Last Saturday night my media tycoon son from the centre of Canada (TORONTO ) and I tried the BLACK GOOSE for dinner. He had never been and I had only been for lunch a few times in the summer. It’s an interesting place as the building is the old McLure House built in 1921. There are several different rooms in which to sit, a couple of which have cosy fireplaces. Lots of old polished oak throughout. The main room features a very high ceiling. We settled on a table for two alongside a beautiful vintage piano.
The BLACK GOOSE looks like a pub, behaves like a pub, but is a restaurant, not a pub. Go Figure. Food and beverage orders are placed Pub style, at the bar and the items are delivered to your table. The menu is mostly hearty pub fare. An assortment of meat pies, fish and chips, burgers, and even a Madras Chicken Curry.
I chose the Cod and Chips and thought they were amongst the best in our part of paradise. Jackson settled on the Shepherd’s Pie, very substantial and, according to him, very delicious. Both were served with a fresh salad.
We both had a pint of lager, one of 19 beers on tap including some hard to find brews from the UK.
In the summer one can enjoy an outdoor grassy patio with a water view above Rathtrevor Beach.
We liked the Black Goose! It is certainly worth a try if you have not dined on Resort Drive. Here is the website wherein you can peruse the complete menu.
Their website says the the same family also own the TAPHOUSE RESTAURANT in Nanaimo. They seem to know what they are doing.