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.
Specialty Food Newton, SASan Jose Smallgoods produces quality, locally made, locally sourced spanish style smallgoods. I have tried most of their cured meats and some of their fresh offerings and everything is delicious. I usually purchase from Sevenhill Fine Foods in the market but now that they've opened at Plant 4 at Bowden my supply of San Jose smallgoods has just gotten closer to home.
Specialty Food Adelaide, SAI visited the new location at Plant 4 at Bowden. The Travelling Greek offers a variety of home style greek meals. The dolmades were the best I've had and the bean dish was filling and tasty. You need to have a dip - they go with everything. The stuffed capsicums looked amazing as did the desserts.
Specialty Food Port Elliot, SABeach Organics has an amazing range of herbs and spices. You can find come really obscure things here. I love their range of different salts. Ethically sourced as well which is a bonus.
Serviced Apartments Tanunda, SAWe stayed in a 3 bedroom villa which had everything that you could need for a short stay - even a coffee machine. It was clean and tidy. The park is conveniently located at the end of the main street in Tanunda so walking to shops, supermarkets, cafes is not an issue. Staff are excellent.
Pubs & Bars Adelaide, SASturt Street Cellars is next to the Kings Head Hotel and offer a huge range of South Australian beers, wines and spirits. They are reasonably priced and if your purchase in the cellar you can drink it in the hotel with your meal.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAI haven't eaten here but came for a drink. very pleasant atmosphere - I love the benches out the front so that you can drink and people watch at the same time. Good selection of spirits, small but good selection of wines and very proudly supporting Prancing Pony with their entire range of beers.
Serviced Apartments Melbourne, VICThis was conveniently located in the CBD. there are many restaurants nearby as well as supermarkets and shops. We had a two bedroom apartment which was roomy. It was basic but comfortable. An improvement would be a television in at least one of the bedrooms in case people want to chill out separately. Unfortunately no ironing board or hairdryer was provided and it took multiple calls to reception to get them delivered.
Serviced Apartments East Perth, WAThis was a convenient location to the venue of the workshop that I was attending. It also turned out that it was convenient to the water, to good coffee shops (Buddha Espresso in particular) and to any number of restaurants. The room was a good size and was in good shape. It was nice to have good quality plunger coffee...
Hostels Mclaren Vale, SAWe needed some last minute accommodation in McLaren Vale and ended up at the backpackers. I was impressed. It was very clean, tidy and well organized. It is right on the main street so very handy to supermarkets and cellar doors.
Restaurants Perth, WAThis was a very cool place to meet friends. it is in an old flour factory and looks great. We had great drinks and a fantastic meal. lots of share plates of great quality food. even though it was really busy the service was exceptional.
Takeaways Perth, WAWe were in Perth for business and a colleague took us here for dinner. Great Indian food. The thali is definitely the way to go because you get a bit of everything. They allow BYO which was also handy.
Restaurants Melbourne, VICGrossi now has three dining sections - Grill, Upstairs and Bar. We dined in the Grill. Superb service. the menu was moreish - we had a hard time choosing. Our entrees were great. Being Grossi I couldn't go past the wild boar pasta which was amazing. My friend had a steak and couldn't stop eating it.
Cafes Melbourne, VICSuch a great place!! Excellent coffee and a gorgeous selection of food. Everything looks fresh and delicious. they seem to cater for all food intolerances. Staff are super friendly.
Pubs & Bars Melbourne, VICA recent work trip to Melbourne required a visit to Movida. We perched at the bar for an ealy dinner. a couple of glasses of wine, a few small dishes and a larger dish to share and we were perfectly satisfied. Food was excellent. As usual the service was exemplary.
Restaurants Melbourne, VICCabinet Bar was recommended to us and was close to our accommodation. It was very pleasant. they have a balcony which is lovely and the decor inside is great. Good cocktails, great wine list and a good selection of food if you need it.