A quirky space with vintage-like interior and an old-time feel sits at the south end of the city, offering Mediterranean cuisine and a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Noshery, located on King William Street, is small yet inviting; its dark green tablecloths and rich red velvet curtains set the scene for an early 1900’s first class banquet of some sort. The dim yellow glow of the gold chandelier lighting warms the room and relaxes the atmosphere as customers dine to soft jazz music playing in the background.
The Mediterranean menu offers dishes at an affordable price with a selection of seafood and salad entrees, pasta and risotto mains and meat mains, as well as 12 different choices of pizza for dinner.
Our entree Mejillones Picantes was certainly a highlight of the night, serving up large South Australian black mussels cooked with garlic, chilli and herbs in an Italian tomato sauce with a side of lightly toasted garlic bread. The sauce was rich in flavour and is used to dip the garlic bread in and scooped up inside the mussel clam. With mild paprika garnishing the edges of the plate, it is a stand out dish both in colour and in taste.
If you’re feeling some pasta for your main, try out the Spaghetti Gambas cooked with fresh SA king prawns and garlic, chilli, herbs and wine sauce. While the chilli and spice lack a little, the freshness of the prawns certainly makes up for a distinctly mild flavouring. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese to bring out the flavours a little more! We know seafood and parmesan don’t normally go together, but somehow it works magic for this dish.
And for dessert? We had the delightfully fluffy Crepe Suzette filled with vanilla ice cream, garnished with orange slices and topped with an orange-flavoured sauce which is neon pink in colour. The dish certainly melts in the mouth and it comes at an affordable $12, with none of the desserts on Noshery’s menu reaching above $15.
There was a little wait between meals, but that gave us all the more time to chat and socialise. Service certainly could improve, but we were warmly greeted with smiles which, some may say, is the most important thing!
So if you’re down the south side of the city sometime, be sure to check out Noshery for a bite to eat and some wine to wash it down; and fortunately you won’t end up pocketless afterwards!