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Schnithouse at Hilton

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published March 11th 2018
Opened recently, Schnithouse at Hilton, located near Adelaide Airport, is a great place to enjoy their schnitzels away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. It is advisable to book a table if you intend to go there for dinner as the place is usually packed at dinner time.

Great for sharing and trying the different schnitzels, their Full of Schnit features one each of their Chicken Schnitzel, Pork Schnitzel, Beef Schnitzel, Fish Schnitzel and Eggplant Schnitzel. We were delighted that the Beef Schnitzel was not too tough and the Fish Schnitzel did not taste too fishy. The crisp crumb of the Chicken Schnitzel contrasted well with the flesh, and the quality of the Pork Schnitzel and Eggplant Schnitzel were just as good as the one from their Rundle Street branch. Portion sizes of the schnitzels were smaller than if they were ordered singly.

Schnithouse at Hilton, Full of Schnit, Adelaide
Full of Schnit (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


In addition to chips and coleslaw, Full of Schnit comes with your choice of three sauces. We went with Enema sauce, Pink Peppercorn and Caramelized Onion Sauce, and the restaurant's Bourbon Sauce. Their Pink Peppercorn and Caramelised Onion Sauce had a good amount of peppercorns to give it a peppery flavour that is still suitable for those not used to spicy foods. On the other hand, the Enema sauce packs an intense fiery taste with a hint of sourness. We found the Enema sauce a bit harsh on its own but tasted surprisingly nice when combined with the slightly sweet Bourbon Sauce.

Schnithouse at Hilton, Sauce Selection, Adelaide
Sauce Selection (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Dirty Gringo is one of the various gourmet schnitzels on the menu, featuring a topping of Mexican beef salsa, corn chips, tomato, avocado, jalapenos and sour cream. The beef salsa and jalapenos gave the dish a bit of a spicy flavour, which was balanced out by the fresh avocado and slightly tangy sour cream. The corn chips added a lovely crunchy element to the dish, though we thought they could have been crispier to make the dish a bit more enjoyable to eat.

Schnithouse at Hilton, Dirty Gringo, Adelaide
Dirty Gringo (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


One of the dishes that do not feature schnitzels, their Pig in Schnit Burger had a generous amount of juicy pulled pork partnered well by coleslaw. Some bacon added a smoky taste to the burger and the aioli tied everything together.

Schnithouse at Hilton, Pig in Schnit Burger, Adelaide
Pig in Schnit Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Befitting its name, the Tommy's Giant 12 inch Bourbon Hot Dog is big enough to be shared. The Kransky sausage, bacon, caramelised onions and Bourbon sauce delivered a delectable smoky taste, which was balanced by the mustard mayonnaise. The baguette was a good vehicle for carrying the flavour of all the ingredients.

Schnithouse at Hilton, Tommy's Giant 12 inch Bourbon Hot Dog, Adelaide
Tommy's Giant 12 inch Bourbon Hot Dog (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


To complete your meal, you can choose from a selection of pastries and cakes displayed near the counter where you place your order. The Kit Kat Cheesecake we chose did not taste too cheesy, with the base having the amount of chocolatey taste we desired. For something a bit unique, the restaurant has a Dessert Schnitzel which consists of a house made doughnut schnitzel accompanied with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, sweet waffle chips and a scoop of gelato.

Schnithouse at Hilton, Kit Kat Cheesecake, Adelaide
Kit Kat Cheesecake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


If you drop by the restaurant between 11am and 4pm, you can enjoy a selection of dishes, many of them being wraps with your choice of schnitzel, for only $10 each. The décor of the restaurant gave it a cosy feel and there are off-street parking spaces in the carpark next to the restaurant. This restaurant is popular with families because there is a playground to keep the children entertained while the parents enjoy their dinners.

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When: 8am – late
Phone: 08 8127 5094
Where: 160 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton, SA
Cost: About $20 per main dish
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