With an abundance of fine local wine and regional produce on the doorstep, Adelaide has no shortage of delightful eating and drinking options. Combined with the city's diverse international influences and a Mediterranean climate that makes it perfect for alfresco dining, foodies will find themselves in their element in the South Australian capital.
Go on a journey of gastronomic discovery around Adelaide's most popular culinary hubs, from the diverse choices of Gouger Street and Rundle Street's alfresco café culture to Norwood Parade's international flavours. With so much to choose from, the best way to find your perfect Adelaide eatery is to get out there and sample it all for yourself.
Get started with a few of our favourite foodie haunts in Adelaide:
Penfold Magill Estate restaurant
Penfold Road, Rosslyn Park, SA
Indulge in a luxury dining experience at the Penfold Magill Estate Restaurant, complemented by a tipple or two from one of Australia's most famous wineries. Go all out and sample the best of South Australia with the eight-course degustation menu.
Hindley Street, Adelaide
Enjoy simple cooking and a delicious fusion of Modern Australian and Middle Eastern flavours at the popular Peel Street. This fresh and friendly restaurant uses the region's best seasonal produce to its advantage and is very popular with locals, so book ahead.
Adelaide Central Market
Gouger Street, Adelaide
A feast for the senses and the stomach, the famous Adelaide Central Market is home to over 80 vendors selling the freshest local produce around. Sample delicious street eats, enjoy displays and demonstrations and get a few ingredients to take home for later.
Andre's Cucina & Polenta Bar
Frome Street, Adelaide
A traditional Italian eatery catering for a lively, contemporary crowd, Andre's Cucina & Polenta Bar has made a big impact on the Adelaide dining scene. Share a few hearty dishes with friends or let the kitchen take control of your order if you can't decide.
The New Edinburgh Castle Hotel
Currie Steet, Adelaide
For comfort food on a budget, seek out The Edinburgh Castle Hotel and take your pick from the famously good value $10 menu. With restaurant-quality meals at pub prices and live music every night, this is a great place to rub shoulders with Adelaide's locals.
Near Chinatown, immerse yourself in a flurry of delicious Asian flavours on Gouger Street, home to numerous Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Malay restaurants.