Eat & Drink

Park Lands eats

Posted on 05 Jun 2019

Peckish in the park and undecided on where to duck in for a bite? Whether you’re wanting to be cooked for, or cook for yourself, there are dozens of places to eat in the beautiful Adelaide Park Lands.

Choose your favourite cafe or set up your own feast alongside one of the free BBQs.


You never need to travel too far to host a family feast with 49 free barbecues dotted all throughout the park lands. Pick up some snags, fire up the barbie and enjoy the beautiful green landscape!

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Cafes and restaurants

Jolley’s Boathouse

Open for lunch and dinner

Bank of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari

Any closer and you’d be sitting on the river itself! Jolley’s Boathouse is the ideal place to perch for a meal and watch ducks and the iconic Popeye float on by. The menu is filled with fresh SA seafood, plenty of classics and a few modern twists.

Lounders Boatshed Cafe

Open for breakfast and lunch

Bank of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari

Housed in a beautiful boatshed from the 1900s, Lounders is a gorgeous place to stop for a coffee on your bike ride along the Linear Park Trail. Live music and a lively crowd make this an entertaining place for a brunch date.

River Café and the Red Ochre Grill

Lunch and Dinner for River Café, Dinner for Red Ochre Grill

Bank of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari

The River Café and the Red Ochre Grill connect you with the nature in more ways than one. Both venues focus on seasonal local produce and are located on the river in a two-story floating pavilion. Upstairs, the Red Ochre Grill serves up an impressive meal and downstairs the River Café creates simple yet sumptuous servings.

The Velo Precinct

Breakfast and Lunch

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

Nestled under the heritage grandstand, the Velo Precinct is a favourite with the biking community and anyone who enjoys good food and coffee. The impressive space is the perfect for a lazy breakfast or pit stop on a ride through the Adelaide Park Lands.

The Stables

Breakfast and Lunch

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

The eastern park lands are the perfect place to experience authentic Italian food inside a heritage-listed building. The building was previously home to bookmakers but now pizzamakers are serving up delightful slices alongside vibrant cocktails.

Kiosk on Sixteen

Breakfast and lunch

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

Pack the kids and pooch into the car and make your way at this sweet little kiosk. The recently restored Kiosk on Sixteen will capture your attention with more than its blue exterior - it serves up fresh breakfast and bites alongside ample space for the family to frolic.

Red House

Breakfast and lunch

Mary Lee Park

Get ready to forget everything you knew about train stations. Red House is a refreshingly calm space inside the North Adelaide train station building. Grab a coffee, a cookie and look at the vintage clothing for sale inside this cosy café.

The 19th Hole

Open daily

North Adelaide Golf Course

If you’re in need of a snack and drink, what better place than amidst rolling green hills? The 19th Hole is located on the North Adelaide Golf Course but doesn’t require you to be sporting golfing attire to stop in!

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Open for lunch and dinner

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Imagine the most luxurious rotunda crossed with fine dining venue – the Botanic Gardens Restaurant exactly that. Serving up modern Australian cuisine, the restaurant has won awards, accolades and a loyal following of diners.

Adelaide Pavilion

Available only for hire

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta

The Pavilion venue boasts a beautiful room overlooking the rose filled Veale Gardens. Perfect for corporate events or celebrating with between ten and three hundred of your closest friends.