Last updated April 2019
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 fresh and new to visit that showcases it. We’ve made the difficult task of choosing your next dinner spot by gathering the newest restaurants that have popped up in Adelaide’s streets recently, that’ll have you cheering for more. We’ve also included new cafes, because hey, sometimes we aren’t feelin’ fancy.
Venues listed from those which opened most recently, to least recently (all within the last 12 months).
Rik and Alex have brought their delectable goodness North, and opened Kitchensmith in Mawson Lakes. Featuring some of the crowd-pleasing favourites from the menus at 303 and Oar, Kitchensmith delivers on insta-worthy brunch goals, with some solid lunch options as well. (3/19)
On the menu you’ll find Thai dishes with a local twist, using local produce. On the drinks list there’s local wine, plenty of Asian beers, and these Thai-inspired cocktails and mocktails with pops of colour. (3/19)
It’s a perfect venue for breakfast visitors, muffins, croissants and more on offer. Their lunch fare holds all the classics, schnitties, burgers, wraps and super salads. If you’re not delving out of your office for lunch break, then head over after work for happy hour(s). Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 6pm (7pm on Friday). (3/19)
Every suburb deserves a solid burger joint, so those of you living in Woodville — rejoice! And say hello to your newest burger and wing joint (bonus!), Buffalo Wing Co.! The menu boasts burgers, wraps, salads (for the more health-conscious), and a generous variety of Southern fried wings. (3/19
After building its Kingdom on King William Road, and expanding to Plant 4 in Bowden, the healthy breakfast Kings and Queens from Nutrition Republic and further expanded their realm. Today the cult cafe opens its doors on Jetty Road in Glenelg, to further cement their position as one of Adelaide’s iconic foodie destinations. (3/19)
It’s had many iterations over its 180-year history, but it’s certainly never looked like this. The team behind Sparkke Change Beverage Company have taken over the historic Whitmore Hotel, with a brewpub and rooftop bar. In the kitchen, head chef Tracey Archer has created a menu of what she calls, “healthy pub grub”. And this is a pub where dietary requirements aren’t frowned upon, but almost celebrated, with oodles of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free options. (3/19)
Known for their delicious pastries, popular bakery Abbotts and Kinney is expanding yet again, opening a brand new cafe in the former Red Door Bakery space on Croydon’s Elizabeth Street. (2/19)
They’re calling their menu ‘no rules’, referring to their refusal to stick with a specific cuisine. On the menu you’ll find house-made pasta dishes and steaks, which are all dried in-house, alongside a Korean chicken dish, a Turkish-inspired braised lamb shoulder, plus gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. (2/19)
Eastern flavours meet Western dishes in this new eatery—spam meets relish and buns for an unusual burger and mushroom ragu is stuffed in a hot pocket. Mark us down as curious. Chu Chu centres on all-day breakfast (woo!) and lunch options, which are quick and healthy without compromising on flavour. (2/19)
Bringing authentic Japanese barbecue to Adelaide, Hibiki Yakink specialise in Japanese A5 wagyu imported directly from Japan! However, the menu isn’t all about beef – the mixed sashimi is particularly delicious, with the slivers of tuna, salmon and kingfish served on crushed ice to preserve the freshness. (1/19)
Italian restaurant 400 Gradi made its mark in Melbourne when chef and owner Johnny Di Francesco was named World Pizza Champion for his margherita pizza in Italy back in 2004 – the first Aussie ever to do so. Then just last year, the restaurant made international headlines again, named ‘Best Pizza in the Oceania region’ at the Top 50 Pizza Gala in Naples. And now Johnny is bringing his authentic Neapolitan menu to South Australia. (1/19)
Located right in the heart of town at the Mayfair Hotel, The Den is a casual bistro with all-day dining, top quality food and drink, and a seriously stylish fit-out. It’s the third venue for the inner city boutique hotel, joining chic rooftop bar Hennessy, and the upmarket Mayflower Restaurant. (1/19)
The crew behind Ruby Red Flamingo and Tony Tomatoes have done it again, this time bringing their popular Italian flavours to Adelaide’s East. Bienvenuto, Coccobello! The new Italian eatery is situated on Glen Osmond Road in Frewville, so eastern residents will no longer have to head to North Adelaide to get a slice of the… pizza. (12/18)
Welcome to one of Adelaide’s newest Greek eateries with a unique style and flair, Diaspora Kouzina. Transformed from a former tailor’s shop into a very modern and airy eatery with a chic fit-out, great vibe and look. Diaspora Kouzina serves all things Greek. (12/18)
