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A comprehensive guide to new restaurants in Adelaide

We’ve taken the confusion out of choosing your next dinner spot by compiling the new restaurants that have popped up in Adelaide’s streets recently.

Last updated June 2022. Feature image: Horizon Restaurant

It’s no secret that we love trying out new eateries around the state. South Australia is blessed with incredibly fresh, high-quality produce and there is always somewhere new to visit that showcases it.

We’ve done the hard yards and compiled a list of the newest restaurants that have opened in Adelaide recently so that all you have to do is take your pick. New cafes aren’t off limits either, because hey, sometimes we aren’t feelin’ fancy.

The following venues have all opened within the last 12 months.

BALLABOOSTA

Popular Mediterranean restaurant Ballaboosta has opened a second venue in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide!

Ballaboosta’s new location in Burnside is filled to the brim with welcoming, homestyle cooking, perfect for those cold winter months.

Opened in May 2022.

Read more here.

LOMBRA

Lombra is the latest Italian destination from the team behind Bocelli on Hutt Street and Est Ovest on Angas Street, with owner Davide La Scala at the helm. Lombra will be providing Italian cuisine inspired by the Amalfi Coast & Campania region of Italy. The beverage menu will be reminiscent of the Venetian bar season.

15 Charles St, West Lakes SA 5021

Opened in May 2022.

Read more here.

ZAYT AND ZAATAR

With the success of the Campbelltown location, Zayt and Zaatar have decided to open up in a new neck of the woods at West Lakes. Zayt and Zaatar pride themselves on Lebanese fine dining, with flavours and recipes inherited from previous generations.

601/603 Lower North East Rd, Campbelltown SA 5074

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

VALENTINO’S

Valentino’s has recently opened in the heart of the city so get ready to indulge in your favourite pastries and pizza in this stunning new venue. The ‘Tavola Calda’, directly translating to ‘hot table’, and is an Italian deli and antipasto bar, bringing you some of the best Italian food Adelaide has to offer!

101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

HORIZON RESTAURANT

Ideally located on the picturesque property of the Barossa’s 1837 Winery, a new destination restaurant is patiently waiting to burst onto the scene. Horizon at 1837 will bring an elegant, sophisticated dining experience but don’t let the high-class vibe fool you, this place isn’t just your special occasion venue, it’s somewhere you’ll want to return to time and time again.

119 Yaldara Drive Lyndoch, 5351

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

KINTARO SUSHI

Exciting news for all you sushi lovers in Oaklands Park, Kintaro Sushi are new residents in the Fresh Food Mall in Westfield Marion. Their passionate, highly-skilled chefs produce a wide selection of traditional Japanese specialties, including sushi, sashimi, soup, udon, ramen, dumplings, cold rolls, salads and more.

Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046

Opened in May 2022.

Read more here.

THIRTY FIVE STIRLING

Introducing new Thebarton café, Thirty Five Stirling! Taking its name from the address of 35 Stirling Street, the new café focuses on utilising local growers and suppliers as it takes its place within a burgeoning café scene across the inner-city suburb.

35 Stirling Street, Thebarton

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

THE KITCHEN, BEC HARDY WINES

McLaren Vale Cellar Door, Bec Hardy Wines, expanded its visitor experience in April with the launch of a new food experience, The Kitchen at Bec Hardy. With a philosophy of all things local, seasonal and sustainable, the kitchen is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

327 Hunt Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

HONG TAM

Hong Tam aka Pho Hong Tam, are now expanding its reach with an additional location being opened in Salisbury. The restaurant specialises in Vietnamese beef noodle soup (Pho) and other traditional Vietnamese dishes.

68-74 Daphne Road, Salisbury East

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

PRESS FOOD & WINE

Press Food and Wine isn’t technically new BUT the restaurant has completed its latest renovations and it looks bloody brilliant. Alongside the fantastic renos, the talented Chef Tom Tilbury has launched a brand new menu, which commenced Wednesday 13 April.

40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000

Renovated in April 2022.

Read more here.

LUCIANO’S

After Luciano’s unfortunate closure late last year, the luxurious Marina restaurant has reopened on the down-low with new owners, a new kitchen team, and a fresh new outlook. Luciano’s is known for its signature dish – a house-made gnocchetti with South Australian crab, tomato, chilli, and mascarpone.

