery service on its menu. Beyond getting just a parmi and chips delivered to the comfort of your home (just think of the petrol you’ll save) the delivery service has been extended to the whole menu. That means a meaty lasagne, gourmet steak sandwich or Thai pork and prawn salad could all make its way to your door. From the same door that you can pick up your parmi, the Bean Bandit also offers up drive through coffee and is open 7 days a week. So you can get your coffee and parmi fix at the same time.
Aside from the convenience of a new home delivery service, the Claro (as it’s affectionately known by locals) still offers one of the friendliest and comfortable places to eat in Geelong. Conveniently located on La Trobe Terrace, the venue has a big focus on being family friendly, with a kids theatre room and the biggest playground in Geelong located at the restaurant. If you’ve got kids, having a relaxing night out has been made possible thanks to the Clarendon.
As for food, there’s no question of quality or variety as the menu boasts several entree options, mains, salads, pizzas and pasta dishes – whatever you’re craving, the Clarendon have it covered.
378 La Trobe Terrace, Newtown / 03 5221 2526
Wed-Sun from 5pm; Sat-Sun from 11:30am