Nestled among the food and beverage along the Gurney Tower is a unique restaurant with a cowboy theme. Football club banners hang from the gazebo along with a few dozen of drain beer bottles as exterior décor. This pub-like restaurant is features with rough and tough cowboy. Behind the glass doors and neon signs, the interior will remind you the cowboy movies. And it is furnished with canvas art of horses, cowboys and cowgirls,
The concept of Roadhouse Grill is for patrons to feel totally like home or like they’re in a cowboy bar in Texas where it’s totally alright for people to throw peanut shells on the floor – Texas style! Patrons are free to claim their refillable bucket of peanuts (each about the size of thumb, well little miss writer’s thumb) after they make order.
There are a few four and two-seater booths for those who like privacy. The restaurant also has a dainty game corner, equipped with a foosball table and chess table. They also have a reading corner with a couple of reading glasses. And if your phone is running out batteries, Roadhouse Grill has a variety of phone chargers at their phone charging station for you to revive those dead batteries!
The meal kicks off with the soup of the day. We were served a bowl of vegetable chowder. The chowder is slightly sweet but mostly savory with little chunky bits of corn and onion. The soup came about the same time as the yeast roll which is probably one of the yummiest rolls we’ve ever tasted and the pride of Roadhouse Grill. It’s sweet, soft and fluffy, and goes extremely well with or without butter. It will be served with every food order however, should any unfortunate circumstances occur, such as oven malfunction, the management reserves the right to not serve the yeast rolls. Do note the yeast rolls are complimentary and not part of the deal.
We had the chance to taste the beef kebab, served with rice pilaf and two baked baby potatoes topped with sour cream and spring onions. The 200g of beef was well marinated, sprinkled with black pepper and cooked to medium rare on a skewer layered with onion and peppers. The beef was still tender and juicy in the inside. The beef is served with a brown sauce. Patrons that choose to have the chicken kebab will be served with a creamy cheese sauce that we also had the chance to taste. Let’s just say if you love cheese, you’ll love the sauce!
More neon signs in the inside and plenty of seats.
Under the kebab lays the rice pilaf is mildly spiced and cooked with mixed veges. Don’t look down on this humble serving of rice; it tastes better than fried rice, alright. Patrons get to choose between baked potato, sweet potato and mashed potato as their sides. We chose the baked ones. The potatoes were baked well, all warm and fluffy. The kebab will also be served with daily veges to complete the meal. Remember the food pyramid people…
Meet Cowboy Jim. He’s more than 20 years old.
Patrons will also be served with a cup of bottomless coffee or tea at the end of the meal. The portion served is sufficient for an ordinary eater and may be a little too much for a small eater. All meat served at Roadhouse Grill are by weight, in this case the meat on the kebab are 200g regardless what meat you opt for.
Roadhouse Grill Restaurant
18-G-E, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang. TEL: 04-3701872