UK couple cooking delicious meals for Mundubbera for 10 yummy years
“THIS month we celebrate 10 years in Mundubbera.”
Claire and Chris Stewart worked together in the hospitality industry in the UK, Warwick and Brisbane, before coming to Mundubbera in 2004 to lease the Billabong Motor Inn.
A decade later and the Stewarts have happily settled into the town, grateful they found such a welcoming and supportive community.
Mr Stewart is a qualified chef and enjoys the freedom of having his own kitchen, researching food trends, sourcing produce and developing his menus.
The menu changes seasonally, but some dishes are too popular to remove, he says.
You can’t beat the chargrilled Nolan’s steaks.
Popular at the moment are the Hervey Bay scallops pan fried in garlic butter and the Queensland wild caught barramundi in lemon butter with creamy mash potato and wok tossed vegetables.
Potential menu items are trialled as chef’s specials.
“Chris was amazed at the popularity of his roasted pork belly with scallops in a cider sauce (the crackling was scrumptious) which sold out so quickly,” Mrs Stewart said.
And although Mr Stewart is the driving force behind the restaurant at The Billabong, he acknowledges the calming influence of his wife on his temperamental chef’s nature.
Mrs Stewart is proud of her staff members who deliver excellent service carefully and diligently, always to the best of their ability, she explains.
The licensed restaurant offers a full range of beers, wines and spirits.
YUMMY: Fine dining is always assured with a constantly changing menu at The Billabong Motor Inn.