Reservations are Recommended for Dinner
The Carrington Bar & Grill
The new Carrington Bar & Grill blends the genuine 19th century origins of the Carrington roadhouse hotel with a fun and contemporary afternoon or evening out. The restaurant provides food styling along the lines of a good American steakhouse, and features the must haves – Prime Rib, and Baby Back Pork Ribs.
The restaurant is comprised of public and private dining spaces, which for more than a century have served as the core of the building’s living, social, and commercial spaces where people came together.
The Food and Service: The roadhouse is a wholefood establishment that uses local produce when available.
The menu draws primarily on American steakhouse precedents tempered by a good Australian sense of proportion. While oriented toward red meat mains, it certainly caters well for other protein eaters as well as vegetarians. Young persons are catered for with a number of healthy and affordable selections.
The Carrington Bar & Grill is The Prime Rib Place! Arguably, America’s most favourite form of beef, prime rib is the roadhouses signature dish. Our rib is slow-roasted for 6-hours to produce a succulent, nutritious, delicious, and generously sized main meal.
Our second signature dish, is Baby Back Pork Ribs, with the Carrington’s proprietary sticky-lickin’ sauce. Ribs are available as half racks and whole racks.
The style of service is a nod to the past, with big plates presenting a big meal. With minor exceptions, all our mains fit into two pricing levels, $37.50 and $26.50, and for that you get a beautifully prepared main, with your choice of two sides included.**
Entrees are all priced at $16.50, and beautiful desserts at $15.00. All Young-person meals (under 12 yo) are $12.50 with an ice cream sundae just $2.50 with the meal.**
Live music is generally performed on Sundays in the tavern courtyard, just as the Gallagher Family did a century ago.
** Please Note: Prices on Sunday and Public Holidays are approximately 10% higher.
Carrington Signature Dish
Featuring Landtasia Organic Produce
Featuring Other Local Produce
GF – Gluten Free | V – Vegetarian | Veg – Vegan
GFA (Gluten Free Available) This item has a gluten ingredient, such as bread, can be removed or substituted on request.
Roadhouse Dining Times
Wed – Fri: 5:00p – 10:00p
Saturday: 12:00p – 10:00p
Sunday Brunch: 9:00p – 12:00p
Sunday: 12:00p – 5:00p
(NB: Food orders close 50 minutes before closing times.)
Tavern Opening Times
Wed – Fri: 4:00p – 10:00p
Saturday: 12:00p – 10:00p+
Sunday Brunch: 9:00p – 12:00p
Sunday: 12:00p – 5:00p
Menus Selections Change Seasonally.
Prices include GST.
10% surcharge applies to Sundays and Public Holidays
The Carrington Inn avoids GMO Ingredients whenever possible.
CARRINGTON TO OPEN NEW BAR & GRILL WEDNESDAY 6th DECEMBERAfter a number of months of “getting the ducks in order” Carrington Inn director, Richard Graham, announced the Inn will be opening the Carrington’s new Bar & Grill Restaurant on December 6th.According to Richard, the restaurant will provide food stylings along the lines of a good American steakhouse and will feature the must haves of Prime Rib and Baby Back Pork Ribs.A new team has been assembled to lead the restaurant forward, including Carrington General Manager Eric Dangerfield, founder of Café Woodworks, and Head Chef Imrahil ‘Imy’ Leeder, formerly head chef at Ox Eatery. Also joining the team is Sous Chef Aaron Woodford, formerly Ox Eatery.“We’re going to create a popular restaurant that appeals to a lot of people,” Eric stated. “The menu draws inspiration from American steakhouses, where great Prime Rib, and Baby Back Pork Ribs are must haves on the menu. However, while we’ll have a strong focus on red meat Mains, we’ll have a quality choice of dishes that will cater well for everyone, including kids.”“I think the Carrington Bar & Grill is going to become the Prime Rib place,” Chef Leeder stated. “It’s arguably, America’s most favorite form of beef, and will become one of our signature dishes. We’ll slow-roast the rib for 6-hours to produce a succulent, nutritious, and delicious meal. The style of service is a nod to the past, with big plates presenting a big meal.”All Mains fit into two pricing levels – $37.50 or $26.50 – and includes a beautifully prepared main course, with a choice of two sides. All Entrees are priced at $16.50, and moreish desserts at $15.00. All Young-person meals are $12.50 with an ice cream sundae just $2.50.* There’s a new bar menu too.According to Eric, “Our goal is to provide a great meal, in a great place, for a great price. We’re going to have a bit more fun than the prior ‘fine dining’ format provided, but I’m pretty sure our patrons who liked that, will like the bar and grill too.”Live music will be performed on Sundays just as it was a century ago.Visit thecarringtoninn.com.au/menus* a surcharge applies on Sunday and Public Holidays ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the Carrington Inn Photo Gallery.
