Restaurants Mclaren Vale, SA A birthday lunch required a careful choice of restaurant and the Salopian Inn didn't disappoint. The service all afternoon was brilliant and the food was amazing. Great drinks list. It was the perfect choice.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAEverything Japanese. Want something to takeaway - they have a huge range of freshly made sushi waiting for you. Need something more substantial - there are also bento boxes to takeaway. You can also dine in. The udon noodle soup is always my go to dish.
Mobile Phones Retailers Adelaide, SASuch friendly and helpful staff. They helped me find a replacement charger for my old tablet, it was a great price and they helpfully gave me a receipt just in case it was the wrong size or didn't work.
Specialty Food Croydon Park, SADefinitely eat in. We have had takeaway before but unfortunately by the time we got home they were on the soggy side. We ate in this time and even though they were crazy busy we didn't have to wait that long for our burgers. Delicious. It would have been perfect if we could have had a beer to go with it but they are not licensed. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood for a burger.
Butchers Prospect, SAWOW! I can see that My Local Butcher is going to be a favourite of ours. They have a meat ageing cabinet. We tried some of the dry aged steaks and whilst pricey - they were worth every dollar. You can buy meat and store it in the cabinet and then get them to cut off a steak when you want. If you can take your eyes off the ageing cabinet their other meats look amazing too.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAFor $15 I came out satisfied after having consumed a serve of "soup" dumplings and a bowl of curried beef noodle soup. The soup dumplings were not the best that I've had but for a quick lunchtime meal they met that need.
Pubs & Bars Semaphore, SAThis is a great addition to Semaphore Road. They have an excellent selection of craft beers on tap and are happy to let you try before you buy. Their menu looks great - full of perfect beer drinking food. Unfortunately we didn't have time to try it but the food coming out looked amazing.
Hotels Dublin, SAThe Dublin Hotel offers a great pub lunch. It's nothing fancy, just decent pub grub. I had a steak and it was cooked the way that I like it. Salad bar for sides. Plus cold beer equals a great lunch. Nice staff too. Good country hospitality.
Petrol & Service Stations Nelshaby, SAIf you're driving to Port Augusta from Adelaide and you need a road house pit stop then I suggest that you hang on until just after Port Pirie. The facilities here are always immaculate. The staff are really friendly. They have snacks, they have travelling food, they have drinks.
Cafes Adelaide, SAEvery week they have a different flavoured macaron on offer along with delicious looking biscuits (many of which are vegan). Their coffee is always excellent. During the hot weather they offered coffee ice blocks!
Restaurants Croydon, SALong time visitors to Yen Linh and after a bit of an absence I'm pleased to report that the food is still excellent. The cold rolls and dried beef and green papaya salad are always good. We tried the crispy chicken dry noodles this and it was excellent - succulent chicken with tasty noodles. We always wash it all down with a lemon drink (no sugar). Excellent service.
Cafes Adelaide, SAI revisited recently for breakfast - the menu has increased since my last visit but it still centres around their fantastic pastries and bread. I opted for the cured market fish with beetroot and citrus salad and whilst unusual, it was a great way to start the day - so tasty! Great coffee to go with it.
Breweries Croydon Park, SALong time fan of Brewboys. The owner is always on hand for a chat to explain the craft beers - or life in general. They've just released a spirit - Jenever. Always end up taking home at least a six pack.
Cinema Semaphore, SAA recent visit to the Semaphore Odeon confirmed that this is still the best value cinema around. They had upgraded the seats in cinemas 2 and 3 which was a nice surprise. Still an affordable outing in a lovely strip.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAPranzo is under new management and this was my first visit since the change. I was pleased to find the same outstanding service from the staff. The coffee was as good as ever and I was very happy to find the breakfast pizza not only still on the menu but as good as ever.
Music Venues Mile End, SAI returned to the Mile End and it didn't disappoint. The service was excellent and they have a great range of beers on tap - some really interesting ones. Good wine list too. The menu, somehow, has gotten even better. We tried all of the snacks and they were each a decent serve and really tasty. The main meals were all excellent but the pick of the night was the lamb rump. A really great pub to catch up with mates.
Cafes Thebarton, SAUnfortuntely The Deli has declined. The dinner menu is now very limited, which is fine, but if you're going to have such a limited menu everything needs to be excellent and that was not the case. We started with the pork sliders which were fine. For $18 you get three sliders and a good serve of fries. The pizzas however were poor. They really lacked taste. The bases were not nice. They were loaded with cheese. Not even the pizza with three different types of pork on it was tasty. Luckily the service is still good. However, it seems to be getting good reviews for breakfast so maybe that is The Deli's thing now.