7 Mandurah Rd, Mandurah
Golden Cloud Spurs Steak Ranch
Opening fifteen months ago, Spur in Mandurah is the first of its kind in Western Australia, with more to open across the state in coming months. A great location, right in town, overlooking the water, Spur is true family dining with something for everyone. Spur is a family business with owner and manager Greg Domoney, wife Nicolle and sons all being involved in running the restaurant.
You could be forgiven for thinking Spur is an African or Native American Indian cuisine with the decor displaying a theme of totems and Native American Indian artifacts. But it’s more than that – Greg says it is a fusion of dishes including a Mexican influence.
One of the first things we noticed on the menu was ‘Garlic Snails’. My colleague and I had not tasted snails for a very long time. It seems they are quite hard to find in restaurants now, so we decided to give them a try. The snails were prepared in garlic, attractively served in ceramic ramekins with melted cheese with brown bread. But don’t worry if snails are not your thing there are plenty of other yummy dishes on the menu for all the family to choose from, like garlic prawns, calamari chicken wings and nachos. Kids will be delighted with ‘Nachos Mexicana’, with salsa, melted cheese, sour cream and guacamole. They can pick away at this one to their hearts content and Mum and Dad won’t mind a taste either. A choice of chicken or beef & beans can also be added to this one.
The signature dish at Spur is the definitely the ‘Pork Ribs’. I can recommend this one – melt in your mouth, falling off the bone delicious, served with hot chips and battered onion rings. You can order a whole or half rack depending how hungry you are.
I had a Classic Dry White wine from Matilda’s Estate in Denmark which was a pleasant fruity wine without being too sweet. This would go well with many of the light meals on the menu and there is a wine list including several whites, reds and assorted beers, some imported. With milkshakes, fruit smoothies and spiders, the kids will be happy in the drinks department too.
If you have room you may be tempted by the decadent dessert menu, with a selection of cakes, chocolate mousse, ice cream sundaes and waffles. There are also adult desserts, one of which we tried – a ‘Dom Pedro’ dessert. This is ice-cream with your choice of liqueur Baileys, whisky or Frangelico – yum.
Fully licensed, Spur has proved to be a popular meeting place and choice for functions including business lunches and children’s parties. Greg and Nicolle have also introduced theme nights such as a Mexican night on Wednesdays and may introduce others in the future. They also have general theme nights from time to time such as a ‘60s night which are a lot of fun. Saturday nights are the busiest and bookings are recommended.
Spur is aptly promoted as a family orientated environment where the whole ‘tribe’ can congregate, relax and enjoy themselves. Greg said he often sees couples really enjoying time over a meal together while the children are also having a great time. He said couples have often told him it’s the first time they have had a meal together as a couple for a long time. With a designated children’s safe play area, beware your children may not want to leave because they are having so much fun.
With its famous flame-grilled burgers, steaks, chicken, seafood, fresh salads and decadent desserts, Spur is ideal casual dining for all the family.
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By Ingrid Rickersey