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The Unley Launch New Rooftop Bar And Kitchen


The Unley Launch New Rooftop Bar And Kitchen

Alana Trezise

Joining the rooftop revival, The Unley have launched their rooftop bar and kitchen, the latest offering from this revamped, city fringe venue. 

Have you ever thought to yourself, 'I want to go somewhere that has good food and drinks, without trekking into the city'? Well, The Unley certainly have you covered. With a city fringe location, an exciting new menu and now a stunning rooftop view, The Unley provides punters with that inner city vibe, without having to worry about the inner city hassle.

Previously known as Boho, The Unley has been renovated and revived with help from Architect Mark Folland. The interior of the hotel now features a series of open and free flowing spaces, matched with modern furniture and a contemporary feel, whilst the rooftop brings a breath of fresh air to the upstairs space. 

The rooftop is funky and inviting, with plants, string lights and plenty of seating, whilst the inside rooftop bar is just as refreshing. The painted brick wall features a potted plant art installation, created by local Adelaide artist Tom Moore, whilst the wrap around bar and adjacent platform seating creates eye-catching shapes and comfortable surrounds. 

Part of the rejuvenation of The Unley includes reequipped open kitchen facilities to match the new modern Australian menu. Drawing inspiration from the people he feeds, Head Chef Callum Stewart-Watt has created a menu full of local produce and food he loves, including shared 'pop up plates', pub staples and a range of vegetarian and vegan options. 

On our visit to The Unley, we tried a number of dishes including cheese filled jalapeño poppers with panko crust and chipotle sauce, chargrilled tiger prawns with goji macadamia puree, and pan fried haloumi with preserved lemon, tarragon and chilli virgin oil with Kalamata olive soil; all which are available on the tapas style, small plate menu. Each of the dishes were delicious and flavoursome, however we have to say the tiger prawns were definitely our favourite pick. 

Cheese filled jalapeño poppers with panko crust and chipotle sauce

Cheese filled jalapeño poppers with panko crust and chipotle sauce

Aside from the small plate menu, Stewart-Watt says, “If you’re looking for something bigger, the signature Unley Coorong Angus beef burger with smoked bacon, jack cheese, beetroot jam, runny egg and rocket on brioche bun, the open range ethically harvested Kangaroo tenderloin rubbed in native pepperberries with pumpkin lemon myrtle puree, roast potato, beetroot and riberry chutney or any of the delectable gourmet flat bread pizzas are a perfect choice.”

To complement The Unley's new age pub grub, we tried a range of drinks, including the signature apple cocktail and some of the delicious local SA wines. Our favourite drink on the menu would have to have been the Mar-Tea-Ni, a cocktail which included gin, earl grey tea and citrus - an awesome spin on the traditional martini. For those who aren't into cocktails and wine, a range of craft beer, ciders and spirits are also available. 

The Mar-Tea-Ni 

The Mar-Tea-Ni 

The Unley is open for lunch, dinner, drinks and functions daily, with DJ’s on vinyl Friday and Saturday nights. For further information, visit their website here


All images via Girl About Town