If you want to go to a classy and stylish pub, this is the place to go. It is located in the suburb of Brompton, very easy to find. It is the best hotel in SA, the best redeveloped licensed premises and last but not least the best bistro brasserie of the year. There is a courtyard where you can relax, have some casual drinks, dine in an undercover outdoor section, or there's The Brasserie where there are comfortable seats and you can look directly into the kitchen. There is also The Loft which is upstairs for those who would like to hold a private function. One of the very few bistros/ pubs that provide free internet broadband access, all you would have to do is ask a staff member and they will kindly provide you with instructions to do so.
We decided to dine in at the Brasserie and this was a couple of months ago. The menu may have changed slightly, but nevertheless the famous stone grills are still there.
Delicious duck legs!!
The duck legs were marinated with a special chili sauce, sprinkled with cracked pepper. The seasoning has soaked into the meat making them very delicious to eat.
The barramundi was pan fried and the skin was very crisp, it was served on a bed of spanish onions. The fish was so moist and the vegetables at the bottom was very refreshing. I loved it.
The crab linguine was cooked in a diablo sauce, with garlic, chilli adn parsley. There were big chunks of crab meats throughout the pasta dish. The amount of sauce was just right. The dish not only looked appertising, but delightful to eat. I even licked the spoon and that was how good it was.
Now to the famous stone grill which The Brompton offers, one of the most healthiest way of cooking. It enables you to enjoy your meat, seafood, or anything grilled to your taste. It may be rare, medium or well done. We ordered a premium beef fillet, all we had to do was to slice the beef into the size that we wanted, and let it sear on the stonegrill. The nature of the stone retained a cooking temperature for at least 30 minutes, so every bit was hot and delicious. We also ordered the seafood one as well, it consisted of prawns, scallops, squids and bug meat. However we found that it was harder to cook, as it was sticking to the stone quite hard. I did like the beef one better.
The desserts were served on a wooden board. Lemon tart looked amazing, especially with the cream on top. It was sprinkled with shreds of coconut , a little too rich for me. The tart itself was very nice to eat.
If that wasn't enough, I had to try out the affogato. Different places serve different affogatos. It is usually with vanilla gelato or icecream with a shot of hot espresso. Sometimes there are variations, we had espresso and vanilla icecream topped with frangelico. That was absolutely delicious, a great way to end off my meal for the night.
The Brompton offers happy hours for drinks, food specials, pub fares, business lunches and a lot more. It has a kids friendly environment also, a nice place to just hang out and relax. I do recommend you to try this place out if you haven't done so. You do not know what you're missing out on!