Just when I thought Peel Street couldn’t get any cooler or hippier.. it does just that.
It. Gets. Cooler.
The new kid on the block is an upstairs/downstairs venue – up a short flight of stairs sits Bread and Bone Wood Grill serving up burgers, hotdogs and goodies from the grill and down the opposite direction is Maybe Mae, a bar housed behind a ‘secret door’. The venues are located in between Peel and Leigh Street which is connected via a short white tiled tunnel – and the establishments are run by a handful of both old and current employees from Press* – another one of my favourite go to spots… so we already knew we were in for a treat!
The restaurant accepts walk ins only but don’t fret, should you rock up and the venue is full, put down your name and number down for a call back and either head downstairs to Maybe Mae for a drink and chat with your companions or out onto the streets to the many nearby bars (Clever Little Tailor, Udaberri, BarBushka) to kill some time.
During our visit, there was a wait of about 20-30 minutes so we ventured downstairs to Maybe Mae for a drink before moving to Clever Little Tailor shortly after. Bread & Bone called not long after to advise us that our table was ready and gave us 10-15 minutes to make our way back – that was plenty of time to finish off our beverages without feeling rushed. 🙂
We only recently tried the burger at Press* and it was deliciousss(!), so I was definitely looking forward to sinking my teeth into another one and not having to share… hehe!
Since burgers were the thing here, we all ordered one each with sides of fries ($4.00) and onion rings ($5.00) to share. And cause that wasn’t enough, we ordered 2 mains off their ‘wood grill’ menu to sample their other offerings. You know… for research purposes… 😉
As soon as the burgers arrived on our table, all conversations ceased and silence fell on our table.
B & B burger; $13.50
Look at the melty cheese! *drools*
A sesame sweet bun with beef, speck, cheese, tomato, letuce, caramelised onion, sauce and kewpie mayo crafted within. Heaven. A side of pickle sticks came accompanied with every burger too. :)~ YUMMO – just like the burger at Press*
Soft shell crab burger; $17.50
The stranger ordered the soft shell crab burger with crab, roasted chilli kewpie, iceberg and cress sprouting out of the burger stack. I stole a bite, I had to! The deep fried battered soft shell crab was light and crunchy with a dollop of rich spicy kewpie mayo, crisp fresh sprigs of water cress and shredded iceberg lettuce. Delicious! Not an OTT kind of burger, with just the right kind of ingredients to work really well together.
Sticky beef ribs with house slaw; $24.00
Lamb chops with potato dauphinoise; $26.00
Unfortunately, the mains from the wood grill didn’t excite us as much as we hoped – they were good, but the burgers were better… well that’s what I thought anyways. Psst… stick with their burgers… and dessert!
And on the topic of dessert, we ordered their whole dessert menu… Mind you, they only had 2 options! 🙂
Salted peanut brittle, popcorn; $6.00
The sweet and salty popcorn concoction proved to be a hit with the stranger with nuggets of popcorn salted peanut brittle and a smooth and creamy soft serve.
I veered more towards the red velvet soft serve…
Red velvet, chocolate shavings; $6.00
Ooh lah la!
I pretty much mopped up all the red velvet soft serve on my own with the chocolate shavings on top. It wasn’t overly sweet and had a hint of cocoa throughout.
B&B can get very busy, so don’t expect food to be out in a jiffy. Enjoy the atmosphere and hopefully the wait won’t feel like too much especially when the food is so good! It’ll be worth it.
I’m keen to head back and try their quinoa and lentil burger with roast pumpkin, caramelised onion, rocket and yoghurt. It sounds delicious and hey, it got me at ‘pumpkin’! I loveeeee pumpkin! It’s probably a good thing that I work on the other side of the city cause this place would easily become my lunch time haunt!
Bread & Bone Wood Grill
15 Peel Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8231 8535