So while there’s been more and more cafes popping up in Waterloo, there’s yet to be a pub that we’ve called our local.
Many times we’d drive by The George Hotel and dismiss it but now, finally, I think we’ve finally found the greatest reason to be the most loyal local of all time: Hughes Barbecue!
At first all I was interested in was the buttery, glossy omelette draped over the rice and then almost as an afterthought I popped the smallest piece in my mouth and woah. The panko batter was golden, crispy and surprisingly not the least bit oily. There’s also a lil pot of hojicha dashi to pour in but I honestly felt it didn’t need it. Aaaand for dessert we couldn’t resist the Sakura matcha tiramisu ($9), cutely presented in a sake box.
It was the perfect end to a great meal, the tiramisu creamy but not too rich and just the right amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness of the matcha.
The Mushroom Love ($15.90) toastie is one mother fricken amazing toastie, thanks probably in part to the magic that is buttered brioche!