Eat & Drink

Food courts in Adelaide


Posted on 04 Apr 2019

If you’ve done your dash with cheap pub meals across Adelaide, turn your hungry gaze to food courts. The humble food court is a one-stop-shop for delicious cheap eats and loads of options. The vast amount of choices will satisfy any food mood – all without breaking the bank.

Stylish new-wave food courts like Rundle Place and Adelaide Central Plaza feel like trendy cafes, but with more leg room! There are loads of healthy food options and there’s even free WiFi available if you feel like lounging for the afternoon.

The Adelaide Chinatown Plaza and Market Plaza Food Court are iconic foodie hotspots. Here you have the chance sample some of the most authentic Asian food in South Australia. Loads of vendors in both food courts have been there for over a decade and are whipping up secret family recipes!

We’ve scoped out these and plenty of other food courts.

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Adelaide’s luxury food court, Dine Central is located in Adelaide Central Plaza, the home of David Jones. Relax in comfort in this stylish food court. There's a focus on the fresh food experience with options likeTea House Yum Cha, Beyond India, Bakmi Lim Noodle Project, T Bar, Bing Boy, Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill and Soonta Rolls. There is even free Wifi throughout the food court, charging stations and a centre smartphone app with exclusive VIP offers.

Light, bright food court between Rundle Mall and Grenfell Street. You'll find plenty of choice with major food chains like Boost Juice, Hungry Jacks, Muffin Break and KFC alongside new arrivals Roll'd and Sushi Sushi. Large chain retailers include Harvey Norman, Australia Post, Rebel Sport, Hype DC and Bardot.

Adelaide’s luxury food court, Dine Central is located in Adelaide Central Plaza, the home of David Jones. Relax in comfort in this stylish food court. Features over 12 delicious dining options to choose from, free Wifi, charging stations and a centre App with exclusive VIP offers.

Food Underground - all your favourites tastes! Choose from a range of international cuisines including Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Mexican and your favourite big names with Boost Juice, Subway, McDonalds and KFC all located in Food Underground on the Lower Ground Level.

Take your taste buds on a journey through Southern Cross Arcade. With everything from Asian food to Indian delights, you’ll find exactly what you are after. Don’t forget to visit the Famous Ricky’s Kitchen while you’re there.

This arcade offers McDonald's and a great choice of fresh, fast food. The food court setting is relaxed and quiet with a view to the Hindmarsh Square children’s Playspace. A must-visit for those interested in pop culture and there is also a fantastic comic shop, fascinating movie memorabilia, and newsagent.

Adjacent to Chinatown, Market Plaza Arcade features 70 speciality shops plus two large food courts. The arcade features small-goods specialists, a bakery, newsagent, pharmacies, florist, and fashion and shoe retailers. Goodies & Grains offers fresh and bulk organic foods. Convenient parking is provided above the arcade in the Central Market car park.

Winding between Rundle Mall near the Richmond Hotel and Pulteney Street, Renaissance Arcade has a fascinating range of shops, from the indulgent to the practical. The Arcade is like a true Asian Street Eats destination with the hustle and bustle of customers enjoying the wonderful flavours eastern delicacies.