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Top Choice Market in Adelaide

Central Market

A tourist sight, or a shopping op? Either way, satisfy your deepest culinary cravings at the 250-odd stalls in superb Adelaide Central Market. A sliver of salami from the Mettwurst Shop, a crumb of English Stilton f…
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 café/bistro/wine bar…
Top Choice Pub in Adelaide

Exeter Hotel

Adelaide's best pub, this legendary boozer attracts an eclectic brew of postwork, punk and uni drinkers, shaking the day off their backs. Pull up a bar stool or nab a table in the grungy beer garden and settle in fo…
Top Choice Landmark in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

Hailed as the world’s prettiest cricket ground, the Adelaide Oval hosts interstate and international cricket matches in summer, plus national AFL football and state football matches in winter. A wholesale redevelopm…
Top Choice Gallery in Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia

Spend a few hushed hours in the vaulted, parquetry-floored gallery that represents the big names in Australian art. Permanent exhibitions include Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Asian, European an…
Top Choice Modern Australian 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 Pub in Adelaide

Grace Emily Hotel

Duking it out with the Exeter Hotel for the title of 'Adelaide's Best Pub' (it pains us to separate the two), the 'Gracie' has live music most nights (alt-rock, country, acoustic, open-mic nights), kooky '50s-meets-…
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 Bar in Adelaide

Maybe Mae

Down some stairs down an alleyway off a laneway, Maybe Mae doesn't proclaim its virtues loudly to the world. In fact, if you can't find the door, you won't be the first thirsty punter to wander back upstairs looking…
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…