Shop 13-15 Marina Pier Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg SA 5045

Opened in April 2022.

Read more here.

PRANZO’S

While not “new” as such, the popular Italian laneway restaurant has had a complete facelift from paint to pasta with authentic Italian food at the forefront. The dreary inside has been painted, opened up, tiled and styled. The large windows, concrete floors and white tiled feature walls make the space open and inviting with a casual bistro-style layout.

46 Exchange Place, Adelaide 5000

Opened in March 2022.

Read more here.

OKAMI RESTAURANT

There’s not much better than an all-you-can-eat menu and now Adelaide has been blessed with not one but TWO new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants with Okami Restaurant opening its second SA location in Glenunga.

291 Glen Osmond Road, Glenunga 5064

Opened in January 2022.

Read more here.

BAR LA VIE

French-inspired Champagne bar, Bar La Vie is the east-ends hottest venue for that after work tipple, pre-dinner drink or late-night soiree.

The food to accompany their stellar bar menu includes European-style tapas, plus bigger dishes like pasta and French beef bourguignon are available to devour. Gourmet products also adorn the shelves for customers to purchase or to open right there at the bar.

Find Bar La Vie at 230-232 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

Open Wednesday – Friday from 3:00pm till late & Saturday 12:00pm – 12:00am

MANILA

Photo Credit: Manila

This new restaurant is plating up authentic Filipino street dishes that owners Cherizza Filamor and Kasiel Panlilio grew up with in their homeland Manila.

The menu features authentic dishes including BBQ pork skewers, beef stew and ‘Filog’ which is fried garlic rice with egg and grilled meats.

Manila is located at 114-A Semaphore Road Semaphore.

CLUTCH

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Henley Beach’s contemporary dining venue Acacia has been transformed into a brand new space: Clutch Wine Bar and Restaurant, complete with in-house sommelier.

With an eclectic food menu difficult to label as just one cuisine, the venue boasts a range of seasonal produce on the menu as well as a number of dishes which focus on the fascinating process of fermentation. 

Patrons stopping by to enjoy an afternoon glass of wine will also be tempted by the house-made cheeses and charcuterie boards on offer in the intimate bar. 

Find Clutch Wine Bar and Restaurant at 3/269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach. 

AURORA

Aurora is supported by the pillars of sustainability, local produce and social responsibility. The a la carte and tasting menus offer inclusive, authentic experiences that celebrate culinary excellence.

Led by chef Brendan Wessels, Aurora is a world-class yet accessible dining experience in the heart of Adelaide. A purpose-built braai is at the centre of the open kitchen which produces modern cuisine at international standards.

Aurora is part of Light, an independent creative project, not-for-profit organisation and registered charity designed to be a beacon for creativity while maintaining a focus on the wellbeing of its people. The ethos of Light’s social enterprise stretches into Aurora and all its many facets at Light Square. 

Visit Aurora at 63 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

GUTEN APPETIT

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Guten Appetit opened quietly in Hahndorf recently, joining the array of German offerings on the popular strip. The humble café has a strong focus on German offerings, but there is something for everyone too.

Customers can look forward to brunch classics, while there is a selection of traditional German dishes and gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options on the menu.

Guten Appetit is located on 1/76 Mount Barker Road.

Guten Appetit is open Wednesday to Sunday 8am-4pm.

PATRITTI WINES

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Dover Gardens favourite, Patritti Wines has launched their new cellar door, wine bar and outdoor seating area, ‘Cellar II’, giving its visitors a fresh take on their much-loved brand.

Located right in the middle of the suburbs, their offerings include their delicious range of wines and platters, combined with live music and visiting food trucks. Enjoy all this in their re-vamped outdoor area or amongst the barrels so you can take in that earthy wine-barrel ambience.

Find Patritti’s Cellar Door, ‘Cellar II’ at 23 Clacton Road, Dover Gardens

HANABI

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McLaren Vale has recently acquired a new hidden gem within an old 1920’s train carriage, linked with the famous Almond Train. Hanabi Japanese Kitchen last week opened its doors, providing customers with a relaxed, nostalgic atmosphere with traditional Japanese fare.

