Now how come I didn't know that this pub existed? I must have driven straight past it a few times. I wanted to dine there one Sunday night, however it was so busy that there was no tables for me. I was able to go back the Sunday after after reserving a booking. The restaurant/ pub is located on the quiet Carrington street in the Adelaide CBD. It was not hard to locate, as there was a big black and white sign at the front. We walked past a pub area where people could sit there for casual drinks. There was a gas fire in the middle and towards the back was the restaurant. There was also an outdoor seating area as well. It was too cold to sit outside that night.
The friendly waiter took us to our table and handed the menus for us. It was like pub style but in a restaurant, so we had to get up to the bar and order our food and drinks. That didn't bother us as both the waiters were extremely polite and friendly.
There was a lovely home built wood oven outside, we were very excited as soon as we saw that. First thought was 'crispy crust' for the pizza bread. However when the pizza arrived at our table, we found that the dough of the pizza was not as good. It didn't have the wow factor in it. The ingredients on the pizza was very fresh, I think more work is required on working on the pizza base to make good use of the wood oven. Poor chef had to walk back and forth throughout the whole night, as the kitchen was right next to our table, yet the wood oven was outside. All the dishes that require the wood oven he had to bring from the kitchen to outside, and then back to the kitchen to plate up before the food was brought out to the hungry people.
The atlantic salmon was coated with sesame seeds, it was very crispy and I loved the sesame seeds, although some of the seeds looked burnt. They actually made the skin taste very good. The vegetables were cooked in a special sauce with ginger and soy, and I absolutely loved it, the sweetness of the vegetables and the juicy sauce together with the salmon was a perfect match. It was a very delightful dish to eat.
The lamb rump was one of the specials for the night, it was cooked beautifully and to my perfection. It was served with tomatoes and zucchini, something that wouldn't be overpowering the lamb fillets.
The best pork rib eye in town!!
Last but not least, this was my favourite dish. I have never had pork that was so tantalising as this one. I could eat one every day. It was that good. The pork was cooked in the wood oven outside and then brought in with all the extras to finish the dish. The skin was crispy and as soon as I put it into my mouth I could hear the cracking noise. That is the good thing about having a wood oven, you can cook things at an evenly high temperature. The pork was served with rocket and pear and then topped with a cameralised onion sauce that was divine. When the waiter came to collect our empty plates, he also agreed that the pork was one of his favourites. I say it was finger licking good.
By the end of the meals, we were too full to even try any desserts. I would love to go back soon to try a piece of possible side effects pizza. I can't eat too chilli food, but I would like to try it. Hopefully they would improve on the dough. I like this restaurant/ pub, the ambience is great and I will be visiting soon to try out more of the menu.
Discounts: ENTERTAINMENT CARD - VOUCHER, One complimentary main course when another main course of equal or greater value is purchased.