Adelaide Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Adelaide

September 15, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

The capital city of South Australia is simply enchanting, a treasure trove of shopping, fine arts, gastronomy and outdoor activity. Adelaide is the heart of the world's opal industry, selling gorgeous stones from South Australian mines. Be sure to hike the aptly named Mt. Lofty Ranges and catch a wave off the Fleurieu Peninsula. Indulge your adventurous palate and traipse into nearby wine regions like the famed Barossa Valley to pick up a deliciously drinkable souvenir.
Things to do in Adelaide

1. Jasmin Indian Restaurant

31 Hindmarsh Sq | Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$8 +61 8 8223 7837
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 983 reviews

Jasmin Indian Restaurant

Reviewed By Tysontravels

One word ‘WOW’ these guys know what they are doing. From a small entry off the street it’s almost hard to find at night however when you do you will not want to leave the service from the staff was impeccable with good knowledge of what’s on offer and the wines available location and matching. Due to a short 4 day stay we never got to go back as it is closed Sundays from what we could see. We wish we had found this sooner. Our choice was tandoori mushroom,chicken tikka, bhoona gosht and a on the bone tandoori I think? Nonetheless fantastic.Can’t wait for the next trip over to get back in here make sure you book as it is very busy as one would expect.

2. Shiki

InterContinental Hotel | North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night HK$149 - HK$604 +61 8 8238 2382
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Shiki

Experience Shiki's award-winning authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Adelaide. Chef de Cuisine, Kenny Trinh, and his skillful team create delicious and succulent dishes through their culinary mastery. Shiki offers an incredible experience to remember for all our guests. Combining seasonal produce with its amazing Japanese sushi and sashimi, tempura and teppanyaki.

Reviewed By Linda P - Adelaide, Australia

Love Shiki. We have fortunate enough to go a few times and the food is always sensational and a huge choice so those who do not necessarily like Japanese food can have wagyu beef. Its like a concert watching the chef prepare and cook the food

3. The Playford Restaurant

120 North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi European, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 8 8213 8844
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 645 reviews

The Playford Restaurant

The award-winning Playford Restaurant offers innovative world-class cuisine. Open for breakfast and for dinner, through professional yet unobtrusive service our aim is to deliver a highly personalised guest experience in keeping with the hotel's philosophy of a home away from home. Here we believe that fine food should be good for you and therefore uses organic, bio-dynamic and free range produce wherever possible, with no genetically modified foods. The buffet breakfast showcases an extensive array of local and exotic fruits, breads and traditional hot breakfast accompaniments and dinner incorporates the best of high quality South Australian ingredients teamed with a boutique wine list. Recent accolades include "Best Restaurant - Accommodation Division" at the Australian Hotel's Association Awards 2015 with induction into the Hall of Fame, "Best Restaurant in a Hotel" at the South Australian Restaurant and Catering Awards 2015 and "Two Glass Winner" Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2015.

Reviewed By Lindsay W - Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom

We upgraded to the full breakfast from the continental breakfast that our deal gave us. it was only a few dollars more and well worth it. Another tip is to make a breakfast reservation. It gets busy!

4. Concubine

132 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 8 8212 8288
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 501 reviews

Concubine

Reviewed By Stevescnt - London, United Kingdom

Without question the best Chinese food experience I have had in my life, including Michelin starred London Chinese restaurants like Hakasan which whilst excellent does not get to the outstanding standards achieved at Concubine. We were a group of 8 business colleagues having an early supper. The dishes were all fabulous: favourites included the spicy prawns, fried tofu, beef cheek, belly pork, chicken mah jong and the big wontons. Go. Order anything. All fabulous. Service was also excellent.

5. Andre's Cucina and Polenta Bar

94 Frome Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 8224 0004
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 798 reviews

Andre's Cucina and Polenta Bar

Reviewed By JoseSM - Porto

It is my second time here at Andre’s Cucina. I had the snapper carpaccio as well as the beef carpaccio both great. The menu list is very limited if you are expecting an Italian restaurant. The staff is very kind and the atmosphere very cosy.

6. UR Caffe

119 Melbourne St | North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 8 8267 3553
Excellent
64%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

UR Caffe

Reviewed By TWal1 - Canberra, Australia

We had brunch with some friends and were delighted with the quality of the food and service. Excellent food and efficient service makes for a good brunch venue. The cafe is popular, and while we were there, a number of guests waited for a table to become available. This is a good indicator that the cafe is first rate. The menu offers a great range of breakfast fare and other light meals.

7. Mister sunshine's

32 George St, Adelaide, South Australia 5031, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 8 8443 5125
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Mister sunshine's

Reviewed By RetiredWazza - Daylesford, Australia

Sunday breakfast here was like being in your local community - Gen Y, Baby Boomers, Millenials, dogs, laughter.
We had the mackeral and kipler potatoes breakfasts - stunning.
The Seating is a bit haphazard but perfect for the atmosphere.
Wheelchair accessible but not for all tables.

8. Golden Boy

309 North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 8 8227 0799
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Golden Boy

Reviewed By Lauren B - Sydney, Australia

We absolutely loved our dinner at golden boy. Very modern Asian food and such lovely staff. We sat overlooking the kitchen and it was a great experience. One of our highlights from Adelaide and reasonably priced for the quality and serving sizes. Will definitley be back and recommend to our friends.

9. Peel Street

9 Peel St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 8 8231 8887
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

Peel Street

Fresh, Simple, Delicious food in Adelaide's West End

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We didn't have a booking. They were very busy, but they found us a spot.
The wait staff were wonderful. Even with a full room, we felt well looked after and attended to. The food was amazing! The different flavours and spices that came from the one plate were unbelievable. We had the Pork Belly and Vietnamese Beef, which we shared.
We will be back next time in town and will make a booking.

10. Marrakech Restaurant

91 O'Connell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner 8361-9696
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 174 reviews

Marrakech Restaurant

Reviewed By Freya1958 - Hunter Valley, NSW

So glad we decided to order our take-away from here after all the great reviews. The food was delicious & the staff were so welcoming when I arrived to collect it. They ushered me to a comfortable chair, brought me a glass of delicious mint tea & chatted pleasantly with me while I waited. As I left I was given a discount voucher & encouraged (very genuinely) to return. We are only in Adelaide for a week but I think we probably will pay another visit.

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