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The National Hotel, Richmond

Today Husband and I met an old friend for lunch at the National Hotel in Richmond.  As there were quite a few people in the party, a venue was chosen to suit everyone.  I had looked at the menu online and quite a few things seemed suitable.  The actual menu only seemed to listed one vegan option (as in, the word ‘vegan’ was printed) so that’s what I went for: the Thai veg green curry:

the national hotel thai green curry

This was nice and spicy, with a smaller bowl of rice on the side.  Now, as I’m watching my portion sizes this smaller bowl of rice was fine.  But when I’m in my non-portion-size-watching mindset, I’d think more rice was needed.

The National, or the ‘Nash’ as my dad would say– he used to work nearby and he and his colleagues would go to the Nash often.  Dad even found rabbit poos in his salad, but that was twenty years ago– is quite spacious with tables set well apart.  There’s an outdoor undercover area and the old school style toilet blocks are outside. Staff were friendly and I think everyone enjoyed their meals (vegetarian and omni).  All in all, a good option for a nice Sunday lunch.

The National Hotel is located at 344 Victoria Street, Richmond. We ordered our food at the bar and paid straight away.