Saturday lunch time and we decided to go dude food and try Rockwell and Sons. It wasn't too busy and we could choose to sit at a little table for two near the kitchen or back table. Service was prompt and efficient although we did have a misunderstanding with the waiter resulting in no fries arriving with our burgers but this was corrected so quickly and apologised for profusely so all good! Problem fixed so not a problem!
I love eggs. Any shape, any form. And I really wanted to try a devilled egg. My expectations was like an egg mayo but spiked with Tabasco and / or chilli.
It came out looking like I thought it would, Perhaps even better than I thought. Taste wise it was more mustardy and vinegary than chilli and devilled. Not bad but not my thing either but more because I don't like mustard than because it's bad.
After the egg came the lamb ribs in a tangy BBQ sauce which were tasty and juicy and meaty as tender as ribs should be. The mac and cheese came next which was incredibly creamy and cheesy and this small dish was more than enough for two.
We shared the Double Patty Smash Burger, Kraft, Special Sauce on a Seeded Bun and the Fried Chicken Sandwich, Buttermilk Dressing, Iceberg Lettuce, Kaitaia Fire.
Both were the right size - not overly big to be unwieldy and difficult to manage and they stayed together down to the last bite. I enjoyed the chicken sandwich as it was still juicy and it was spicy and crunchy and delicious. The burger was even better! Meat to bread ratio was good in spite of the fact it as double patty. The sauce and the gherkins and the cheese all blended in well and it looked heavier than it actually was. To eat, it wasn't too greasy and it was a delight!
Fries were crunchy hot and tasty. Steve loved the malt vinegar aioli reminding him a little of chips back home. I could give or take the aioli which is weird as I am pro condiment whereas Steve isn't but I could eat the fries easily!
Great burgers, great lunch. I can see this being a great place to find a hangover cure!