I decided on Heart Of House for dinner after learning about their extensive selection of beers and ciders. Knowing how X has been craving for an alcoholic drink every meal has made this an easy decision for me. Haha. Parking was quite difficult to find as there isn't a carpark attached to this eatery. The nearest places that you can park at are the multistorey carparks nearby or by the roadside which is quite a distance away.
When we reached the eatery, we were not greeted with friendly service sadly. The waitress came out, and upon acknowledging that we wanted a table for two, she just walked in and left us outside without asking us to follow her or holding the door for us.. Okay, so we sat down and took a while to look through their menu as they have quite a wide range of food and alcoholic drinks. When we were finally ready to place our orders, another waitress came along with a really "black" face. All this while, nobody smiled at us.
Well, okay.. So after that, I began taking pictures of the place and this male figure, whom I assume is the boss, was very friendly and struck up a conversation with me. He was pretty nice and told me about some of the vintage collectibles in the eatery.
Okay, so anyway, look at this. Kids eat free on Sundays! In addition, I saw that they've written on their chalkboard that if a kid gets an A in an examination, he or she can bring along his or her exam paper and get a free meal on the house or something. Pretty cool! Shows their support for children.
Cute metal cans on every table. It contains wet tissue
Milo tin lights
TV that broadcasts live soccer games. Great for guys night out.
Rekorderlig Pear Cider - $13
THIS WAS SO GOOOOOD. I was never a fan of alcohol and had my reservations about having an alcoholic drink but I was so glad I chose this! It was sweet and a little gassy. Somewhat like a soda. The alcohol content is 4.5% but I couldnt even taste a single bit of any alcohol! Haha this is perfect for people who don't like alcohol/beer. I've been craving for it everyday ever since haha
Belgium Lindemans Pecheresse -$12
Peach flavour, 250ml, alcohol content: 2.5%
This had a stronger taste of beer and wasn't as sweet as the pear cider.
We waited a really long time for our orders but they never came. We finally asked a waitress to check on our orders and they found out that our orders had been left out.
Calamari, served with homemade tartar sauce - $5
These were too salty.
And the portion.. was pretty small.
Because the food took too long to arrive, X ordered another drink. What an alcoholic haha
Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime - $13
X said this was really good too!
The ciders have to be drank with ice definitely. They would be too sweet if they were just chilled.
Chicken Parmigano -$18
Breaded chicken topped with back bacon, salsa and mixed cheese.
Comes with fries and fruit cocktail.
The chicken parmigano was an interesting mix of flavours. It was a little sweet and a little sour but it was definitely too salty. But I felt that it was quite good! It was like chicken covered in pizza toppings.
Bbq St Louis Pork Ribs -$18
comes with corn on cob and fries.
The corn was too raw. The ribs were pretty average but the meat was quite tender.
The best part of the meal was definitely the ciders. The food were pretty average but were too salty.
The table next to us had pizzas and the otah pizza looks and smells quite good! As for the service.. I think that they have some brushing up to do. The place is pretty chill, and the music is quite old school too. They play classics like Love Me and My Heart Will Go On. Also, there's no GST and service charge.
We''ll definitely be back for the ciders!
4 Kim Tian Road
K's rating of HOH : 6/10