I have heard many good things about this restaurant, and I couldn't wait to try it out myself. It is situated on the busy street in North Adelaide. I would of thought with the opening of the Adelaide oval, some business would flow into this area. It was quiet night when we dined. It is famous for its extensive range of Tapas. In fact it was written all on the black wall inside the restaurant. There were many to choose from. The waiter was smiling the moment we entered into the restaurant and the service was very attentive.
We ordered a few tapas to share, the first one was Aracini balls with crab meat. There were chucks of crab meat, what a great dish to open up our appetites? Next was the pork belly. I would have liked the pork belly to have more crunch in the skin. However the garnish on top was slightly caramelised and that made the pork even more tasty.
The tempura duck was interesting, in fact it was the first time I had it. Overall it was very yummy, thick slices of duck, just the batter was a little too much for me.
Then there was main course, one dish that I have longed for - the Paella. Rice with seafood cooked in a pan, the way it was brought to our table was just amazing, it was still sizzling. I like to let my rice cook a little bit more, so it would be crunchy at the bottom. Yes I got that with this paella. There were mussels, prawns, calamari, cockles, and scampi. The sauce was delicious. A lovely dish to eat on a cold night.
We had churros for dessert. These Spanish style doughnuts were cooked right through, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with a spiced chocolate sauce. They were finger licking good.
Towards the end of the night, it got a little busy and because there was only the one waiter, I think it was a little too busy for him.
I really enjoyed dining at the SAH restaurant. This restaurant certainly has a lot in it, it is in an excellent location on O'connell Street. I just want to let more people know about this place and hopefully give it a go.
Visit SAH Modern Mediterranean - 145 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006 - (08) 8267 5292
Discount: ENTERTAINMENT CARD - 25% off the total bill.