Adelaide’s small bar scene is better than its ever been with fantastic bars popping up everywhere in the city. Now we have a relaxed suburban bar to add the to list for those after work drinks and weekend chill outs – Nook Nosh. We were invited to the launch of their courtyard area and here’s what we thought of the place.
Situated on Unley Road, Nook Nosh is cosy and very tastefully decorated featuring some art work by the talented Lisa Farquhar. Usually I would sit near the window and watch the world go by but tonight, we were here to check out the courtyard.
We said our hellos and picked up a drink from the bar. There is a great selection of local wines and beers. It was an extensive list bound to please everybody with the likes of Hither & Yon, Shut the Gate, Howard Vineyard, By Jingo Wines, Clare Valley Brewing, Prancing Pony, Lobethal Bierhaus, Goodieson, Vale Brewing, Lobo Cider and so much more. It’s a great opportunity to discover wines and brews you might not have heard of. We got ourselves a Lobo Cloudy Apple Cider and Vale Brewing Golden Ale.
Thou shalt never drink on an empty stomach so we spotted some tempting platters and played by the rules. Yes, Nook Nosh also serves fantastic nibbles and grazing food which we discovered that night. Amongst the nibbles we had were Charcuterie Board, Olives, Cheeses and Bocconcini & Tomato Cocktail sticks. They also brought in Delectaballswho offered up their famous delicious, hearty hand-made meatballs.
Later in the night they brought out some Fantastic Flatbread from their kitchen, a deliciously thin and crispy pizza. Their Phat Pumpkin converted me, I never thought pumpkin pizza could be this good. With soft sweet roast pumpkin, caramelised onion, fetta, rocket and walnut this was a winner. Until we had Magic Mushrooms. Now we have a tie. It was juicy mushroom goodness with pecorino, garlic, lemon and thyme. It sounded so simple yet the the flavours worked so well together and were so balanced. Loved it, that means a lot coming from two people who only order meat pizzas.
Some of the beers featured that night
The night went on with a lovely speech from owner Lisa before guests continued mingling in the courtyard. With a vertical garden on the side and beautiful strings of lights above you, it’s a rather romantic place to be. There was great ambiance. If you’re looking for a place to drink and graze under the stars the courtyard is the place to be, especially now that it’s summer. At the launch, Crackle & Pop Records were spinning some great tunes for us to enhance the atmosphere.
Nook Nosh is a huge believer of supporting local and it shows on their menu. They open from 3pm on Wednesday till Sunday. There’s live acoustic music on Sundays from 5pm and the DJ will be spinning vinyl collections on Saturdays from 7pm.
I know there’s always Uber but still, cheers to not having to find parking in the city! Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited as guests to Nook Nosh at no cost. All opinions are genuine and our own.