Adelaide Food Central was invited to sample the dishes at Lindes Lane. All food and drink were provided free of charge.
Wine cafe by day and small bar at night, Lindes Lane is one of the few places that I know that takes up an entire street. Known for their laneway parties, Lindes Lane now has a new cafe section on the ground floor, and a soon to be opened basement bar and function area.
The drinks on offer include a selection of local and international wines as well as craft beers, spirits and coffee. As far as food goes, it’s all about fresh local produce. The breakfast options are light and simple, while the gourmet jaffles are perfect for anytime of the day or night. The rest of the menu is a selection of pizza, and small and large plates, which will be constantly changing depending on seasonal ingredients.
The decor is funky and stylish with a casual warehouse feel. The mix of blacks and earthy colour tones work perfectly with the occasional splash of bright colours. With large windows along it’s frontage that actually open, there is plenty of natural light and ventilation coming through that gives this place a casual relaxed vibe. The indoor wine cafe area seats 25 with another 50 seats available along the laneway.
To start off, I had the Duo of Cured Tassie Salmon which were a combination of lemon myrtle and beetroot, and a vodka and dill salmon with lemon myrtle aioli and salmon roe. Both styles of salmon had smooth and silky textures, while one was slightly firmer than the other. The lemon myrtle and beetroot combination was a perfect balance of tartness and subtle sweetness. The latter combination was a bit more complex with the sweetness of the dill, the tart lemon myrtle aioli and the hints of saltiness from the salmon roe.
The Asian Sashimi Tuna Nachos is an excellent example of how a fusion dish can actually work. Small portions of fresh tuna are cut up and mixed with a spicy blend of srichacha mayonnaise and wasabi. Combined with the smooth delicate avocado and fried crispy wonton skins, this signature dish will knock your socks off. So simple yet so amazing!
Finally, I had the Wild Mushroom pizza. Getting my vitamin B fix, this delicious pizza consisted of black fungus and portobello mushrooms. The tangy smooth texture of the chevre really complimented the subtly sweet tomato base and the fresh crisp rocket. The pizza base was handmade with a perfectly thin consistency.
With small bars popping up in the east and west of the city, it’s actually quite remarkable that Lindes Lane sits somewhere inbetween on it’s own. The food here is very tasty and approachable, and I really like how they use fresh locally sourced ingredients. Combine this with their fantastic selection of beverages on offer and this becomes a perfect place to sit back and relax, whether it be day or night.
WHERE: 93 Rundle Mall, Adelaide