We visited NINE 50 Restaurant & Bar on Saturday night for dinner on the second weekend after opening night.
As a local to the area, we are all aware of the history of this venue, Fuze, The Vault, The Vault 2, Atlantic Bar and Grill, Atlantic Bar and Grill 2. It is finally time to put the past to rest. NINE 50 Restaurant & Bar is now a totally new entity with brand new owner, brand new menu, and the early signs are very positive.
New owner and head chef Troy Kaderes has done a fantastic job re invigorating this restaurant, and is finally doing this venue and stunning location justice.
Speaking to Troy and the staff we were initially concerned the menu may have been limited, but we were informed the NINE 50 menu is always changing and evolving, which i feel is a great idea to keep people coming back and trying something new, and showcasing our amazing local produce.
For Entree we ordered the Schiacciata, which is an Italian flat bread with garlic infused olive oil and shaved parmesan topped with fresh herb salsa, we also ordered Murray River Salt & Lemon Pepper NT Crocodile, and to be brutally honest I was not overly excited about eating crocodile, but I am glad I did, this was my first experience eating crocodile and I really enjoyed it.
For main course Rachel ordered the Roasted Chicken Breast, and I ordered 300gm Ranges Valley Pure Black Onyx Scotch Fillet. Being only open for two weeks, with new staff and new restaurant we expected some teething problems, but I must say, everything was cooked beautifully, presentation was great, food was very tasty and service was amazing, staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome.
The other thing I noticed about the NINE 50 menu, was majority of the wines were sourced from our own backyard here in McLaren Vale and South Australia, which I believe is very important.
All in all a great night out at NINE 50 Restaurant and Bar, and another fantastic addition to the food and wine landscape on Beach Road in Christies Beach.
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9 / 50 Esplanade, Christies Beach
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