Opening last March following a major $10 million redevelopment of its heritage-listed building on Adelaide’s King William Road, Electra House Hotel is a multi-layered treat for the city’s bons vivants.
Opposite Adelaide Town Hall (famed for The Beatles attracting a crowd of 300,000 for a 1964 appearance on its balcony), Electra House is a slice of elegant heritage under the shadow of glass and steel in the heart of the city. Split over three distinct floors, its original Greek-themed restaurant has just been replaced with Level One; an eye-popping home for chef Satoshi Kikuchi’s interpretation of Asian Fusion cuisine.
Scandi furnishings and contemporary lighting, geometric illustrations housed in light-boxes, and a gentle pink hue on the walls accenting the floorboards painted in ‘Electra Blue’, Level One is an on-trend looker that acts as a counterpart to some of Electra House’s more traditionalist areas; the Chamber Bar a resplendent space that harks back to the building’s glory days. An impressive beer garden, that takes advantage of the agreeable South Australian weather, completes the everyday offerings, whilst a swanky functions and events space is the icing on a very lovely cake.