Food offerings are presented as a tapas-style menu with meat, fish or veggie options to choose from. Karaage chicken, teriyaki pork, wagyu and duck will keep the meat-eaters happy, while fried lotus chips, fried potato and seaweed with mustard and renkon chips will satisfy those who prefer their greens. King fish miso and sashimi also grace the list, with two platter options available to give a bit of everything a try.

Find Hanabi Japanese Kitchen at 196 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, SA.

To contact Hanabi and to book, phone 0431 657 813.

AMADIO’S VINO E CUCINA

Photo Credit: Amadio Vino e Cucina

Kangaroo Island has a brand new eatery, and it’s an amazing fusion of three-generations of winemakers with an SA home-grown celebrity chef. Amadio Wines and chef Adam Swanson have come together to open Amadio’s Vino e Cucina, presenting traditional, homestyle dishes with a complimenting wine list from the Amadio selection.

Located on the Main Street of Kingscote, award winning wine maker, Danniel Amadio’s partnering with entrepreneurial chef Adam Swanson brings to the island a restaurant modelled on an authentic Italian trattoria.

Find Amadio’s Vino e Cucina at 1 Commercial Street, Kingscote SA.

Open Wednesday – Sunday for Breakfast: 7am – 10am and for Dinner: 4pm – late

PALADINO’S CUCINA

Paladino’s Cucina brings traditional Calabrian cuisine to Henley Beach Road. In the former Tongue Thai’D venue, the new restaurant welcomes customers into their Calabrian family.

Their dishes are based on meals you’d expect to find in Nonna’s kitchen with classic homestyle pasta dishes including linguine granchio which is spaghetti crab, pasta e Fagioli which has beans, and pasta with broccoli.

The drinks list will include an extensive selection of Italian wines as well as Italian beer, and of course coffee for after dinner. Walking into the black and white rustic venue, visitors are welcomed into Joe’s Italian family.

MUNI

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Having opened just in time for South Australia’s warmer weather, Muni is the idyllic place to relax with a glass of wine in the company of great friends. Home to an array of boutique and small-batch wines, Muni highlights hidden gems of the wine world with their menu.

With plates designed to share between friends with a good drop of wine in hand, the food is broadly Asian-inspired, regularly changing to highlight the seasonal produce of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Sourcing ingredients directly from the Willunga Farmers Market and other local suppliers, the flavours of the Fleurieu run through each dish created by chefs and co-owners Mug Chen and Chai Wu.

The wine bar is now open for bookings and will be open from Thursday to Sunday.

You can find Muni at 2/3 High Street, Willunga

LONG STORY SHORT

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Storytellers Distillery has finally opened its long-awaited distillery door aptly named Long Story Short.

The bar operates alongside the production facilities of the distillery on First Street in Brompton, nestling into the vibrant food and drinks destination just West of the city. Opening a new chapter in their distilling history Storyteller Distillery is set to be your new favourite neighbourhood bar.

You can find Long Story Short 30/40 First Street Brompton.

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

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Serving up their small batch, handcrafted local gin, Three Little Birds Distillery are the newest kids on the block bringing a unique cellar door experience to the city-side suburb.

Along with their own gin range which you can try for tastings, the distillery serves up all day offerings with breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are fully licensed to offer a wide range of alcohol and have a scrumptious gin cocktail list to explore.

Three Little Birds is located at 1/2 34 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End SA.

DIRTY DORIS

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Positioned opposite the Aldgate Pump Hotel, Dirty Doris has opened its doors to foodies in need of that nostalgic, old school diner feed with an array of offerings to tame even the biggest of hungers. Their all-day menu presents a variety of retro-style options, like their corned-beef hash, cheeseburger, and rump steak, all available from brekky onwards.

Former Low & Slow chef Denny Bradden has put her signature twist on the menu, with not just delicious eats on the list. Alcoholic beverages such as their Negroni float, gin slushy and strawberry grapefruit mimosa wash down your meal nicely, with the cafe being described as a cocktail bar where you can get breakfast!

Open daily from 6.30am to 3pm, You can find Dirty Doris at 6 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate SA.

SUPER EGG

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Brought to you by the creators of Ban Ban, Super Egg is an egg-citing sandwich shack that celebrates Korean-style street toast using local produce. It offers an array of sandwiches on-the-go that are thoughtfully crafted using fluffy soft bread and toasted to perfection.

