This micro-brewery, bar and restaurant is one for the beer-lovers. Saunter down the little side alley off one of Adelaide’s busiest thoroughfares and you’ll find yourself in hoppy heaven.
A tribute to the legacy and entrepreneurial spirit of one infamous 19th century Adelaide wild-woman, Elizabeth Lilian Oliver, Lady Burra celebrates passionate people who are masters of their craft.
The micro-brewery sits to the back of the restaurant and bar space so you can see it in action when you stop by for a pint or some grub. The beer range? Extensive (as expected), featuring four award-winning, year-round brews including pilsner, American pale ale, nitro Irish red ale, and India pale ale.
Lady Burra’s tasting paddle is the perfect way to sample them all. All beer here is unfiltered, preservative and additive free, and totally delicious. There’s also an ever-changing selection of seasonal batches and limited release brews – just ask the friendly staff what’s cooking.
Beers aside, there’s also a tidy selection of Australian, Spanish, Portuguese and French vino, plus a cocktail list featuring, ‘something old, something new, something sour, something brewed’. Try the Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, a sweet treat complete with salted caramel rum and chocolate bitters; or the Lady Michelada, a spicy blend of tequila, tobasco, tomato, lime and pilsner.
The menu at Lady Burra is typical brewhouse fare with an interesting Portuguese twist, crafted by Head Chef, Rosa Dantas. All the standard bits are there, such as cheese and meat platters, pizza and burgers, as well as tapas, paella (Friday and Saturday nights only) and Portuguese tarts for dessert. There’s also a dessert pizza – need we say more?
You can nibble on all manner of beer-friendly bites, including Rosa’s spiced nuts, Lady Burra kransky and prawn rissoles with aioli. Oh, and a casual four-different-kinds-of-chips, including sweet potato, beer-battered, Patatas Bravas and fat chips with gravy.
As for the fit-out, Lady Burra’s vibe is industrial chic. You’ll find lots of reclaimed and recycled wood, paired with modern trimmings such as a bright neon ‘Brewhouse’ sign, graffiti-style murals and an exposed ceiling with unique light fixtures.
Settle in amongst the wood-fire ovens churning out crispy pizzas and slow-cooked meats, take a perch at the bar or cosy up in one of the booths and celebrate good food, great beer and fabulous company in true Lady Burra style.