Australia Day

Australia Day Weekend

26/01/2019 - 28/01/2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Celebrate Australia Day Weekend at The Colonist!

Over Australia Day weekend, sit back and relax with a drink and reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognise our history.

Kick off your Australia Day long weekend celebrations with friends and family at The Colonist. Enjoy the full menu created by the Head Chef throughout the long weekend. As well as all day dining options, including Foraging Plates, Burgers and classic Adelaide pub meals. Additionally, our Gin & Juice jugs are the ultimate choice for sharing with friends over Australia Day Weekend. Furthermore, take advantage of our great drink specials during Happy Hour on Saturday from 4-6pm and Sunday 3-5pm.

Finally, over Australia Day weekend drink a Coopers Session Ale or Pale Ale and go into the draw to win a gift pack of merchandise.

Celebrate Australia Day weekend at The Colonist and book now via the website booking form below, or instead call 08 8362 4422.

Australia Day Weekend at The Colonist

Full Menu

  • (A) usual suspects
  • 6.9
    HOT CHIPS V

    Beerenberg tomato sauce

  • 6.0
    HERB & GARLIC TOAST V/GFO
  • 2.5
    TOASTED DINNER ROLL & BUTTER
  • (Α) Foraging Plates 1 PLATE $14 | 2 PLATES $26 | 3 PLATES $36
  • 15.0
    BREAD & SPREAD VO/GFO

    charred flat bread + 2 dips

  • CHILLI SALT & PEPPER SQUID

    chilli & bean salad, sesame, chilli & ginger dipping sauce

  • ZUCCHINI & CORN FRITTERS V/GF

    heirloom tomato salad + jalapeño butter

  • TRUFFLED MUSHROOM ARANCINI V

    warm gorgonzola sauce

  • ADELAIDE HILLS MIXED OLIVES V/GF

    served warm + crumbled Onkaparinga chévre

  • BURRATA

    fresh shaved proscuitto, wild rocket, vincotta + crostini

  • SESAME SOY TOFU V

    Asian style bean shoots salad, crispy shallot, peanut + sesame blend, candied chilli dressing

  • HAND CUT SWEET POTATO WEDGES V

    salsa verde

  • SA PAN FRIED HALOUMI V/GF

    smoky tomato relish, olive soil + lemon

  • SMOKED CHICKEN SALAD GF

    heirloom cherry tomatoes, Onkaparinga chévre, basil pesto + extra virgin olive oil

  • (A) TIME HONOURED
  • 23.0
    COLONIST CHICKEN BURGER

    toasted roll, grilled chicken breast, red onion jam, lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoky tomato relish + chips

  • 23.0
    COLONIST BEEF BURGER

    toasted roll, grilled Angus beef patty, red onion jam, lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoky tomato relish + chips

  • 26.0
    GLUTEN FREE CHICKEN BURGER

    toasted roll, grilled chicken breast, red onion jam, lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoky tomato relish + roasted sweet potato wedges

  • 26.0
    GLUTEN FREE BEEF BURGER

    toasted roll, grilled Angus beef patty, red onion jam, lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoky tomato relish + roasted sweet potato wedges

  • 24.0
    CHICKEN SCHNITZEL

    tenderised chicken breast, served with chips, salad + your choice of peppercorn, truffled mushroom, plain gravy or parmigiana

  • 23.0
    SEA SALT & PEPPER SQUID

    squid dusted through flour, seasoned with sea salt and kibbled pepper served with a sweet chilli, sesame and ginger dipping sauce, chips + salad

  • 24.0
    FISH & CHIPS
    GRILLED, CRUMBED OR BATTERED

    hoki served with tartare, chips + salad

  • Hand Picked
  • 30.0
    PORK BELLY

    served with a choice of:
    roasted sweet potato + greens GF
    OR chips, salad + choice of sauce

  • 35.0
    250G COORONG ANGUS FLAT IRON STEAK

    served with a choice of:
    roasted sweet potato + greens GF
    OR chips, salad + choice of sauce

  • 28.0
    PRAWN & CRAB LINGUINE GFO

    heirloom cherry tomatoes, chopped herbs, chilli & lemon myrtle butter + grana padano

  • 32.0
    TASMANIAN SALMON FILLET GF

    grilled peach, quinoa, cherry tomato, grapes, mixed salad leaves, pomegranate + tahini yoghurt

  • 28.0
    CAJUN SPICED CHICKEN BREAST GF

    pea & mint hommus, chick peas, roasted pumpkin, red onion, currants, almond flakes + salad leaves

  • 25.0
    BRISKET SANDWICH

    braised, pressed & finished on the chargrill, red onion jam, cheese, tomato chutney, wild rocket, toasted Turkish bread + chips

  • 24.0
    FALAFEL SALAD GF/VG

    lemon myrtle hommus, quinoa, red onion, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, coconut yoghurt + flat bread croutons

  • 23.0
    HERBIVORE BOWL GF/VG

    turmeric roasted cauliflower, sautéed kale, saffron chickpeas, roasted kent pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, pickled cabbage, baby salad leaves, roasted pepitas, macadamia nuts + hommus
    ADD CHICKEN + 8.0 | ADD TOFU + 6.0

  • (A) Sides V/GF

  • 6.5
    SEASONAL GARDEN VEGETABLES

    tossed with baby spinach + extra virgin olive oil

  • 8.0
    WILD ROCKET & PEAR SALAD

    red onion, candied walnuts, balsamic + extra virgin olive oil

  • (A) Sauces GF

  • 3.5
    PEPPERCORN, TRUFFLED MUSHROOM, GRAVY, DIJON, HOT AND MILD MUSTARD
  • GFO GLUTEN FREE OPTION ADD $2 | GF GLUTEN FREE | V VEGETARIAN
    VG VEGAN
    (A) = ALL DAY ITEMS AVAILABLE TUES – SAT 12-9PM, SUN-MON 12-8:30PM

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The Background of Australia Day

January 26 marks the landing of the First Fleet, a convoy of 11 ships carrying convicts, at Port Jackson in 1788. Furthermore, this event represents the founding of the colony New South Wales.

In 1818, on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the colony, the Governor of New South Wales gave all government employees a holiday. Additionally, he also celebrated the day with a 30-gun salute and a ball. In the following years, employees of banks and other organizations were also given holidays.

Initially, it was only New South Wales that celebrated the day, and it was known as First Landing Day or Foundation Day. In 1838, 50 years after the First Fleet arrived, Foundation Day was declared Australia’s first public holiday in New South Wales.

By 1935, January 26 was known as Australia Day in all states except New South Wales, where it was still called Anniversary Day. From 1946, January 26 was called Australia Day in all states and territories, and since 1994, the Australia Day public holiday has been on January 26 throughout the country. – Read more on Australia Day.

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