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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published September 13th 2016
Also known as The Cumberland Arms Hotel, The Cumby is one of Adelaide's heritage listed hotels that offers a great range of pub foods. Recently refurbished, you can choose to dine in their bistro or in their beer garden, which is notable for having misters and heaters to ensure you remain comfortable in summer and winter.

One of the "classic" pub foods that can be ordered here, The Cumby Burger had a juicy beef patty with a wonderful smoky flavour. Additional texture and flavour were provided by the red onion jam and bacon. Served with the burger were golden brown chips with fluffy interiors and tangy tomato relish for the chips to be dipped into.

The Cumby, The Cumby Burger, Adelaide
The Cumby Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A good choice for those wanting something a bit different from the usual pub food, their Roast Pork Belly was tender and set off perfectly by the crisp crackling. Accompanying the pork belly were smashed chat potatoes and a fresh rocket salad with almonds to provide a bit of crunch. The dish also had some apple and chilli tomato chutney that partnered well with the pork.

The Cumby, Roast Pork Belly, Adelaide
Roast Pork Belly (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Chicken Schnitzel served here was of a generous size with a lovely and crisp crumb coating. The chips were as crispy as the ones accompanying the Cumby Burger, and the dish also came with a salad to add an element of freshness. For a bit of an extra cost you can choose to have the schnitzel topped with your choice of sauce. The pepper sauce we chose had a delectable peppery taste.

The Cumby, Chicken Schnitzel, Adelaide
Chicken Schnitzel (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For those who cannot eat meat or wanting something lighter, the Eggplant Schnitzel is a good option. The eggplant had the right amount of bite to it with the soft texture contrasting well with the crumb coating. The mushroom sauce we picked for the dish had big chunks of mushrooms in it, which added another layer of taste and enhanced the sauce's deliciousness.

The Cumby, Eggplant Schnitzel, Adelaide
Eggplant Schnitzel (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Cumby also offers a decent range of pizzas, their sizes perfect for sharing with friends. The Chorizo and Chicken Pizza had a meaty texture provided by the chicken and a smoky, slightly spicy taste from the Chorizo sausage. The hot sauce gave the pizza a bit of heat.

The Cumby, Chorizo and Chicken Pizza, Adelaide
Chorizo and Chicken Pizza (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For those that desire a milder tasting pizza, The Capri is a good alternative. This pizza had a distinct savoury flavour from the use of double smoked Barossa ham which was partnered well by the mushrooms and artichoke hearts. It also had a salty element coming from the inclusion of olives in the topping.

The Cumby, The Capri Pizza, Adelaide
The Capri Pizza (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Cumby offers a few daily specials to make eating there more affordable, such as Schnitzels for $10 on Thursdays, Burgers and Beer for $20 every day and Pizzas for $10 on Sundays. While the tables were spaced a bit close to each other, the décor of the hotel helps to give it a cosy feel. This hotel is located at the quiet end of Waymouth Street and we didn't have any problem finding parking on the streets.

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Why? Classic pub food in a heritage building
When: Lunch: 12pm-2.30pm, Dinner: 5.30pm-9pm
Phone: 08 8231 3577
Where: 205 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA
Cost: About $18 per main dish
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