Two Pot Screamer
The iconic Rundle Street space that previously housed Jock Zonfrillo’s acclaimed eateries Orana and Bistro Blackwood is now Two-Pot Screamer, a two-level eatery and cocktail bar by hospitality group, Penny Hospitality (Lions Art Factory, Joe’s Kiosk and the West Oak Hotel).
The restaurant downstairs is a fun and nostalgic successor to Orana, a restaurant that’s left an undeniable imprint on Adelaide’s dining scene. It’s handsome, too, with plenty of natural timber, earthy hues, classic bentwood furniture and massive windows gazing out over a handful of extra seats along the mall.
In the snacks department, chef Georgina Fehring (formerly of Magill Estate) has created a list of reimagined takes on Australiana classics; all done with fine-dining flair. The “Snag in Bread”, for example, is a slice of rye bread ferrying a wild boar and venison sausage topped with plum sauce and roasted pickled.
There’s also a fancy riff on a Chiko Roll, crumbed ling fish fingers and crispy “popcorn” crocodile with pepper berry aioli. Follow up with small and larger dishes to share: kangaroo tartare, chargrilled hanger steak, or barbequed eggplant with miso, roasted chickpeas and lemon myrtle zucchini. For dessert, you might try the reimagined Neapolitan ice-cream with Davidson Plum jam, wattleseed creme-patisserie, vanilla mousse and puff pastry.
Upstairs in the old Orana space, a ‘70s-inspired cocktail bar has taken over with a vibrant pink colour palette and a balcony overlooking Rundle Street. Come here for well-made drinks highlighting South Australian makers and ingredients, plus local beer and wine. A quality soundtrack ties it all together.