Prepare to wine, dine and dance your way into warmer weather with Hindley Street’s latest addition, the HQ Complex.
With prime position in the heart of the city’s nightclub district, the new HQ features everything we came to know and love about the old HQ, but now with one very appealing extra addition — The Hindley.
Needless to say, when we were invited to the Complex’s soft opening to check out their new, and dynamic space, we jumped at the chance.
Now an adjoining restaurant and bar, The Hindley is situated on the ground floor of the new complex and will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night takeout as of Wednesday the 1st of November.
Complete with an inviting industrial feel, the ground floor restaurant is thoughtfully designed with two bars, exposed brick walls, ample seating room, an eye-catching range of artwork, and even an upstairs gallery.
The perfect place for your morning coffee, long lunch, or relaxed dinner, The Hindley offers an extensive range of dishes, and drinks to suit any occasion.
Headed by Chef Shane Piercy, previously of Zucca/Public, the aptly named Gastropub offers a range of delectable dishes, from the much-loved Smashed Avo, and Arancini, to Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi and Crispy Skin Pork Belly.
Equipped with a partially exposed kitchen, and a wood fired pizza oven, the restaurant will also happily dish up pub classics, alongside a hearty range of wood oven pizzas.
For those looking for something a little lighter, the Gastropub even offers a number of vegan and gluten free salads, including the Raw Zucchini and Pickled Bean Salad, as well as a range of bar snacks, platters and small share plates.
The extensive drinks menu features fresh juices and smoothies (the perfect cure after a late night out), as well as coffee, beer, cider and wine.
Heading upstairs to the ‘new HQ’, and 2.5 levels of nightclubbing-goodness, it’s simple to see why the venue has taken the better part of three years to create.
The next two levels feature HQ’s much-loved main room, with an al fresco balcony overlooking Hindley Street, designated VIP areas, an RnB room, and even the old space’s popular main room podiums.
With perfect views of the main room stage from every angle, and every floor, the sound, lighting and visual experience boast old HQ vibes, but on an entirely bigger, and better level.
Hoping to cater for a range of events, the third floor mezzanine can be opened up as part of the main room, or closed off with soundproof glass walls for small, large or private functions of up to 400 guests.
HQ Director Stephen Rose is confident the versatile space will be suitable for all demographics and occasions.
“The move has put us right in the heart of the action in the vibrant west end of Adelaide. We are confident HQ regulars as well as the next generation of guests will be blown away,” Mr Rose said.
With a total of three levels, six bars, and a passionate following of thousands, we couldn’t agree more!
The HQ Complex officially opened last Saturday, while The Hindley will open tomorrow from 7.30 am till late everyday, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Cheers to The Hindley and the new HQ!
Words and Photos by Julia Arena
WHERE: 149 Hindley St, Adelaide