Melt CBD caters for everything from a quick lunch with friends to a feast for a crowd, supplying hungry locals and tourists with tapas and gourmet pizzas all day long.
After the success of Melt Pizzeria in Hyde Park, Simon Kardachi, Justin Brooks, Scott Kuerschner and Sally Davey decided to establish a city venue together, opening the doors of Melt CBD in December 2010. The name was inspired by the already established Melting Pot owned by Simon (now The Pot Food & Wine) and its location next door to Melt Pizzeria.
Wooden floorboards and tables set the scene for an eatery buzzing with atmosphere. Ambient lighting and colourful modern artwork add to the retro vibe of the dining spaces. Perch on a stool at the bar overlooking the busy open kitchen or choose the quieter, cosy room with scattered cushions under the stairs for small groups.
Accomplished Head Chef, Scott, has gained experience through his time at Mezes, Amalfi, Pheasant Farm, Universal and The Pot Food & Wine among other venues. His menu is designed with sharing in mind and he sources as much produce as possible from local suppliers, so the food is always fresh and flavoursome.
The chalkboard of daily specials offers fresh tapas dishes, which may include baked gnocchi with peas, pesto, cream and spinach; risotto balls; or green beans
with chilli, garlic and anchovies. Pizzas include Queen Margarita topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, fior di latte, fresh basil, oregano and ricotta salata, or The Turk – a delicious combination of lamb, pine nuts, pomegranate, provolone, yoghurt, mint and sumac. Crusts are light and crispy with a gluten-free base also offered and salads are fresh and generous.
Guests can opt for the Share Table Luncheon, a popular choice offering a generous selection of tapas, pizza and salads. Dessert, which may include chocolate and pistachio pizza with frangelico cream, is added for the shared dinner menu.
The extensive drinks list includes cocktails, beers, ciders, sherry, bubbles and wine. With McLaren Vale, the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills on the doorstep, South Australian diners are often spoilt for choice when it comes to wine. It’s no surprise local and international wines and beers are offered, with the wine list being constantly updated.
Designed to cater for corporate and private events, the first floor dining space can accommodate sit down dinner parties, cocktail functions or larger gatherings for dinner or lunch.
Whether you’re there for a quick lunch or a leisurely feast, the combination of fabulous food, humming vibe and warm hospitality will ensure a memorable dining experience.