Once known as ‘The Royal English Hotel’, The Royal has re-opened its doors after extensive renovations, unmasking a casual Italian eatery, bar and refurbished gaming room in the heart of Nundah Village.
The Royal is serving up Gillian’s famous sand crab lasagne, Italian street food, stone-baked pizzas and hand-cut antipasto. There is even a menu for the ‘bambinos’.
At The Royal, service is quick and food is honest, with guests watching on as chefs put on a show using a feature vintage slicing machine.
The new gaming room, which features a bar, tea, coffee and snacks, has moved to an intimate downstairs setting adjoining the restaurant, with easy access via the carpark.
Hotel Manager Simon Rayner said the re-opening of The Royal marked a major milestone for Nundah as a developing culinary destination.
“The Royal has brought something really unique to the area by offering great Italian food in a much-loved Aussie pub,” Mr Rayner said.
“The setting has a really comfortable, casual feel, and the menu has all your old family favourites.
“It’s really a case of grabbing a chair, ordering a beer and digging into some honest, affordable Italian.”
The Royal has customer parking available at the rear of the hotel, as well as street parking, and is in close proximity to Nundah train station and bus stops, near the Toombul Shopping Centre terminal.
The Royal is currently trading all day, with the kitchen open from 12 – 9pm for lunch and dinner.