Today we went back to The Flour Factory for lunch. I had to coax my workmate Andrew back, as last time he found the mustard on his hot dog way too spicy, and I can understand that (although I thought it was spot on!).

The newly refurbished bar area is very impressive, as is the new menu.

Heading for the “pizzas and dogs” section, Andrew chose the “Porker” pizza ($24) with bourbon bbq sauce, bacon, pulled pork shoulder & meatballs. This was a great pizza with a perfect crust and quality ingredients – you could really taste the bourbon in the sauce!

I chose the “British Bulldog” hot dog ($15) with pork, apple & sage sausage, apple slaw, sharp cheddar and cider mustard. I really enjoyed this, the creamy slaw and cheddar worked really well together. The bread had the perfect amount of “crunch”, too.

I also ordered the “spice up your slice” selection of spicy condiments ($4), which came with hot chilli sauce, jalapenos, and something I couldn’t quite identify but could eat all day long by the spoonful. It was like a chunky “dip” for want of a better word – I’m guessing chorizo based – and was beautifully spicy.

We arrived right on 12 noon and were finished by 12:30 – fantastic service, especially considering we ordered a pizza! Definitely one of the best lunches we’ve had in the city recently, and great value for money too.