Situated right along the shores of West Lakes, Lakes Hotel is surrounded by picturesque views which provide the perfect setting for drinks with friends. As we entered the Lakes Bar launch party, we were greeted by an expanse of windows which afforded unobstructed views of the idyllic scenery, and some mellifluous tunes courtesy of the Hartway Duo. With a steady flow of drinks and hors d’oeuvres continuing throughout the night, the launch certainly did not disappoint.
We opted for some gin cocktails to start, featuring SA-produced gins from Kangaroo Island Wild Gin and 78 Degrees Gin in the Adelaide Hills. Garnished with various herbs and fruits, it provided an invigorating start to the evening. Eager to see what else was on the menu, we also sampled the Ambra Lime Blush cocktail, which was deliciously fruity (and very aesthetically pleasing). Award-winning wines, beers, and ales from Bird in Hand, Jim Barry, Mismatch, Furphy, and Coopers were also featured on the bar menu, all of which were equally popular amongst guests.
Soon afterwards, the food started flowing, and we were greeted by platters filled with Arancini, Caprese Skewers, Pork Belly, Spring Rolls, and Dumplings. Each morsel was bursting with flavour, and left us wanting to chase down the waiters for seconds. The continuous flow of tasty appetizers was certainly welcomed by the crowd, which became evident when platters were being emptied almost as quickly as they were appearing!
So, if you’re looking for somewhere with delicious food, a wonderful variety of cocktails, and impressive waterfront views, then look no further, because Lakes Hotel is sure to satisfy.
Words and Photos by Xueying Sun
WHERE: 141 Brebner Drive, West Lakes