September, the first month of Spring, a month where the winter chills begin to creep away and flowers begin to bloom. Spring has definitely sprung across as Adelaide and in a hopeful sign for the state’s hospitality industry, there’s been a surprising amount of new bars, cafés, restaurants and even a brewery opening up. We’ve also seen a lot of upgrades to restaurants that were closed during COVID and we can’t wait to discover them all.
Spring has sprung and Adelaide’s newest brunch destination is quite literally Bloom-ing. From the team behind Peter Rabbit on Hindley Street, Bloom is a distinctive venue with a spacious outdoor setting and unsuspecting views of the ghostly gums along the River Torrens (Karrawirra Parri).
Sprout owners, Callum Hann (fourth runner up of this year’s Masterchef All-Stars) and Themis Chryssidis, are continuing to sprout their business all over Adelaide, with a newly opened Barossa restaurant, Lou’s Place.
Formerly the revered Hill of Grace restaurant, Oval Hotel’s new premiere dining destination, Five Regions Restaurant is promising big things as it opens to the public. Five Region’s will operate in an intriguing model where every two months, one of South Australia’s leading wineries will be invited to present the best of their region through a seasonal, regionally-inspired menu.
Goodwood is set to welcome Foodwood, a new eatery serving a myriad of cuisines. Foodwood pretty much equates to Goodwood + good food, and with over 50 items on the menu, there are plenty of dishes to choose from. The dishes are mainly of Indian, Nepalese and Chinese descent, with a range of curries, dumplings, rice dishes and grilled meats to choose from.
The western suburbs’ new local – Mosaic Hotel – has opened, after getting the finishing touches to its fit last week. Mosaic is the result of a $4 million transformation of the former Checkside Tavern at Football Park in the heart of West Lakes. Redeveloped on the same footprint as the former tavern, the new-look contemporary and spacious hotel offers various bar, dining areas, a bright alfresco deck and more.
The Strathmore Hotel has undergone some pretty major refurbishments. An upgrade to the former space has seen the hotel welcome a brand new bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, function spaces and menus.
September is proving to be a busy month for Adelaide’s whole-food heroes, Let Them Eat, as they open a pop-up eatery in Norwood and announce a new CBD location. Notorious for its handcrafted vegan and vegetarian food, Let Them Eat is now gracing Norwood Place.
If you’re inclined to a wander in the Eastern suburbs, you may have seen local coffee cart, Cheeky Grin Coffee stationed in a makeshift backyard setting. After only four months of operating out of a cart, owner and barista Stefan Iannace has put down roots in a brick and mortar location in Firle.
The new, contemporary-style café sits on Pirie Street, and is designed with grab and go service in mind. “Fresco-bah is the sort of place you go when you want to feel good,” says owner Roger El-Awar.
Catching up with friends at Bacchus Bar, having a platter, and enjoy drinks while watching the sun set over the sea, is a Henley Beach tradition. It’s been around for as long as we can remember, and it seems, the Bacchus decor has been around for pretty much just as long. But in the most exciting news to come out of beachfront sessions for some time now, CHANGE IS HERE.
As we return to a somewhat normal reality here in Adelaide, new bars and cafes begin to pop up. We’ve found a new bar for you to add to your inner-city list, John Doe’s Local Bar, Gilbert Street’s latest addition. The bar has a focus on showcasing the best of South Australian produce, with most of what is sold coming from local producers.
Tucked away at the back of a reputable karaoke joint on Hindley Street, you enter the club through a secret door, which is hidden behind a sliding cabinet. Beyond the door is a whole new world, which you enter via the ‘time travel tunnel’. Think infinity mirrors, giant candy tubes, plenty of places to sit and enjoy their themed drinks list, DJs, a bar, and an outdoor beer garden space.
Sweet fiends of Adelaide rejoice, Hahndorf has welcomed a new delightful eatery named Black Cherry Dessert Bar. Opened by Tess Stevens and partner, Nico van Rooyen, the pair have turned their passion of hospitality and desserts into a reality. The couple noticed a lack of dessert options for people visiting Hahndorf, and decided to put their skills in action to open a new dessert bar.
Gypsy brewery no longer, The Suburban Brew has found a home. Burrowed between neighbours, The Paper Moon Collective and Sneaky Pickle on Goodwood Road, The Suburban Brew’s new home will have a quasi-industrial look, and a laid back, relaxed atmosphere.
If you have a venue that opened up during September please let our team know by emailing Neely at [email protected] We will be sure to include it in to this article.