GEORGES ON WAYMOUTH, Adelaide
It’s easy for me to get carried away with trying to get to all of the new places popping up in Adelaide and forget about those places that have been around for a while. Take Georges on Waymouth for example. Despite the fact I’d had great experiences there in the past, I hadn’t eaten here for quite some time – but suddenly it seemed the perfect place for a family birthday dinner I was organising.
George and Voula Kasimatis opened Georges on Waymouth in 2002 with a commitment to good produce and good service. I think it’s safe to say that they’ve stayed true to this over the years. I remember my first visit I was absolutely blown away by my meal. And the service that I’ve encountered has been faultless. George obviously understands the importance and benefits of being good to your staff and you can feel a real sense of family amongst the team – it’s obvious they enjoy working there.
It’s a Mediterranean menu. Brent Potuszynski, who used to work at Georges before he headed off to work in England for a few years, is now back as head chef after Daniel Leyva left to work at Top 100 restaurant – The Bridge Room in Sydney.
The fit out is quite stark with hard surfaces, white tablecloths and high ceilings. It’s elegant and classy. On this occasion we were after somewhere a bit quieter. There were ten of us. I enquired about their upstairs function area but it was already booked but they offered me the mezzanine level which turned out to be great and we had it all to ourselves.
We were well looked after by waitress Shani and we were all very impressed with the food – no one could find fault with anything. And I have to say, their signature Lamb Press dish is something pretty special – great texture. We also enjoyed some good wines at good prices – Mesh Riesling, S.C. Pannell Tempranillo/Touriga and Ministry of Clouds Grenache.
Georges is about consistently good food and great service. If you haven’t been for a while, it’s time for another visit.