[Adelaide] The Stag Hotel

The weather turned for the worse on our last day in Adelaide. We were exploring the shopping strip when the skies opened and forced us into hiding. We quickly ducked into the inviting warmth of The Stag Hotel and decided to weather out the rain with a bit of lunch.

The Stag Hotel

The Stag Hotel

The Stag Hotel was empty that Monday afternoon, so we can the pick of seats. As we settled into a plush booth, I admired the polished fittings and clean finishes. The booths were generously sized and could comfortably seat a group of five or six, and each were somewhat screened from the other by some potted foliage. There was also small tables and chairs arranged in various corners, so it wasn’t hard to imagine coming in for a casual drink or two after work to relax into the evening.

If you prefer to have your meals in a quieter environment, the dining area around the back of the bar – the Stag Bistro – looked inviting and comfortable.

The Stag Hotel - the menu

The Stag Hotel‘s menu looked fairly standard for pub fare, with some upmarket twists. Rather than just one vegetarian option, the kitchen offered four – three salads and one main. The rest were divvied up into tapas plates (think coconut prawns, tandoori scallops and soft shell crab sliders), pub classics (salt and lemon pepper calamari and rump steak) and big dishes (Porterhouse surf and turf, duck pie floater and Murray Valley confit pork belly).

The Stag Hotel - KI Garfish. AUD$22

KI Garfish. AUD$22

The Stag Hotel‘s version of the classic fish and chips was the garfish – two plump flakey decently-sized fillets in your choice of battered, crumbed or grilled. The meal came with a fresh salad, fluffy fat chips, mashed peas, tartare sauce and juicy fresh lemon wedges for squeezing.

The Stag Hotel - Chicken Schnitzel. AUD$22

Chicken Schnitzel. AUD$22

The chicken schnitzel is another pub classic and The Stag Hotel‘s includes the same house salad, fries and your choice of sauce – mushroom, gravy, pepper or red wine jus. Or if you really feel like pimping the meal, turn it into a parmy for an additional AUD$3.50.

Both meals arrived quickly and hot from the kitchen. Service was quick and unintrusive. The familiar menu and generous portions were certainly comforting – I certainly wouldn’t mind eating at the Stag Hotel again.


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