Part of the family run P/A Hotel in Gawler, Mrs F's Eatery features a wide range of pub food, many of which are quite different from what are typically on offer at similar places. They like to change their menu on a seasonal basis so do check their website for the latest menu. Aside from items on their main menu, they also had some specials listed on a chalkboard close to the counter where we placed our order.
Schnitzel Millwright Style was the pub's name for a Chicken Parmigiana. I opted for the alternative choice of a pork schnitzel, which had a sweeter flavour than chicken schnitzel. The use of Barossa smoked ham provided a delightful smoky flavour and the topping of cheese brought everything together. Served with the schnitzel was a generous stack of salad leaves drizzled with delectable honey mustard dressing. The pepper sauce I chose for the dish had just the right level of peppery flavour.
Schnitzel Millwright Style (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for those torn by having to make a choice among their various burgers, Mrs F's Rickety 3 Speed featured mini versions of their Wagyu Beef, Coaster Chicken and Pork Schnitzel burgers. Out of the three, we enjoyed the Wagyu Beef the most because it had a juicy beef patty complemented well by the pub's special chutney and aioli. The other two sliders were also lovely. The chicken breast in the Coaster Chicken slider was juicy with a delectable char-grilled flavour and the Pork Schnitzel was done as well as the one in their Millwright Style schnitzel. Accompanying the sliders were some bacon, coleslaw, pickles and onion rings fried to golden brown.
Rickety 3 Speed (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Perfect for vegetarians, their Corn Fritters had the slightly sweet flavour we expected with the crisp coating contrasting well with the fluffy interior. The crisp and refreshing salad served partnered well with the fritters and extra texture were provided by the shaved coconut and fried peanuts.
Corn Fritters (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Mrs F's Eatery has five different dining spaces to suit your mood of the day. There are two indoor dining areas - The Botanist, which is the main dining room and The Bistro, a casual dining area. We sat at The Atrium, which was filled with plant life. The Atrium leads to The Backyard, which was pretty popular when we were there because it was a mild sunny day. The last dining space is The Sidewalk in front of the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal in the relaxed ambience of the restaurant. By using the Entertainment Book voucher for The P/A Hotel Gawler, we also received a complimentary main course.