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What to Eat in Adelaide

Adelaide boasts a diverse dining scene, with everything from casual cafes and pubs to eateries serving Indian, Italian and Thai cuisine. Many of the city's top restaurants – including Andrè's Cucina and Georges on Waymouth – feature Italian or European flavors on their menus. But in Chinatown Adelaide, expect to find the best of Adelaide's Asian offerings. Popular Chinatown eateries include Concubine and Star of Siam.

Australian dishes are served as well at restaurants like Restaurant Orana, press* food & wine and peel st. Must-try items include pie floaters (meat-filled pastries set atop thickened pea soup) and AB (French fries topped with gyro meat and tomato, barbecue and garlic sauces), both of which are best enjoyed with a pint of beer. Local seafood like oysters, king prawns and King George whiting (a white fish that's often beer-battered and fried) are also commonly found on restaurant menus. For something a little sweeter, try a Kitchener bun (a doughnut-like treat split and filled with fruit jam and whipped cream), buy some homemade chocolates at Haigh's Chocolates or grab a bag of FruChocs (chocolate-covered fruit candies) at a local grocery store. Foodies will also enjoy wandering through the rows of stands found at the Adelaide Central Market.

If you are of legal drinking age (which is 18 in Australia), you should plan to sample some regional wines while in Adelaide. Considered the wine capital of Australia, Adelaide's surrounding wine regions produce a variety of reds and whites, though shiraz is the highlight of well-known areas like Barossa and McLaren Vale. Should you lack the time or means to venture to the area's vineyards, pay a visit to the National Wine Centre of Australia, Australia's largest tasting room. It sits less than 2 miles northeast of the city center near Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Find the Best Restaurants in Adelaide

  • #1
    The Messy Tomato
    #1 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe, Australian, Mediterranean, Fusion
    151 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #2
    Haigh's
    #2 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 457 reviewsTripAdvisor (457)
    $ - $$ |
    2 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #3
    B'Churrasco Adelaide
    #3 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 113 reviewsTripAdvisor (113)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
    10-12 East Terrance, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #4
    Georges on Waymouth
    #4 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 974 reviewsTripAdvisor (974)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Australian
    20 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #1
    Raj on Taj Hyde Park
    #1 of 39 Places to Eat in Hyde Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 142 reviewsTripAdvisor (142)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    109 King William Rd Entrace thru Arthur St, Hyde Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5061 Australia
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  • #6
    S2 on Flinders
    #6 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 183 reviewsTripAdvisor (183)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    264 Flinders Street Adelaide Ground Floor Soho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #7
    Mai Kitchen
    #7 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 302 reviewsTripAdvisor (302)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Vietnamese
    Corner Wright & Warren Streets Ferryden Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5010 Australia
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  • #1
    La Tombola
    #1 of 39 Places to Eat in Parkside
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 229 reviewsTripAdvisor (229)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    61 Unley Rd, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia 5063 Australia
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  • #9
    Peel Street
    #9 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 730 reviewsTripAdvisor (730)
    $ - $$ | Australian
    9 Peel St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #10
    Delicatessen
    #10 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 173 reviewsTripAdvisor (173)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    12 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #11
    Soi 38
    #11 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 460 reviewsTripAdvisor (460)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    54 Pulteney St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #12
    Mister sunshine's
    #12 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 173 reviewsTripAdvisor (173)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Australian
    32 George St, Adelaide, South Australia 5031 Australia
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  • #13
    Marrakech Restaurant
    #13 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Middle Eastern
    91 O'Connell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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  • #14
    Mandoo
    #14 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ | Asian, Korean
    26 Bank St Shop 3, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #15
    Jasmin Indian Restaurant
    #15 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1113 reviewsTripAdvisor (1113)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    31 Hindmarsh Sq, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #16
    UR Caffe
    #16 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 199 reviewsTripAdvisor (199)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Australian
    119 Melbourne St North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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  • #17
    Social Street S2
    #17 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 441 reviewsTripAdvisor (441)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Singaporean
    174A Hutt St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #18
    Gallery
    #18 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Australian
    30 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #19
    Orana
    #19 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 485 reviewsTripAdvisor (485)
    $$ | Australian
    285 Rundle St Upper Level, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #20
    Bakery on O'Connell
    #20 of 2,115 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 195 reviewsTripAdvisor (195)
    $ | British, Cafe, Healthy, Australian
    128 O'Connell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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