Bushman’s Grill (North Shore City, New Zealand)
We dined in several months ago after several of our friends recommended to try their Family Platter which costs $78.00. We visited the place on a Sunday so we got more bang for our buck as they have Family Platter on special during that time. Instead of paying $78.00 it costs cheaper at $76.00 plus you get 2 free Rib Portions this means the whole meal consists of 4 Portions flame grilled Ribs, 4 Chicken legs (in Peri Peri, Lemon & Herb or Sweet ‘n Smokey flavour), Large Chips or Spicy Rice and a Large Salad. Seriously their platter was tummy filling!
Each rib has four or five full sections on it and the chicken thighs are of full size so you can’t get any meatier than this for that amount. Rice servings were large as well as their salad.
Initially I thought we would be served with stripped down in sizes as it was on special promo (like most others) but I was wrong, they were but in full size, no compromises. When the platter arrived I was surprised as it was served on an enormous cast iron skillet that occupied nearly the whole table for four. It was hard to start with because of the amount of meat in front of us but we managed to dig in.
Starting with the salad and rice then with the meat, carefully placing them on individual plates. The leg alone was enormous there were no more space on the plate for the ribs.
Dressing is served like a condiment so it’s kind of help your own. There were no creamy dressing around just the usual balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I guess this is just right as the acidity will help balance the meaty meals.
With the chicken thighs you have the option of three different flavours so we grabbed one of each plus one more Lemon & Herb. The chicken is well seasoned and we shared within ourselves to try each flavour, I like them all but the best would be the peri peri, I may be biased here as I love spicy dishes. As for the non-spicy ones the wife and daughter enjoyed it as well.
After the chicken it’s time to try that ribs, and since were nearly full with the chicken we managed to consume two of the ribs. It was smoky, sweet and savoury delicious a bit messy but that is what ribs is, it was well seasoned as well and you can taste it in the bone. Very good washing this down with a pint of beer. It was quite a task to finish them after an hour of eating we were still left with 2 ribs and a chicken thigh to take home.
Overall it was good, you can taste the good barbecue marinade of the ribs and the chicken was true to its flavour. Definitely a good meal to have for a family of four specially when your family is dominated by males, they will surely have a good time. If you come to think of it for four people at $76.00 each person is like $19.00 each so it’s quite a good deal that you will not regret, you will definitely go home completely satisfied and full.
Address: 31 Northcote Rd, Hillcrest, Auckland 0627
Phone: 09-418 0056