Restaurant Reviews

The Pot: Restaurant review

The Pot by Emma McCaskill

Address

160 King William Rd
Hyde Park, SA

Hours

Tue-Fri noon-9.30pm
Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm

Prices

E $10-$25
M $30-$38
D $4-$14

REVIEW

Fresh from a stint at Magill Estate Restaurant, chef Emma McCaskill's first solo venture is with restaurateur-of-the-moment Simon Kardachi at a cosy eatery. The updated space and menu results in a refined bistro focused on regional food and wine. Brine-soaked sardine with chilli relish on a linseed cracker, topped with pickled shallot and dill, is a winning opener, followed by a vibrant salad that teams the crunch of just-blanched asparagus and fennel with black lentils and a lemony, ash-topped labne. Wood-roasted whiting is elevated by the umami wakame, shio koji and capers. Could the pork loin chop be juicier? Its flavours work well with dill pickle, pineapple chutney and fennel flowers nonetheless. Enjoy the expansive choices by the bottle or glass and finish with Mint Slice Vienetta – a heavenly play on two favourites, with layers of cream, ice-cream and minty goodness.

Phone:
(08) 8373 2044

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Adam Liston and Max Sharrad (note: Emma McCaskill has now left The Pot)

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.