The rooftop revolution has taken Adelaide by storm, with latest offering, The Unley, opening its doors at city fringe location on Unley Road, Parkside.
The Unley opened its doors at a VIP launch last night, revealing bright, free flowing spaces, first floor balconies, cozy fireplaces and an airy interior that beckons you out onto its open rooftop, where you can enjoy a drink and watch the world go by.
Located a stone’s throw from the city, the contemporary hotel brings the outside in, with a funky feature wall of lush greenery in potted plants, created by Adelaide glass artist Tom Moore.
The innovative modern Australian menu brings new meaning to pub grub, offering ‘pop up plates’ for sharing, pub staple favourites as well as vegetarian and vegan offerings, featuring amazing local produce.
“Each dish has their own story and uniqueness to provide a memorable food experience,” says The Unley Head Chef Callum Stewart-Watt.
The locally influenced tapas style menu has a selection of share plates, from cheese filled jalapenos poppers with panko crust and chipotle sauce, chargrilled tiger prawns with goji macadamia puree, to pan fried haloumi with preserved lemon, tarragon and chilli virgin oil with Kalamata olive soil.
“If you’re looking for something bigger, the signature Unley Coorong Angus beef burger with smoked bacon, jack cheese, beetroot jam, runny egg and rocket on brioche bun, the open range ethically harvested Kangaroo tenderloin rubbed in native pepperberries with pumpkin lemon myrtle puree, roast potato, beetroot and riberry chutney or any of the delectable gourmet flat bread pizzas are a perfect choice,” says Stewart-Watt.
The thoughtfully selected drinks menu complements the dining options, with a wine list of global proportions, providing international selections, as well as maintaining the hotels locally sourced ethos, with a solid line up from the Adelaide hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. Craft beers, premium spirits and refreshing cocktails round out the drinks menu to cater for all palates.
The Unley is open for lunch, dinner, drinks and functions daily, with DJs on vinyl Friday and Saturday nights. For further information on the hotel, visit www.theunley.com.au.