It is our wish to share with you pictures from around the Inn at different times and seasons. If you are thinking of visiting us they will give you a hint of what you can look forward to. If you have visited us, they will help you recall your visit.
For 131 years, the Carrington has been a work in progress; constantly evolving to fit the changing needs and expectations of travellers. The Inn does not aspire to have 5 so-called Stars, unless they are in the Southern Cross that hangs above it at night. No, the Inn is about wholesome and genuine hospitality that makes people feel comfortable and welcome when they are away from home. Hospitality that makes them feel better when they leave than when they came.
In these images we hope you’ll see that commitment.
Providing quality service comes naturally to our staff at The Carrington. Come visit the Inn and enjoy our authentic care for your comfort. Care, without a huge price attached, which is uncommon in this 21st Century.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a warm and congenial Guest Service staff member, who is eager to get you settled as soon as possible. As you walk under an open veranda to your room, you’ll begin to shrug off the burdens of work or travel.
On the way to your room with windows that open to fresh air and the sound of native birds, you may smell fresh mown grass and fragrant vintage roses and lavender growing along the path for you.
After you refresh in your room, stroll through Elm Park, the Inn’s private garden on your way to our tavern for some refreshing drinks, or to our Cafe Woodworks for a wholesome and satisfying meal. A Guest Service Assistant would be happy to provide you a tour of the Inn and share with you some of the background information about the 130-year-old property.
Having a pleasant arrival at The Carrington Inn Bungendore is but one example of the staffs’ effort to make each and every guest’s stay as delightful as possible.
Let the comfortable Carrington Inn be your gateway to the cultural richness of the region. From The Carrington you can spend days uncovering the hidden treasures of the national capital region, past and present. A gateway where you can come ‘home’, relax and feel comfortable. Where you can speak with real locals and not feel hemmed-in by big-city tensions.
The Carrington Inn Bungendore is a way-station for travellers and consists of 26 comfortable suites, quality food and beverage facilities, conference and wedding facilities, gardens, and surrounded by mature European Elm trees. The Inn is recognised for its contemporary-needs meet classic-design infrastructure. For those who appreciate quality and wholesome genuine service, the Carrington is a favourite location.
At The Carrington Inn we are proud to offer a traditional village decor along with personalised service and four-star amenities. Our warm and inviting atmosphere greets guests upon their arrival and throughout their stay. We are dedicated to providing our guests with a truly relaxing and enjoyable stay in charming environment. Feel relaxed the moment you walk in.
Call: (02) 6238 1044
Executive Chef Andrew Stansbie, hails from Plymouth England and has extensive experience preparing fine food around the world. Andrew joins the Wintergarden after senior positions with the five-star Swissotel and Fairmont Resorts group.
He has a passion for all aspects of food excellence, be that fresh local ingredients, preparation that retains flavours and nutrition, or plate presentation that makes a guest feel special. This passion has led to the winning of several awards for his restaurants including the Readers’ Choice Award by Condé Nast Traveller’s Magazine 2011, 2012 and 2013.
What brings him to the Carrington Inn is another passion he has long had, and that was to live in Australia, and we are all the better for that. As Andrew gets familiar with our indigenous ingredients we will be seeing and tasting some new world-class culinary delights.
Andrew has stated, “I’m excited to be part of the Carrington Inn team and part of regional Australia. My wife, Merili, and I are looking forward contributing our knowledge gained from around the world to the Carrington Inn and the uniquely diverse Australian culture”.