Fancy your next family friendly meal with a side of gangsta rap?

We certainly don’t mind a cheeky burger or two, so when we heard the news that Milky Lane was coming to Adelaide our ears pricked up immediately and like many we waited eagerly for the doors to open. If you’ve been living under a rock and for some unknown reason are unfamiliar with Milky Lane (like seriously, where have you been?) then here’s all you need to know.

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Rundle Street, Milky Lane is not just a burger joint; it’s a celebration of hip hop and R&B culture serving stacked-to-the-max, grandiose burgers, and a dash of delicious over-the-top food. When you walk in the door, a two-level open space awaits with what can only be described as a star-studded wall adorned with murals of hip-hop royalty including Jay Z, 50 Cent, Biggie Smalls, Rihanna, and Kanye West. The ambiance is borderline edgy, with an aesthetic that’s actually as cool as the carefully curated playlists, regular DJs, and live music that help to elevate the experience and really shape the Milky Lane brand identity. 

Kids are well catered for with a colouring-in sheet and crayons and as parents, this is something we really appreciate. A small detail that makes eating out with young ones so much easier – a few uninterrupted minutes to browse the menu and order a much-needed drink. Take your pick of indoor seating in cushioned booths or at scattered tables and chairs. Alternatively, if the weather is nice, outdoor seating is available. Although, a word of caution – the outdoor seating is close to the road, so it might be best to opt for the indoor comfort if you’re dining with kids. Plus, they’ve got highchairs for the littlest members of the family.

If you love messy, ‘be sure to leave your belt at home’ burgers then take a squiz at the menu, which is sure to get your stomach grumbling – it’s FEEL GOOD food with a distinctly American twang. There’s ten tempting burgers to choose from. Hardcore carnivores and those with a HUGE appetite will point to the Insta worthy ‘Big Poppa’, but it would be a sin for us not to try the delicious ‘Chic Kayne’. The tender, perfectly fried Southern Chicken is smothered with melted cheese and topped with all our favourite foodstuff in a soft toasted bun. We were seriously drooling before we even took a bite. Order a side of the Pop-Korn chicken – you won’t regret it and just a heads up, the loaded fries on offer are a meal within themselves. Although the kids meals are limited with only two choices – chicken nuggets or kids burger, a selection of share plates and platters make this menu is perfect for families. Treat the kids to a loaded milkshake or a ‘Fatman Scoop‘ (a really clever name for a dessert which is technically ice cream and topping).

Milky Lane knows how to keep things exciting with an impressive selection of yummy cocktails that are as visually stunning as they are palate-pleasing. The ‘Bubble O’Bill‘ and ‘Bueno Cocktail‘ are just the tip of the iceberg, and with two bars keeping the party going until late, it’s the perfect spot for both family dinners and late-night outings.

The Milky Lane experience is FUN! You only have to do it once, but we have a sneaky suspicion, you’ll be tempted to return. It’s a meal you often waddle, rather than walk away from so parents, close your calorie-tracking app and dig in – no health kick is worth missing out on this. If we could eat here everyday without worrying about the damage we’re doing to our cholesterol AND bank account: we would! 

Milky Lane Adelaide
272 Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Trading Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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