Sawyers Arms Tavern has launched an epic ‘feed me’ menu feast from an ex-Movida chef

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Sawyers Arms Tavern has launched an epic ‘feed me’ menu feast from an ex-Movida chef

The iconic Sawyers Arm Tavern has launched its ‘Feed Me’ menu, available for lunch seven days a week. 

Boasting modern Australian fare in the heart of Geelong, Sawyers Arm Tavern is gifting Geelong foodies a new stress-free, budget-friendly lunching experience with its brand new ‘Feed Me’ menu, available for lunch seven days a week. 

Alleviating the unnecessary and very real pain of choosing a single dish, for $65, guests may enjoy their choice of three courses and one of the pub’s signature cocktails. The Feed Me menu can be ordered by a single diner, or groups can share a wide selection of dishes, effectively working their way through much of the menu. 

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Perfect for those indecisive groups (you know the ones we’re talking about), newly-appointed Executive Chef Jackson Hunt (ex-Movida and Fitzroy’s Builders Arms Hotel) has developed a menu that embraces modern Australian cuisine while retaining key dishes that have been enjoyed by the pub’s clientele for years. When pressed to choose a favourite dish, Jackson recommends the “simple yet robust” pork belly, which is offset with celeriac, apple and cabbage remoulade. 

Jackson said, “When I look at a pub menu, I like to see a particular style really explored, rather than a collection of different unrelated dishes. A lot of the thought behind this menu stems from my time at the Builder’s Arms under Andrew McConnell. My vision for Sawyers Arms is to try and make it slightly more European/Modern Australian, while really honing the things that it’s known for, like steak”. 

Cementing the tavern’s place as a must-visit, the share-style feast of dishes includes entrees like Leek, spinach & 500 day-aged cheddar croquettes; Saganaki, figs marinated in port & macadamia; and Baked scallops, cauliflower puree & crispy pancetta (2 serve) Calamari, cucumber, roasted peppers & chickpea salad; and mains like Kingfish, grilled asparagus, Goolwa pippies & salsa verde; Roasted chicken Maryland with parsnip puree, mushroom in garlic & rosemary butter Prawn linguine in a tomato sugo with fresh lemon & parsley; Red lentil dahl, fried chickpeas, crispy kale & jasmine rice; and Beef cheek in a red wine, pumpkin with burnt batter & pickled fennel salad. 

As for dessert, indulge with lemon tart with berry compote & mint, or Strawberry sorbet with fresh fruit. 

“Coming into summer, I love the kingfish on the Feed Me menu. It is light and fresh, and pairs well with a Chardonnay. I also like the flavour balance of the orecchiette,” says Jackson. 

The Feed Me lunch menu also comprises a choice of four signature cocktails. Guests may enjoy the drink-of-the-moment, Negroni Sbagliato, a Newtown Mule, or try a ‘Pete’s Chili Margarita’ or ‘Clats Collins’ – both named in tribute to the venue’s previous family owners.

There’s no downsides to this absolute feast, though it should be noted that The Feed Me menu must be ordered by the whole table (although there is no minimum number of guests set). So bring your hungry friends only.  

If that wasn’t enough, the Sawyers Arms Tavern has also launched its ‘Steak and Rockford Red Wine’ lunches, pairing scotch, eye fillet, wagyu rump and rib-eye steak with a variety of award-winning red wines from the premium Barossa Valley winery, Rockford.

Find it at 2 Noble Street, Geelong. Book your next visit here