We weren’t quite sure where the entrance to Snow Pony was, but as soon as we walked through the front door, we knew that this restaurant was going to be all class!
There was a warm fire burning, the decor was inviting and the lights were dimmed – maybe a little too dim because diners were using the lights on their phones to read the menu! (4/5)
A bottle of water was immediately brought to the table and we were quickly offered a drinks list. We were told the specials of the day and a cocktail was recommended for my wife based on what she liked. A complimentary wakame salad was also placed on our table before we even placed our order. (4.5/5)
The cocktails were perfectly created – not too strong, not overly decorated! The food was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect for sharing. We ordered 3 main dishes and a rice dish which was enough to satisfy our hunger. The Sukhumvit Sticky Pork (twice cooked pork belly with a ginger palm soy glaze) was to die for! The sliders (of pulled lamb, mesculin, shaved shallot and citrus kewpie) were good but nothing special and the Pattaya Calamari tasted just like Thai calamari should. I washed my food down with the only craft beer on the menu – 150 Lashes Pale Ale. (5/5)
Although the portions weren’t large (more like tapas plates), the three dishes with the jasmine rice was enough to satisfy us and the quality of the food was worth paying for! We really enjoyed our night out and I would definitely recommend the Snow Pony to anyone looking for a romantic night in Mt Buller. (4/5)
The three main dishes plus a bowl of jasmine rice, 2 beers and 2 cocktails came to $120.00
Overall, I would score the Snow Pony, Mt Buller (or Show Pony as it is known locally) at 90%!