Under the name of Uncle, the former fish and chips-cum-seafood restaurant is putting authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice on the table. (11/12)
One of Adelaide’s sexiest new venues with incredible ocean views. Little Shoo is a 1900s house in Henley Beach, which has been converted into a sophisticated new restaurant right next to the beach. Gorgeous views and delicious tapas style share food. (11/18)
One of The Parade’s most gorgeous buildings has re-emerged as a new venue, Lost Barrel. The menu features charcoal grilled meat, tapas, American cuisine (including a huge range of wings), wood oven pizzas (there’s a parmi pizza!) and the biggest selection of craft beers on The Parade. (10/18)
Opening on October 6th, The Golden Wattle is taking over the space formerly occupied by The Office on Pirie Street. The all-day venue will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will initially open 6-days a week. There will also be great coffee, and a bar for those looking to have a cheeky drink. Read more here. (10/18)
Hyde Park’s favourite Greek donut bar opens in Henley Beach on October 6th. With gelati, Halloumi chips, and of course, delicious sweet, gooey lukoumades to enjoy, this sweet treat will become a local favourite in no time. (10/18)
One of our favourite South East Asian food trucks has set up a permanent camp in Walkerville, which means you can satisfy your cravings much more easily! Currently they’re focusing on breakfast and lunch, but once they settle in they hope to liven up the night time foodie scene with some feature nights. So if you’re in the mood for Cambodian/Laotian/Thai/Viet influenced food – this needs to be your destination. (09/18)
6/865 North East Road in Modbury. Fries and burger lovers, you might need to take a seat for this news—a brand new American-style restaurant has opened its doors in the north-east suburb of Modbury! King Fries are serving up burgers, hotdogs, shakes, and of course their famous loaded fries. They’ve also introduced the Flaming Texan burger, a combination of double beef, double cheese, bacon and onion rings topped with ketchup and BBQ sauce—umm g’day. Read more about this great venue here. (09/18)
You may have seen and/or heard of the market food stall Bob Bowls Catering Co. at various markets and events around Adelaide, and (brace yourselves) now you can enjoy their delicious plant-based food in Port Adelaide. Bob Bowls is the first eatery for creative co-working space Cult & Harper. The space houses various shops including a variety of visual arts, fashion, youth culture, journalism and music businesses…and now you can explore the innovative warehouse AND fill up on a mouth-watering meal all in one venue. Bob Bowls offers 100% vegan, allergy friendly, organic when possible, local, sustainable and ethical food. Judging by their menu, we’re in for a treat. If you wanna know more, click here. (09/18)
There are so many reasons to love the new version of Propaganda. Unlike in its previous life, this is now a venue thats serving lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. They’ve transformed the centre area into a fully functional restaurant which can also be closed off for functions. Their dining menu is superb, and there’s even a $20, 5 course lunch to kick things off too. Well worth revisiting. More details here.
While ol’ Regattas at the Adelaide Convention Centre has been around a while, it was closed recently for renovations, and has reopened with a tweaked name, new menu, and new fit out. A brand new waterfront experience to enjoy alongside the Homeground bar/cafe precinct on the Torrens. (09/18)
Brought to you by the team behind Adelaide’s first gourmet virtual nugget restaurant Nugg Lyf, Netflix & Chilled is our city’s first virtual dessert bar. Indulge in everything from cinema faves like popcorn & choc tops, vegan-friendly frozen smoothie bowls & treats, to deep fried delights such as Nutella loaded fries. Read all about it here. (09/18)
If you love Vietnamese food, you’re probably already acquainted with NNQ. Now they’ve taken over a small hole-in-the-wall shopfront on Military Road in Grange, which adds to their growing empire of take away food joints. A fantastic, tasty option for those in the West. Read more here. (09/18)
Ben McLeod from Peel St, and Quentin Whittle and Paul Tripodi from Stone’s Throw have teamed up for Herringbone, which has opened on Halifax Street where Panacea used to be. With a focus on lunch and dinner, their vision is to bring people together, like the joining of the herringbone pattern. (09/18)
Another born again venue is The Stag. After reopening with an epic transformation, this formerly large and empty feeling venue is back with an intimate, small bar feel. There’s a crowd-pleasing menu, and a full restaurant next door at Charlicks for those feeling more like a sit down meal. More info and first look here.
