First opened by Mike Rann in 2001, Slug N Lettuce is noted to be the only British pub located in the northern suburbs in Adelaide. For a pub, the ambience is very welcoming, with plenty of seating.
True to its name, it serves a good variety of dishes that are available in a British pub, with daily specials that allow you to enjoy the dishes at lower prices. They also offer complimentary damper buns with butter when you dine there.
One of its specials is the Roast of the Day for only $9.90 on Sundays; it normally costs around $16. The roast varies daily, so you may want to call ahead of time if you want to know whether your favourite meat is being offered on the day of your visit.
The lamb roast, served when we had lunch there, had tender meat that was cooked to the correct done-ness, with a distinct flavour that was not too strong. It came served with roast potatoes and pumpkin, steamed vegetables, gravy and mint jelly. The mint jelly's sweet taste helped to enhance the flavour of the lamb.
As the name suggests, Beef N Guinness Stew makes use of Guinness beer in the dish to help give it a rich flavour. Guinness beer is a famous stout produced in Ireland, noted for its "burnt" flavour, from the roasted, unmalted barley used in its production. The chunks of beef were tender, with the steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, and topping of grated cheese helping to balance the flavour of the rich stew.
Vegie Lasagne puts a vegetarian twist on the aforementioned dish, substituting pumpkin, zucchini, eggplant, capsicum, mushroom, and baby spinach for the meat sauce that is usually used. The dish was cooked just right, with the vegetables complementing the pasta nicely.
Slug N Lettuce also offer chicken or beef schnitzel, served with chips and salad, topped with your choice of gravy, pepper sauce, mushroom sauce, or Dianne sauce. Both schnitzels were cooked to perfection, though I thought the chicken schnitzel was moister than the beef schnitzel. The fries were golden brown and fluffy; the pepper and mushroom sauces we picked helped to round out the flavour of the schnitzels. The dishes were at a special price of $9.90, so it was a really good deal.
Ample parking space is available at the front, with a BWS shop and pokie machines located close to the pub. They also serve breakfast on the weekends, from 8.30am to 11.30am. Slug N Lettuce has specials for different days of the week, and limited time specials, so make sure you check out their website.
On Monday nights, you can buy one meal and get the second one for $10; on Thursday nights, you get $5 off all steaks; on Friday nights, schnitzel is available from $12; and on Sunday nights, the traditional Sunday roast is offered for lunch and dinner at $9.90! This is the first place that I have come across which have so many specials going on all the time.