Oh my has the weather turned down a dial or what? Wet rainy days and cold freezing nights… one just wants to have a hot bowl of soup with a hot green tea as accompaniment to battle the chill!
C and I arrange a quick catch up after work and head to the Rydges to have a quiet dinner at the Skyline restaurant located on the top floor of the hotel. Quiet restaurant, ample parking and lovely view overlooking the Lundie Gardens and southern suburbs.
It was a quiet weekend with few diners that night, a family or two sporting funky accents and solo businessmen in the city for.. business. 😛 Our waiter was friendly but somewhat timid and nervous. Whilst pouring our glasses with water, she spilt a small puddle on the table twice (!) and failed to pat it dry or offer us another table (as there were a few empty tables that night) where it was more dry. So for the rest of the night, we had to be careful not to sport wet elbows from the damp table cloth. -.-
Thai beef salad served on Asian greens with deep fried noodles, $18.90
Moving on… we kicked off the night with an entree to share. Loved this dish! Light, fresh, crispy, crunchy and super flavourful! The dressing packed a punch and the contrast of textures were a delight.
Oven baked chicken supreme pocketed with brie, sundered tomatoes and baby spinach topped with wild mushroom and cream sauce, $28.90
350g MSA Porterhouse char grill with creamy pink peppercorn sauce and vegetables and caramelised onion mash, $30.00
Serving sizes were HUGE – no complaints here, although my belly could argue about that. I had the chicken and really enjoyed it. Juicy and succulent chicken oozing with brie teamed with creamy sauce: delightful! Thumbs up for the steak too!
Buttons undone, bellies let loose… there was no way we could fit dessert in. Our dessert stomach had its closed signs up that night! Overall, sketchy service but the food made up for it.
1 South Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
T: 08 8357 0200
Open 7 days for dinner