Hello and welcome to the first leg of our restaurant research journey which took us all the way to tropical Broome! We were super excited to visit Matso’s Broome Brewery earlier this month.
Sampling craft beers on a tropical veranda facing the beautiful Roebuck Bay seemed just too tempting, not to mention their lychee beer and fig salad had been recommended by friends and strangers more than a few times along the way.
The menu was predictable featuring pub-style favourites like steak sandwich, wedges and chicken wings as well as some real ‘summer’ dishes, most of which incorporated a Matso’s beer or cider in the recipe.
We ordered the ‘Fig & Pomegranate Salad’ with ginger beer dressing (yum!) and the ‘Dark Chocolate & Chilli Beer con Carne’. Both were fantastic though the ‘prawn, paw paw & melon salad’ also looked amazing. After driving straight from wintery Perth, light, warm weather ingredients like tropical fruits, figs, seafood and salads were just what we were craving in the 33 degree heat. Perfect with a glass of tap beer from their extensive craft selection.
Although it was not open at the time of research, the ‘Matso’s Curry Hut’, a stand-alone servery located in their beer garden, seemed like the perfect way to cope with the weekend rush. The sign said ‘Open Friday-Tuesday’ and it even had a real tandoor!
The venue its self was like a large tropical plantation house with an open-air veranda, indoor bar and outdoor beer garden. Understated in décor but the outdoor areas were clean & modern with lots of palms and gas heaters for the evenings. They had a live music duo from 2pm-5pm which made it a beautiful place to chill out and spend the afternoon.
Specials and Promotions…
Matso’s offers 2 for 1 on any beer or cider when you book a camel ride with Broome Camel Safaris on Cable Beach!
What we loved…
- The 2 for 1 offer was brilliant for tourists and served as a powerful drawcard for those who may not know the area and would almost certainly stay for dinner!
- The Matsos’s Broome Brewery is very consistently branded without being in any way overbearing. From their food menu to their bar, products and décor and website. It’s subtle and clear.
- Although they are a restaurant, the menu was entirely focussed around their beers. They were out of a few dishes when we arrived but the wait staff informed us as soon as we were seated so there was no disappointment when we came.
Have you ever been to Matso’s Broome Brewery? Tell us what you thought!