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Published September 19th 2016
Inspired menu choices for the bored diner
The Queen St Village precinct in Adelaide's inner north-western suburb of Croydon is suffering quite a bit at the hands of the great South Road eruption. If the roadworks are too daunting, you can catch the train.
South Road hasn't stopped a bright new sun from emerging in this
little universe. Croydon Social looks as unremarkable as all fine dining establishments should. Unremarkable it isn't.
The local clientele turned the tables over two or three times, as we took a leisurely time through a tasting plate of little tapas style offerings, a dreamy pizza, and an elegant Chianti, for the wash.
Inspired by the food and wine the conversation became wealthy, expositive and, well, Mediterranean, and the staff joined in in perfect style. They seem to love their work, as the overly thin crew in the kitchen hurled food in and out of the furnace.
Food choices were imaginative, unique as the location itself. Chef Gareth has found his inner Jung as dreams become dishes. While Queen Street is alive in the day with Red Door Bakery, Queen St Cafe and a new Creperie, La Lorientaise, Croydon Social is the nightlife.