My friend and I were on a mid-week adventure to Hahndorf. On our way, I wanted to try the Uraidla Hotel. Awarded best bar presentation and experience by the AHA, I was expecting an amazing lunch and they delivered.
It's just a slight getaway from the city, a scenic drive up the winding roads of the Adelaide Hills to the small town of Uraidla. The hotel is easy to find with distinctive signs stating Uraidla's worst pub and Uraidla's best pub.
No wonder they won an award for presentation - it was beautiful inside, comfortable and homely with different areas having different decor and feel. To the right of the entrance, a fireplace with brown chesterfield sofas, stone walls and beautiful faint lighting. If you do not pay close attention to the details, the whole place could blur into one vision. Every direction you look, there was something amazing. Brick, stone, pressed metal, wood and iron are all used with miss-matched furniture throughout and dated lights over the bar.
Past the bar, towards the back of the building, a sunken level features the restaurant, with large open windows, antique style cane chairs underneath wooden tables and colourful wooden beams make a beautiful feature wall.
The decor, food and service is a good enough reason to visit. Another great reason is they support South Australia wherever possible with produce and wines being sourced locally. Also next door, they also have a cafe, bakery, where all loaves are baked on site, and a newly opened (June 2018) brewery.