My wife and I love a good brunch. It doesn’t have to be huge and complex but it does have to be comforting and made from scratch, if at all possible. On a wet Sunday morning, we checked out of the hotel with one thing on our mind, brunch!! I have been wanting to visit a relatively new restaurant on the west side of Water Street aptly named Waterwest Kitchen and Meats.
There were a few reasons why I wanted to to visit Waterwest. Obviously for the brunch, but I was curious to see all the house made products this resto and meat shop were producing. There was a lot to take in, plenty of creations, my eyes kept surveying the cases. Meats, cheese, pastas, sauces, condiments galore, all ready to take home. Actually, this place is a mini market/deli too; there is no problem to take home a gourmet, hand made meal.
Fresh house made pasta in an assortment of shapes and sizes looked impressive.
Back to the brunch! We were greeted with a smile and were shown to our table. The room is not large, but comfortable with an open concept kitchen, separate bar area, and padded booth seating an option. In pandemic times, the brunch menu is limited but still enough that I had to order two brunch offerings to review.
I ordered the sausage roll. The sausage made is in the meat shop and wrapped in a flakey pastry. It has a slight crisp and the sausage was firm and savoury. The honey mustard dip added a wonderful flavour kick. The greens were a welcomed addition to the dish, light and refreshing between bites of the sausage.
One of the quintessential brunch foods, in my opinion, is quiche. It was firm and had balanced flavour and texture. The crust was light and tasty. The caramelized onion, peppers, and cheese was simply delicious .
The meat cooler was packed with amazing protein delights, from marinated chicken, roasts, fresh bacon, ribs, pork chops, stuffed mushrooms and sausages, just to name a few.
We were getting ready to go on a trip to Twillingate; so, we picked up a few items to take with us. We already had the mustards, so we purchased some bacon and sausage. I loved that the meats were wrapped the traditional way.
I know of only one other place in St. John’s offering fresh locally sourced and house made protein and foods to eat in house or take home, Chinched. I have to revisit. Last time I was there I took crappy pictures so could not do a review.
My review of Waterwest and Meats
- Covid protocols were maintained, plenty of space .
- Hostess friendly – thanks Bridget!!
- Very clean
- Very unique, full-service meat shop, deli and restaurant
- Washrooms were super clean
- The assortment of locally made foods for purchase rivals any supermarket in the province.
- St. John’s is fortunate to have forward thinkers like Todd Perrin and Shaun Hussey (Chinched) (and teams)
- No low points
4.6 out of 5
Coffee, tea, breakfast sandwich, quiche, sausage roll and 2 mustards $ 48.30 tax included
$$$ 1/2 out of $$$$$ Well worth the visit!