COS Restaurant, Adelaide

cos restaurant, leigh street, lunch special

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!

cos restaurant, leigh street, torbreck wine

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!

cos restaurant, leigh street, duck breast
Duck breast

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.

cos restaurant, leigh street, fried fish
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.

cos restaurant, leigh street, Spencer Gulf squid
Spencer Gulf squid, potato, caper and oregano salad

cos restaurant, leigh street, Roast Berkshire free range pork neck
Roast Berkshire free range pork neck, nam jim and fennel salad

cos restaurant, leigh street, braised beef cheek
Braised beef cheek, potato and broccolini–check out the size of this winter warmer! Looks amazing.

cos restaurant, leigh street, Port Lincoln black mussels
Port Lincoln black mussels, tamarin, fries and mayo

cos restaurant, leigh street, fried brussel sprouts
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.

cos restaurant, leigh street, steak tartare
Hand cut steak tartare, parsley and shallot

cos restaurant, leigh street, liver pâté
Newbury & Watson bacon and liver pâté, apple salad and sourdough

cos restaurant, leigh street, duck canapes
Duck, orange

cos restaurant, leigh street, torbreck wines

I happily obliged and finished all my glasses, cause you know… I didn’t want to waste anything. 😉

cos restaurant, leigh street, torbreck wines

Now that was a fun and relaxing lunch! Thanks Dougal, Michael and Torbreck Wines!

cos restaurant, leigh street

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]


COS Restaurant
18 Leigh Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8231 7611

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, 6pm-Late
Sat 6pm-Late
Sun Closed

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