'Lordies' has a whole new look.
Situated on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and West Fyans Street in Newtown, just a stones throw away from Kardinia Park, Lord of the Isles Tavern has been a favourite amongst locals for the past 40 years and now it has had a complete makeover.
The key takeaways
- Lord of the Isles has been revamped
- The venue has changed its name to St Lords
Under the helm of Geelong hotelier, the late Peter Burnett AM, the pub serviced everyone from Prime Ministers and premiership-winning Cats teams to thousands of average Geelong punters. It wasn’t until last year, just prior to Mr Burnett’s death, that the tavern was sold to a Melbourne hotelier under Black Rhino Group.
Despite having its doors closed since March, the hotel, renamed to St Lords, has made the most of their break, completely renovating the modern award-winning bistro. The bars have been revamped, booths have been installed, branching bubble chandeliers grace the dining room, there’s a bunch of new circular tables, there’s a slew of bench seating, the back bar has scored a splash of colour, greenery lines the entrances – it’s literally a completely new space.
As for the menu, that’s been given a refresh too. You’ll find a slew of delicious starters including garlic pizza, spicy chicken wings, arancini, mac and cheese croquettes, bao, truffle and parmesan chips, wedges and even loaded nachos.
Moving on to the mains, there are all your usual pub grub suspects, including fish and chips, chicken parmigiana, lemon pepper calamari, salmon and steak but there’s also a tonne of other options if you’re feeling something a little bit more specific. You’ll find burgers (veggie, wagyu, chicken and even crab), tacos, pizza, pasta and a couple of colourful salads. Our eyes are on the linguine carbonara and the chilli beef con carne tacos.
With a family-friendly ethos behind them, they’ve also got a nifty little kids menu with spaghetti bolognese, popcorn chicken, Hawaiian pizza and fish and chips.
You can find St Lords at 3 West Fyans Street, Newtown. Visit the website for more information.