The Stag, on the corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace, is an Adelaide icon.
It’s recently reopened, after closing for some months, with a brand new look and new menu.
Once known for its steaks, that has changed and vegetarians will certainly find something to delight on the menu.
We were there to sample the new menu, just six days after opening, in the Vardon Restaurant, which has been revamped and looks light and airy.
For mains I had fresh guitar string egg pasta with blue swimmer crab, roasted lobster sauce and bottega (salted, cured fish roe). I was very impressed with this dish. There were large meaty pieces of crab, with a light creamy sauce, full of lobster flavor with the bottega adding a crunch to the dish. The pasta is made on the premises and was cooked al dente. I did struggle to finish my plate – it certainly was a good sized serving!
And for dessert passionfruit and lemon curd tart with clove, cinnamon, cognac icecream. I love lemon tarts – and the passionfruit was an excellent combination. The ice cream had quite a strong flavour.
With the warmer days and nights, and festive season upon us I expect The Stag will be busy!
** I was an invited guest. With thanks to Zomato.