I can only think of two pubs down Hutt Street, but I can’t think of many as classy as the General Havelock. The renovations that were done here are modern and stylish and I just can’t help walking into this place whenever I’m in the area. The venue is nice and spacious with so many seating options. Whether you’re upstairs on the balcony, in the restaurant area, on the atrium area, inside the pub or outside on it dual frontage, no one really misses out. The menu is a combination of modern Australian and your usual pub favourites.
Last night, I ordered the Chicken Schnitzel Parmigiana. The meal was ready after a 15 minute wait and was nicely presented. The schnitzel was of a decent size and thickness. The chicken was tender and succulent, although the exterior was a bit burnt. The napoletana sauce was generously applied but had a distinct sourness. The mozzeralla topping was adequate although it could have spent a bit more time under the grill. Had they completely covered the schnitzel with cheese, they wouldn’t have burnt the schnitzel. The salad was fresh and crisp, and the vinaigrette dressing wasn’t over applied. The beer battered chips were soggy but adequately salted.
My friend had the fish and chips. She reported that the fish was well cooked and the chips were also soggy.
The staff were friendly and the service is what you would expect at a pub. The staff were prompt in bringing out the food but then you never saw them again. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable, particularly when compared to other pubs.
Not the best Chicken Parmi I’ve ever had, but still a pleasant drinking hole.
WHERE: 162 Hutt St, Adelaide