I love discovering my next favourite place where the staff are smiling, the food is delicious and the drinks are good.
Bianco Gourmet Pizza Cafe in Bunbury ticks all these boxes and whilst the drinks aren’t alcoholic they do have a BYO policy and, wait for it, there’s no charge! The Rose Hotel bottleshop is conveniently just up the road so put these two places together and it means I’ve found enablers for my regular pizza and beer cravings.
Another win is that Bianco are big supporters of local produce and boast that their entire menu including pizza sauce, dough, muffins and cakes are all made in house. I reckons that’s pretty cool.
For those watching their wallets, like me who apparently owes the tax department several hundred dollars … sigh, Tuesdays are the “cheapie” nights – two regular traditional pizzas for just $20. Freakin’ tasty bargain.
When my partner and I first visited it was a Tuesday night so we took up the cheapie night deal and got the BBQ Chicken and Carlotta’s Hot and Spicy Pizza. They ask what intensity you’d like on the Hot and Spicy and I shuddered as my partner opted for an 8/10. Thankfully for me it was just enough but, being the chilli fiend that he is, he was hoping for more heat.
Our next visit was after a trip to the movies to see Django Unchained, which is awesome by the way, and that’s when we learned it was BYO. We decided to try pizzas from the Gourmet menu and got the Prawn and Proscuitto and the monthly special which was a Sweet and Chilli Chicken. I ducked up the bottleshop hoping to find a “2 for” deal on Little Creatures Pale Ale Pint bottles and low and behold, there is was – 2 for $11. Done! The pint size are just perfect for an occasion like this when a 6 pack is a bit overkill but you’d be just getting a taste for it after a normal 330ml stubby. Pale Ale and pizza is kinda like pale ale and burgers, they’re just meant to be but it went particularly well with the prawn and proscuitto, the Creatures citrus hops acting as a nice cleanser for the rich salty proscuitto to come through.
If you’re in the area be sure to bypass all the random Chinese restaurants and head here, you’ll love it.