Make the most of Adelaide’s foodie scene
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Did you know that you can now jump on a direct flight from Newcastle to Adelaide with Qantas? That’s right, Qantas now flies direct from Newcastle Airport to Adelaide Airport three times a week!
Whether you only have the weekend or a few more days to play, it’s time to start locking in some holiday plans to Adelaide! To make your travel plans as easy as possible, we’ve curated three separate itineraries of all the best spots to eat, drink, explore, and more! Read on for the ultimate foodie focussed adventure, to explore the best of McLaren Vale click here, and for all the best city experiences click here.
Today is the day you get to make the most of the absolute foodie gems available across all of Adelaide. Whether it’s a beautiful café with fine coffee, local produce stores, divine wines, delicious eateries, fine-dining restaurants, or hidden bars that you’re after, this guide has got it all covered.
Start off your foodie trail with the most important meal of the day, breakfast! Head on over to the Adelaide Central Markets and take your pick of a spot to enjoy brekkie before exploring the local produce stalls that will keep you wandering for hours.
Gear up for lunch with an overwhelming choice of eateries. If you’re after somewhere to lounge around for a long lunch, you can’t go past The Meat & Wine Co, located right in the heart of city on Currie St. This premium steak restaurant offers a dynamic dining experience with a dedication to their African heritage and unique Australian heritage.
If a good burger is what the day is calling for, the industrial-designed venue, Bread & Bone is unparalleled. The contemporary easy going space is home to the city’s best burgers, hot dogs, and international beers.
Just up from Bread & Bone is the on-theme industrial-chic trendy restaurant, Peel St. Featuring a modern Australian cuisine, your dining experience is going to be nothing short of simple, fresh, delicious, and bursting with robust flavours.
If you’re staying in the city centre of Adelaide, everyone will tell you to visit both Peel St and Leigh St, and trust them, they know what they’re talking about. Moving into dinner and drinks for the day, again, you will never be short on options. Starting on Peel St, you’ve got the brilliant Tempus Mezze Bar featuring a Mediterranean mezze, refreshing cocktails, and a vibrant atmosphere.
The newest eatery to the Adelaide foodie scene is none other than Osteria Oggi, an Italian piazza setting right in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. Complete with a cobblestone floor, arches, arbour, meat room, private cellar, intimate booth seating, and a mezzanine-level kitchen; Osteria Oggi is our number one must-try.
Unsurprisingly, the cocktail bars of Adelaide are absolutely flourishing. With hidden spots around dark corners, quaint wooden saloon bars, and romantic dimly lit interiors, there is a little something for everyone.
Bank St Social is a crowd favourite for both visitors and locals alike, as the underground bar with exposed brick walls is known for their local craft beer and DJs that will run late into the night.
Our other pick for the bar scene is Pink Moon Saloon, the cosy Alpine hut invites you in through the blue doorway, with the narrow bar leading you out into a leafy courtyard.
Tempus Mezze Bar – 12 Peel St – More Info: click here
Osteria Oggi – 76 Pirie St – More Info: click here
Golden Boy – 309 North Terrace – More Info: click here
Daughter in Law | 290 Rundle St – More Info: click here
Post Dinner Drinks
Bank St Social | 48 Hindley St | More Info: click here
Clever Little Tailor | 19 Peel St | More Info: click here
Pink Moon Saloon | 21 Leigh St | More Info: click here
Therapy Cocktail Bar | 2 Peel St | More Info: click here
Malt & Juniper | 18 Peel St | More Info: click here
Experience the very best of Adelaide by booking a room at the new five-star Sofitel Adelaide located right in the heart of city centre. With over 250 luxurious guest rooms and suites including the pièce de resistance that is the palatial Presidential Suite, alongside a grand selection of bars, restaurants, and guest amenities.
Did you know that Adelaide has its very own e-scooters available for hire? That’s right, the City of Adelaide e-scooters dotted all throughout the city which are easy to operate by downloading the Neuron app. Happy scooting!