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Published August 10th 2014
I am not a glutton, but an explorer of food-Erma Bonbeck
Recently we went out to celebrate my Dad's birthday at The British Hotel, North Adelaide.
The thing that attracted me to this beautiful pub in the tree lined quiet streets of North Adelaide was its online menu. Filled with unusual flavour combinations and a large range of dishes, where even the fussiest of eaters would find something they liked.
Walking in to the pub it admittedly felt a little bit dark and squishy and had an odd orientation to it. However, once we got to the back in the indoor garden area, I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful, open and light filled it was.
The interior design is a perfect mix of old and modern with exposed beams, plants and well spaced tables giving it a real english charm feel. The overhead heaters ensured a warm cosy atmosphere and once in I could not wait to place my order.
We started off order a few entrees to share. The aranchini balls, buffalo wings and fried haloumi cheese. While the aranchini balls were not as flavoursome as I had hoped (I am normally a big fan of these) the buffalo wings and haloumi cheese were absolutely delicious!
For mains we ordered the pork belly with vegetables, korma curry, apple salad and meat pie. I can safely say that all meals were devoured and while I ordered the curry on this occasion, after tasting the pork belly my partner ordered I'll be getting that next time I am back as it was totally divine.
Of course we couldn't go past dessert and ordered the creme brûlée and chocolate brownie. My mum has decided to waive dessert but it certainly didn't stop her picking at mine when it came out. The brownie had several different nuts in it giving it a great flavour as well as being super chocolately. The turkish delight creme brûlée was also a flavour I had never had before but was downed very quickly!
Now on to the service. I cannot fault it. The staff were friendly and helpful, providing a high chair and rearranging tables to give us all enough space. Drink orders were quick, food was excellent and we didn't have to wait long for our meals.The meals are a little more expensive than most pub meals I have had however I would still rate it ten out of ten and would definitely go back.