This is not a flash-in-the-pan kind of place – owner Audreen Lee and Chef Kenny Ting have led the restaurant for more than a decade. While known as a Chinese restaurant, the menu encompasses many parts of Asia, with Thai noodles sitting quite comfortably next to Malaysian rendang.
Nestled in Adelaide’s Chinatown precinct, Concubine’s dining room is striking, like something out of Shanghai in the 1930s, with dim lighting, floral wallpaper and vintage ceramics.
Concubine is great fun for groups, with a large entree selection allowing a number of dishes to be ordered for the table at very reasonable prices. The Peking duck is delightfully crispy and comes wrapped in a pancake with hoisin sauce and cucumber, while the san choi bao is another fresh and crunchy delight. Deep-fried salt and pepper quail comes with a light salad, served in a similar manner to the salt and pepper squid with chilli and apple.
PSST! For a unique event, consider booking out their Shanghai Room (seats 40), a gorgeous private dining room upstairs with group menu options available. Or perhaps book the Secret Room for your function. Hidden behind a bookcase, this function space seats 14 people.