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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
    Luigi Delicatessen
    #1 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 952 reviewsTripAdvisor (952)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe, European, Australian
    151 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #2
    Haigh's
    #2 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 356 reviewsTripAdvisor (356)
    $ - $$ |
    2 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #3
    S2 on Flinders
    #3 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    264 Flinders Street Adelaide Ground Floor Soho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #4
    Mai Kitchen
    #4 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Vietnamese
    Corner Wright & Warren Streets Ferryden Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5010 Australia
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  • #5
    Peel Street
    #5 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 625 reviewsTripAdvisor (625)
    $ - $$ | Australian
    9 Peel St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #6
    Jasmin Indian Restaurant
    #6 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1059 reviewsTripAdvisor (1059)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    31 Hindmarsh Sq, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #7
    Social Street S2
    #7 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 415 reviewsTripAdvisor (415)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    174a Hutt St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #8
    Mister sunshine's
    #8 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 155 reviewsTripAdvisor (155)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Australian
    32 George St, Adelaide, South Australia 5031 Australia
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  • #9
    Delicatessen
    #9 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 139 reviewsTripAdvisor (139)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    12 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #10
    Marrakech Restaurant
    #10 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    91 O'Connell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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  • #11
    Orana
    #11 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 458 reviewsTripAdvisor (458)
    $$ | Australian
    285 Rundle St Upper Level, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #12
    Andre's Cucina and Polenta Bar
    #12 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 862 reviewsTripAdvisor (862)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    94 Frome Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #1
    La Tombola
    #1 of 36 Places to Eat in Parkside
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 193 reviewsTripAdvisor (193)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    61 Unley Rd, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia 5063 Australia
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  • #14
    82 Thai Eatery
    #14 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    665 Grange Rd, Adelaide, South Australia 5022 Australia
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  • #15
    Georges on Waymouth
    #15 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 838 reviewsTripAdvisor (838)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Australian
    20 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #16
    Golden Boy
    #16 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 415 reviewsTripAdvisor (415)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    309 North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #17
    UR Caffe
    #17 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Australian
    119 Melbourne St North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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  • #18
    The Playford Restaurant
    #18 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 695 reviewsTripAdvisor (695)
    $$ | Australian, Contemporary
    120 North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #19
    Mandoo
    #19 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    $ | Asian, Korean
    26 Bank St Shop 3, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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  • #20
    La Rambla
    #20 of 1,944 Places to Eat in Adelaide
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 235 reviewsTripAdvisor (235)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    28 Peel St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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