In the perpetual musical chairs of places coming and going in Salamanca does Post Street Social have what is needed to stay in the game?
First impressions count. They have the excellent Clarence House Tempranillo by the glass and at a reasonable price. In fact they have a surprisingly good and well thought out wine list featuring a lot of the more obscure vineyards and skipping the traditional lazy favourites. They have recently started up wine tasting events as well and it’s refreshing to see a bar having such thought on this side of things. It’s not just wine though, an ample variety of all things alcoholic lays behind the bar.
It’s a big space with pretty much something for everyone. From quiet lounge areas to outdoors on the deck to large communal tables. Service is basic, order and pay at the bar, but staff friendly and professional. Chefs Paddy and Rosie have created a contemporary menu split between small plates, burgers and steak with a good variety of choices.
While a long way from living up to the name “Spicy” the Bao were very good encasing a well executed and tender crumbed beef rib with some nice condiments. There’s a lot more to choose from on that side of the menu with distinct Asian and seafood leanings. Dishes such as Soft Shell Crab with Kimchi and Sticky Pork Dumplings tempt a return visit.
The Pulled Pork Burger was quite unusual, in that it tasted really very strongly and surprisingly like pork! It made me realise how accustomed we’ve become to having the flavour of this dish dictated by often sickly sweet and overpowering sauces that we’ve forgotten what the star should be. It was indeed a tasty find. On Tuesdays they have a burger and drink deal for $15, making it even better value.
Everything was enjoyable and pleasant, it’s a good spot with tasty food and certainly deserves more diners than the handful there today.