Junior Food Critic Review: North Rock

February 14, 2015

Looking for somewhere to take the kids for a bite? Who’s going to give you a more honest, bite-sized review than an 11-year-old? Eliza Olander, from St David’s, is a Grade 7 student at Learning Express Academy in Devonshire.


[Written by 11 year old Eliza Olander...with a little help from Uncle Tony]

Venue: North Rock Brewing Co., Smith’s

First impressions: I like the colour of the place, it’s very warm. There are pots and pans on the walls and there is a lot of wood all around, it’s nice inside.


Drink: Shirley temple [$5.50]

Main course: Singapore salad [$19]

The chicken is great, the cucumber and tomatoes are fresh and yummy. The mango is very sweet. I liked the greens, and the avocado and the noodles. Not sure about the carrots. The garlic bread is good.

[Random tidbit] I read in the newspaper — they were talking to a chef who said we need to have more fresh veg for the America’s Cup. But it’s not just for then — people should have it all the time. It’s what I’m used to at home, too.*

Portion size: There is a lot of food. I guess it could have been a little smaller.


Service: The waitress knew exactly what I wanted to drink before I asked for it — a Shirley Temple — which was quite surprising. The service was good.

Overall experience: The decor is nice and there is plenty of parking — not like in town where you have to go to the parking lot and walk. And the food is decent.

* In the interest of full disclosure, Eliza’s passion for fresh vegetables is linked to the fact that her mom, Martha, grows and sells fresh, organic vegetables.


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  1. Positivity says:

    Great job Eliza. We always enjoy reading your reviews. Keep up the great work!

  2. Jeremy Deacon says:

    I always like your recommendations! Great stuff – keep the restaurants on their toes!

  3. Glenda says:

    She’s so cute !!!!!

  4. Couch Sailor says:

    $5.50 for a fountain soda. Won’t be going there

  5. Rosie Marangiello says:

    Missed you Eliza! Thanks for your input!