Eat & Drink

The city guide to fireplaces


Posted on 25 Jun 2019

In town for a show, a match at the Adelaide Oval or just looking for a cosy spot to unwind after work? Wood-fired and gas, the city’s packed with places where you can finish the day in front of a toasty fireplace. Here's an introduction to three of our favourites and where to find fireplaces throughout the city.

Roxie's

58 Finniss Street, North Adelaide SA 5006


The British Hotel has been quenching thirsts since 1838 and hold claims to one of the oldest hotel licenses in South Australia. This gorgeous heritage pub has not one but three cosy fireplaces. Nestle in for the night with a cheese platter and a glass of red for the perfect evening. 

188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Don’t let the weather keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Head to the East End and pull up a chair in front of the open wood fire in Roxie’s plant-filled garden bar & eatery. The earthy tones of the red-brick walls against the lush greenery thriving throughout this popular East End meeting place, creates an atmosphere that’s rustic, fresh and fun.

Queen's Head Hotel

117 Kermode St, North Adelaide SA 5006

Raise a toast to the past when you stop into this history-laden watering hole and warm up by one of its three gas fireplaces – the big one in the rear courtyard or the two smaller ones inside.

First opened in 1838, this is South Australia’s oldest hotel, although the façade you see today is from a rebuilding in 1881. The contemporary interior sports stylish brick and marble and from wood-oven pizzas to full service restaurant dining there’s food choices aplenty.

The Jade

142 – 160 Flinders St, Adelaide SA 5000

Located inside the iconic St Paul’s Rectory, The Jade has long been a mecca for local music lovers: whether you like being on stage or a face in the crowd.

In the cooler months, there’s little more tempting than taking getting comfy on the well-worn tan leather couch or one of the single-seaters in front of their roaring open wood fire. There’s also a second fireplace in the adjacent dining area if you want some amped up atmosphere mid-meal.

Fireplace Guide

Key

  • (G) Gas
  • (O) Other
  • (W) Wood

2KW Bar and Restaurant | 2 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

Ambassadors Hotel | 107 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Hotel Metropolitan | 46 Grote Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Hotel Richmond | 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

Jolleys Boathouse | 1 Jolleys Lane, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

Mrs Q | 1/128 Gouger St, Adelaide Sa 5000 (G) | Website

The Crown & Sceptre | 308 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Franklin Hotel | 92 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

The Jade | 142-160 Flinders St, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Saracens Hotel | 82 Carrington Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

The Treasury | 144 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Union Hotel | 70 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Botanic Bar | Cnr North & East Tce, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Chianti Classico | 160 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (O) | Website

Exeter Hotel | 246 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W)| Website

Bar Torino | 158 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Roxie's | 188 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Austral | 205 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The General Havelock Hotel | 162 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

Benjamin On Franklin | 233 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Peter Rabbit | Hindley Street and Liverpool Street Corner, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Cumby | 205 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Ed Castle | 233 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Grace Emily | 232 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Little Hunter | 25 Victoria Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (G) | Website

Woolshed On Hindley | 94-100 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Royal Oak | 123 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

Ruby Red Flamingo | 142 Tynte St, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

The British Hotel | 59 Finniss St, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

The Lion Hotel | 161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

The Lord Melbourne | 63 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

The RIver Cafe | War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

The Queens Head | 117 Kermode Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 (G) | Website

The Wellington Hotel | 36 Wellington Square, North Adelaide SA 5006 (W) | Website

Rob Roy Hotel | 106 Halifax Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Hotel Longtime | 110 Grote St, Adelaide SA 5000 | Website

The Duke of Brunswick Hotel | 207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Gilbert Hotel | 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

The Kings Head | 357 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (W) | Website

Have we missed a great city fireplace location? If you know of a venue to add to the list please contact [email protected].