A bubbling hot pot of eateries, the Adelaide CBD’s buzzing food scene truly never disappoints. From casual classics to fine dining destinations, the CBD food scene is brought to life by a diverse mix of delicacies. With new restaurants and bars popping up far and wide, there is always somewhere to dine for an intimate date night or casual catch up with friends. Whatever your mood may be, Adelaide CBD’s best restaurants have got you covered.
Situated within the Sofitel, this exceptional restaurant brings French fine-dining to central Adelaide. The striking interior is decked out with contemporary art, a cool blue palette paired perfectly with warm wooden tones and lights that illuminate your table. The 90-seater restaurant also features fantastic views of the city, perfect for taking guests who are visiting. The modern French menu heroes local produce, meat, and fish – think chicken liver parfait, beef cheek with bordelaise sauce, Barramundi, and Veliche dark chocolate gateaux for dessert.
108 Currie Street, Adelaide
Bai Long Store
This modern Asian restaurant on Hutt Street mixes style and authenticity perfectly. Their menu features a mix of flavours and elements, with plenty of vegetarian options available. A fan favourite, the crackle pork comes paired with white kimchi, pink peppercorns and Sichuan apple sauce. Did we mention Bai Long is the only Asian restaurant in Adelaide to have tea sourced exclusively by Master Foo, a Taiwanese tea master?
80 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Sol Bar & Restaurant
Adelaide’s most exciting restaurant is perched atop SkyCity and promises some of the best views in the city. Sol’s menu is crafted with fresh South Australian regional produce, offering world-class meals sunrise to sunset. Their extensive wine and cocktail selection adds to the already charming character of this restaurant, sourcing wine from SkyCity’s master cellar that is home to over 7500 bottles of wine…wow!
Eos, SkyCity, Adelaide
Serving up some of the freshest seafood from across Australia, this is the perfect place to splash out for a special occasion. The contemporary, opulent décor in the spacious venue is matched by the quality of the food. On Fishbank’s menu you’ll find premium grade raw fish, caviar, moreish prawn toast, school prawns, Port Lincoln Flathead Fillets, and pretty much any other fancy dish dish you can imagine. Make sure you flick through the 40-page drinks menu, too, for a wide selections of wine recommendations by the house sommelier.
Ground Level, 2 King William Street, Adelaide
Adelaide’s highest restaurant, Koomo draws heavily on Japanese influence with the light-filled venue featuring warm timbers and floor to ceiling windows. It doesn’t stop there though with their impressive menu selection features dishes like blue swimmer crab with smoked leek and avocado or hiramasa kingfish with pickled kohlrabi, avocado puree and wasabi oil. But don’t just take our word for it, book a table for yourself.
Level 10, Crowne Plaza, Adelaide
Leigh Street Wine Room
What once started as a humble dry cleaner and then transformed into a wine room is so much more than just any bar, with a prodigious mix of dishes being served up nightly by head chef Nathan Sasi. The wine room’s natural and eclectic design is complemented by arched ceilings and complete with a library of wines. A spread of dishes ranging from ricotta dumplings to pigs head fritti accompanies their extensive wine list.
9 Leigh Street, Adelaide
The restaurant of one of Australia’s most recognised chef’s Sean Connolly, Sean’s Kitchen showcases the best locally sourced produce in a mouth-watering way. If you’re feeling fancy, book the Chef’s Table experience and eat your meal in the middle of the bustling kitchen and have your food made right in front of you. We certainly suggest adding this restaurant to your bucket list.
SkyCity, North Terrace, Adelaide
Hard to miss, this gorgeous green botanic bar on North Terrace oozes style and deliciousness. Golden Boy serves up meals that pack a punch, with their kingfish served with coconut cream and kaffir lime being a major wow factor. And you simply can’t leave without finishing with their roti with pandan custard. If you really want to be impressed, order their Tuk Tuk menu and let the staff feed you the proper Thai way. Just be sure to tell them your spice level before ordering, because my god it gets hot…
309 North Terrace, Adelaide
Press* Food & Wine
Setting an intimate mood, plush booths and tables mix with exposed wooden beams and raw brick in this loft-style restaurant. Their menu is designed seasonally around fresh South Australian produce with chargrilling an integral part of their cooking style. We’re sure you’ll be hard-pressed to find a meal this good anywhere else.
Reopens March 2022
40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
It’s not every day that you stumble across contemporary African cuisine in the heart of an Australian cosmopolitan city. This unique and vibrant eatery has secured itself on the Adelaide food map, with its creative menu of wholesome dishes, snacks and sweets drawing a regular crowd. Recipient of multiple awards, Africola is a must-try for any food lover looking for new and exciting flavours.
4 East Terrace, Adelaide
Peel St Restaurant
Exposed red brick with wooden touches mixes together so elegantly to create this industrial-chic eatery tucked away on Peel Street. Their menu is beautifully simple and fresh, but bursting with flavour, oh and did we mention how generous their serves are. Their simple ethos is how their deliciousness is served up time and time again, with the head chef simply stating that he cooks what he’d love to be served.
9 Peel Street, Adelaide
This humble joint hidden in the West End of Adelaide’s CBD intertwines a rustic yet chic design so effortlessly. Blurring the lines between restaurant and bar, their intriguing mix of concrete and greenery pairs perfectly with their simply fabulous menu. Their Mediterranean-inspired menu, boasts simple dishes with flavourful twists, like fresh Coffin Bay Oysters dressed in cucumber and gin or BBQ jackfruit wood-fired pizza.
188 Hindley Street, Adelaide
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