Established in 1860, Cathedral Hotel in North Adelaide is a heritage-listed venue that recently underwent a refurbishment to give it a more modern feel while retaining many of the hotel's historical features. Offering a good variety of pub food, the hotel features two bars, one on the ground floor and another located on the balcony of the first floor, a rooftop beer garden and two functions rooms for hosting various events. It is conveniently located within walking distance from Adelaide Oval, St Peter's Cathedral, Memorial Hospital and the Women's and Children's Hospital.
The Angus Beef Schnitzel that we ordered was cooked just right with the crisp coating contrasting well with the meat. Accompanying the schnitzel were fries fried to golden brown and a salad whose refreshing flavour helped to balance out the rich taste of the schnitzel. The green peppercorn sauce we chose as the topping had a delightful peppery taste and was not too thick.
Angus Beef Schnitzel (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Grilled Chicken Salad is a good choice if you desire something healthy. The chicken was cooked just right with the roasted sweet potato, chickpeas, quinoa and baby spinach helping to bring its flavour out. The dressing helped to tie everything together. There is a vegan option available for those who cannot eat meat.
Chicken Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For those wanting something for a snack or a light meal, the Cathedral Fried Chicken (CFC) is a good choice. The chicken wings were tender with the maple bacon caramel sauce giving the dish a unique smoky flavour with a hint of sweetness. A scattering of chopped dill gave the dish a fresh appearance.
Another good choice for a light meal, the Barossa Chorizo is a stew consisting of roast capsicum, chorizo sausage and beans. The consistency of the stew was just right with a delectable smoky taste from the chorizo. It had a bit of a spicy aftertaste but it was not too potent for those not used to spicy foods.
Barossa Chorizo (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A dish that we enjoy eating whenever it is available, Sweet Potato Chips, had the slightly sweet flavour we expected with just enough salt to bring out its flavour. It came with aioli that the chips can be dipped in to enhance their flavour. Sweet potato chips can be swapped in for potato chips in the dishes that have them.
Sweet Potato Chips (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The décor of the restaurant gives it a cosy feel with the tables spaced a good distance apart from each other. We were very impressed with the serving staff; they were all very pleasant, patient and accommodating.