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Published October 13th 2014
Their burgers are better than Hungry Jacks
Bread & Bone Wood Grill is a new and thriving burger joint on Peel Street in Adelaide. Tucked away just off of Hindley Street, it would be easy to miss if not for the streams of people heading down the tiny street, dodging the occasional vehicle on their way to this funky little nook.
The first question to ask on arrival - do you take the stairs that go up or down? If you want to kick off the evening with a drink - head downstairs to Maybe Mae's enticing underground bar or if that charcoal scent is already filling your nostrils, race up those steps and pull up a stool at Bread & Bone.
Bread & Bone Wood Grill
Inside the place is a bustling hive of activity on a Friday night. Make sure you get there early like we did to ensure you get a good table. Shortly after these shots were taken the place was crowded with burger fans ordering from the eco friendly recycled menus.
Watching the chefs in the kitchen.
The arched windows, high tables and stools, and funky Edison lights really set the tone. This is a place to chill with friends over a cool cider and talk the night away.
The fries and onion rings are a must-have! Both are delicious, but the onion ring batter is something to savour if you can - they don't last long!
Shoestring fries for the win!
REAL onion rings! A favourite of the evening!
We ordered three mains to share, including the Soft Shell Crab Burger, Chicken Burger and Yumbo Hotdog. Each truly lived up to the hype, and in our anticipation we completely forgot to snap a shot of the first two. Trust us, they were fantastic! The Soft Shell Crab burger features chilli kewpie mayonnaise which we thought worked really well with crispy crab. For those of you that don't like shellfish or fishy food - we recommend to still give this burger a go. It's a great way for beginners to try seafood without the 'fishyness' that can off-putting to some.
The Yumbo Hotdog below was also a hit - who can resist a Weisswurst german sausage drenched in melted cheese and the best tasting speck and ham? It was a truly droolworthy combination.
The 'Yumbo' Hotdog lived up to its name.
If the burgers and dogs aren't your thing, or you're looking for something a little different check out the Wood Grill section on the menu. Perhaps next time we will try the Ocean Trout with potato dauphinoise, the Black Pepper Quail or maybe the Sticky Beef Ribs. Vegetarian options are also available including a Quinoa & Lentil Burger and Grilled Caesar Salad. We think it's best to take a group to this place - so you can order a stack to share between everyone!
300 Burger courtesy of Michelle @ Urbanspoon
Why not top your meal off with an ice cold cider or two like we did this time. Happy hour can be anytime at this joint with on-tap Bread & Bone Reisling or Bread & Bone Shiraz/Tempranillo 1L carafe's available for under $40!
Ice cold cider - the perfect burger accompaniment.
Finally, to top off a great meal we tried both of the desserts available: Salted Caramel and Red Velvet Soft Serve. Yes. Soft Serve. No listening out for the bells coming down your street - Bread & Bone has fancied up your average ice-cream with these unique flavours, never tried before! Mixed emotions arose when trying to decide a winner between the two, the hand made caramelised popcorn may have tipped the scales on this particular occasion though...
Salted Caramel Soft Serve topped with Caramel Popcorn
We would expect nothing less from Simon Kadarchi and his crew that originally brought you *Press. Their latest venture of a fancy burger bar is just what Adelaide needed - simple food, good wine, cold cider and a funky, friendly atmosphere in a great location.
We give Bread & Bone Wood Grill 4.5/5 Wanders for their fresh exciting menu and funky decor.
Where 1 Wander isn't worth getting off the couch for and 5 Wanders should leave a trail of dust in your wake: it's that good.