The Ultimate Guide to Food and Drink in Adelaide: Discover the Best Restaurants and Bars in South Australia

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  • Adelaide

  • South Australia

  • Food & Wine

  • City Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Foodie

  • Local Food

  • Winery

Delectable ice cream at Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream.
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Located on the southern coast of Australia, Adelaide is a vibrant city known for its delicious food and world-class wine. With a diverse culinary scene, there are endless options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Here are some recommendations for the best places to eat and drink in Adelaide.

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Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets

Immerse yourself in Adelaide's vibrant culture and local flavors at this modern boutique hotel, where stylish design and comfort meet the bustling energy of the Central Market precinct.

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Places to eat & drink in Adelaide, South Australia

Hey Jupiter Brasserie Francaise has an all-day menu of French bistro classics in an old-timey establishment with a bar & outdoor seating.

Food in Adelaide

Adelaide is home to a diverse range of cuisines, from modern Australian dishes to international fare. One of the best ways to experience the food culture in Adelaide is through its bustling markets. The Adelaide Central Market, established in 1869, is a must-visit for food lovers. Here, you can find everything from fresh produce to gourmet cheeses and meats. It's a great place to stock up on picnic supplies or indulge in some local treats.

For a taste of modern Australian cuisine, head to Hey Jupiter Brasserie Francaise. Located in the heart of Adelaide, this French brasserie offers a menu filled with traditional dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Their croissants and pastries are a must-try for breakfast ingredients. With its warm and cozy atmosphere, Hey Jupiter is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a catch-up with friends.

If you're in the mood for some international flavors, check out Peel Street. This funky laneway is home to a variety of restaurants serving up cuisines from all over the world. From Vietnamese street food at NOLA to Middle Eastern dishes at Kutchi Deli Parwana, you'll find something to satisfy your cravings here.

Drinks in Adelaide

Adelaide's food scene is not complete without its vibrant bar culture. For a unique experience, head to Mount Lofty House Bar. Located in the Adelaide Hills, this bar offers stunning views of the city skyline and serves up delicious cocktails made with locally sourced ingredients. It's the perfect spot for a sunset drink.

If you're a wine lover, make sure to check out East End Cellars. This boutique wine store and bar offers an extensive selection of South Australian wines. You can even join one of their wine appreciation classes or tastings to learn more about the local produce. They also serve up an excellent espresso martini.

For a taste of Adelaide's vibrant cocktail scene, head to Therapy Cocktail Bar. Located in the East End precinct, this bar offers a wide range of creative cocktails and a cozy atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends.

If you're in the mood for some classic French drinks, head to La Buvette Drinkery. This cozy wine bar offers an impressive selection of French wines and aperitifs, as well as delicious cheese and charcuterie boards. You'll feel like you've been transported to a Parisian bistro.

Sweet Treats in Adelaide

No trip to Adelaide is complete without indulging in some sweet treats. For the best ice cream in town, head to Royal Copenhagen Henley Beach. This family-owned business has been serving homemade ice cream for over 25 years and offers a wide variety of flavors. It's the perfect place to cool down on a hot day.

For those with a sweet tooth, The Fudge Shop in Hahndorf is a must-visit. This shop offers over 30 different flavors of fudge, all made on-site with fresh ingredients. They also have a selection of other homemade treats, such as cookies and chocolates.

If you need a caffeine boost while exploring the city, make sure to stop by Saint Garde. This trendy fashion & coffee boutique not only offers delicious coffee but also has a curated selection of Australian and international designers.

Pubs in Adelaide

Australia is renowned for its vibrant pub culture, and Adelaide offers an abundance of exceptional choices. For an authentic Aussie pub experience, look no further than The British Hotel. This charming establishment is celebrated for its dartboard and an impressive selection of Coopers beers served on tap. It provides the ideal setting to unwind with friends and savor the delights of fine brews.


Adelaide is a foodie's paradise, offering an incredible range of dining options to suit every palate and occasion. From the best breakfast spots to hidden gems for dinner, you'll find it all in this vibrant city. Don't forget to also explore the local wine and bar scene for a truly unforgettable culinary experience. So next time you visit Adelaide, be sure to indulge in all the delicious food and drink options this charming city has to offer. Reach out to me today to book your next trip to Adelaide!

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