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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published March 4th 2020
Nugg Lyf is the in-house eatery of Brewboys Brewery, a local brewery that makes its own beer, wine and spirits on-site. In addition to the expected chicken nuggets, Nugg Lyf also offers beef burgers, chicken wings and desserts.

The chicken nuggets offered here are notable in that they are crumbed on-site, as opposed to using commercially produced chicken nuggets. The meat of The Cartel nuggets we chose was succulent and the Mexican spices used in the coating gave it a slightly spicy taste. Served with the nuggets was chipotle sauce for another layer of flavour.

Nugg Lyf, Cartel Nuggets, Adelaide
Cartel Nuggets (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Made using Wagyu beef, the beef patty in the Hot Dayum was juicy with a good amount of char-grilled flavour. The combination of jalapenos and chipotle sauce delivered a potent spicy flavour which was balanced out by the fresh lettuce and tomatoes. You can add extra ingredients such as pickles for a bit of an extra cost.

Nugg Lyf, Hot Dayum Burger, Adelaide
Hot Dayum Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


When ordering their wings, you can choose from one of three styles – Barbeque, Buffalo or Crispy. Their Buffalo Wings had succulent flesh, with the coating providing a bit of crispiness. The buffalo sauce they were tossed in gave them a delightfully spicy flavour with a subtle tang.

Nugg Lyf, Buffalo Wings, Adelaide
Buffalo Wings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Compared to the Cartel Nuggets, the Mafia Nuggets had a less pronounced smoky taste. Instead of chips, we chose to have them with Tater Tots, which were fluffy and set off by a golden brown and crisp exterior. For the dipping sauce, we chose the Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, which had the smoky flavour we expected.

Nugg Lyf, Mafia Nuggets, Adelaide
Mafia Nuggets (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Nugg Lyf, .Dayum Burger, Adelaide
Dayum Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Great for those that want something that is not spicy, the Crispy Wings had a bit of a smoky flavour. Served with the wings was a chilli sauce which packed a potent spicy punch and a ranch sauce. All of their dishes come with a serving of chips which were fried to golden brown and seasoned with the right amount of salt.

Nugg Lyf, Crispy Wings, Adelaide
Crispy Wings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


One of the dishes available for dessert is the Dab, the outlet's name for doughnut holes. The doughnuts were light and fluffy with a light coating of sugar. While you usually have to choose between chocolate fudge and salted caramel as the topping, we were able to have a combination of the two. Completing the dish was a sprinkling of crushed Oreos for some crunch. If you prefer, the Oreos can be substituted by Tim Tams, Maltesers or Reese's. Reese's are chocolate-coated peanut cups that are popular in America.

Nugg Lyf, The Dab, Adelaide
The Dab (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For a simpler dessert, there are the Churros. Compared to the Dab, the Churros had a crispier texture and the sugar mixture included cinnamon to give the dish a moreish flavour. Served with the Churros is your choice of chocolate fudge or salted caramel sauce.

Nugg Lyf, Churros, Adelaide
Churros (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


During one of our visits, we decided to give one of the brewery's drinks a try. The Lemon Felon Hard Lemonade tasted somewhat like a less sweet version of lemonade with the alcohol level being not too overpowering. Many of their drinks can be ordered in bottles for customers to take home to enjoy.

Nugg Lyf, Lemon Felon Hard Lemonade, Adelaide
Lemon Felon Hard Lemonade (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The dining area is surprisingly roomy with the décor giving it a rustic feel. If you are looking for a good place to enjoy crafted drinks alongside yummy food, consider giving Nugg Lyf at Brewboys Brewery a visit.

Nugg Lyf, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

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When: Weds – Thurs, Sat: 12pm – 9pm, Fri: 12pm – 10pm, Sun: 12pm – 8pm
Phone: 08 8346 5200
Where: 151 Regency Road, Croydon Park, SA
Cost: About $15 per dish
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