The Colonist Norwood - Spring Menu Tasting

The Colonist Norwood - 44 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067


The last time we visited The Colonist in Norwood, we only had the opportunity to sample a few small canapés during a progressive dinner event but on this occasion we were treated to a very thorough tasting of the Spring 2017 menu. All food and beverages were provided on behalf of The Colonist Norwood.

A selection of Gin used in the 'Gin and Juice' cocktail menu

The Spring menu has some exciting new additions, including an all day brunch offering and a 'Gin and Juice' menu, which you can enjoy as a standard cocktail or grab a few friends and opt to have it served in a jug designed for 3 people.  We tried the 'Sweet and Spicy' with Antipodes Gin, pineapple, chilli and lemon, and also the 'Tarty and Tasty' with Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, ruby grapefruit and tonic.  Both these cocktail names sum up the taste of these cocktails perfectly!  There is also a third option available (which we didn't get to try) named the 'Dark and Stormy' with 78 Degrees Gin, berry, mint and lime.

Tasmanian smoked salmon and corn fritters - $16.50

To begin this six course feast we tried two dishes from the all day brunch menu. First up was Tasmanian smoked salmon and corn fritters served with smashed avocado, fresh tomato and capsicum salsa, wild rocket, shaved radish and lemon. Corn fritters have started to become a popular menu item featuring on many breakfast and brunch cafés around Adelaide - although these particular fritters were amongst the best we have tried. The fritters were light and fluffy on the inside, slightly crunchy on the outside and packed full of fresh sweet corn - just what we were hoping for! The avocado was zesty and well seasoned, and the fresh tomato and capsicum salsa brought the flavours of warmer months we have been holding out for. The dish was quite a generous size, although you could definitely add a couple of poached eggs if you were feeling particularly peckish.

Pulled pork huevos rancheros - $16.50

The pulled pork huevos rancheros was two tortillas topped with corn salsa, melted feta, pulled pork, two free range gooey fried eggs, chives and hot sauce. Huevos rancheros is a popular breakfast dish in Mexico, and we can see why! Delicious. This dish was bursting with flavour, had wonderful contrasting textures and those few dollops of hot sauce definitely woke up our tastebuds! We also learnt not to waste our time with a knife and fork - just embrace it and get stuck in with your hands, that's where all the fun is!

Nachos - $16.00

Sometimes you just can't go past pub classics, and the Colonist have definitely done justice to a few of our favourites. Hidden amongst crunchy corn chips you'll find warm frijoles, melted cheese, tomato and capsicum salsa, guacamole and sour cream to make up this nachos dish - a combination that's hard to disappoint!

Wedges - $18.00

The Colonist's new menu also includes a mean bowl of hand-cut wedges. Served with sour cream, slow cooked pulled lamb shoulder, a spicy tomato relish and topped with fresh chives, you'll definitely find yourself fighting around the table over who gets the last wedge.  This could easily be a meal on its own, thanks to a good serving of the pulled lamb.

Crispy skinned pork belly roll

Alongside other burger dishes on the Colonist's new menu such as a beef and veggie burger, sits the crispy skinned pork belly roll with apple and celeriac slaw, pickled beetroot, aioli and chips. And crispy skinned it was! The pork meat was succulent and tender, with a superbly crunchy crackling which gave the whole burger great texture. Balanced out with the sweet and acidic pickled beetroot, we have no doubt this burger will be a real crowd pleaser for all you pork lovers out there!

Chicken and haloumi salad - $30.00

For those after something a little more refined, the new menu also has a selection of great salad options, including the chicken and haloumi salad of char-grilled chicken breast, grilled haloumi, quinoa, red onion, beetroot, fresh herbs and salad greens topped with toasted seeds and lemon tahini.

This is definitely not your average pub salad! The chicken and haloumi were both perfectly grilled, and the carrots were still slightly crunchy which added great texture. Combined with crunchy seeds and a killer dressing that brought it all together, this was definitely a highlight of the new menu for us.

Head chef Dean Lennerth is right on the money with the Colonist's new spring menu, which is answering cries for more all day breakfast options and offers something that is sure to suit everyone's tastes. To make things even more convenient, the new menu is available Monday to Friday from 12 noon - 4pm, and from 9am - 4pm on the weekend.


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