The staff at the Queen's Head Hotel appeared to be very accommodating and offered to provide us with a table indoors so that we could stay cool in the sweltering heat of Adelaide. While the Queen's Head Hotel was pretty quiet initially, the service eventually picked up and didn't take long for the place to be booked out within an hour.
Regarding the fine dining that we were delightfully presented with, the char-grilled quail with tabouli and sumac labneh tasted absolutely divine. Having never tried quail before, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this dish. While the quail itself was just a tad salty, the flavours of the the tabouli and labneh complemented the quail beautifully and proved itself worthy of a fantastic choice of appetizer.
For the mains, I tried the Chicken Kiev with smoked speck dauphine potato, garden beans, spring onion and beef jus. The separate pieces of chicken made it easier to eat this dish without making much of a mess. The chicken was tender and cooked to perfection. The beef jus was full of flavour and the garden beans were a tasteful addition that added freshness to this dish.
For dessert, I was recommended to try the Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Semi-Freddo with chocolate glaze and hazelnut praline. Appearing to be simplistic, this dish was such a pleaser to end this enjoyable dining service with. The chocolate in the semi-Freddo was bursting with rich, decadent flavours.
Overall, this was a great dining experience at the Queen's Head Hotel, where the dishes delivered – not only in terms of appearance, but also in terms of taste and quality. You can be guaranteed with exceptional service from the staff and fantastic, mouth-watering dishes that are bound to leave you with a satisfied tummy!