Sunday, September 2, 2018

Restaurant Review: Spaghetti Crab!




Spaghetti Crab
47 O'Connell St
North Adelaide
08 8361 8714

Hi guys! Recently, my family and I dined at Spaghetti Crab, a unique one-dish restaurant located on O'Connell Street, North Adelaide. Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the service, food and ambience, so sit back and get ready for my Spaghetti Crab experience!

The Story of Spaghetti Crab....



Service
I feel compelled to start off with the service, because it was simply outstanding. Our 5:30pm reservation was for two adults, but our babysitting fell through at the last minute, meaning we had to take our ten year old son. I felt terrible! But the staff went out of their way to accommodate us, pushing two outside tables together and turning on the heaters. All staff were super friendly, some explaining the dish, others asking if the heater was too hot and even fixing up our table so it didn't wobble! This was honestly the best customer service I've experienced in a long while, leaving me very impressed and with a big smile on my face.




Ambience
Spaghetti Crab, brought to us by Ruby Red Flamingo, is located along busy O'Connell Street in North Adelaide, an area I have very fond memories of. A few years ago I used to regularly watch movies at the Wallis Piccadilly cinema just up the road, and loved walking up O'Connell Street and checking out all the exciting eateries. So I experienced a cosy surge of nostalgia as I sat outside with my family, taking in the night-time atmosphere. I usually don't like sitting outside at restaurants, but I think this experience has turned me! The inside seating area is much larger than I anticipated, and the decor was fun and on trend.

Drinks
We were provided with a bottle of water for the table (always welcome, and something I never turn down) and looked over the menu, which essentially was a drinks menu as there only was one dish! I ordered a glass of Prosecco (Italian white wine) and my husband opted for a Lemonata. Now of course I tried both, and I must say even though the Prosecco was yummy, I loved hubby's sparkling lemon juice drink more, probably because it was super refreshing and tangy. Mr 10 had only table water during our visit, but don't feel bad; we fed him dinner beforehand and took him down the road for dessert straight after, so he was all good! 

Hot Tip: letting your kid play Clash Of Clans on your husband's mobile when eating out is a damn good way to keep them busy. Not on your phone, that's for photographing the food!



Food
We were pleasantly surprised to be served a complimentary basket of bread, which came with a hardcore potent little bowl of chilli. Every time my Dad goes to a restaurant, he complains they don't give him any bread, and from what I've experienced, it's rare these days, so I love it when places include bread. It's the little things! Hubby was piling the chilli on, but I played it safe and applied the tiniest of amounts (thank God!). It was yummy, but it sure packed a punch!





The crab crackers and plastic bibs on the table are a good indication that diners at Spaghetti Crab are in for quite the experience! Personally, I loved the idea of cracking the crab open myself, because I'm always eager to learn new things, and I just think it adds to the whole adventure. We ordered Spaghetti Crab for two, which comes out as a generous serving on a large share platter. The waitress advised we start eating the spaghetti first, as the crab would continue to cook. The spaghetti was expertly cooked al dente, which I'm sure hubby appreciated, because he's used to my overcooked pasta. Even though I should have 'embraced the mess' I was determined not to get this dish all over my face, and I was successful! Hubby, not so much (but that's what the bib and the refresher towel are for!). I had fun cracking open the blue swimmer crab and extracting the meat, which was tender and delicious. The flavour was mild and perfect to try for someone who's not super keen on seafood. We definitely made use of the pot of extra spaghetti sauce, heaping it on our food and savouring the flavours. After we finished, we spotted the long wooden skewer undoubtedly provided to assist in removing the crab meat from the shell. Haha, oh well!

We thoroughly enjoyed our Spaghetti Crab experience and would highly recommend giving them a visit!







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Disclaimer: Max The Unicorn plus a guest were invited to try Spaghetti Crab, all food and drinks were provided. Reviews are my honest opinion. There are no affiliate links in this post. Please see the Disclosure page for further information.

Have you tried crab? What's your favourite type of seafood?

42 comments:

  1. WOW! That looks pretty, pretty good!! Lucky you! #MummyMondays

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  2. That's my sort of dish! Seriously though, when you do one dish you'd better do it well - and it sounds as though they do.

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    1. That's exactly right - you've got nowhere to hide with this dish!

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  3. Wow! This place looks so good. I don’t eat seafood but I know Dave would LOVE this place!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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  4. I love any pasta. SO this place looks amazing sadly I don't eat seafood though hahah

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    1. Pasta is definitely a fave of mine too. I order it a lot :D

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  5. This is my sort of a restaurant! I love seafood and crab especially is a favourite! It sounds like the customer service you received was amazing! Definitely a restaurant that needs visiting!

    Ingrid
    https://www.fabulousandfunlife.com.au

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    1. Yes I was so impressed with the customer service Ingrid! You should definitely visit if you're ever in Adelaide :)

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  6. Oh my! That looks like my kind of restaurant and so glad to hear that the service was as exceptional as the food.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Yes, I'd highly recommend this one, that's for sure xxx

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  7. Yum! I will have to go there one day.

    Amy | Her Quarters

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  8. I love crab, and it looks so delicious! I'll have to add it to my list. Also, so great to hear that you had good service. Unfortunately its so rare to get good service these days.

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    1. Crab has definitely grown on me after this visit. Yes, great service really leaves you with positive thoughts about a place :)

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  9. Oh no I should've asked you for recommendations when I was in Adelaide recently! Saving this for next time

    Izzy | www.izzywears.com

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    1. Oh no, what a shame! Well hopefully you can try it on your next visit :)

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  10. That looks so yummy! I've never seen spaghetti and crab combined!

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  11. Not a seafood fan, but love the concept!
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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    1. I love the concept of a one dish restaurant -means I don't have to choose my dinner lol

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  12. Looks yummy. Glad you enjoyed it..

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  13. What a great review and as for bread, restaurants always supplied bread. It has been ages since I have dined out! I would be so messy eating that but it looked amazing. Denyse #teamIBOT

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    1. Yes, I remember a time when they used to supply bread, but it's getting rare these days. Unless I just go to the wrong places!

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  14. I reckon bread and rolls are something extra to add to the meal costs now. Boo. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek Next week's optional prompt is Travel Tips. Denyse

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  15. I've never heard of Spaghetti Crab (the restaurant or the combination of foods) but what a yummy looking meal! Love the touch of adding some complimentary bread. If ever I'm in Adelaide I'll keep this place in mind. :-) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. It certainly was yummy and a really enjoyable experience, Min!

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  16. Wow what a unique concept. Looks yummy as, plus they have alcohol!

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  17. I have to admit I'm not a fan of seafood. In fact I can't even eat a whole fish unless it's filleted. I keep saying that it's anything that looks like it did when it was alive, but I'm a huge meat-eater, so that's a bit weird. But I don't most definitely eat shellfish though I know some people love it so!

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    1. Haha I'm like that with chicken and really struggle when we get a whole chicken. I have to have it all cut up before I can go near it!

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  18. Oh wow what a unique place to eat! I've never heard of spaghetti crab before but it's nice that it was tasty and a fun experience for you :)

    I hope that you had a great weekend! The weather was lovely here, but it's quite cold again today.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yeah it was lovely Mica! Glad you had a nice weekend, ours was pretty good too!

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  19. Dammit! I should have been reading this when I was in Adelaide! I loved Asian Central in Gawler and Salisbury - they do great crocodile. Actually, great everything. I miss Adelaide!

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    1. Oh what a shame! Never mind, maybe you can visit next time you're here!

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