Adelaide promotes itself as the culinary capital of Australia and when hunger hits you’ll soon see why. With restaurants serving cuisine from every country you can think of as well as a host of establishments serving up traditional Aussie tucker you will certainly find something to tempt you.
There are several different areas which come highly recommended with regard to eating out in Adelaide. Hindley Street and Rundle Street are probably the best known but as a result, prices are probably a little higher than those on the quieter streets. Having said that, dining out in Adelaide will leave you pleasantly surprised when it comes to paying the bill as it is a lot cheaper than many of its Australian counterparts, particularly Melbourne and Sydney.
But, as well as being slightly cheaper, the character in the restaurants and cafes on the smaller streets adds greatly to their appeal and their intimacy. So, if this sounds like what you’re after try Gouger Street or Hutt Street.
O’Connell Street in North Adelaide is an excellent choice and home to forty or so restaurants, cafes and wine bars and if you don’t find anything there to tempt you then try Melbourne street which also comes highly recommended.
Jetty Road in Glenelg is also very popular. With lots of outdoor cafes and restaurants and both a tram and bus service from the city centre which will take you there in less than thirty minutes and runs every ten to fifteen minutes, getting there is no problem either.
And for those of you who like nothing better than a good old takeaway head to the Central market area where you will find excellent Asian take out in the International Food Market or try Hawker’s Corner on West Terrace.
As well as the excellent choice when it comes to food, the wine on offer is also superb compliments of the nearby wineries of the Barossa Valley. And, for those of you who don’t partake of the grape, however, many restaurants are BYO (bring your own) where you can take along a six-pack of your preferred tipple.
131 Pirie Street, Adelaide, Australia
One of a chain of twenty-five throughout Australia, this place is extremely popular among visitors and locals. Serving authentic Italian dishes using pasta which is made on the premises you’re in for a real treat.
45 Commercial Street, Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
For those of you who like nothing more than a good old fish ‘n’ chips then this is the place for you. And the fact that it’s been in operation for over one hundred years should give you some idea of how popular Ozone is.
85 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
One of the most popular vegetarian restaurants, Sarah’s attracts hordes of hungry carnivores too thanks to the excellent menu with imaginative and filling dishes that simply don’t need meat and are much cheaper than those that have it
116 Flinders Street, Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s only Russian restaurant – well they seem to have one from everywhere else – this place will show you that there’s more to a Russian night out than copious amounts of vodka.
286 Rundle Street, Adelaide, Australia
With so many different worldwide cuisines on offer, you’re probably wondering if there is anywhere to get traditional ‘Aussie tucker’. Well wonder no more, serving a host of modern Australian dishes as well as many more, Boltz also offers live stand up comedy on Thursday nights.
242a Rundle Street, Adelaide, Australia
Combining a bar, café, restaurant, cocktail bar and a live jazz venue, this establishment has something for everything. There’s jazz on Friday, flamenco on Saturday and a dance club on Sunday and excellent margaritas all week long – perfect.
114 Gouger Street, Adelaide, Australia
With so many Chinese restaurants scattered throughout Adelaide, it’s difficult to know how to pick one but rest assured that you won’t regret choosing Ying Chow. With excellent food at reasonable prices, you simply can’t go wrong.
75 Hindley Street, Adelaide, Australia
Serving typical Lebanese cuisine, this place is particularly popular among vegetarians as most of the dishes are meat free. Also features a traditional belly dancer who appears every Wednesday night.
76 Hindley Street, Adelaide, Australia
Open twenty-four hours daily, this is an excellent place to get a breakfast big enough to fortify you for the rest of the day or to partake of a wonderful array of complete and utter junk food as well as a selection of sandwiches for those of you who care. Is also fully licensed.
141 West Terrace at corner of Wright Street, Adelaide, Australia
And finally, for those of you who simply can’t decide why not check out this food market inspired eatery where you will find a medley of Chinese, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese food on offer at prices even the local students don’t seem to have a problem with.