She Shopped’s resident man about town, Andrew ‘Hayesy’ Hayes, is a familiar face and voice here in Adelaide. A Channel 7 and SA Weekender presenter, plus a Hit 107 radio announcer, Hayesy loves our great city. He is particularly passionate about Adelaide’s thriving hospitality scene. Having performed music gigs in many a fine establishment, Hayesy has the low down on the best places to wine and dine.
Hayesy is on a She Shopped mission to showcase Adelaide’s coolest venues. This week he checked out the Colonist Tavern in Norwood.
Video: Take a tour of the Colonist, Norwood with Hayesy.
Located in South Australia’s most in-demand suburb, the Colonist is easily the number one pub in Norwood. It has it all – the pub is an historic beauty that serves delectable food and boasts an extensive selection of drinks, attracting patrons from near and far. The Colonist has been trading on the Parade since 1851, so they definitely know what they’re doing!
Immerse yourself in The Colonist’s history by taking in its high ceilings, ornate copper roofing and original scenic wallpaper. If only these walls could talk!
The Colonist attracts a really diverse crowd. Many of South Australia’s most influential business people meet here; the charming ambience makes for a perfect place to chat and unwind. With plenty of parking out the back, The Colonist is also a gathering spot for weekend catch ups and long lunching, and it’s not unusual to see people settle in for the whole day in the outdoors.
Hayesy firmly believes that a great venue is best measured by the bar and dining, and that is where The Colonist comes into its own. The team of dedicated chefs deliver quality gourmet food using local produce. Serving all day brunch, freshly squeezed juices, snacks to share and dinner, patrons are spoilt for choice. You’ll find an impressive wine list from nearby gems located in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and the Barossa. Hayesy found that The Colonist has one of Adelaide’s best range of local craft beers on tap, including Prancing Pony Brewery, Feral Brewing Company and Pirate Life Brewing, just to name a few.
There’s something about The Colonist. It’s cosy, yet vibrant. It’s maintained the traditional values of great service and food, but has remained innovative, with an interesting menu.
Norwood’s best pub? We can see why. Check it out for yourself!
44 The Parade