In June of 2021, things looked bleak for the C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub – just one month after winning the sought-after title of WA’s Best Steak Sandwich, the beloved drinking hole was burnt to the ground, the fire leaving $6 million in damages in its wake.
While it was a tragic loss, it provided an opportunity for the pub to be lovingly rebuilt – bigger and better than ever.
Rising from the ashes is not only a schmick new-look C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub, but an epic precinct with four more venues for the whole family to enjoy.
Of course, the Village Pub remains at the heart of the precinct, with a classic menu of pub grub and 36 tap beers on offer – a healthy mix of craft and more conservative, we’re assured.
Alongside well-executed crowd pleasers like a classic chicken parmy or fish and chips, the steak sandwich remains the menu’s star – in no small part because of the succulently-marbled beef, produced at the family-owned and operated pub’s very own Melaleuka Farm.
The farm’s signature herd is made up of specially bred Akaushi cattle, a premium Japanese breed that has resulted in what the team have called Melt Beef – characterised by fat marbling with a lower melting point, making for deliciously tender beef that’s even better for you.
Take your Akaushi beef experience to the next level with a visit to The Steak House: the precinct’s imminently-opening flagship farm-to-table restaurant, offering a more intimate dining experience that complements the hustle and bustle of the pub and showcases the beef at its very best.
Prefer your beef smashed into pieces and between bread? Coming up on nearly two years of serving locally-loved smashed burgers, Paperbark Burger Co. also makes splendid use of Melaleuka Farm’s signature premium beef.
As a key part of the Piara Waters community, the whole family will soon be able to enjoy the precinct’s great vibes at Charlie’s Paddock. Not only will Charlie’s be serving up family-friendly pub favourites, but the kids can explore the epic playground while you enjoy some well-earned bevvies.
Locals will already be familiar with Tilly’s Garden, the precinct’s lush blossom-filled garden with cocktails just as pretty as the blooming flowers – not to mention the Asian-fusion share plates. If you haven’t visited yet, get in quick: they’ll be closed for the winter between May and September!
And while we love a long, lavish lunch or delicious dinner, sometimes you’re on the go – the precinct also has a handy drive-through bottle shop for all your home bevvy needs!
To check out all the tasty treats and delectable drops the precinct will have on offer, head to the C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub Precinct website.
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