South Australian’s are a resilient bunch, so despite restrictions coming and going, new venues have continued to open across the state to bring us the best of food, beer, wine, and spirits. While most of these venues are temporarily closed due to SA’s lockdown, most are still offering delicious takeaway and await the return of hungry patrons.
Here’s a list of 10 new venues you’ve got to check out in Adelaide when restrictions permit.
The Good Tiger has opened in Brighton with mouth watering South East Asian eats. The new restaurant comes from the group behind favourites Gin Long Canteen in North Adelaide, and the CBD’s Busan Baby and the menu looks crazy good.
Located right on Brighton Road, the restaurant’s menu boasts an array of savoury and sweet modern South East Asian eats. It has multiple varieties of Asian rice pancakes (the “Vietnamese pizza”), such as mushroom, roasted duck, pork belly, and beef cheek, spring rolls (including cheeseburger spring rolls!), eggplant tempura, and seafood––such as salt and pepper squid, salmon ceviche, and prawn dumplings. To read more about The Good Tiger, click here.
Find The Good Tiger at Unit 15/525 Brighton Rd, Brighton SA 5048
The popular eatery has opened the doors to its Pirie Street venue with a fresh fit out and updated menu. Formerly on Pulteney Street, which will now house their festival pop-up Fire x Soi 38, Soi 38 is well-known for their modern Thai food dishes and street food delights.
The new menu also has classics such as spring rolls and chive cakes, as well as stir fries, curries, and flavourful salads, and you can read all about it here.
Find Soi 38 at 74 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000.
Samamy has added even more colours to the vibrant fabric of Hindley Street, bringing bright pink, green, and neon to the popular CBD destination.
The brand-new Asian fusion restaurant has a split menu, offering Vietnamese food for lunch and Thai food for dinner. Of their varied offerings, owner Dang Nguyen says the salmon spring rolls and roast pork rice are the most popular of the Vietnamese options, and people are loving the green curry and pineapple fried rice for the Thai eats. They also have desserts, such as deep-fried ice cream, which you can read all about here.
Find Samamy at 79 Hindley Street, Adelaide.
Same Place has opened in Port Adelaide, with a host of breakfast and lunch options. With a sleek, window-lit fit out, the new café is serving up meals with a twist.
For breakfast, Same Place’s menu has classics such as eggs on toast, a four-cheese omelette, and a club sandwich, but the new café also has some innovative takes on traditional meals. They have vegan chilli scrambled tofu with sourdough, mango waffles with seasonal berries, a chipolatas and mushroom medley with a poached egg, and the “green eggs” with grilled broccolini, avocado poached eggs, and halloumi.
For lunch, there are small platters such as prawn dumplings in Thai green sauce, Asian spiced chicken wings, and more; Nasi Goreng, butter chicken, and more. Read all about it here.
Find Same Place at 13 College Street, Port Adelaide.
New plant-based café Seed & Stone has opened in the Adelaide Central Market with lots of grab-and-go treats.
The eatery, which focuses on takeaway items, serves up vegan eats from their colourful venue. They have lots of pastries from Vegan to a Tee and breakfast and lunch items “perfect for a quick grab n go meal.”
They have pastries such as wagon wheels, peanut butter and chocolate brownies, cannolis, cinnamon scrolls, croissants––with traditional, almond, chocolate and vanilla custard flavours, and more. If you’re after a larger meal, they also have Mediterranean pesto pasta, quinoa and roasted veggie salad, loaded potato salad, rainbow buckwheat coleslaw, and more. Real all about the delicious new venue here.
Find Seed & Stone Tuesday to Saturday in the Adelaide Central Market.
Whether you’re more of a “Miss Somebody” or a “Mr Nobody,” anybody who’s anybody will soon be flocking to the Clare Valley’s newest cellar door! Mr Nobody has opened in Auburn with an old-fashioned fit out and a range of liqueurs and wines seeking to inspire a love of older varieties in a younger generation.
Mr Nobody offers liqueur riesling, liqueur viognier, fortified shiraz, and “Miss Somebody” sparkling pinot chardonnay from their Clare Valley space, with tutored tastings available for $10 per head and redeemable on purchase. Their 2021 Vin Doux Naturel grenache will be released soon. Read more about it here.
Find Mr Nobody Cellar Door at 21 Horrocks Highway, Auburn
Nestled comfortably together with Hobby Home and Garden – a gardening and homewares store in Norwood – is a brand-new cafe, Foliage Coffee, that offers a Vietnamese twist to traditional coffee shops and cafes.
Foliage Coffee offer specialty coffee with their own house coffee beans available for purchase, and the menu is rich with healthy Vietnamese offerings with thanks to Linh’s mum who plays a big part in helping capture the authentic flavours. You can expect to try Vietnamese filtered iced coffee’s, bun bowls, rolls and pastries with both vegetarian and vegan options available, while you sit among the foliage and plan what pots and plants you’ll buy on the way out. Find out more about Foliage’s lush offerings, here.
Foliage Coffee is located at 30 Beulah Rd, Norwood SA 5067.
Previously a beloved food truck that made appearances around Adelaide, CARŌclub has officially opened up its first brick and mortar location. Located within Plant 3, the sister hub of the popular Plant 4 Bowden. Customers can feast on their delicious signature fried chicken, banging burgers and tasty new treats all year round.
If you are looking for some seriously mouth-watering burgers, fried chicken and more, paired with some epic wines, definitely make sure to check out CARŌclub. Find out more about Bowden’s coolest new venue here.
You can find CARŌclub at Bowden Cellars, Red Shed Lane, Bowden.
Glenelg favourite Bomdia Bowls is a staple toward the beach, and they are hoping to become a go-to in the city as well.
The acaí haven has opened a location in Hindmarsh Square, serving up the same much-loved menu as their Glenelg counterpart.
Manager Dale Brewster says that due to the often grab-and-go nature of the city, the avocado on toast and coffees tend to be popular options. However, he also says that the new venue is a really relaxing atmosphere to enjoy their signature acaí bowls too. Read all about it here.
Find Bomdia Bowls in the city at 11 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.
Adelaide offers an impressive lineup for gin distilleries to which we are grateful for, but what we’re lacking here is something for the rum lovers. Cue Mad Monkey Distillery, Adelaide’s first dedicated rum distillery with a Caribbean, Tiki Surf themed fit-out.
Launching the brand in March 2020, Mad Monkey Distillery ferment and distill everything on site, including their three unique spirits and self-creations: Saccharum, Flora and Ubhal Bakte. Now, their tasting room is open!
Mad Monkey’s barrel aged rum is currently maturing away in ex American Oak, ex Shiraz and ex Fortified Barrels, where they sit for a minimum of two years before legally being certified rum as per Australian rum law (who knew!?), with their first release coming in 2022. Read more about the unique venue here.
Mad Monkey Distillery is located at 6 La Salle St, Dudley Park SA 5008.