Concourse Cafe, Adelaide

A gloomy Sunday with the sun peeking out behind the clouds every now and then as K and I make our way to the National Wine Centre of Australia for our lunch and wine tasting at the Concourse Cafe located inside this:

National Wine Centre of Australia
Love the architecture of the building, straight lines and curves – bold colours and interesting shapes.

Before we browse the menu, we’re both presented with three wine glasses for wine tasting with a fact sheet explaining the characters of each wine (colour, taste, smell and taste)

Concourse cafe, wine tasting
Tim Adams – Pinot Gris 2010 Clare Valley
rose gold hue
young, vibrant, fresh acidity
pear, lychee, peach

Penny’s Hill – Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Adelaide Hills
pale straw
tropical fruits, passionfruit, lychee
gooseberries, crisp minerality

Alsta Rose – Pinot Noir 2010 Adelaide Hills
rose petal pink
strawberries and cream
raspberry, spice, violet

They were all very lovely, easy to drink beverages. My favourite is between Tim Adams Pinot Gris and Alsta Rose.

Now onto the food… and something to soak up all that alcohol!

Concourse Cafe, tasting platter to share, mains - lamb rack
Tasting platter to share; $30.00
Chicken nicoise salad
Vegetarian risotto: butternut pumpkin, sundried tomato, roasted capsicum, kalamata olives, rocket, mascarpone cheese
Salt and pepper squid salad

Baked lamb rack: three cheese polenta, vegetable ratatouille and pesto; $19.00

Can I say YUMMmmmMMMmmm?! Loved the tasting platter… that risotto was creamy, fluffy and flavourful, whilst the salt and pepper squid salad was full of yum. The batter was crispy, light and crunchy, and the salad was fresh and very colourful. The lamb was also very lovely, cooked just right with a cheesy, velvety smooth polenta and vegetables to boot!

Will definitely be back 😉

Dined using a scoopon deal: $49.00 for two people includes: wine tasting, tasting platter, 2 x mains, bottle of wine and 2 x coffees.

Food: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Value: 4/5
Ambience: 3.5/5


Concourse Cafe
National Wine Centre of Australia
Corner of Botanic Road and Hackney Road
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8303 3355

Opening hours
Mon–Fri 9am–5pm
Sat–Sun and Public Holidays 10am–5pm
Tours and Tastings from 10am–5pm

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1 comment for “Concourse Cafe, Adelaide

  1. June 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    They really provide some young wines. I tried Tim Adams – Pinot Gris 2010 before and liked it too.

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