First established in 1850, The North Adelaide Hotel is a great place to enjoy a wide range of pub food and various South Australian craft beer and wines. The hotel hosts various events on certain days, such as Trivia at 7pm on Thursdays attracting a large crowd during the peak dinner hour.
While we would have liked the Pulled Pork Salad to have a bit more pork in it, the pork was still juicy and partnered well by the crisp vegetables and thin rice noodles. The sweet soy dressing gave the dish a delectable sweet-savoury flavour that was not too strong.
Pulled Pork Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The size of The North Adelaide Burger was generous, with a succulent beef patty and a smoky taste coming from the bacon and onion jam. Some pickles added a sharp taste to the burger with the Swiss Cheese and smoked aioli tying everything together. Served with the burger were fluffy chips fried to golden brown. If you visit the hotel on Tuesdays, you can have it accompanied with Hahn Super Dry beer.
The North Adelaide Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For a pub dish that is lighter, their Chicken Pie is a good choice. My mother and sister do not like pie with filling that is too sticky. They loved North Adelaide Hotel's pie because the tasty chicken was the hero of the filling, and the pastry had the buttery crumbly texture that we like. The tangy tomato relish added another layer of flavour to the pie, and the sweet potato chips we swap for the chips had a delicious slightly sweet flavour. However the serving size of the sweet potato chips could be a bit bigger to make eating the dish more enjoyable.
Aside from the Burger and Beer offer on Tuesdays, the hotel also offers a few more deals such as kids getting to eat free on Fridays and $15 Fish and Chips on Wednesdays. The wood finishing and comfy sofa seats gave the place a warm and cosy feel. You have an option of seating either indoors or in the open air beer garden.