The Terminus hotel has undergone regular changes over the past several years. Pizza came and went. The latest incarnation has entailed enclosing the drive-through space to create a craft beer bar extension, which almost doubles the interior space, alongside an attached beer garden with a dedicated new kitchen space to serve it.
There’s a new (by new I mean sometime this year as I’m not sure when all the renovations were completed) menu with traditional pub favourites being maintained and Vietnamese influenced food being added. A couple of weekends ago I visited with a friend just for a drink and was so impressed I invited another friend along the following weekend to eat.
We ate (from the top down): bahn minis (2 in a serve), which were sweet brioche style rolls with pulled pork and Asian slaw; fries with chilli jam; and green papaya salad with chicken. All were good with the bahn minis being particularly delicious accompanied by one of the tart Indian pale ales from the craft beer bar.
I’m not sure anyone else has reviewed the current menu, but Foodscrazy and Where’s the beef? have previously reviewed the Terminus. I think they’ve created something great here at the Terminus. The bike rack out the front is packed with bikes and the buzz in the beer garden is most enjoyable. My only complaint is my old man whinge that the music in the bar was too loud and not conducive to coherent conversation.