I'm sure it's a nice looking place, but it's dim inside. Lights are dimmed at 7pm, and again later (8pm?). For a tight space, there's actually quite a bit of privacy with how the seating is arranged, plus there are lots of booths. If you want any chance of a booth, best to mention that during your reservation.
Pot of Tea ($4.50)
- Hmm... No tea bag. So you basically have to finish your tea quite quickly, otherwise it becomes unappetizing cold tea, and there's no point adding hot water because there's no teabag!
- Not sure about the spoon since I didn't get sugar or honey anyway.
Scotch Egg ($8)
- Basically a boiled egg deep fried with sausage meat on the outside.
- Pretty thick layer of sausage meat, which was quite tasty with spices but also a bit salty ('cause it's sausage!)
- Overall, pretty pricey for $8 and OK tasting.
- If you insist on spending your money on hard boiled eggs, try Tuc Craft Kitchen's Crispy Bacon and Egg for $4. It's strangely good and half the price (but obviously less meat).
Devils on Horseback ($7)
- Go easy on the BBQ sauce, which could ruin it for you with the sourness.
- Dates with a cube of cheese in the middle, and wrapped in bacon.
- NOT oysters! Those are Angels on Horseback.
- Overall I didn't find these particularly tasty. Interesting small bites, but basically $1 each.
Rabbit Terrine ($15) beer mustard, bread and butter pickles
- The terrine itself is sweet and tasty. The rest is... the rest. Pricey for $15.
The Pourhouse Burger ($18)
- Menu doesn't mention it, but comes with fries and a half pickle, making it a decent meal.
- You're probably paying for the quality of the meat in the patty, because there's basically nothing else.
- Patty is smaller than the bun! But thick, and cooked "medium", evidenced by the pink.
- Overall, not really tasty unless you can appreciate the meat in the patty -- which I admit I can't. Not enough to justify it being $18, anyway.
Beets ($15) labneh, pears, wheat berries, dukkah spice
- Winner! Get this.
- Price for portion on the high side but it's tasty and interesting with a middle eastern flavour.
- Beets not particularly sweet, unfortunately.