Ever had a lazy sleep-in until 12pm, then gotten up ready for breakfast, only to realise all the brunch cafes were shut and everyone’s swapped over to lunch menus?
If so, The Colonist is going to be a new hotspot for all you sloth-like creatures and late-night hospo workers, serving all-day brunch until 4pm, every day of the week.
As well as loads of brunch options, pub classics will be on the menu too with some fresh new additions to welcome in the warmer months.
Head Chef, Dean Lennerth says that only locally-sourced ingredients are used in the new menu, with a special emphasis on having options available for those with dietary requirements.
“We use local growers for fruit and vegetables, Barossa Valley free range eggs, Hahndorf smallgoods, Adelaide Hills sourced rabbits, and meats
“We have a strong commitment to providing tasty food options for vegetarians, vegans and people with gluten intolerances. We also strive to use as much local and Australian produce as possible.” says Dean Lennerth.
We popped past The Colonist and were able to try a selection of their new menu items, including the Tasmanian Smoked Salmon and Corn Fritters, Pulled Pork Huevos Ranchos, Chicken and Haloumi Salad, Crispy Skinned Pork Belly Roll, Wedges (not the basic kind, these ones are served with slow cooked lamb shoulder) and Nachos (also not the dodgy style you make at home with Doritos and tasty cheese).
All these dishes were quite different to each other, which we really loved. If we had to pick a few favourites, we’d definitely start with the Tasmanian Smoked Salmon and Corn Fritters. A fresh, relatively healthy breakfast option, the salmon and fritters are served with sashed avo, loads of fresh tomato and capsicum salsa, rocket, shaved radish and lemon, creating a medley of salty, spicy, sweet and sour flavours on the plate.
The Pulled Pork Huevos Ranchos is a Mexican-style breakfast option, being a tortilla with corn salsa, melted feta, pulled pork, two free range gooey fried eggs & chives topped with hot sauce. The fresh salsa balanced out the heavy pork, while the hot sauce gave the dish a bit of a kick, making it an all-round winner.
Breakfast cocktails are a necessity at any brunch, and The Colonist have created three amazing gin and juice combos: Sweet and Spicy, Dark and Stormy, Tarty and Tasty. Our favourite was definitely the Dark and Stormy, made with 78 Degrees Gin, berries, mint and lime. Be careful with these though, they’re so delicious you don’t even realise you’re drinking alcohol!
To try out The Colonist’s new menu, head to 44 The Parade, Norwood and indulge in brunch until 4pm.