Named after James Squire, Australia's first brewer, The Curious Squire is a great place to enjoy the full range of James Squire craft beers. Of course the experience will not be complete without some delicious food to go with the beer. The Curious Squire serves American-style food. One of their most notable dishes is a platter of BBQ meat slow cooked in a Yoder Durango Vertical Offset Smoker, which the restaurant mentioned on their website as being an original made in the USA.
Not So Porky salad is great for those who want to try their pulled pork but do not have friends to share a large platter of meat with. We were delighted to find that the salad had a generous serving of juicy and smoky pork, which made eating the salad an enjoyable experience. The salad also included apples to add some crunch to the dish, with the ranch dressing tying everything together.
Not So Porky (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A great choice for vegetarians or those looking for a burger with a difference, the Garden Grazer featured fried eggplant with the right amount of bite to it, topped by a parmigiana layer that gave it a taste similar to Chicken Parmigiana. The inclusion of some pickles gave a delightful hint of sharpness to the burger. Served with the burgers were crisp golden brown shoestring fries and for an extra cost you can swap the chips for sweet potato fries or add an extra side and unlimited soft drink.
Garden Grazer (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the various smaller dishes that can be ordered, their American Buffalo Wings were juicy with a hint of saltiness. The wings were tossed in hot sauce to provide a moreish spicy flavour. To help complete the experience, some ranch sauce was provided to dip the wings in to balance out their spicy flavour. These wings are a perfect accompaniment to beer and on certain days the restaurant offers them for the extremely cheap price of 50 cents each.
American Buffalo Wings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Curious Squire also has some scrumptious sounding desserts such as their Deep Fried Oreos and sorbets made from beer. The party music gave the restaurant a happy atmosphere for socializing. The staff informed us that they operate in a casual manner. You go up to the counter to order your drinks and food when you are ready. Spare dishes and cutlery are available on a rack for diners to help themselves. The seating is sort of organised into four different zones. There is a corner for sit-down dining, an area with high tables for drinking groups, an outdoor terrace area and outdoor bench seats with umbrellas beside the road. We enjoyed our meal there and the place certainly looks like a popular drinking place.