Electra House, oh how we’ve missed you.
Ideal for an after work bev, a nibble, or a more substantial (and tasty) meal, Electra House is a CBD spot to be adored.
Like many hospitality businesses, Electra House closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Thursday, October 22, Electra House will reopen, with a reconfigured downstairs area, a new menu, and a refreshed drinks list.
The downstairs area has completely changed, and we’re loving it. While the dance floor which holds such fond memories is gone, a lush new seating layout welcomes you in, inviting you to stay and play.
The abundance of seating, with new tables added to the existing booths on the ground floor, means you can properly relax while you try signature drinks with friends, or work your way through the tried and true dishes on their menu. Either way, you’ll be able to do it in comfort, and the warm ambiance is palpable.
Electra House’s new food offering is a cultivated mix of bistro and dining, with dishes spicy and salty, rich and fresh.
The casual menu includes Electra Fried Chicken with green chilli mayo, Buffalo Wings with blue cheese aioli and celery, and Fried SA Baby Squid with spiced salt.
The dining menu features a Seasonal Pod Risotto with dill, mint, and basil, Mountain Pepper Crusted Pork Fillet with pumpkin puree and kale, and BBQ Corn Ribs with eggplant puree, radicchio, walnuts, and torn herbs.
Both the casual dining dishes, and the more substantial dining options, are taken from popular menu items that have graced the venue over the years, ensuring regulars will feel right at home with their favourites.
The refreshed drinks list is a blend of inventive cocktails and an extensive gin and tonic selection. It’s essentially the world’s most popular cocktails, with the expected pizazz that Electra has come to own.
Try a Pineapple Rum Negroni, a frozen Espresso Martini, or a Tangerine Gin Fizz, or choose gin from famed South Australian producers including Never Never Distilling Co, Adelaide Hills Distillery, Glen Ewin Estate, and Settlers Spirits (My Gin, My Gin is made exclusively for Electra House).
Another option for those planning on staying a while, is to book the PMQ booths which are tucked away at the front of the venue (remember the blue velvet!). This area is also available for private functions.
Whilst indoors is purely seated (so bookings remain essential), the popular outdoor area is more relaxed thanks to recently eased restrictions. Standing and drinking is allowed, so you can embrace the spring weather and more casual vibe.
For those looking to book functions, both areas upstairs will be available for stand up canapé events, and sit down events, with a capacity of 100 across both rooms.
Electra House is located at 131 – 139 King William Street.