The restaurant does not take bookings but with plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, there is usually only a short wait if all the tables are in use. Leave your mobile number with the front desk and enjoy one of the fine wines or beers from the bar until your table is ready. The contemporary décor lends itself to the casual dining experience, with tables for small or slightly larger groups. The outdoor area, with outdoor heaters for those colder days, overlooks Civic Park.
The cuisine is a new twist on classic burgers and gourmet pizza with a selection of sides, sliders and salads to please all palates. For the conservative burger lover, the Americana or the Tropico chicken are great options. For the more adventurous, the Middle Eastern Lamb burger or the Pulled Pork burger are a tasty alternative.
Little Mexico Pizza, deliciously spicy. Photo: Hazel Cochrane
For the pizza lovers, the rustic style pizzas range from the always popular Ham and Pineapple to the spicy Little Mexico. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available for various items on the menu.
The duckling's menu, with cheeseburgers, little beef burgers, hotdogs and chicken dippers, all served with chips, will keep the kids happy.
Chocolate Nachos- A chocaholic's delight. Photo: Hazel Cochrane
Wicked desserts including the Rocky Road pizza, the Chocolate Tasting Plate and the Churros Dog offer an indulgent end to a satisfying meal. The chocolate nachos are something special, with chocolate ice cream, cinnamon tortilla chips, strawberries, chocolate sauce and white chocolate sauce, even the most dedicated chocaholic will be pleased.
Be the envy of other diners when you order a Cherry Ripe loaded Milkshake. Photo: Hazel Cochrane
The Pickled Duck offers a selection of wines, beers and ciders, as well as soft drinks, coffee and loaded milkshakes. Loaded milkshakes come in a variety of flavours including Cherry Ripe and Snickers. Order a loaded milkshake and other diners will be looking enviously at the taste tempting creation as it is delivered to your table.
If you are looking for a sumptuous breakfast with a difference, the Pickled Duck has this covered. On weekends and public holidays, a menu offers sweet and savoury options. The Big Duck Breakfast, for the hungriest of diners, the Spanish Baked egg for something a little different or, for the sweet tooth, the Belgian Waffles are bound to impress.
Wine, beer, cider and soft drinks are available st the Pickled Duck. Photo: Hazel Cochrane
The cellar houses fine Australia and world renowned wines, as well as craft beers from some of the finest South Australian microbreweries. Check out the blackboard in the restaurant for wine tasting sessions.
The restaurant does gets busy during the normal meal times, although the wait is not usually long, a late lunch or early dinner would reduce the waiting time. With the menu prices comparative with other gourmet burger venues around Adelaide, the Pickled Duck is an ideal venue for a casual meal or small informal function.
The Pickled Duck is located in the old Modbury Institute. Photo: Hazel Cochrane