21 Jun Peel St
Peel St is a cool and casual restaurant located on Peel Street. Part of the Adelaide laneway transformations promoting outdoor dining and encouraging more foot traffic. With its exposed raw bricks and 2 large blackboards on the walls, the place gives off a laid back and chilled out atmosphere.
The menu is seasonal and written on blackboards on the walls. It consisted of a mixture of modern Asian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes.
Our waitress told us 3 dishes were plenty for 2 people and recommended ordering 2 small plates and 1 large plate to share. Being the foodies/piglets that we are A and I ordered 2 small plates and 2 large plates to share.
Thai sashimi. Ocean trout sashimi with lemongrass, lime leaf, green chilli, sawtooth coriander and puffed brown rice.
This was my favourite dish of the night.
Cured salmon. Cardomom and carrot cured salmon with beetroot mayonnaise, pickled fennel, feta and ruby red grapefruit.
The fish slices were thick and luscious. The dressings packed a punch and both dishes were so full of flavour.
Lamb shoulder. Slow roasted lamb shoulder with Persian feta, zucchini, mograbiah, tomato, mint and walnut sourdough crumble. The lamb was perfectly cooked. It was so soft and so tender it literally just fell apart and was also really moist and juicy. This is how lamb shoulder should be cooked.
Whole spatchcock. Crispy skinned spatchcock with orange and cumin heirloom carrots, tahini, zaatar, labneh, roasted almonds and fresh mint. The spatchcock was so succulent. The orange dressing was zesty and went well with the carrot salad.
Peanut butter parfait with salted caramel, chocolate mousse, caramelised banana, roasted peanuts and topped off with meringue sticks. Chocolate and peanut butter are a winning combination in my books. The parfait had the right amount of peanut butter. You could really taste it but it wasn’t sickening or overpowering at all. The chocolate mousse paired with it perfectly and the peanuts gave it a crunchy contrast.
We also ordered coffees to finish off with our dessert and they were quite good.
Wow! The food here at Peel St was amazing and the servings were very generous so make sure you come with a big group or very empty stomachs. Our waitress warned us that we ordered a lot of food and we really should have listened to her but we really wanted to try all the different dishes available. Make sure you book well in advance because this place is always booked out.