Just over the bridge from the centre of Smithton, this hotel bistro is exactly what you’d expect to find in a remote country pub. The dining room is remarkably comfy, with banquette seats around booth tables and plenty of timber panelling. An à la carte menu holds few surprises but all the old favourites are there, so this is the perfect place to sink your teeth into a chicken parmigiana with chips and salad or to wolf down a plate of beer-battered flake. Daily roasts are a feature.
Bridge Hotel/Motel, 2 Montagu St; (03) 6452 1389; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner