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Superfish is a new pop-up bar and eatery in Adelaide, the latest in a procession of stylish and alternative offerings. It's a joint collaboration between The Social Creative crew who brought you the Royal Croquet Club, Alpine Village and Good Fortune Market, and the Happy Motel team who created Little Miss Mexico and its successors.
Following the acquisition of popular Adelaide live music venue the Crown and Anchor Hotel by property developer Gerry Karidis, its licence has been extended to include the Superfish pop-up bar in Adelaide at the former Little Miss Mexico premises. The venue is basically the same layout, but with a colourful new theme.
Find South American Themed Seafood Dishes Including South Australian Oysters
The Superfish menu lists a delicious range of foods with a tropical South American influence. It unsurprisingly concentrates on seafood dishes, with a few meat dishes and also vegetarian options selling in the $10-20 price range. This cute late night bar and eatery has two serving areas at opposite ends of the bar - one for cooked food from the grill, while the Raw Prawn serves "raw" food including oysters.
Superfish Menu - Locally Sourced Produce and SA Wines
The concept for the street food style Churrascaria was informed by time spent eating cheap in South America. Think smoky slow cooked skewered meats and seafood, Chilean/Argentinian street food faves and a big focus on barbecued seasonal vegetables. For the Superfish launch party guests were regaled with deliciously tender BBQ seafood skewers, tropical garnished oysters and, and spicy meaty sliders.
The food and wine is locally sourced, and the drinks menu includes a selection of wines by the glass or bottle, with a choice of cocktails, beer and cider. Currently listed beers on the Superfish menu are Vale Brewing lager and Mismatch Session ale, with Adelaide Hills cider.
One of the things I liked about Superfish eatery is that there are places for every occasion. Chat one to one and people watch in the garden, or sit at the bar to await a friend. Small groups will find the self contained booths are cosy and comfortable, while around the corner there are areas where larger groups can congregate. There's still a fish tank to give you a reminder of Little Miss Mexico.
The semi open air atmosphere of Superfish reinforces the tropical South American theme, and the weather supported this while I was there with a refreshing summer thunderstorm. This new late night bar will be really popular with the lunchtime crowd to enjoy a light meal over summer, for after work drinks, and by night it will packed with party people out for a good time.
It will be interesting to hear more about The Social Creatives plans for the Crown and Anchor next door, affectionately known as the Cranker by its live music following. The press release says "This summer will see The Social Creative re-launch the Crown and Anchor, with a vision to keep true to its roots with live music still taking top billing, along with a front bar that's a good honest front bar with cold ales. But what would a take-over of a venue be without a little quirky face-lift from some masterful interior guru's from Australia and afar."
Superfish Pop-Up Bar in Adelaide CBD - Once Little Miss Mexico
However the Crown and Anchor fares, the quirky new Superfish pop-up bar and eatery is guaranteed of success over the summer. Whether it's workers enjoying a tasty seafood lunch, people stopping by for after work drinks, or the late night bar crowd, it seems that Superfish bar in Adelaide will have the lure to pull in the punters. Find out more about what's happening at Superfish on their Facebook page.