Level 1, 186 Arden Street, Coogee NSW 2034
Coogee backpacker cheap eats
Tonight was supposed to be a return visit to the Beach Palace Hotel for their $2 steak but unfortunately there was already a long queue of about 50 people when I arrived at 7.30 pm. Walking around for an alternative dinner spot I noticed Five O's above McDonalds which I remember being advertised in the local paper and displays a very reasonably priced menu. The decor is a bit run down and I especially dislike the tacky noisy lightweight aluminum chairs they use on the balcony. It has a very backpacker feel, as well as being family friendly so it had a friendly laid back atmosphere. It was pretty much full tonight so it obviously has it's local fans. The steak was OK but had too much grizzle for me and wasn't as good as the Palace Beach Hotel so I think it might have been a cheaper cut of meat. Nevertheless it was a cheap meal and filled the stomach.
Has anyone tried anything else on the menu here?
Rump steak 300g ($5.90), vegetables ($2.50) and mushroom sauce ($0.90) $9.30
Grizzle factor — not too good.
House red $4.20
Five O's menu
Queue at 7.30 pm for $2 steaks – about 50 people when I arrived.