Super Egg offers options from Croque Monsieur, Steak Egg Sandwich, Portobello, Double Bacon Cheese to Korean specialties such as Unagi. All sandwiches are made to order, and cheese, bacon and avocado are always available as additional toppings. To wash down your egg-cellent treats, the eatery prides itself on its artisanal coffee and handmade matcha lattes, which completes the experience. 

Super Egg is open daily from 8 am and is found at Adelaide Central Plaza, 100 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA, 5000

UNCLE KEV’S

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Uncle Kev’s is found in a hole in the wall next to JR’s Surf & Ski on Grenfell Street and serves all your coffee shop essentials on the go through a window ledge looking onto the busy street. While small in size, Uncle Kev’s is hard to miss with its contrasting black and white tiles and big smile of the owner, Daniel Cocca, at the opening.

From Monday to Friday 7am to 2pm, Daniel greets passers-by and serves delicious food and wonderful coffee. Along with the inhouse food and coffee with all different milk alternatives, Uncle Kev’s serves a range of sweets from doughnuts and croissants to muffins and banana bread.

Uncle Kev’s is open Monday to Friday 7am-2pm and is located at 121 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

SPAGHETTI HEAD

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The duo behind vibrant CBD coffee favourite Coffee on Pinks have branched out to their Hills neighbourhood to open Spaghetti Head, a café by day and dedicated pasta restaurant by night. Spaghetti House is heaven for pasta lovers, with multiple fresh pasta dishes created each day, including vegan and vegetarian options as well as daily menus of gluten-free gnocchi dishes. 

Bringing their much-loved pastry, coffee and sweets from Coffee on Pinks to the site during the day, the night sees the restaurant transform into an atmospheric pasta bar, complete with concrete countertops, dark green accents, booth seating and spaghetti artwork murals. 

Spaghetti Head is located at 3/232 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate SA 5154

LUNE BAR & EATERY

The Parade’s nightlife has finally made its way further east with this cosy neighbourhood wine bar. LUNE has proven a hit with the locals, who pack out the bar night after night. The impressive food menu tips Lune into our Guide, with share-friendly plates that go beyond the usual bar snacks to take the form of cacio e pepe with pecorino and truffle; excellent Wagyu katsu sandos; barramundi soldiers, and wood-grilled Goolwa pipis with XO butter. 

Lune Bar & Eatery is located 303 The Parade, Beulah Park SA 5067

DUNFOR

Dunfor Noodle Bar

Dunfor Noodle Bar is the latest ramen noodle bar to take to the Adelaide CBD. Formerly The Deli on Pultney, the Dunfor window seating overlooks Hindmarsh Square, offering outdoor seating within the square as well. 

The noodle bar will offer a small menu of three to five snacks, two bowls of noodles and a little something sweet using local produce.

Of the two noodle bowls on offer, there will always be a vegan option with opening week serving up a vegan shoyu soy based ramen and a meat shio ramen.

Dunfor Noodle Bar will be located at 62 Pultney Street, Adelaide SA 5000. 

AGAPI

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Agapi is the the newest addition to bustling King William Road, with their menu features traditional Greek classics with a modern twist. Executive chef, Alex, says you’ll find the same flavours, just presented differently. Alex was born and raised in Cyprus, so we fully trust his judgement.

You’ll find your faves amongst the entrées, like Dolmathes, Keftethes, and Octapodi tis Skaras — though the octopus in this dish is served up with skordalia, beetroot, and walnut! The mains include Mousaka, Pastitsio, and Souvlaki. And, of course, you’ll find plenty of delicious desserts to top off your meal, including baklava rolled into a cigar and served in a glass with pistachio ice cream and Greek coffee soil.

You can find Agapi at 3/160 King William Road, Hyde Park.

Agapi is open from 12pm to 10pm weekdays and 12pm to 11pm on weekends.

GARÇON BLEU

Garçon Bleu – a French re-imagined restaurant set to become Adelaide’s newest gourmet destination. 

With elevated city views from level nine of the new Sofitel Adelaide, the scene is set for the restaurant to host vibrant and joyful dining experiences celebrating the past and exploring the future of French cuisine in a contemporary space designed by Carl Almeida. 

The restaurant has a unique contemporary approach to French cuisine informed by tradition but updated to deliver simple, uncomplicated and ingredient-focused dishes that highlight flavour and local products such as saltbush and Adelaide Hills pork.

