10 of Adelaide’s favourite places to dine out
|Adelaide has many great restaurant strips offering everything from top-class cuisine to reasonably priced café fare. Rundle St has more than 50 cafes, restaurants, wine bars and pubs, and you’ll find similar quality and atmosphere in North Adelaide. Gouger St specialises in Asian and seafood, while The Parade in Norwood, just east of the city, has an Italian/café feel. For dining on the beach there’s also Glenelg and Henley Square. |
1. The Big Table: right in the heart of the Central Market grab pole position on the bench for a delicious breakfast. It’s the freshest food and coffee in town. Open on market days (Tues, Thurs-Sat). Stall 39 & 40, Central Market.
2. Citrus Blu: looking for something new? Try the chilli chocolate coffee. Organic coffee and a large range of unique teas and smoothies also available. Closed Mondays. 18 Union Street.
3. T-Bar: if you’re hankering for a good cup of tea you’re sure to find something to suit your taste at T-Bar. More than 140 varieties of tea are on offer here at this flagship store in the Central Market. Lower ground floor, Adelaide Central Plaza, 100 Rundle Mall. www.tbar.com.au
4. Vego and Lovin’ It : a magnet for vegans, this little café is laid back and cool, and famous for its laksa. Try the lentil soup and vegetarian burger. Great meals from as little as $3. Open Monday to Friday for lunch only. 1st floor, 240 Rundle Street.
5. Eros Kafe: if you’re looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful Eros Kafe is smart, sassy and chic offering Greek mezes, good coffee and a good wine list. Eat inside or sit outside and watch the world go by. 275 Rundle Street. Tel: (08) 8227 0677 www.eroskafe.com.au
6. Hawkers Corner: an Adelaide institution for the past 17 years, this Asian food hall has delicious, but cheap, Indian, Malaysian, Thai and Chinese food. Closed Mondays. 141 West Terrace.
7. Gauchos Argentinean Restaurant: not for vegetarians, it’s all meat, meat and more meat. Dishes are prepared on a charcoal grill and feature larger-than-life size servings. It’s very popular, so book first. 91 Gouger Street. Tel: (08) 8231 2299. www.gauchos.com.au
8. Oyster Bar: wash down some of the freshest South Aussie oysters with a glass or two of the state’s best wine. Half price oysters Tuesday in the East End, Wednesday at Holdfast Shores. Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg and 10-14 East Terrace. www.adelaideoysterbar.com
9. Pie cart: nothing is more Adelaide than a visit to the legendary pie cart. After a big night out you just can’t beat a genuine pie floater! (A pie floater is a traditional Aussie meat pie covered with tomato sauce, sitting in a plate of thick green pea soup.) Mon to Fri 6pm–midnight, Sat 4pm–4am, Sun 4pm–11pm. Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace www.thepiecart.com.au
10. Falafel House: a night out on Rundle Street isn’t complete without a late-night visit to this legendary landmark. Anybody who is anyone has their photo on the wall. Open seven days until very late. 258 Rundle Street.
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