The Tower Hotel in Magill has become a social hotspot for people from all walks of life to come in and enjoy the exquisite lineup of food, drink, and entertainment that unfolds with the sun setting every day. Now that summer is quickly creeping up, patrons can expect to enjoy balmy evenings in this refurbished Tower Hotel that replicates a relaxed and welcoming vibe, thanks to their spacious outdoor seating areas with arched booths that are adorned in vines and leaves and their more intimate indoor seating that is perfect for small and large groups.
To complement their gorgeous set-up and the incredible weather that we will be blessed with over the upcoming months, the Tower Hotel has launched a brand new Spring/Summer menu to reflect the warm change, by offering options that will excite your tastebuds and bring out some fresh new flavours through their meals.
The first one to instantly catch my eye with its name was the Juicy Lucy burger, which came with a cheese-stuffed pattie cheese, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato sauce, and aioli. It did justice to its name of being juicy, whilst keeping the rest of the burger intact (as opposed to being a "lucy"-goosey). The pattie was oozing with flavour, which was accentuated by its accompaniments.
Next up, we tried the pork cutlets with herb-crumbed pork cutlets, apple herb, and fennel salad with pesto aioli. Another intriguing choice with some very interesting and unusual flavours coming together, I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this dish. I normally swear off of fennel, but with the pesto and the crispiness of the pork cutlet with its tender and juicy meat within, it appeared to be subtle in its taste - which worked in my favour!
You can't really ever go wrong with arancini. I was surprised yet again to learn that they were rolled to combine the flavours of mushroom and peas, which was served with the topping of parmesan and with a side of truffle mayo. Pushing my tastebuds to the limit by getting me to try something with peas is an effort and a half, but luckily, I didn't know what I was eating till after I had devoured around three of these bite-sized pieces. Verdict: would strongly recommend!
A Middle-Eastern salad bowl that turned my hangry self into a delightful human being again, we were graced with the falafel bowl, which was served with small pieces of falafel, tabouli salad, Baba Ghanoush, pickled onions, radish, mint yoghurt, pepitas, and pita bread. The falafel pieces were soft and had just the right texture to mix together with the tabouli salad beautifully. Most Middle-Eastern dishes go heavy with their cumin and nutmeg, but it was fairly subtle in this dish and worked brilliantly alongside the Baba Ghanoush and its garnishes.
We also had the Mexican bowl with lettuce, brown rice, chili con carne, guacamole, tomato salsa, jalapeņos, charred corn, and corn chips, which is basically what I have on the daily - except it doesn't boast of the inviting presentation and the clear distinction of the ingredients like this dish did. A feel-good meal that brings the best of meat and vegetables together in one glorious and hearty bowl, I can see this being enjoyed to the fullest on the warmer days at around sunset time!
During your visit to the Tower Hotel, make sure you take a moment to appreciate the details of this heritage building that has preserved its history, whilst been given a touch-up via a modern revamp to keep its aesthetics trendy and fresh with its audience. With an open-space outdoor area that can gather people for food, drinks, live music and entertainment, and beautiful surrounding views, coupled with the French-bistro style indoor area that will momentarily make you forget that you're in Adelaide, the Tower Hotel aims to offer a family-friendly environment where groups of any size are encouraged to come together for a feast, while being nestled in a prime location that is conveniently located at the edge of the Adelaide foothills. The menu is bursting with vibrant flavours from all over the world and they cater to several dietary requirements, so you can be confident walking in and knowing that your dining and wining needs will be well taken care of. The Tower Hotel is easily accessible via public transport and there is also plenty of on-site parking available.
The Tower Hotel is located at 621 Magill Road and is open 7x days a week from 11:30am onwards, with their Spring/Summer menu in full swing!