Update: This restaurant has permanently closed.
Featured image: Hot Chicken and Waffles @ The Pomeroy House.
I am proud to say that Ottawa has quite the impressive brunch scene. We’re always on the lookout for new brunch places. At the same time, one thing I hate having to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning (or actually any day of the week) is having to wait in line for an hour to get a table at one of the popular brunch places. Hangry is a real phenomenon. So when we find a place with good food and no wait, we become loyal fans. (Until everyone else finds out our secret and they raid this place as well, which is causing me have second thoughts about writing this post). Rarely, do brunch places allow reservations on the weekend. This is one exception and it can all be easily done online! Perfect for those who hate talking on the phone.
The Pomeroy House is located in the Glebe on Bank Street. We were usually able to find street parking quite easily. It has pretty classic, elegant decor with a large window giving you a peek into their kitchen.
They have a good selection of your normal breakfast beverages. I usually get their English breakfast tea, which is quite unique, as it has a hint of creamy taste in it. Just don’t mistaken the white salt at the table for sugar! You have been warned. Those who like espresso drinks may be disappointed since both times we have been here, their machine has been out of order.
The first time I came here, I had the grilled andouille sausage, which, don’t get me wrong, was tasty, but I also had a few bites of Aaron’s chicken and waffles. Since then I vowed I had to come back for an order of that all to myself! There were many other items on the menu I would love to try, like the Duck Wing Okonomiyaki and Bacon Cheeseburger, just to name a few, but I cannot be distracted. I knew I had to order their Hot Chicken and Waffles. I was worried because maybe I was hyping it up too much for myself and also our friends, Breton & Casey, who we asked to come along. (By the way, you should check out their Ottawa lifestyle vlog on YouTube here to learn more about what’s happening in Canada’s capital city!). It looks like other people know about the awesomeness of this dish because the servers initially delivered another table’s orders of chicken and waffles to us before having to peel them away from me to deliver it to its rightful owner. Our orders came soon after (which seemed like forever at that time) and it was just as tasty as the first time I had it! To be honest, in the past, I was not really a big chicken and waffle person. I mean, I like waffles and I love fried chicken but I was never super impressed about how it came together. The chicken and waffles here changed my mind. There is something about that nicely battered piece of chicken fried to perfection. It also has a good amount of spice to it, which worked really well with the sweet fluffy waffles underneath. Drizzle on some honey and pair it with thinly sliced apples and there’s no turning back. There is no need for maple syrup since it’s already excellent the way it is. If you’re looking for an extra kick, just ask for some hot sauce. It’s got the spice approval from Aaron, which means it does not disappoint.
Their service is definitely A+ here. The servers are very courtesy and patient. When there were some concerns about food restrictions, they were very willing make substitutions.
I am very pleased that we found a new brunch place in town to visit, especially when we have a craving for some good chicken and waffles. So whether you are a huge chicken and waffle fan or were just looking for a new brunch place to visit, you should give this one a try!
For more information: http://www.thepomeroy.ca/