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Published March 25th 2016
Lady Burra Brewhouse is Adelaide's first and only brewery in the city that has been in business for close to a year now. And it's been a fairly successful time for Lady Burra. It is difficult to walk past this gorgeous place, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, without stopping by for a drink and some socialisation with old and new friends.
Lady Burra Brewhouse is located at the start of Topham Mall in the CBD
With a fantastic seating area - both inside by the bar and outside in a separate section, there's a sense of chilled vibes and a relaxed atmosphere that customers can enjoy, no matter what time of the day (or night). The indoor seating area is my favourite bit, because you still feel connected to the rest of the Brewhouse and can simultaneously appreciate the serenity that people-watching brings with it. Not to sound creepy at all, but there's something soothing about watching the walking traffic between Currie Street and Waymouth Street.
There are lots of bright colours that are used within their decor that bring life to an otherwise ordinary facility like a brewery. I love how there's a balance of modernity, rustic vintage vibes, and minimalism that has been applied to several components of the design of this bar and restaurant.
The outdoor seating area for the warmer days in Adelaide
A couple of friends and I decided to check out the recent lunch menu that Lady Burra Brewhouse had launched a couple of weeks ago. We first ordered the mozzarella chicken wings, which were stuffed with smoked mozzarella and crumbed with a citrus & chilli aioli. I thoroughly enjoyed the wings - the chicken was well seasoned and had a spicy tang to it. This complemented well with the melted cheesy goodness underneath. The wings tasted just as delicious with and without the garlic aioli, so feel free to indulge in as much or as little of the side dipping as you like.
Next, we had the SA Cockles with olive oil, garlic, lemon Dijon mustard and coriander. I always find it mind-boggling when people dislike coriander - it is one of the best herbs out there that really adds character to the dish. Just like it did with the cockles! The cockles were full of flavour and all the strong flavours mixed well with each other. The meat was cooked perfectly and the bread on the side was an excellent accessory to savour the spicy and delicious flavours in the soup of the cockles.
As it was late afternoon, I decided to be cheeky and try some cocktails that Lady Burra had recently brought out. Being the gin lover that I am, I sampled the Gin Lane Spritz and my, oh my! Did it hit the spot! A classier and more delicious version of a classic Aperol Spritz, this drink consisted of sloe gin, aperol, elderflower and prosecco. This was a very refreshing drink and definitely gives you the gin-based buzz that has a lot of sweetness oozing out of it.
I also had the opportunity to sample the Pisco Sour, which was made up of lemon, egg whites, bitters, and Pisco. As the name suggests, the drink boasted of a sour yet pleasant quality that was enjoyable to sip on, especially while having the spicier dishes hand-in-hand.
A visit to Lady Burra Brewhouse may set you back some moolah, but it's all worth it when you're guaranteed with quality food and appreciable hospitality on the staff's behalf. Next time you find yourselves on your work lunch break, take a stroll down to Lady Burra Brewhouse and check out their food and drinks that they have on special - you will have a fantastic dining experience.