Well here's another local bowlo that's had a facelift! The NBC Sports Club on busy Windsor Rd in Northmead has had quite a few dollars spent on it recently and part of that upgrade has been the installation of a great outdoor play area suitable for both little and big kids.
The area is aptly called the Backyard and you can see it easily from the "verandah" out the back of the Club or from one of the many picnic tables within the yard. There's a small kids play area that has sun protection, and then there is Tiki Island - a massive jumping castle. There's also loads of space to run around , kick some balls and play bullrush or one of those other crazy games kids love to play.
On a recent visit our lads spent ages in Tiki Island whilst we enjoyed a drink watching a beautiful Western Sydney sunset (quite romantic really!). It's also the perfect spot to catch up with your mates with kids and enjoy a cooling beverage whilst the offspring have loads of fun in the Backyard. And just to let you know on Friday evenings they have $10.00 cocktails - cosmopolitans and mojitos included!
If you prefer to sit indoors, you can still see out to the play area through the large glass windows, but this is probably only suitable for those of you with older, well behaved kids. High chairs are available and the whole of the NBC Sports Club is pram friendly.
When your bellies begin to rumble, head up to the front counter to place your order. Maze Grill and Cafe is open 7 days. During the week you can have coffee & cake, lunch & dinner and on weekends they serve breakfast. We love that you can eat as early as 11.30am for lunch, and 5.30pm for dinner - perfect for those of you with younger kids.
The kids menu is fairly typical of what you find in most clubs and pubs. There are 4 simple choices and a popper is included in the price. It would have been awesome to see some "greens" available on the menu - whether it was some salad vegies or steamed beans etc. as a choice instead of fries.
Maze Grill and Cafe also offer quite a few special deals throughout the week. On Monday nights, kids eat FREE with every adult meal purchase, which will save you some coin. There are $11.00 lunch specials Monday - Friday, as well as some dinner specials on throughout the week, so check out their website to keep up to date with what is going on. We love the sound of the Family Roast Chook on Thursday night with vegies, salad and rice for $30.00!
The big people's menu has some awesome choices available - your typical Club favourites plus a few fancier dishes like the Barramundi with Mango Salsa & Potato Rosti ($28) and a Seafood Pasta ($28). Burgers, Schnittys, Bangers & Mash are all on the menu for under the $20.00 mark.
We didn't sample dessert, but there's a sweet looking range of cakes and other treats at the front counter. They also do a mid week coffee & cake deal for $6.95 for those of you wishing to catch up with your mum squad.
If you get a chance to leave the kids at home, gather your favourite chicks and head to the NBC Sports Club for their "Girls on the Green" afternoon. For $20.00 per person you can have a laugh playing barefoot bowls, a glass of bubbles and some nibbles over a 2 hour period.
**Please note, if you live within 6km of the NBC Sports Club you must be a member to enter - social memberships are availbale on the spot for $5.50**
166 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152
02 9630 2875