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Say g’day to Two-Pot Screamer – Rundle Street’s newest two-level Restaurant and Bar bringing more than just Australian slang to the east end.
Being brought to you by emerging hospitality group Penny Hospitality, Two-Pot Screamer will be reinventing a new Australian identity balancing nostalgia with contemporary design.
Set to open on December 3, the new venue will be taking over the former site of award-winning Orana restaurant and, before that, Universal Wine Bar. It will transform the iconic location and push boundaries with a playful interplay of bistro and fine dining.
Hugo Pedler, who leads Penny Hospitality, says the concept of the space had been boiling away in the back of his mind for the past five years. As his career progressed with Penny Hospitality – which also runs Lions Arts Factory, Super Bueno and West Oak Hotel, among others – so did the opportunity for this vision to become a reality.
“I love the idea of coming out and opening something that we think represents Australia’s culinary identity and also Australia’s culture and the brutality of it as well,” Hugo said.
“I feel like the idea of Australian dining sometimes lets down costumers as we try and be so pretentious in the food and the service.
“We are trying to give an experience of authenticity – we will deliver that fine dining style of beautiful elegant well-presented food without the steep price.”
Magill Estate Restaurant chef Georgina Fehring will be the head chef of Two-Pot Screamer cooking up bistro-style food with a fine dining element.
The menu will be perfect for sharing as it reinvents nostalgic Australian dishes in a unique way. Star dishes include the Chikko roll with barley, cabbage and curry; yabbies with whipped brow butter and pork snitty with pickles and gravy.
Two-Pot Screamer will be representing Australian food and culture in a fun and different way while paying homage to 285 Rundle Street’s past venues and pulling 70s cues in its design.
With the fit-out by Frame Creative, downstairs will feature the 70s inspired ‘hero’ restaurant and fine dining experience while the upstairs space will host an all-pink bar perfect for summer party vibes with a balcony looking onto Rundle Street.
The upstairs will be serving up groovy tunes along with local craft beers, wines, and unique cocktails inspired by the region.
“We think Australia has the best in the world in terms of wine and spirits and we want to represent that as well,” Hugo said.
“We will have an all Australian wine list as well as champagne from France.
“The cocktail menu will lead a lot on nostalgic Australian flavours and profiles from everyone’s childhood – from being 18 as first-time drinker all the way through to what our parents drink.
“There will be something for everyone and we want people to have a fun time.”
Hugo said he is excited to be a part of the revival of east end. Banding together with the other booming venues and bars of Rundle Street and with Fringe around the corner, he says now is the perfect time to be pulling people back into the city and celebrating good times ahead.
“We are creating a unique experience around food and wine with a melting pot of Australian culture and amazing vibes.”
Two-Pot Screamer will open on December 3 at 285 Rundle Street, Adelaide.
It will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm till late and Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12pm till late.