Adelaide Restaurants

"Adelaide restaurants will excite your taste buds leaving you wanting more!"

Whilst Sydney and Melbourne tend to get all the glory when it comes to fabulous restaurants and dining out, Adelaide has some of the best food I've ever experienced.

It's much more laid back here, the sun seems to shine more, so al fresco dining is at it's best here, and the shear mix of flavours and styles is just out of this world...

Best Areas to find the best Adelaide Restaurants

My favourite areas are Gouger Street and also Glenelg. You couldn't get more of a contrast between the two either.

Gouger street is much more urban and down to earth. It is also the place to try new flavours as the food here is more exotic. There is a strong Asian slant, particularly chinese and I'd recommend checking out the following

  • Star of Siam - 67 Gouger Street (Authentic Thai)
  • Kopi Tim - 168 Gouger Street (Malyasian)
  • Ying Chow - 114 Gouger Street (Chinese)
  • Ming's Palace - 157-159 Gouger Street (the best Peking Duck)

    Glenelg is a fancy marina but the outlook and it's general bustley nature are what makes Glenelg a great place to eat out.

    My favourite picks are:

  • Salt Bar and Restaurant - stunning views, floor to ceiling glass, great seafood
  • Cafe Blu - reasonable prices, relaxed atmoshpere, mediterranean focus
  • The Rocks Grill - More fine dining, but a great location and the food is very good

  • Other Adelaide Restaurants

    Below are other restaurants that tend to be in the city and are worthy of a visit:

  • The Art Gallery Restaurant, North Terrace. This is a great place for lunch on a warm day. Food and wine both very good here.
  • Mantra on King William - this bistro is a great pick for dinner. The idea is to share plates like tapas. The menu is a little unusual and keeps the crowds coming back for more
  • The Pot Food and Wine is on the same street (!60 King William Street) and is a french bistro offering some great french treats including snails if you are brave enough!

  • Best Adelaide Restaurants for Brunch or Coffee

    You'll certainly find a lovely array of cafes and bistros to enjoy a lazy brunch or cup of coffee.

    Here are just a couple of the best

  • Lucia's Pizza & Spaghetti Bar - Western Mall, Adelaide Central Market. This place does a great breakfast and the best coffee. It's also good for people watching.
  • Short Black Espresso Bar 87 Hindley Street. Don't be put off by this small hole in the wall with only a few tables - this is a great place to enjoy a fabulous coffee and perhaps baguette or pastry
  • And for a cocktail or two try:-

  • La Boheme - Grote Street Parisian chic, cabaret performances and great cocktails
  • The Apothecary 1878 118 Hindley Street. It looks like an old chemist and whilst it does do some great cocktails, we went here for afternoon tea on a Saturday and it was great.

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