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“No Idea”
Review of Saldechin - CLOSED

Saldechin
Price range: $8 - $21
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Set in the art deco marble architecture of an old bank the owner doesn't realy know what he/she wants it to be. It is really a cafe as the staff do not take orders from the table they only deliver table service. The food is quite ordinary too. Part of the floor is being used for storage which detract from the ambance it is trying to achieve.

A couple of days later I went in for a late afternoon drink at its martini in it "Martini bar." The atmosphere was heavy with the fug of incence that had obviously been burning all day. Considering the vaulted ceiling it is quite an achievement to fill such a space with incence smoke to the point the air is blue and increasing global warming.

I asked the bartender for a Vespa made with geneva gin and Polish vodka. He simple stood puzzled and then stated "Sorry mate we only sell what is on the menu." The american visitor sitting at the bar seem quite bemused with this and as we left was taking great pains to explain just what a Vespa was to the amateur bar man. I don't mind being called "mate," but there is a time and place, this is not one. I went around the corner to the Stamford hotel's bar where my order was filled perfectly by a much younger woman attending the bar who was infinitely my courteous and profesional. There I could sit in comfort without ingesting several tonnes of incence smoke.

Thank B John B
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The room is amazing. The feel of the place is unique in Adelaide. But the service is no better than a B grade cafe. All food has to be ordered at the counter, and you get a number. The food comes out - was ok, not horrible, but nothing impressive either.

It's made worse that they are clearly charging more based on the location; but couldn't be bothered putting in the effort to make it worth the price.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I recently had lunch with my family for the first time at this restaurant and nit was awful. The spring rolls could have been from a service station along with the duck dumplings which were that deep fried you couldn't even taste any duck. The worst meal was the Tom yum soup special. I've never had Tom yum soup with carrots, onions, capsicum, broccoli in it. It was more like a minestrone soup mixed with Tom yum paste.

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Thank Simon S
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Fantastic spot for a martini and some Tapas. Great atmosphere seated in beautful old building with live music and friendly staff to help you choose from the great cocktail menu. The food was delicious paticularly the Salad with Blue Cheese & Prawn Trumpets.

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Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Saldechine is one of those place with a surprising nice exterior as well as interior, the building it locates within is quite different than those offer breakfast service around town. The food was good, services still have room to improve, more efficient, precise & particularly discreet with cleaning prior to guest settle @the tables, the coffee was only luke warm. I was not interested in their lunch/ dinner menu, a mix of different styles w/o being good @any.

Thank CitizenoftheWorld96
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