Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Adelaide

Peel Street

Peel St itself – a long-neglected service lane in Adelaide's West End – is now Adelaide's after-dark epicentre, lined with hip bars and eateries, the best of which is this one. It's a super-cool cafe/bistro/wine bar…
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Press

The pick of the restaurants on office-heavy Waymouth St. Super-stylish (brick, glass, lemon-coloured chairs) and not afraid of offal (pan-fried lamb's brains, sweetbreads, grilled calf's tongue) or things raw (beef …
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Gin Long Canteen

This energetic food room is a winner. Chipper staff allocate you a space at the communal tables (bookings only for six or more) and take your order pronto. The food arrives just as fast: fab curries, slow-braised Th…
Top Choice Cafe in Adelaide

Argo on the Parade

The best cafe in affluent, eastern suburbs Norwood is arguably the best cafe in Adelaide, too. It is in Norwood, so by default it's a bit thin on soul. But the food, coffee, service, quirky interior/exterior design …
Top Choice Market in Adelaide

Central Market

This place is an exercise in sensory bombardment: a barrage of smells, colours and yodelling stallholders selling fresh vegetables, breads, cheeses, seafood and gourmet produce. Cafes, hectic food courts, a supermar…
Cafe in Adelaide

Café Troppo

Breathing vigour into Whitmore Sq, the least utilised of central Adelaide's five squares, corner-cafe Troppo has jaunty exposed timberwork and a sustainable outlook (local ingredients, recycling, organic milk, eco-f…
Cafe in Adelaide

Zest Cafe Gallery

Little sidestreet Zest has a laid-back vibe and brilliant breakfasts – more than enough compensation for any shortcomings in size. Baguettes and bagels are crammed with creative combos, or you can banish your hangov…
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Georges on Waymouth

Food fads come and go in Adelaide: one week it's Mexican food trucks, the next it's pulled-pork burgers in bars... But Georges remains – classy, romantic and stylish. Dapper wait-staff know their stuff: allow them t…
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Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Nested deep within the verdant folds of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, this white-linen beauty has been wowing the critics of late. Creative fine-dining is why you're here: pork-neck terrine with mustards; Coorong mu…
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Orana

Racking up plenty of 'Adelaide's Best Restaurant' awards, Orana is a secretive beast, with minimal signage and access via a black staircase at the back of Blackwood restaurant on Rundle St. Upstairs a fab tasting me…