Located at Currie Street in Adelaide, Edinburgh Castle Hotel is known to be the oldest licensed hotel in South Australia. One of their most notable menu items is that they offer a decent range of pub foods for the low price of only $10. The dishes that we ordered from their $10 range were The Castle Cheese Burger, Guthrie's Gourmet Hot Dog and Eggplant Schnitzel.
The Eggplant Schnitzel is a unique vegetarian take of chicken schnitzel, with a crumbed, deep fried slice of eggplant in place of the chicken. It was fried to golden brown and the crispy coating contrasted nicely with the juicy eggplant. The accompanying salad and fries, which was cooked just right, complemented it perfectly and the pepper sauce we chose to top the dish with did not overpower it.
Guthrie's Gourmet Hot Dog featured a Vienna sausage that was produced at Hahndorf, a famous town in South Australia that is known for the German architecture for most of its buildings. The hot dog was cooked just right and the mustard and sauerkraut, German pickled cabbage, gave it a nice zing.
The Castle Cheese Burger is the right size for one person to comfortably eat. It had a succulent beef patty that was cooked to perfection. The onions, tomato sauce and mustard helped to bring out its flavour with the Spring Gully pickles adding a nice tang to the burger.
We also ordered grilled chicken wings which had an offer going on for two types of chicken wings for a relatively low price. The portion was quite generous as the wings were served whole as opposed to being separated into a wing and drumlet as is the case with most places we ate at. One portion was grilled with a slightly sweet barbecue sauce while the other was grilled with a spicy sauce inspired by Indian flavours. Both were delicious but we preferred the portion with the spicy sauce.
I am amazed that there is a vegetarian Schnitzel offered in a pub! But I am one vegetarian who doesn't like eggplant, go figure. Eggplant is always the default option for vegetarian options. Thanks for posting.