5 best restaurants in Adelaide
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Andre’s Cucina and Polenta Bar
Adelaide’s Best Italian
Here’s a highly awarded restaurant which regularly comes out tops in the Aussie food guides. Homely and unpretentious, the focus is all on the food and atmosphere here, with a welcome as warm as the polenta is piping! Founded by one of Oz’s first Masterchef contestants, you have a choice of a delicious set menu or a la carte, with dishes like salmon trout carpaccio and gnocchi in beef ragu. There’s also a small but beautifully selected wine list to complement your choices.
94 Frome St Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 224 0004 http://andrescucina.com.au
Shiny new gem beckons
What started as a gourmet takeaway van has now evolved into one of Adelaide’s hottest new burger joints. Light, colourful and down-to-earth, it’s the place to come enjoy a delicious menu of hamburgers, chilli, omelettes, wings and maple syrup-soaked waffles. Oh, and what’s a burger without a vanilla milkshake, thick with ice cream, and crowned with vanilla bean? Yum! Music is pumped via one of the waiters’ iPod’s making Pearl a hip and homely treat.
38A Briar Rd, Felixstow
Tel: +61 8 8165 2448
Tel: +61 8 8231 7000 www.bistrodom.com.au
Fine dining, mate!
With a chef who worked for both Blumenthal and Ramsay, you know your meal is in exciting hands. The clean flavours of seasonal food are beautifully presented at Bistro Dom, in such creations as pâté de campagne with poached cumquats and warm salted cod with chlorophyl puree and pickled fennel. Chase the main down with exquisite desserts like salt-baked pineapple. The atmosphere is more down-to-earth, in the true Aussie fashion: buzzy, laid-back and quirky. Cheers, mate!
24 Waymouth Street
One of Australia’s hottest restaurants
Probably the best place in Adelaide to sample Modern Australian cuisine, Celsius is creative, adventurous and deliciously filling! Garnering rave reviews since its opening, the dishes served are works of art. Our favourites were the Coorong Angus onglet with milk skin, carrot and turnips and a desert to die for: orange blossom panna cotta with mulberries, yoghurt and pistachio. Whatever you choose, don’t be conservative. Even the strange-sounding stuff is hot with flavour!
95 Gouger Street Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 231 6023 www.celsiusrestaurant.com.au/
Fortune smiles on the Mexican
It’s not often you see an Adelaide restaurant so popular it has queues outside. Well, maybe because you haven’t been to Lucky Lupitas, the city’s mega-popular Mexican joint. Even though it’s set in a not-very-posh area, it draws in the crowds with its authentic South-of-the-border street food like tostones and elotes – as well as plenty of ice-cold Dos Equis to wash it all down. The décor is just as real, with plenty of religious ‘Day of the Dead’ icons. Arriba!
1/4 Rupert Avenue, Bedford Park
Tel: +61 8 8277 4004 www.luckylupitas.com