Any visit to the Western Slopes of New South Wales must include the thriving town of Orange. Named after the Prince of Orange by Sir Thomas Mitchell it is now the commercial and cultural hub of the Wellington district.
Feeling famished, we decided to grab a bite to eat at the historical Union Bank Building. This was the site of the first bank in Orange and goes back to the gold rush days of the 1850’s.
The good old beer battered fish and chips really hit the spot. Barramundi in a light, crispy coating was cooked beautifully. A side of homemade pesto was a nice change to the traditional tartare.
A substantial salad consisting of Israeli pearl couscous, spinach, pumpkin, feta, caramelised onion and pieces of grilled chicken was creamy and full of flavour. It was refreshing to see such a creative salad on the menu.
Cups of tea sipped in the warm sun were a pleasant way to spend our afternoon before heading to Molong. Offering delicious food, a relaxing atmosphere and live music, it’s worth visiting Orange’s historic landmark, Union Bank.