Adelaide's got some serious flavours going on!
With Melbourne and Sydney taking all the food glory, it’s easy to overlook that other southern city - Adelaide.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
From the extraordinary to ultra-quirky, Adelaide is right up there when it comes to travel worthy drinking and dining destinations.
Lucky for us Adelaide joined the line-up of destinations flying direct from Newcastle Airport this year making the journey a whole lot easier. All that’s left to do is book those
flights, take the 30 minute drive to Williamtown and start enjoying that weekend (or week-long) Adelaide escape. Here's where to start...
1. Adelaide Central Market
Every visit to Adelaide should include the Adelaide Central Market on the itinerary. With more than 80 fresh food stalls and culinary experiences to taste it is the ultimate
2. Restaurant Orana
Where: 1/285 Rundle St, Adelaide
Awarded Two Hats by the 2017 Good Food Guide, Named Gourmet Traveller 2018 Restaurant of the Year and 2018 Hottest Chef Restaurant Orana is a must visit! Chef Jock Zonfrillo’s has taken his respect for the Aboriginal people and their land to an extraordinary level with more than 16 years worth of research and exploration coming together to create a dining experience like no other.
Through modern techniques, Australia’s ancestors and their diverse use of incredibly varied indigenous ingredients are honoured in a 16 – 18 course Dinner Tasting Menu.
3. Explore The Small Bar scene
When it comes to sophisticated cocktails, classy wine menus and quality staff, Adelaide is punching well above its weight. The city has in recent years exploded with an array of small bars and cocktail lounges that you'll need to go searching for.
The list of bars is an evergrowing one with highlights including; Maybe Mae, Hains & Co, Clever Little Tailor, La Buvette Drinkery, Bank Street Social, La Rambla, Proof and Pink Moon Salon. You may need to book for longer than a weekend?!
4. For The Best Smoothie Bowls In Town Visit - Argo.Love
Where: 4/211 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Would you fly all the way to Adelaide for a smoothie bowl? probably not, but after checking out Argo's collection of bases, toppings and optional mixes you'd seriously consider it. Even with two locations, be warned, Argo's gets seriously busy and with a MASSIVE menu that has loads of vegan options, choosing what to eat will be tricky.
Whatever you go for one of those awesome looking smoothie bowls, the Purple Toast, I Dream of Chocolate Belgian Waffle or a classic like the Benny-Way-You-Like, you are going to fall in Argo.Love.
5. Pie Floaters
Where: 112 The Parade, Norwood
Possibly the only pastry in the world to be recognised as a Heritage Icon, the Pie Floater dates back to 1870’s. Originally sold out of Pie Carts which were dotted around the Adelaide city centre, unfortunately for us none of the originals remain, but the legend that is the Pie Floater lives on.
If you’re keen to give it a crack there are a few different places to head to, but the easiest is without doubt Enjoy Café Bakery, home to the 24hr Pie Floater!
Image credit - Wandercrooks
7. Visit Poh's Cafe - Jamface
Where: Stall 28/29 Adelaide Central Markets
For Masterchef fans, circa 2009, you’ll no doubt remember, and most probably have a little crush, on Poh. Poh has gone onto foodie fame since coming
8. 48 Flavours
Where: 78 Gouger Street, Adelaide
Says it all really, except, those 48 flavours come in the form of our favourite food group - Gelato. All produced on site using ingredients sourced from the Adelaide Central Market, and along with the regulars there are some whacky ones like the; Orange Fig and Macadamia, Oreo with Soy, WT?!, Black Sesame & Blood Orange Sorbet or mix and match your flavours, like the above, with Strawberry Balsamic Panna Cotta on top and Taro & Coconut on the bottom. These guys know how to get your taste buds buzzing.
Fly direct from Newcastle Airport to ten destinations in Australia, and in one-stop hub through to more than 65 destinations around Australia or overseas.
Direct international flights from Newcastle Airport to Auckland, New Zealand via Virgin Australia are available until 17 February 2019.
Make Newcastle Airport your point A. It’s right on your door, and has no tolls to pay, or big city parking fees. Instead it’s easy parking and check-in and time to relax.