Developed from the Woolshed Beer Garden, The Little Hunter Steak & Ale Bar is a restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of steaks, though they also serve a few dishes that can be expected to be seen on the menu of a steak bar. They pride themselves as a good place to enjoy steak before or after games at the Adelaide Oval, which is very fitting with the restaurant located within walking distance of said sports arena and also opposite the Adelaide Train Station.
We ordered The Chefs Cut, Benbrook Angus Porterhouse, Hunter Chicken and BBQ Beef Ribs. The Chefs Cut was cooked to the correct doneness and the meat was tender and delectable. Description of the Benbrook Angus Porterhouse was a bit of a misnomer as there is not much crackling, but it was still delicious though a bit tougher compared to the Chefs Cut. The steaks are accompanied with your choice of chips or mashed potatoes with roasted vegetables or salad. Roasted vegetables and chips were cooked just right and the mashed potatoes had a lovely creamy flavour, with the refreshing taste of the salad being a good complement to the steaks. While the steaks are delicious without any sauce, you can pay a bit extra to have a serving of a sauce or gravy to accompany the steaks.
The spatchcock in the Hunter Chicken dish was cooked perfectly with its flavour lifted by the thyme, lemon and garlic used to season it. It comes with a serving of roasted vegetables that was cooked just as well as the ones served with the steaks.
Two types of beef ribs are available at The Little Hunter, Coorong Angus Rib Eye and BBQ Beef Ribs. We chose the second option which featured slow cooked beef ribs so tender that the meat easily fell off the bones. The BBQ sauce the beef was cooked in helped to round out the flavour of the ribs. It is usually served with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, but we were able to swap the mashed potatoes for chips.
Service was surprisingly efficient despite it being quite popular with the locals with our dishes coming out relatively quickly. The restaurant has an overall rustic feel with your choice of indoor seating or outdoor seating (close to the kitchen where you can see the chef preparing your meal).
Well Jonathan,this was another good article!The pictures indicate they serve good meat dishes and look appealing and worth trying.Will have to give it a try sometime around lunchtime....provided the prices are not too steep.