Went to the old fitzroy hotel last Wednesday for trivia. We used to come here all the time a few months ago for trivia on Wednesdays, but hadn't been for ages. Trivia starts at 8pm, but it can get quite packed (like it was on this night) so we usually get there at 6 - 6:30 grab a table and get something to eat.
They have a really good little bistro which is run by asian people, so they do asian food and western food. I always say to look at the people who are cooking the food and then order what they would normally cook. They are said to have some of the best laksas in Sydney and I must say they are pretty good.
Laksa w/ chicken and vegetables - $8
There are about 12 different combinations of laksas you can get which are all under $10. I like my chicken in a laksa though and getting vegetables makes me feel heathly! The soup has a bit of a kick, but it doesn't blow you away or anything.
Curry Puffs - $4.50
Ernie ordered these along with his main meal, of which i had one of. They were pretty good curry puffs, and 4 for 4:50 is a good deal I would say. I had curry puffs the other day from the thai place near work and they were very oily and didn't have much filling to them. These were packed with veges and hardly any oil.
Cheeseburger - $5.50
Ernie loves the cheeseburgers here. They are pretty simple meat, cheese and sauce. A whole lot of chips come with it too, although Ernie split a couple in half and they were pretty hollow. What can you expect for under 6 bucks though.
I have tried a few other of the asian dishes here and they are pretty good and very well priced (there is only one dish over $10 and that is the rump steak). They are very quick in serving too. Our meals came 5 minutes after we ordered! If you're in the area you should drop by for a drink and a meal.
Old Fitzroy Hotel
129 Dowling Street