Adelaide restaurants

Top Choice African in Adelaide

Africola

Adelaide's most hyped restaurant deserves the limelight: its fun, generous, irreverent attitude has challenged haughty fine-dining norms across the city. Inside a lovely old bluestone building, expect plenty of colo…
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…
Top Choice Asian in Adelaide

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 and quirky design all take the ca…
Top Choice Market in Adelaide

Central Market

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

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 …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Adelaide

Orana

Racking up recent 'Australia's Best Restaurant' awards, Orana is a secretive beast, with minimal signage and access via a black staircase at the back of Bistro Blackwood restaurant on Rundle St. Upstairs rockstar ch…
Top Choice North Indian in Adelaide

Jasmin Indian Restaurant

Enter this basement wonderland for magical north Indian curries and consummately professional staff (they might remember your name from when you ate here in 2011). There's nothing too surprising about the menu, but …
Top Choice Vietnamese in Adelaide

Zen Kitchen

Superb, freshly constructed rice paper rolls, pho and super-crunchy barbecue-pork báhn mì, eat-in or take away. Wash it all down with a cold coconut milk or a teeth-grindingly strong Vietnamese coffee with sugary co…
Cafe in Adelaide

Tell Henry

Occasionally a new bar or cafe opens in Adelaide and it seems like the whole city knows about it, is talking about it and just can't get enough of it. Tell Henry is one such cafe, occupying an industrial space in ci…