When I first saw their sign on Kloof street I was actually checking if Limnos was still there, obviously not, but this Hudsons place sounded intresting. I asked around a bit and anyone who had gone seemed happy with the place. I was interested to see how it compared with Gourmet Burger (which i find bland) and Royale (which I love) and when my ex-boss asked me out for lunch I mentioned Hudsons and he was sold.
First thing I noticed on the menu was that unlike the 2 aforementioned locals Hudsons doesnt mess with the patty they just change the toppings but also offered Ostrich, Chicken and veggie options.
The second thing I noticed (because the waitress had come for our drinks order) was that they had an “Arnold Parmer” on the menu and I was dying to try it since I had seen it on Cafe World (yes yes I am a facebook games junky). Half iced tea, half lemonade it really tasted like they used actual iced tea and not the tinned kind
While we were waiting for ExBoss to arrive (we being myself and The Brit – my ex HR lady and now friend) we decided to indulge in a starter
ExBoss ended up taking way too long for our stomachs so we ordered without him. I went for the classic Hudsons and added avo and beetroot (yum!) but what really impressed me was the side salad (you have a choice of chips, side salad or half half)
Tasty leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, pine nuts and a tasty tart vinaigrette dressing, stuff I would expect from a salad I had ordered on its own. Hudsons wins the best side salad of the year award.
So for my ratings