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.

Leading the charge is Jock Zonfrillo, of Orana. Zonfrillo, who trained under Marco Pierre White, was named Australia’s Hottest Chef 2018 by The Australian. His Orana restaurant was named 2018 Australian Restaurant of the Year by Gourmet Traveller and Restaurant of the Year 2019 by the Good Food Guide.

Duncan Welgemoed and his restaurant Africola has been collecting accolades since 2013. You’ll recognise Andre Ursini of Andre’s Cucina from Australian Masterchef.

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.

Award-winning Orana is renowned for its innovative use of native ingredients, many sourced from indigenous communities or the Botanic Gardens nearby. 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.

The InterContinental Adelaide offers a choice of the Riverside Restaurant or for something different try their Japanese restaurant Shiki. 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, Chianti on Hutt Street or Sean’s Kitchen on North Terrace (which also has a private dining area for those more sensitive meetings). 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.

Nothing satisfies the hunger like a slice of good pizza right? Well, a Slice of Brooklyn serves up the best handmade pizza this side of New York. Many pubs offer cheap lunch deals, and The Astor Hotel on Pulteney Street has a fantastic $10 all day menu that will keep you going until pay-day. 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!