By Adrian Thomas
The Mile End hotel in Adelaide has celebrated 175 years with major restorations to the establishment and releasing a new menu.
The restoration process took the Hotel, located in Henley Beach Road in Adelaide’s CBD, back to its original design of bluestone and red brick in an effort to showcase its history and still maintain a modern feel.
Architect Mark Folland said: “The refurbishment has allowed the interior of the hotel to open up while retaining a series of different cosy spaces with open fireplaces, keeping part of the original construction and adorned the walls with great artworks.”
The interior of the hotel was designed by artist Sandra Anderson, who added: “The Mile End has an amazing, local history attached to it, so we have kept true to its character by using and recreating some of the original features like the beautiful wood and glass detailed bar, as well as revealing some hidden aspects including a bricked-up window.”
A new centralised kitchen has been created to cater to the bar as well as the dining areas, offering a new menu of modern Australian cuisine, including a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
The man behind the revamped menu is head chef David White, who said the menu was “expanding on the idea of traditional pub food, with modern Australian influences from native and local ingredients.”
In addition, the Mile End has introduced a drinks menu largely influenced by local South Australian wineries, sourcing wines from the Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley regions; a range of on-tap craft beers are also available.
More information is available on the Mile End's website.
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