Located on the tranquil waters of West Lakes and only a short distance from South Australia’s picturesque coastline is the Lakes Hotel.
Owned by the Fahey family, Adelaide’s iconic waterfront hotel has had an extensive revamp with major renovations.
With new housing developments and several upgrades in the surrounding suburbs, operations manager Trent Fahey was in charge of the makeover and worked in collaboration with a design team comprising of Studio Nine, IA Design, Frame Creative and with renowned construction company Schiavello Construction to complete the project in under a year.
Trent wanted to create a fresh and vibrant space that was on trend where everyone of all ages could enjoy and several new additions were created to differentiate the areas of the hotel.
New to the Lakes Hotel is Mr Neptune’s, a relaxed and casual café with opulent leather lounges and a sun deck overlooking the stunning waterfront views, while the indoor fireplace will keep you warm during the colder months of the year.
There’s no longer a need to head into the cbd when you can enjoy a world class meal from Knot’s kitchen. Executive chef Nigel Rich brings his expertise with new menus featuring local South Australia produce.
Crab sandwich. Soft shell crab with aioli and sambal. The crab was light and crispy while the aioli added a subtle creaminess.
Prawn dumplings with black vinegar dressing. The prawn mince was tender and moist and the dressing added a lovely tanginess.
Chicken spring rolls. The spring rolls were crisp and crunchy on the outside while the filling was aromatic.
Roasted heirloom beetroot, goat curd, shaved radish and walnut bread.
Chef’s selection. Arancini, marinated olives, dukkah, crusty bread, yakitori chicken, spring rolls, oysters 2 ways and steamed pork buns.
Nourish bowl. Andean grains, kimchi, sweet potato, kale, pepitas, mushrooms, baby leaves, avocado and tahini dressing.
Potato gnocchi with asparagus, semi dried tomato, broccolini and blue cheese. The gnocchi was light and pillowy soft. The blue cheese gave the dish a richness and added depth.
Slow roasted pork belly with orange and cardamom marmalade, shaved beets and fennel.
Afterwards you can kick back and relax with a drink from their specialty gin menu while overlooking the beautiful lakefront view.
Their specialty gin menu consists of 9 gins all made here locally in South Australia with a choice of garnishes to choose from for that finishing touch.
Award winning 23rd Street Distillery gin with fresh orange and mint.
23rd Street Distillery gin with strawberries and lemon.
KI Wild gin with green apple and thyme.
Whether you’d like to just have a nibble or a drink or get away from the hustle to just relax.
The Lakes Hotel has meticulously thought of every detail for that amazing heavenly experience.