20 Gate St Kootingal, NSW 2352
|Opening hours||Open Daily noon-2pm,Thurs-Sat 6pm-9pm|
|Prices||Cheap (mains under $20)|
|Phone||02 6760 3203|
Weary travellers will find a shady oasis of a beer garden complete with pastoral views and snazzy play equipment for kids behind the Kootingal Hotel. Sports buffs can park their families there or in the dining room and then take their own meals at the bar, where they can watch live horseracing on one screen, boxing on another, or work up an appetite playing Big Buck Hunter, the bar's shooting video game. As in many inland towns, the best bet here is hoofed beast served traditional Aussie style: the Kootingal's tender Kimberly Red Scotch fillet is definitely superior to the goopy-sauced Thai beef salad.