Meat lovers in the inner west rejoice. Hurricanes has opened up one of their signature restaurants in Waterloo, and they've brought with them all their well known, meaty goodies.
Junior Beef Ribs: an example of meaty goodness
Located on Bourke street at the MacEvoy Street "T" junction, this Hurricanes Express has been serving sit down and take away meals to the many Meriton apartment locals for around three weeks. Cue the communal drooling.
The delicious menu which prompted drooling
Excited, we no longer had to trek to Bondi Beach for great ribs. Right here a group of friends decided to go for an impromptu dinner.
Half a chicken with sides
The space is large and airy with a variety of seating available from high stools to tables, each branded with the signature "H" logo. Without a booking, we nabbed a comfortable booth, and we were very happy.
A friendly and casual dining area
On arrival, there was some confusion over what express meant. There are tables and the full menu is available, so what is different to the norm? Express equals counter ordering and buzzers we discovered. Sauces, cutlery and bottles of water are all self serve, but the food is delivered to the table (so why the buzzer?)
Did someone say steak?
All the meals ordered were great. We filled up on a flavorsome pulled beef burger ($14.90) with a side of corn ($4); half a chicken ($16); a grilled chicken salad ($20.50) which required a larger bowl it was so massive; 200g sirloin steak with sides ($19.90) and two juniors meals - the lamb ribs ($12) and the beef ribs ($12).
Pulled beef burger
We couldn't believe the portion sizes, and they came with a side each. An answer to Australia's obesity crisis perhaps? Not that we were complaining. They were delicious!
Junior lamb ribs and side: not for kids alone
In terms of drinks, a full range of soft drinks is on offer, but alcohol is also available which was great. There is nothing like a nice glass of white or red on a Sunday night, but why is it served in a water glass? Licensing? The beer came in glass bottles.
Water or wine?
All in all it was a fun and relaxed night, filled with great food and great friends. I went to bed thinking Mmmm steak...
Grilled chicken salad
Where: Cnr Bourke Street and McEvoy Street, Waterloo NSW.
Cost: $4- $25
When: Lunch and Dinner, 7 Days