Part of Intercontinental Adelaide Hotel, Riverside Restaurant makes use of seasonal Australian produce to prepare a wide range of dishes that covers a good variety of cuisines from around the world. We visited the restaurant during lunchtime, which had a menu that offers a selection of dishes accompanied by your choice of a glass of wine, soft drink, juice, cider or beer.
The fish featured in their Fish of the Day was salmon, which was of a generous size and had crisp skin contrasting well with the juicy flesh. The smashed potatoes had a lovely fluffy texture to them and the black garlic cream added a subtle garlic flavour. A burnt cucumber and leek dressing completed the dish.
Fish of the Day (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The corned beef in the Reuben Sandwich was fried slightly to give it a slightly firm texture and was partnered perfectly by the tangy sauerkraut. The spiciness of the Russian dressing was suitable for those not used spicy foods, and the creamy Swiss cheese tied everything together nicely. Accompanying the sandwich were crisp and fluffy fries, and dill pickles whose sharp flavour was not too intense.
Reuben Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the use of off-the-shelf Sirena chilli tuna seemed strange at first, it actually gave the Coco Giuseppe Pasta a wonderful spicy taste. The spicy flavour was balanced out by the grilled zucchini and the pasta was cooked al dente. Completing the dish was seared tuna loin which was fresh and tender.
Coco Giuseppe Pasta (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Although their Sirloin Steak was not as tender as we had hoped, it still had a nice char-grilled flavour and was complemented nicely by the caramelised carrot puree. The triple cooked chips were fried to perfection and the use of acacia seeds gave the dish a distinctive flavour.
Sirloin Steak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Aside from their lunch menu, the Riverside Restaurant also provides dining options for all times of the day. Among them was their popular High Tea and High Coffee. Diners who choose to sit at the outdoor sitting area will be able to enjoy a great view of the River Torrens.