Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Elliot

Flying Fish Cafe

Sit down for a cafe breakfast and you'll be here all day − the views of Horseshoe Bay are sublime. Otherwise, grab some takeaway Coopers-battered flathead and chips and head for the sand. At night things get classy,…
Top Choice Cafe in McLaren Vale

Blessed Cheese

The staff at this blessed cafe crank out great coffee, croissants, wraps, salads, tarts, burgers, cheese platters, murderous cakes and funky sausage rolls. The menu changes every couple of days, always with an empha…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Gulf St Vincent Beaches

Star of Greece

Port Willunga hosts the eternally busy, cliff-top seafood shack the Star of Greece, named after a shipwreck: funky decor, great staff and a sunny patio. We asked the waiter where the whiting was caught: he gazed acr…
Modern Australian in McLaren Vale

Salopian Inn

This old vine-covered inn has been here since 1851 (!). Its latest incarnation features super Mod Oz offerings with an Asian twist: launch into the Berkshire pork buns or blue swimmer crab and prawn dumplings, with …
Pub Food in Gulf St Vincent Beaches

Victory Hotel

On the highway near Sellicks Beach is the rowdy, 1858 pub, the Victory. There are awesome views of the silvery gulf, a cheery, laid-back vibe and a beaut beer garden. Factor in inspired meals, an impressive cellar a…
Cafe in Goolwa

Bombora

Down at the Goolwa surf beach, this modest little brick bunker has a big rep, serving baguettes, burgers, salads, brilliant bacon-and-egg damper with homemade chutney and Goolwa cockles. Sit in the adjunct raised pa…
Cafe in Goolwa

Motherduck

A buzzy highlight of the Goolwa shopping strip is this crafty little cafe, which always seems busier than anywhere else in Goolwa. Exposed stone walls, bravely strong coffee, Spanish-style baked eggs, Langhorne Cree…
Pub Food in Willunga

Old Bush Inn

The 'top pub' in Willunga (1839!) is more of a going concern than the bottom two, with a passing parade of schnitzel/steak/pizza nights complementing the already decent menu. The house beef burger is hard to pass up…
Cafe in Victor Harbor

Anchorage Cafe

The Anchorage hotel cafe has an old whaling boat for a bar and a Med/Mod Oz menu (BLTs, pizzas, cheese boards) peppered with plenty of seafood, including Port Lincoln mussels and Coorong mullet (no, not a local hair…
Bistro in Goolwa

Hector's

Right on the Murray under the span of the Hindmarsh Island Bridge, eating at Hector's (festooned with fishing rods and oars) is like hanging out in your mate's boathouse. Seafood chowder, crumbed scallops and spinac…