Images courtesy of The Gatsby Lounge
Opening quietly amidst the hubbub of Fringe, a new English old charm inspired bar and restaurant has nestled in the basement of the heritage listed Regent Arcade.
The Gatsby Lounge is Adelaide’s answer to the glitz and glamour of the early 1900s.
Walking down the grand staircase, you’ll be met with a stunning crystal chandelier that hangs above your head and into the reception.
The venue and the Manhattan dining room showcases intricately laid with solid timber parquetry flooring, with a number of rich red velvet booths granite and marble tables (imported from Italy) waiting to host you.
Further into the venue is a Tiffany blue Soho Lounge where post dinner relaxation (with a drink in hand) can take place.
If the fit out isn’t enough to impress, The Gatsby Lounge, in time with the reopening of Adelaide’s hospitality scene, has launched a spectacular Executive Chef’s menu at a brilliant price.
Created with the idea of sharing at the forefront, the menu focuses on Japanese cuisine with worldwide influences, courtesy of their well traveled team in the kitchen.
Utilising local produce of the freshest quality has produced a high tier menu, that costs $65 per head.
With five to six menu items, past Executive Chef Menus have listed Lobster Bisquè, Japanese Lobster Roll, Wasabi Infused Guacamole Sriracha Mayo Soy and Mirin Sashimi Tuna Nachos, Japanese mushroom arancini balls, Master Stock Braised SA Beef Cheeks and Japanese Shiso Chimichurri Wagyu just to name a few but the list goes on.
The menu this weekend is looking particularly good with the team upping the ante on what their kitchen can offer.
Expect South Australian Spencer Gulf Prawns – On freshly baked baguette with semi-roasted sesame seeds
Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops – Infused with fresh corn puree and yuzukosho.
Chicken Yakitori (with crispy skin) – Delicately charcoal grilled on a Hibachi
Japanese A5 Kobe Beef Yakitori – Imported directly from Japan
Japanese Smoked Duck – With caramelised parsnip, shiitake, dates, fresh truffle and Dashi jus
Alaskan King Crab Seafood Risotto – Infused with compressed prawn oil to round off the menu.
Those with dietary requirements can just let the team know ahead of time so they can accommodate.
The Gatsby Lounge’s drinks menu features an extensive list of cocktails, wine, cognac and spirits from around the world exclusive only to their venue.
Their weekly chefs special will be posted on their Facebook and Instagram accounts ahead of time, and as they are currently only opening on Friday and Saturday night dinners, you’ll have plenty of time to drool over the menu.
The venue can host up to 400 in their three different areas, The Soho Lounge, Manhattan Room and a private laneway for outdoor functions.
You’ll find The Gatsby Lounge at 110 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia.