Words by Fatema Sitabkhan
Photos by Fatema Sitabkhan + Tempting Palates
Topham Mall has undergone some massive changes over the last 2 years. While it may be small, it’s a bustling hub of local businesses that have come together to create a truly social and inviting atmosphere in the heart of the CBD.
One such business goes by the name of Lady Burra Brewhouse (LBB). Specializing in Portuguese cuisine with a modern spin on it and taking pride in being the only microbrewery in the Adelaide CBD, patrons of LBB can expect to enjoy a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere within the rustic décor. With the recent addition of the outdoor deck, the ability to socialize and make the most of our beautiful Australian sunshine just expanded by fourfold.
Just in time for Adelaide’s busiest time of the year coming up (Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide 500 – Mad March in a nutshell), LBB will become a magnet for people from all walks of life to come in and experience some truly awesome local hospitality, that is coupled with a fantastic selection of South Australian beers, wines, and spirits.
Long gone are the days when this part of Adelaide died down with the rest of the city after 5pm. With the launch of their brand new deck, LBB hopes to keep the charm of the CBD by night alive with their enticing menu and drinks on offer.
With the status of being the only microbrewery in the CBD, LBB has a generous selection of Pilsner, Classic Pale Ale, Indian Pale Ale, and Irish Red Ale. Each packed with tasty goodness from its mix of fruity and citrusy ingredients, the drinks are refreshing and the perfect accompaniment with their choices of dishes on the menu. Stuck on which beer will complement your meal? Simply ask one of the friendly staff members and they will help you make the right choice.
In terms of the food, LBB has undoubtedly always had my attention, given their attractive cuisine of choice – Portuguese. Starting off the night with appetizers, such as a Gin-cured Atlantic salmon with citrus and fresh chives on a crisp crostini, Portuguese tarts with apple, bacon and goats cheese stuffing, the event was in full swing and the delicacies brought to us were nothing short of entertaining and a delight to the tastebuds.
The star of the evening was the beautiful Paella that was cooked fresh by owner Miguel Sa‘s chef mother Rosa Dantas. Bursting with seafood goodness, the paella was packed with meats such as prawns, mussels, chicken, and chorizo, and topped with fresh lemon juice and peas. This was a dish that was oh-so-fresh and definitely hit the spot, in terms of satisfying the appetite! You, too, can enjoy this delectable meal on Fridays and Saturdays, when it is cooked to order to tingle your tastebuds with its fresh and tangy flavours.
It’s one of those bars / restaurants that you can either visit for some after-work drinks, or can decide on having a big night with friends and/or family. The space is available for function hire as well – and given the versatility of the space, there’s a bit of something for everyone to enjoy!
Decorated in upcycled shipping crates, a beautiful mural that is LBB’s signature feature wall, repurposed wood from the Moonta Jetty, and an ambience that makes it an ideal spot for any occasion – be it a date, a party, a function, or even just a casual outing with acquaintances and friends – it won’t come as a surprise to see LBB climb up the ladder in being one of the hottest social spots in the CBD.
With near-future plans in conjunction with Steven Kidd from the Kidd Retail Group that include the addition of Noble Gentleman bringing a wine venue to expand LBB’s range of drinks, a coffee shop by the name of Frequency, and a new rooftop bar Two Suns, LBB will help with revolutionizing and re-activating Topham Mall and it won’t be long before it becomes a hub that adds to our vibrant nightlife in the Adelaide West End!
Special thanks to the team at LBB for their hospitality and to the team at Girl About Town for the invite to this glamorous event!
4 Topham Mall, Adelaide SA 5000
Mon – Wed 11am – 10pm
Thurs 11am – 11pm
Fri 11am – late
Sat 12pm – late