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The Colonist | Superb Australian dining in Norwood’s beautiful and iconic pub.

Jul 11, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 minutes


We at She Shopped had the pleasure of hosting some of our favourite clients for brunch at The Colonist.  

This iconic institution has sat proudly on The Parade, Norwood, since 1851.  Today, patrons can enjoy some of Adelaide’s best pub dining accompanied by an extensive drinks list.  

The Colonist has a wonderful ambience; it has been stripped back to its raw beauty with high ceilings, ornate copper roofing and original scenic wallpaper.  Our favourite touch: an epic Steve McQueen painting. This place is seriously cool.

The Colonist is the perfect place to chat and unwind.  Just like us, you can catch up with friends in the intimate dining area or soak up some morning sunshine in one of The Colonist’s alfresco areas.  Plus, there are plenty of parking spaces at the rear of the pub.  

Our brunch was most certainly a tasty one.  We were treated to a selection of meals from the breakfast and lunch (main) menu and it was hard to pick a winner when everything was so delicious!

From the breakfast menu, available every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2.30pm, we feasted upon three amazing options:  

The Loaded Breaky is a hearty ode to local produce; toasted Turkish bread, Hahndorf wood smoked bacon, Barossa Valley cheese kransky, baked beans, roasted tomato, truffled Swiss brown mushrooms, hash brown and two eggs.  

The sophisticated Mushroom Ragu is a richly flavoured dish with porcini cream, mixed mushrooms, potato gnocchi and white truffle oil.  

The classic Eggs Benny Your Way comes with toasted Turkish bread, two poached eggs, buttery hollandaise sauce and your choice of either Woodside smoked ham or Tasmanian smoked salmon.

Breakfast at The Colonist can be paired with a breaky cocktail or freshly squeezed juices.

Lunch is available at The Colonist every day from 12pm – 2.30pm.  We enjoyed two dishes from this menu that really hit the spot for Team She Shopped and our guests – healthy and delectable!

The Mexican Bowl is full of bright, punchy flavours; rice, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, onion, black beans, corn, bean sprouts and a fried egg. 

Bursting with tasty goodness, the Rainbow Beets dish is a clever combination of fennel, onion, pearl couscous, seeds, salad leaves, walnuts and goats cheese. 

Our lovely brunch included an extra-special touch; we each received a selection of mini plants in speckled ceramic planters from those clever creatives at Tynte Flowers.

Visit The Colonist and see for yourself why we love it so much.  

The Colonist

44 The Parade, Norwood. 

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