Following a few hours at Discovery Bay, we returned to the seaside town of Albany with hungry appetites. When I am hungry there is nothing much I can think about, except the next meal, and so with that, we decided to give Dylans on the Terrace a try.
Old European buildings add character to the lower end of Albany’s town centre, you’ll find a few of them closest to the harbour and tourist bureau. Albany was settled a few years before Perth way back when and many of these historic buildings date back to that era. Today they house bustling cafes, alfresco pubs and boutique shops.
The retro inspired diner was full and understandably the staff were flat out rushing around the tables. After awkwardly waiting by the sign ‘please wait to be seated’ and feeling like we were in the way of people coming and going, we eventually headed to a free table outside, that also happened to be free from the moment we entered. It probably came across as a gesture of impatience but our intentions were not, I promise. Moments later the girl arrived to us with bottles of water and menus, and all was good.
The menu is fairly huge and requires a good look through, there are loads of options that would satisfy everyone in the group. There is a sandwich bar until 5pm, burger and chips, all day breakfast and then some breakfast items until 11.30am, big dishes, salads and starters from 11:00am and finally, something sweet, anytime of the day. Travelers can try Australian dishes like the sweet Pavlova or the lamb cutlets.
Derek went with the Caesar salad and for $5.00 opted to add chicken. The portion was sizable and included leafy green cos lettuce, crispy bacon, garlic toasted croutons, onion, sharp Parmesan cheese and a creamy homemade dressing. As he chowed into the salad, there was a quick thumbs up in my direction.
We rarely eat fried chips however when we are on holidays our routine changes just like the direction of the wind and we tend to order the addictive fried chips amongst other things. The difference between small and large varies at every establishment, however the large, was large at Dylans. We could have been easily satisfied with the small between the two of us.
My choice, the souvlaki was a flat bread wrap of grilled chicken, Spanish onion, tomato, lettuce and a choice of sauce. It was a decent size, very tasty and coated enthusiastically in sauce.
Dylans style Caesar Salad + Chicken
Large Fried Chips
Souvlaki with sour cream
View from table
All in all it was a nice lunch at Dylans on the Terrace and following a big feed we did some hiking along The Castle Rock trail in Porongurup.
A couple of pointers
Alfresco diners order at the counter
BYO alcohol only if you dine inside