The Hoghouse Brewing Company specialises in making fresh, uncomplicated food with excellent ingredients by a team that loves what they do. We bake our cult Pastéis de Nata, croissants, breads and confectionery, Monday to Saturday, along with good coffee, eggy breakfasts and salad lunches. We smoke in the classic Texan BBQ style, currently serving BBQ lunch buns and our classic BBQ meats for Friday night "BBQ at the Bakery". We brew a range of focussed ales that compliment our menu. And we do this all in the unlikely location of Ndabeni.
Popped in unannounced for lunch, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. (I'd give it 4.5 out of 5 - but that's not possible). At first glance I struggled with the menu - I was hoping for ribs, or something similar. In the end, I plumped for steak tartare - which turned out to be spectacular. The meat was beautiful, clean and ruby red, and it was served very cleverly with sultanas which had been soaked in bourbon. For pud, I can recommend the salted caramel tart. The other things we tried were a bit too pastry-heavy (creme brûlée is perfect sans pastry in my opinion - no need to complicate!) Oh, and something which was noticably good: the service. Staff were really on it, and there were several people who helped us without being asked. Evidently there's been good training - or they're geared for busier days.