After undergoing an extensive renovation, Rundle Mall Plaza now has a dining precinct called The Terrace on the first floor. It was opened in March 2019 and only three stores were operating during our visit, with more to start soon. The Logical Indian has just started trading recently.
Little Ban Ban, The Terrace branch of Ban Ban, is where you can enjoy delicious Korean Fried Chicken. Their Rice Boxes are great for single diners. These boxes have fried chicken wings or drumsticks, coleslaw, rice and a choice of sauce for the chicken. For the sauce you have the option of their secret sauce, soy and garlic sauce, and sweet and spicy sauce. The secret sauce has a bit more punch compared to the soy and garlic sauce while the sweet and spicy sauce is great for those that like to add a spicy kick to their dish.
Little Ban Ban's Chicken Rice Box (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Little Ban Ban also offers scrumptious Unami Fries, fries fried to golden brown drizzled with what tasted like Tonkatsu sauce and topped with bonito flakes and Japanese mayonnaise.
Little Ban Ban's Unami Fries (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For dessert, Little Ban Ban has self-service Soft Serve Ice Cream. Customers are provided with a cup to fill with their choice of Macha ice cream, Mango ice cream or a combination of the two. The two flavours are particularly good when eaten together.
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For café-style food, there is Clio Café. Clio offers a wide range of food, ranging from breakfast dishes to wraps and burgers, and coffee of course. One of their more interesting dishes was the Crispy Prawn Slider, which had crumbed prawns cooked just right partnered wonderfully by lettuce, avocado and cocktail sauce. It came with a serving of chips that was fried to golden brown with the appropriate sprinkling of salt. If you are not in the mood for burgers, you have the choice of ordering it as a wrap instead.
Cilo Cafe's Crispy Prawn Slider (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The popular Soonta at James Place is now located at The Terrace. We tried their Crispy Pork Bun Bowl and loved the delightful tangy taste of the Vietnamese dressing. This branch is also one of the stores where you can choose rice instead of vermicelli to be the base of your Bun Bowl.
Soonta's Crispy Pork Bun Bowl (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the tables in the food court functions as a wireless charging station for customers with compatible phones to charge them while dining. The ambience of this dining precinct is much nicer than the other basement food courts at Rundle Mall. Being located on the first floor with a high ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows, the place is airy and bright. It is a lovely place to take a break from your shopping spree. If you grab a seat by the windows, you can sit back, relax, have a bite and enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of Rundle Mall.