Top Choice Modern Australian in Adelaide


The best of an emerging strip of restaurants on office-heavy Waymouth St. Super-stylish (brick, glass, lemon-coloured chairs) and not afraid of offal (pan-fried lamb's brains, grilled calf's tongue) or things raw (b…
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 (no bookings) and take your order pronto. The food arrives just as fast: fab curries, slow-braised Thai beef and pork, …
Top Choice Modern Australia in Adelaide

Peel Street

Peel St – a long-neglected service lane in Adelaide's West End – has spawned a slew of new bar/eateries recently, the first (and still best) of which is Peel Street iself, a super-cool cafe/bistro/wine bar that just…
Mediterranean in Adelaide

Mesa Lunga

In a fishbowl corner room with a dark-wood wine wall, sassy Mesa Lunga serves tapas and quality pizzas. Order some gamba (black-salted prawn and chorizo in pastry) and Manzanillo olives stuffed with anchovies, washe…
Fast Food in Adelaide

Café de Vili's

Vili's pies are a South Australian institution. Next to its factory, just west of the CBD, is this all-night diner, serving equally iconic 'pie floaters' (a meat pie floating in pea soup, topped with mashed potato, …
Middle Eastern in Adelaide

Jerusalem Sheshkabab House

A skinny Hindley St room that's been here forever, serving magnificent Middle Eastern and Lebanese delights: falafels, hummus, tabouleh, tahini and (of course) sheshkababs. The plastic furniture and draped tent mate…
Pub Food in Adelaide

Edinburgh Castle

Super-cheap $10 menu (the students love it) featuring schnitzels, burgers, vegie lasagne, and beer-battered whiting. Live original bands most nights.
Pub Food in Adelaide

Prince Albert

Cheap pub grub that looms large: steaks, rissoles, burgers, hanging-off-the-plate schnitzels and signature West End sausages. Below-the-belt body piercings not a prerequisite.
in Adelaide


Modern Greek fills a niche on upper O’Connell St at Akasha, a classy glass-fronted restaurant serving meze (tapas-style plates) and hefty platters. Ouzo, ascending bouzouki music and knowledgable staff. The $36 lunc…
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…