Adelaide is the pretty capital of South Australia, a city of around 1.2 million set on the River Torrens in the middle of a tree-covered plain. Located between the Mt Lofty Ranges to the east and the beaches of Gulf St. Vincent in the west, it has a warm Mediterranean climate and is the driest of the Australian capitals.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: Magill Estate
Penfolds ultra-modern Magill Estate dining room, overlooking the original Penfolds vines and historic cottage, is back at the top of its game with new chef Jock Zonfrillo offering tasting menus exclusively. All the dishes highlight South Australia’s exceptional ingredients in whimsical preparations. Think Suffolk lamb with saltbush, celery and choko and fresh tommy ruff and mulloway local fish specialties, served on a stone from Hallett Cove and doused with aromatic crab broth. Every dish is beautifully paired with Penfolds wines including Grange by the glass.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: Celsius
Celsius offers stunning presentations of inventive dishes at relatively affordable prices in a dining room that used to be a nightclub.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: Vincenzo’s Cucina Vera
Vincenzo’s Cucina Vera features a new degustation menu each night according to what’s fresh at the markets and the whim of chef Vincenzo La Montagna.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: The Manse
The Manse offers an elegant charcoal and white setting to enjoy degustation of modern European cuisine.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: Auge
Auge has a sleek modern Spuntini (snack) bar with a terrific cocktail menu and Italian wines as well as a more formal restaurant featuring Italian specialties.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: Apothecary 1878
The tiny Apothecary 1878 wine bar (and restaurant), located in an intimate heritage-listed building in the West End, gets its name from the antique pharmacy cabinets gracing the front bar. Classic Thonet chairs are dotted around elegant marble and brass tables while marble floor tiles are featured in the main bar. The wine list was the South Australian winner of the Australian Gourmet Traveller’s wine list of the year in 2011.
Places to Eat and Drink in Adelaide, Australia: Saldechin Martini Bar
The Saldechin Martini Bar is set in a magnificent heritage-listed former bank building featuring marble walls and high arched windows on King William Street.