One of Adelaide’s GREAT historical buildings and well-known establishments, the Treasury 1860, has undergone an amazing transformation in last year! Adelaide Food Central joined the VIP launch celebrations Wednesday night at the newly refurbished bar and restaurant with cocktails, local wines, craft beers and canapés!
On arrival, we were greeted with a glass of bubbles (the best kind of greeting) and welcomed into the beautiful new entrance of the Treasury 1860. Gentle lighting filled the room with warmth and a fresh new feeling as we explored the venue.
The dining space features a neutral palate, wooden furnishings and cement potted succulents perched on the large white windowsills. The decorated ceiling was highlighted with modern pendant light fittings, which made for a perfect space for drinks, cheese and conversation PLUS a lovely setting for evening meals in the restaurant.
The treasury 1860 lunch and dinner menu includes a selection of small and large plates, fresh sides and a great shared option. With a focus on seasonal and local produce, there is no doubt this will be one to try!
We enjoyed delicious sweet Espresso Martinis at the cocktail bar in the Treasury’s iconic courtyard. Sipping away listening to the talented Liam Halford while enjoying canapés, reflecting the new bar menu.
We enjoyed a “shot” of Gazpacho, a tasty chilled Spanish soup made with tomato, spices and chilli with lots of pepper. Delicious bite-sized Mac and Cheese Balls, which were crispy and light. Creamy Chicken Liver Pate with lavosh and tender Tandoori Chicken with yoghurt and coriander on cucumber wheel.
New items on the treasury menu also include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Popcorn Crocodile with cajun aioli (yum), Sticky Pork Ribs, Poutine with pulled beef and a selection of pizzas. If the canapés were anything to go by, the extensive bar menu list will be great for afternoon eats.
Moving into the bar area we were delighted by the long beautiful marble bench top, arched mirrors, royal blue tiles, pendant lighting and a continuation of the natural palette from the dining room with brown leather lounges, timber bar tables and green indoor plants.
The wine selection included all our amazing South Australian regions. Sidewood Estate, Turkey Flat, Alpha Box and Dice just to name a few! While ordering a drink we admired Wild Huemans AMAZING wine cooler perched on the bar!
Treasury 1860 with its renovations, extensive menus, local wines and large beer collection is a great spot to meet friends and enjoy live music after work in the courtyard and bar or over an evening meal in the beautiful dining room.
Words by Charlotte Gieck
WHERE: 144 King William St, Adelaide