Cuisine

The Messy Tomato

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There is a lot to be said for warmth and generosity of spirit. It kind of seems like a somewhat needless thing to point out, but genuine passion for making customers feel welcome and genuinely valued is not something that you see everywhere. At The Messy Tomato though, this is all just part of the service. I know we have ...

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The Highway – Autumn Menu

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I think it is safe to say that the cold weather is officially here. I know this because a few nights ago we enjoyed our first frost for the year, which is of course the universal signal to break out the beanies, chill some bottles of stout, light the fire (if you havent already) and generally just begin to think ...

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Madame Hanoi – Chilli Festival Menu

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If you are one of those people that thinks that a bit of chilli improves most things, then Madame Hanoi have something for you to get very excited about. Yep, spice lovers of Adelaide rejoice, as for the next month there is a bespoke menu created by the Madame Hanoi kitchen with you in mind. Celebrating all things chilli, the ...

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Lot 100 – Hay Valley

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Lot 100 has come of age and is filling into its ample shoes, providing the near perfect location to enjoy some of the best produce the hills has to offer. When I first visited Lot 100 however, it was the day after it had opened and I have to say – it left me a little puzzled and unconvinced. It ...

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Soi 38 – New menu and new look

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Everyone has those ‘yardstick’ restaurants – the place to which all others are compared. For example, if I asked you where to go for the best pizza, then you would probably have a name that immediately springs to mind. For me, when it comes to Thai cuisine, Soi 38 is easily that place. It’s been a couple of years since ...

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400 Gradi

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Leaving the freshly (pre) opened Norwood restaurant, my wife and I both said essentially the same thing. Actually, I should clarify there, as I was actually saying things like “Oh my god, it hurts”, “Perhaps that extra piece of pizza wasn’t the best idea” and “I am never eating again”. You know how it goes – we have all been ...

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Highway Hotel – New Summer Menu

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Changing perceptions can be hard work. Once an idea is entrenched – be it right or wrong – it can take an awful lot to dislodge. I make this point because it seems, despite years of redevelopment and reinvention, The Highway may be suffering – entirely unfairly – from an element of this. But first…. I was recently treated to ...

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Mamachau

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In the next instalment of TPTGLIAC – Tiny Places to get Lunch in Adelaide CBD (OK so the name needs some refinement) – I would like to introduce Mamachau. Located down near the corner of King William and Pirie Street, this little almost hole in the wall eatery is here to deliver some of the best bao you could ask ...

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Pink Moon Deli

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This hole in the wall thing is really becoming quite the popular thing around Adelaide, with more and more poking their noses out into the streetscape. Often a secondary outlet for an existing larger venue, one of the earlier adopters of has been Pink Moon Deli. With their parent establisment – Pink Moon Saloon – already well established on the ...

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