Union Jack Public House – Jack’s Signature Stuffed Yorkies
Union Jack Public House is located in the old Moonrakers Neighbourhood Pub location. I’ve never been to Moonrakers before but it looks like they did a pretty good job on the renos… plenty of dark wooden tables and large tvs on the walls.
This pub seems to attract an older crowd (but I suppose that’s to be expected based on the neighbourhood).
I ordered a Mighty Leaf Green Tea Tropical ($3.09) to start out my lunch and then opted for Jack’s Signature Stuffed Yorkies ($13) with roast beef, yukon gold mashed potato, and housemade beef gravy.
The big puff pastry was definitely visually stunning. Inside, the pastry was light and airy but I found that the outside was a little overcooked (almost burnt in some spots) which distracted from the rest of the dish. The slices of roast beef were standard with some slices that were a bit dry. Fortunately, the gravy did make up for some of the shortcomings.
With the added mashed potatoes and the ample amount of sliced beef, this is a really filling meal for lunch. Not the best Yorkshire Pudding I’ve had – it would have been much better if the outside of the yorkie wasn’t burnt and if it came with some horseradish for the beef. I also found it strange that they called this dish “Stuffed Yorkies” implying that it would be multiple Yorkshire Puddings instead of just one huge Yorkshire Pudding.
Service was pretty good – they refilled my tea without any prompting and seemed friendly. If you don’t mind the older clientelle and the 80’s music playing in the background (which I actually enjoyed), this might be an okay spot to grab a bite. Just don’t expect too much from the food.
525 Seventh Street
New Westminster, BC
Posted on May 7, 2014, in Bar, British, Pub, Restaurant Review and tagged Bar, British, Food, New Westminster, Pub, restaurant review, Stuffed Yorkies. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Yorkshire pudding is not made with pastry. Its a batter with flour , milk and eggs. A good Yorkshire will always have variations in color, from very dark brown to almost caramel.
Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, it doesn’t change the fact that the dish was burnt. It’s a little difficult to see in the picture but the back side of the yorkie was almost black and crumbling.