The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide | I Only Eat Desserts


I Only Eat Desserts / August 20, 2013 / 6 Comments

Food is something very subjective – I used to want a food blog where they told me squarely what they thought and with a leap of faith I hoped we may be aligning food soul mates. Well I hope I don’t lose some friends along the way here but some people are made for fine dining and I am definitely not one of those people – not sure if it’s something like wine where as you get older your tastebuds become more refined/you become tasty (maybe decant me in a couple of decades). I thought the entertainment book was for The Lion Hotel Pub – nope it’s for the restaurant next door (C was in a panda shirt – we’re classy like that).

No matter how many fancy names and dressings you put on it a steak is just a steak, tasty but still a steak. The creamy mash potato was soft and smooth like butter which led to love at first sight. Tomato chutney had a chilli zing but was overpowered by the meaty-ness that is steak. One thing that annoys me about fine dining is that salad costs $10 – basically green salad with vinegar and pepper, at least give me a tomato or cucumber. Wishing BYO salad was an option.

Coorong Black Angus Scotch Fillet with Creamy Mash, Peppercorn Sauce and Tomato Chutney ($38.90)

C’s dish looked and tasted divine (why does he always get the pretty things?). Biting through the tender, fatty pork belly with it’s crispy crackling top, hints of flavour from the sweet yoghurt cubes and crunchy black cabbage was a play on the tastebuds. Oh and let’s not forget the soft ribs that just rolled off the bones.

Murray Valley Pork Belly and Rib with Parsnip Puree, Black Cabbage, Coffee and Yoghurt ($35.90)

Lovely dishes with some tasty food but it didn’t blow me away – especially the price tag. I want the wind to be knocked out of me darlings!

Food: 3/5
Service: 3.5/5
Atmosphere: 3.5/5 – lovely atmosphere but wish I was better dressed for the occasion ;)

The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide | I Only Eat Desserts

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