Dining in Adelaide

With places like the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills as their cellar and abundant fresh produce grown so close it's no wonder the Adelaide culinary scene has a smorgasbord of acclaimed chefs and award winning restaurants. Our dining guide has a suggestion for every occasion. 

Celebrated chefs

A new generation of chefs is setting the Adelaide kitchen alight.

The talents of Adam Liston, chef and owner of Shobosho, have been recognised by industry and foodies alike. Liston was peer voted Chef of the Year at the Restaurant and Catering Awards 2019 while the Good Food Guide awarded him a coveted 1 chef hat for two consecutive years. You’ll also often find the eatery making an appearance in both Gourmet Traveller and AFR national top 100 lists.

Duncan Welgemoed and his restaurant Africola has been collecting accolades since 2013. Also no stranger to the AFR top 100 list, the restaurant has been heralded as a must-visit also by the Australia’s Top Restaurant Awards and the Australian Good Food Guide. 

Culinary creativity

Spoilt by the abundance and diversity of local fresh produce available in Adelaide, the chefs and cooks of Adelaide really let their creative juices flow.

Red Ochre Barrel and Grill was one of the first Australian restaurants to showcase indigenous Australian ingredients. The menu boasts unique ingredients such as crocodile, botanicals and quandongs, all enjoyed with sweeping views of the picturesque River Torrens.

The décor at Bai Long Store may be black and white, but its menu is anything but. Their modern-Asian cuisine will make your mouth water and Insta account pop!

Fine dining and corporate

If you’ve something to celebrate or are out to impress, then you can’t go wrong at one of Adelaide’s fine dining restaurants.

For an intimate setting, you can’t go past the Mayflower Restaurant at the award-winning Mayfair Hotel. Make sure you leave room for dessert from the dessert trolley!

Many a corporate deal has been sealed over the crisp white tablecloths of Georges of Waymouth or Chianti on Hutt Street. Starch up your collar and make a booking now!

Cheap and cheerful

No need to break open the piggy bank to get a good feed in Adelaide! The city is full of places that are low on cost but high on flavour.

Many pubs offer cheap lunch deals. The Strathmore Hotel on North Terrace has great value options on their lunch menu, or you can choose from their larger list full of pub classics. Eating healthy isn’t always cheap unless of course, you go to Let Them Eat in the Central Market Arcade. At their prices, you can probably afford to take-away something for later too!

No matter what your taste buds or budget demands, you will find a mouth-watering place to eat in Adelaide. Just stroll down one of the city’s bustling ‘eat streets’ - Gouger, Waymouth, Hutt, O’Connell, Leigh, Rundle, to name just a few!