When it comes to being centrally situated, Old Grey is in a prime city position, but has all the attributes of a rustic country inn.
Unassuming, warm and really family-friendly, Old Grey in Parsons Hill – like many members-only clubs back in the day – has been open to the public for some time now. It combines an ambient pub with a functional, value-for-money eatery, roomy outside deck and an events venue, all rolled into one compact package.
The bar and deck have long been popular for after-work drinks where you can chill at the bar or at scattered high tables, or enjoy your refreshments outside on the patio with its view of the sports fields.
Old Grey in Lennox Street has a regular but diverse selection of spirits, ciders, coolers, wines and beers, with two draught taps dispensing Castle Lager and Castle Lite, as well as Jägermeister, to warm the heart on a still and chilly spring night.
One of the big drawcards here is the food, and having sampled breakfast and lunch on a regular basis, I can say that you get more bang for your buck.
There are specials every day, including chicken schnitzel with a cheese and mushroom sauce, as well as others on specific days like beef or chicken burgers and chips, pizza or pasta, pensioners’ specials on Thursdays, and a hearty Sunday lunch which includes two meats, savoury rice, roast potatoes, two veggies and a complimentary dessert. There is also a jumping castle to keep the kids entertained.
The big plus is that breakfast is served from 7am, perfect for early birds, and is a real bargain with two eggs, bacon, tomato relish, toast and jam.
Taste for yourself
Old Grey Cafe 041 373 8325 / 081 769 5867 goo.gl/CeayfX (CHECK LINK WORKS)