Duthy Street Deli is your typical suburban corner store turned eatery. While it doesn’t look like much from the outside, the inside is slightly better. With chalk board wall menus, leather seating and a feature wall to one side, this place has a grungy feel about it. There’s a good amount of natural light only if you sit in the front part of the shop. As you head towards the rear, it kind of gets dark and gloomy. With an all day breakfast menu and lunch between 12 and 3, the pricing is slightly higher than average, but reasonable for this well to do suburb.
For lunch, I ordered the Lamb Burger with Beetroot Relish and Tzatziki. The meal was ready after a 15 minute wait and was nicely presented. I did note that the distribution of feta cheese in my burger was a bit uneven. The lamb was nice and thick, and perfectly cooked. It will slightly pink in the middle and matched the circumference of the bun. The fetta cheese was soft and delicate, and the vegetables were fresh and crisp. The tzatziki sauce was conservatively applied, so much so, the burger tasted very dry. The beetroot relish had an odd scent to it. I certainly hope it wasn’t off! The bun was slightly over toasted, but was still acceptable. I also question why a side of salad was provided with a burger that already had salad in it.
The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. My meal was quite satisfying for the $15.90 price tag. I’ve heard a lot of good things about their breakfast options, but for me, the burger was just OK.
WHERE: 31 Duthy St, Unley