After Shenanigans and Solbar closed down, a new bar and restaurant has sprouted in it’s place. Verve Bar & Kitchen is located on the second floor of Westfield Marion shopping centre on the outside past Spargo’s. In other words where Shenanigans and Solbar used to be. The interior hasn’t changed much from Solbar and they’ve retained the upstairs part and have a more elegant look downstairs with a fireplace. The menu is modern Australian and pretty similar to the previous two.
Lucky for the man they still have his much liked Steak and Guiness Pie – steak braised in Guiness gravy served in a pastry shell served with creamy mashed potatoes, beans and topped with puff pastry. The filling was overflowing, it was a decent sized serve, pastry was crispy, filling was tasty and I loved the mash potatoes!
Steak and Guiness Pie $20.00
I went for Chicken Parmigiana. It was okay. It wasn’t bad but the schnitzel tasted like the frozen ones you can get from supermarkets. Probably won’t go for it again next time. I am fussy about my schnitzels. Life’s too short to eat bad schnitzels….and bad food in general really.
Chicken Parmigiana $19.50
As usual we spotted onion rings so…..it somehow ended up on our table. Yummy crunch!
They have karaoke nights on Tuesdays with 2 for 1 schnitzels and Quiz nights on Mondays with the purchase of a meal. Staff are friendly and service is good.