COS Restaurant on Leigh Street has recently launched a ‘Light and Fast’ lunch option that costs only $25 per person, with your pick out of eight options as well as a glass of fine wine by Torbreck, Barossa Valley–one of the Stranger’s favourite drop! Admittedly, we have walked past COS countless times and didn’t give the restaurant a second glance, mainly due to the fact that it’s always been there and there are so many other newbie spots to try out so it wasn’t really on our radar. After being invited to sample their new express lunch menu last week, I must say, I was mightily impressed by their offerings and am keen to return with the Stranger in tow. He too, was very impressed with the photos as I was sending them to him during the event… and of course those wines that I got to sample!
Many of the dishes available from the ‘Light and Fast’ lunch menu was ordered on our end of the table as we tried not to double order so everyone could get photos of what was on offer–now that’s team work right there!
I ordered the duck breast salad with sweet citrus segments, witlof leaves and
pickled walnuts almonds scattered through. A delightful salad, duck breast cooked well with a touch of pink and sweet juicy orange segments with some crunch from the crisp witlof leaves and almonds and a light, sweet and tangy dressing which coated the elements. Yum. No walnuts in sight as the menu suggested but almonds were just as good.
Fried fish, potatoes, pea salad
I stole a piece of Foodieling’s fried fish. The size of the fish pieces were huge! No flat fish fillets here, but large nuggets of fish, the sea bass variety on our visit with a crispy deep fried batter, the fish cooked well still moist and delicate.
Spencer Gulf squid, potato, caper and oregano salad
Roast Berkshire free range pork neck, nam jim and fennel salad
Braised beef cheek, potato and broccolini–check out the size of this winter warmer! Looks amazing.
Port Lincoln black mussels, tamarin, fries and mayo
Fried brussels sprouts with chilli oil; $8.00
We were also treated to a side of these delicious green veggie nuggets of fried brussel sprouts with chilli oil with our lunch mains.
For those that stayed, we got to taste some lovely drops from Torbreck. 🙂
And to help absorb the liquor, we were treated to some of these delicious bites.
Hand cut steak tartare, parsley and shallot
Newbury & Watson bacon and liver pâté, apple salad and sourdough
I happily obliged and finished all my glasses, cause you know… I didn’t want to waste anything. 😉
COS Restaurant sits in the bustling West End of our city in an 1800s heritage listed building with indoor seating, upstairs seating with fireplace which can be blocked off for function events and of course, their lovely outdoor courtyard which would be an ideal spot during the warmer months. They have an extensive wine list consisting of South Australian wines (well known labels and boutique labels), Australian and international labels along with a range of beers and spirits. Produce is locally sourced, so the menu is seasonal, fresh and flavourful. From the choices available, there’s sure to be one to suit your tastes with vegetarian options available too with a pasta dish of orecchiette, butternut, chilli and rosemary and a few seafood dishes.
[dbites was invited as a guest to COS Restaurant]
18 Leigh Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8231 7611
Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, 6pm-Late