If there is one area in which Rub Smokehouse & Bar always delivers on, and surpass, it has to be getting the most bang for your buck. For under a tenner, you can indulge in any of Rub‘s options from their new Brunch menu, and be sure that you will leave the table feeling full to the brim.
Brunch in a Bun
Grilled cheeseburger sandwich with a sunny side up fried egg, smoked cheese and crispy bacon served between brioche egg washed bread
Although a very messy eat when tackled without a knife and fork, I was elated to be presented with a breakfast sandwich which wasn’t stingy on the bacon! The cheese was smoky and stringy, and the egg washed bread was a delightful twist on this classic brunch bap.
Steak and Eggs with Home Fries
6oz Matured Rump Steak, char-grilled to your liking, served with herbed cubed fried potatoes
As a girl with both a passion for food and of course, getting the most for my money, this beast of a brunch meal went down a treat. The steak (well-done as shown on the above image) was cooked brilliantly, the potatoes were tasty and well-seasoned and the egg brought a bite of breakfast to this meaty dish. The only room for improvement would be the option to have a sauce on the side to accompany the steak and the decadent amount of potatoes.
Fee Fi Fo Fum Pancakes
Giant American style pancakes served with morello cherries syrup
Behold the most colossal pancakes which I have ever set eyes upon – AND there were three! Beautifully presented with fresh and ripe berries, they tasted as good as they looked. However, such fantastically thick pancakes absorb the syrup faster than you can say “Fee Fi Fo Fum”, so perhaps ask for an extra jug on the side so that they are “Fee Fi Fo Yum” until the very end. I was feeling fresh and fruity, however, there is also the option to have crispy bacon and maple syrup on your American style pancakes.
Taco shells filled with pulled pork and homemade white BBQ, coated pulled chicken served with skin on fries and salad garnish
I was first slightly unsure about the concept of eating Tacos for brunch, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The pulled pork was crispy and tender in equal measure, and coated in a flavoursome BBQ sauce – in my opinion, the winning of the two tacos. Although the pulled chicken was cooked very well, I felt that the white BBQ sauce was a bit too creamy for my taste, however, it did provide a nice contrast to the pulled pork nonetheless.
A crisp tortilla dusted with secret rub spice, with paprika tomatoes and avocado, served with or without pulled pork and cheese
Cheesy, saucy, meaty AND flavoursome, I cannot recommend the above pulled pork and cheese option enough. You must tick off these delicious nachos from your bucket list.
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