Adelaide has its own Supper Club and it is legit late night dining. Unlike one of those places that say open till late and close at 9pm, Propaganda Club is a dream come true for late night diners like myself staying open till 6am in the morning. Recently opened on Grenfell Street, it’s a hidden wonder in the basement of Regent Arcade. Walk through the doors and head down the stairs lit by a grand chandelier to this secret club.
The venue has a stylish old world charm, classically elegant and cozy at the same time. There’s the Soho Lounge with a bar, the Manhattan Room for dining and the Sidecar Bars. We were here upon invitation to experience the supper club and were led straight to the Manhattan Room. I didn’t think I would see much velvet anymore these days but the Manhattan Room had velvet booths for intimate dining along with two long tables for larger groups if you so wish to have your next gathering here.
The drinks menu offers a range of wines, beers and cocktails while the food menu focuses on share plates both small and larger. After all, sharing is the best way to eat. They aim to showcase seasonal fresh ingredients from South Australia so the menu may change from time to time. From the get go we received great service from all the waiting staff that night. We started off with some olives while we perused the menu to see what might be in store for us on this night
Next they brought out some of the most beautiful breads I’ve tasted, like something from a really nice artisan bakery. Served with some pickles and butter we could have easily had another 2 loaves.
We also tried some Snapper Carpaccio with caper berry, shallot, dill and wild strawberries. It was fresh and lovely with such delicate well balanced flavours. Another winner for me. Moving on to hot food their Croquettes with porcini mushrooms and cheese were too die for. Perfectly golden brown crunchy on the outside with a smooth texture inside infused with amazing porcini flavours.
Our last savoury dish was Roasted Pork Belly with charred onion, cucumber, cauliflower puree and of course crackling. The pork belly was tender and delicious although the crackling was more hard chewy than crunchy. Just a note, these were all appetizers and small plates. They also offer larger plates ranging from $42 to $98 with charcuterie, cheese platter, rib eye and the likes.
A meal isn’t complete until you have some sweets to finish. Vanilla Catalana was our dessert that night and it was certainly delicious. Very rich and smooth but the freeze dried orange and orange segments cut through the richness while some cinnamon gave the dessert lovely aroma and spice.
Propaganda Club was a lovely dining experience with indeed delicious food. The menu feels fresh and modern and service is outstanding. They also offer a pre-set menu for larger groups which basically allows you to try numerous dishes while all you have to do is sit back and enjoy. Propaganda Club is open Tuesdays to Saturdays. For more information check out their website.
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited as guests of Propaganda Club
110 Grenfell Street
08 8223 6411