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Adelaide is fast becoming one of Australia’s most exciting food capitals. There’s hidden laneways slinging late night pizza, Thia fusion eateries and some impressive fine dining venues for you to choose from. Whether you’re treating yourself to a staycation or planning an escape to the South Australian capital, be sure to hit up some of these foodie spots – you’ll soon realise why Adelaide is becoming known for its dining scene.
It’s always Sunny at Sunny’s
Sunny’s is your go-to late night pizza joint in Adelaide. The combination of neon lights, a funky fit out and roving DJs makes this place a fun spot for a casual bite to eat. But excellent vibes aside, the drool-worthy authentic Napoli-style pizza is crispy and fluffy with toppings full of flavour. There’s also beers on tap, a considered wine list and a laneway window for more casual style dining.
Sleek and sophisticated neighbourhood dining
Arkhé (Ar-kay) is a sleek neighbourhood bar and restaurant from Jake Kellie, former head chef of of Michelin-starred Burnt Ends in Singapore. Making its home in a heritage listed sandstone building in Norwood, Arkhé has made a name for itself as a restaurant with a menu stacked with dishes kissed by fire. Ingredients from all-SA producers are charred over elevation grills, heated by burning coals and an open hearth. And to drink, expect tweaked modern-classic cocktails and an impressive 150-bottle wine list.
Insider Tip: Chef Kellie’s inventive experiments with South Australian produce are best experienced at the 10-person chef’s table.
Wholesome cooking at Storehouse Flinders East
Renowned Adelaide Chef, Brent Potuszynski has returned to Adelaide after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus to introduce a wholesome, seasonal menu at indoor-meets-outdoor restaurant and bar, Storehouse Flinders East. Alongside the extensive beverage list, Brent’s approachable menu perfectly complements Storehouse’s sleek fit out complete with high communal tables; Australian blackbutt floors and large bifold windows that open to a courtyard filled with Australian natives.
Gather in the alfresco dining area, enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or simply unwind and relax over a refreshing drink at the bar. Why not make a night of it with a stay at the onsite Vibe Hotel Adelaide?
'Dinner in Europe' vibes
As one of Adelaide’s most popular restaurants, Osteria Oggi is a chic eatery serving sophisticated Italian food inspired by tradition and a modern twist. Pasta is made fresh daily, generous serves of meats are wood-smoked and slow-roasted, and desert is presented on its own trolley. The fit out is something special too, cobblestoned floor paired with arches and ambient lighting make this venue stand out. Intimate booths contribute to the stylish atmosphere or pull up a stool at the long, curved marble bar for 'dinner in Europe' vibes.
If you're feeling a little fancier, grab some friends and book out the private cellar where you’ll be wined and dined the proper traditional Italian way.
Where local produce sings
Having undergone a refurbed in 2022, Press Food & Wine is now an elegant space with a curved Italian-marble bar, intimate bar seating, plush booths and local art decorating the walls. Indulge in an a la carte menu with a focus on sustainable South Australian produce and a modern European influence, or choose the set menu also designed to hero local and seasonal produce. The drinks list is forever changing and usually stacked with amari, gin, whiskey, rum and brandy, alongside a mix of new-wave and established SA wines and representatives from the rest of Australia, some European too.
Ready for a fiery surprise?
Golden Boy is a stunning green botanic restaurant in Adelaide’s East End on North Terrace serving contemporary Thai food that packs a punch. If you’re up for a foodie adventure, order Golden Boy's Tuk Tuk menu where the staff feed you the proper, authentic Thai way. Just make sure to talk about chilli levels before embarking on the adventure, unless you want a fiery surprise. Although, the extensive cocktail offering may help cool you down. The wine list leans local, while the beers bring together the best of Thailand and Australia.
And when looking for somewhere to stay, Vibe Hotel Adelaide is just moments away from the best of the city’s urban dining scene. Set in Adelaide’s East End, Vibe Adelaide is home to contemporary and stylish rooms, state-of-the-art leisure facilities, including the suspended heated pool and gym.