Malt Shovel Taphouse Adelaide

4.1
25 reviews
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Brand new riverbank venue Malt Shovel Taphouse Adelaide will celebrate all things beer. The craft beer bar and kitchen will offer unique, authentic experiences around beloved craft beer, all in a relaxed, contemporary space. Located at the Adelaide Festival Centre at the end of the Adelaide Oval footbridge the Malt Shovel Taphouse is a riverside venue providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city - in the city! Whether you’re on the way to a game, enjoying a night at the theatre or simply soaking up a night on the town, rest assured our passionate staff and delicious brews, South Australian wine list and cocktails, will make your night. The best part? You can enjoy your pint with breathtaking views of the iconic Adelaide Oval and the River Torrens.
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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous food, great location, bar staff were a bit rude
But apart from
That great experience

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OT
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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Chicken wings were very disappointing. We couldn’t eat them. Looked undercooked, tasted fleshy and nowhere near as good as the picture on instagram which is the main reason we went there. Was also told music started at 6 however wasn’t any whole we were there 6.30-8pm

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GB
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Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Noisy swearing conversation happening behind us, love the food and service. Didn’t want to sit there all night listening to 6 blokes f and c all night.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views, great staff, great beer selection and the lovliest meat rolls ive had in a long time.

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C
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Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, sparkling wine overlooking the river and all this with excellent service as well. Perfect.

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SM
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Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Had reservations at 9pm. Showed up and they said they were closing for the night.
Poor form.

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MB
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Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the rotisserie deal, the meat was tender, the salads delicious. Excellent service, thank you.

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SS
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Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service - Danielle was amazing and we had a really good night

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JP
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Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food selection excellent and delicious. Service excellent. Live music added a great ambience and was not to loud and appreciated. Overall a great place for either just a beer or staying longer for a delicious meal.

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CF
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Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was great being able to choose the plates for 2 although as we are not big eaters the size of the serves were a bit much for us. Afterwards we wished we'd thought of getting the plates for 3 between us so as to get more variety in sides.

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JB
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Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere in a great location. Date night meal booked for 6.30pm, arrived on time and we were shown straight to our table which was by the window as requested. There were a couple of beers not available, but we hardly noticed as the lovely young lady who served us able to advise us on another. The food was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed a cocktail and a sparkling wine. All in all, a great night and we will definitely book again.

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FK
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Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You forgot pre-theatre! Given its location, it is perfect for quality, tasty, modern food to eat before popping off to a show next door. Fantastic addition to the riverside.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time dining here, we’re booked in for next week again. Love the setup and the view.

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KT
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Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

First beer ordered they had run out of. We arrived at 5pm when kitchen opened, ordered a mixed rotisserie platter to then be told 10 mins later that they didn't have any chicken ready. Beef was overcooked and dry. Service was good but overall it was overpriced and disappointing.

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AG
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Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We chose your venue for my Daughter’s Birthday as I read about the chef and really wanted to try this new vibrant venue. Service was outstanding, view amazing so picturesque. Very accommodating when we changed one of the orders ... only thing I would mention is if you offer Eggs you should offer Scrambled as well. Other than that a perfect dining experience. I had with me someone who is extremely fussy with her coffee and she said it was the best coffee she has had in Adelaide made at the perfect temperature.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible. Waitress claimed they had no steak from the rotisserie. Then when we ordered the lamb it was dry and we asked twice for some sauce. She actually refused us the first time. Just a real pity to see such a great location be let down by sub par food and service. This was a Saturday night in the holiday period and they wanted us out of the table by 930pm even though they took our booking for 830pm. Overall really poor and won’t go back till they overhaul kitchen.

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JS
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good experience overall. We weren’t “Wow’d” so couldn’t give 5 stars but nothing to complain about.

Beer selection was excellent. Also a good selection of wines.

Rotisserie chicken was a highlight.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Venue looks great, live music, awesome service. Had shared food, loved most, would like to see more ‘fresh’ foods, loved the ceviche and octopus. Otellia white was very impressive. Will go back as I think food will only get better.

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PF
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nice location, friendly staff and good value. Service was quick and efficient

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M
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Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing. Waitress wiped table and spilt the liquid over me, no apology. And wasn't too busy to the note. Outside for pre dinner drink was less than half full. Booked for 4 inside, can't fit 4 mains on a table. And were left to arrange and sort ourselves shifting played, offloading sides, moving things to other tables. Even though there were so many free larger tables we weren't offered to move or join a table for space. Restaurant wait staff were friendly overall. Food was lovely. Meats cooked well, vegetarian was over priced for what it was.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous spot, great food, fantastic service.

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OT
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Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere but the music was just too loud!! Speakers were booming and it meant the 100s of people who were there inside & outside were all raising their voices just to have a conversation. It’s a pity because it kind of ruined it for me-went home with a banging headache. Food very good though.

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JC
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Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nothing special, but not terrible either. The menu looked good, but food failed to match the hype. Suggest a rotisserie tasting plate (of all three meats). The shared plate for two not nearly enough.

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JW
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Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Malt Shovel has only just opened and it shows. The service was excellent and the views are brilliant. The craft beer selection was also impressive. However, the food servings were small. We had the lamb and chicken roll. The chips were delicious but the serve of meat was tiny compared to the roll. I had 4-5 small pieces of lamb and the chicken came with a lot of skin that was fatty.

We also asked if we could sit outside and order our food but were told we couldn't as they didn't serve food outside. Later in the day when we were enjoying the views (and a cheese platter) from an outdoor seat I discovered an almost exact menu serving the outdoor area. The music was reasonable and aimed at a much younger market. The patrons at lunch were definitely between 40-60 years old. Lastly, the gazebo needs some type of covering to stop sunburn.

I am looking forward to coming back when they have settled as long as the servings are a bit more generous.

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S
33 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on opening night and everything was excellent...not what we’d normally expect on an opening night! Highly recommend!

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