While it is currently open for bookings for those who are staying at the hotel, bookings are open to the public from November 11.

Garçon Bleu is located at 108 Currie St, Adelaide.

ELPIS FOOD AND WINE

Elpis Food and Wine bar has opened on Gouger Street this week serving modern Japanese cuisine.

Head chef Satoshi, who used to be the head chef at Sean’s Kitchen at SkyCity, will be serving a range of smaller and larger dishes that are perfect for sharing.

Customers can look forward to smaller dishes including Hiramasa Kingfish with Buttermilk and Goat’s Curd, to larger dishes including Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Glaze, Leak and Yolk.

Elpis Food and Wine is located at 135 Gouger St, Adelaide.

Blue Rose

Lovers of modern Asian fare will soon have an exciting new venue to try out in Henley Beach, with the sister restaurant of popular Asian eatery Gondola Gondola, due to delight the tastebuds of coastal visitors by the end of August this year.

Opening in the former 50SixOne premises on Seaview Road, Blue Rose will feature a strong Vietnamese-influenced menu, with a heightened inclusion of Chinese and Taiwanese influences in its delicious cuisine. Be at ease knowing the new owners of Blue Rose are famed at Gondola Gondola for being one of Adelaide’s top Asian eateries, particularly loved for their mouth-watering chicken and corn dumpling and incredible cocktails, which have been revealed to be a feature of the upcoming Blue Rose menu.

Find Blue Rose on 330 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach

The Alchemist’s Kitchen

The Alchemists marks an exciting new venture from the team behind insta-café haven Alimentary Eatery and esteemed owner, Deeb Milky.

The new venue is being opened with Deeb’s partner Andrea Aranibar and is projected to burst onto the thriving Adelaide foodie scene by the end of July, heating up dreary winter nights with a toasty wood-oven-inspired all-day menu.  The venue’s intriguing name only amping up the mystery around the opening, customers might be able to expect a similarly inventive menu to sister venue, Alimentary Eatery, with a wood-oven inspired twist.

Find The Alchemist’s Kitchen at 81 Jetty Road

Little Viet

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Little Viet Fairview will be having its grand opening next weekend on Sunday July 18, and to celebrate, they have some awesome open day deals.  Little Veit will serve banh mi, salad bowls, pho, spring rolls, cold rolls, steamed buns, beef noodle soup, tom yum soup, laksa, and many more.

Little Viet Fairview joins other locations in Morphett Vale and Aberfoyle Park, where they are favourites of many locals. They even have plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options for those who have dietary restrictions.

You can find Little Viet at Shop 10 at the Fairview Green Shopping Centre, 325 Hancock Road, Fairview Park.

Miss Five Vietnamese Eatery

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Virginia is blooming with new houses and developments, and the stunning suburb of Adelaide is about to get some more delicious eats with the introduction of Miss Five Vietnamese coming soon.

Situated right in the heart of the suburb, Miss Five is bringing the area Vietnamese food, with what owner Trang Nguyen describes as nothing but authentic and full of flavour.

Some menu highlights you can expect also include: ‘bo la lot’, which is beef wrapped in betel leaf; ‘goi bo khoai’ mon, M5 taro salad, which is deep fried taro chips with different toppings; ‘banh trang cuon’, which is fresh green mango, eggs, peanuts, shrimp, mayo and sriracha, coriander rolled in Vietnamese rice paper. This is just the start of the extensive menu that will be on offer at Miss Five Vietnamese Eatery.

Find Miss Five Located on the corner of Old Port Wakefield Road and Brady Street, Virginia SA 5120.

Keg and Barrel

The country western pub officially opened on Thursday, July 1, with all your favourites from the original Port Noarlunga venue. 

The restaurant specialises in steaks, burgers, and ribs from their country-style venue, but they also have vegan and vegetarian options, and usually a fish dish. They also often have specials––such as an “outrageous burger” or a brisket dish. 

Find Keg and Barrel at 22 Old Coach Road, Aldinga

Know of any others that should be added? Contact [email protected]

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  1. steve oconnor

    April 17, 2015 at 8:23 am

    The Pantry hahndorf is a great new restaurant wine bar with a rustic atmosphere and a great menu from a young up and coming chef. Come and see what is happening here

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