70 Pirie St Adelaide. Anything from Italian to Vietnamese can be found in the CBD. An Eastern Mediterranean inspired cafe Levant Eatery has launched its second location. Levant Eatery first opened on the west side of Hindley Street and has been a hit with visitors who have been charmed by the culture spot. You can expect authentic street food, traditional flavours of couscous, falafels and halloumi in wraps, salads and sides alongside their fantastic Levant sauce. With freshly baked breads and wraps, Levant gives you the options on what you want inside but if you’re feeling indecisive they have their classics too. Read all about Levant here. (08/18)
3/58 King William St, Kent Town. Kent Town’s new pizza and wine bar will have you saving room for dessert. Now open on King William Street, Pan and Vine is the new venue by brothers Luke and Anthony Savas. The brothers are going out on their own for the funky pizza and cocktail spot. Pizzas range from your classic flavour combinations to a green pizza topped with broccolini, rabe and spinach, and the ‘artie bucco’ with artichoke, mushroom and truffle shavings. Two pasta dishes are available from what will be a rotating pasta menu, and all of the dietary requirements are catered for. Read more about what to expect at Pan and Vine here. (08/18)
We’ve included this one even though it’s a wine bar, because it also has a fantastic menu! While it’s not large, it’s enough to count for lunch or dinner while you work your way through their wonderful local wine list. (08/18)
Situated on the corner of Hindley Street and Leigh Street, Kintaro Sushi is now able to offer their sashimi, sushi and all other offerings to the heart of Adelaide. You’ll be able to dine in and watch as their delicious sushi is paraded past you, urging you to have a taste and quench your thirst for their healthy and mouth-watering meals. Takeaway is also available for those on the go, and with their extensive menu, we’re sure you’ll find something that tickles your tastebuds! (08/18)
Cumbia looks set to completely shake up our city dining experiences. You can expect a passionate and all-consuming fusion of South American cuisine, music and folklore. Think: global gastronomic experiences, fusions of traditional Latin flavours with a contemporary Australian edge, and of course, divine drinks. With tapas style meals and a range of deli products for purchase, there are many ways to enjoy Cumbia. (07/18)
Paella Hombre, the popular local catering service, has evolved into Paelleria, as the beloved caterers have now established roots in Magill with the opening of their first shopfront!Taste Spain with four paellas, cooked fresh to order, which mixes authentic Spanish rice with locally sourced ingredients that include chorizo (from the Barossa Valley) and olive oil (straight from the Clare Valley)! There are also vegan and seafood options so bring along the whole group for a meal. (07/18)
After first appearing on our radar with Richmond’s Devour cafe and patisserie, Quang and Thy’s new venue, Shibui dessert bar, is the perfect place for anyone in Adelaide with a sweet tooth to try something new. (07/18)
This Japanese grill restaurant specialises in yakitori, using raw, cured, pickled and fermented ingredients. Fire is the key word when describing Shobosho. Customers can choose from different cooking styles such as wood oven, hydraulic grill, rotisserie and a customized yakitori pit. (07/18)
145 Franklin St, Adelaide. BanBan (the Korean fried chicken and beer bar we were waiting for!) welcomes foodies to dig into their traditional Korean dishes and fried chicken. Just a short walk from Gouger Street, the space is the epitome of Korean fast food restaurants, decked out in long, communal tables with muted green stools where you can share generous plates of fried chicken with friends surrounded by decorative neon lights! BanBan’s fried chicken dishes come in five different mouth-watering flavours, from hot and crunchy for those fans of something a little spicier to soy garlic or secret sauce. Read more here. (07/18)
Breakfast and lunch lovers listen up! Arbour at 152 Wright Street at the bottom of the Boheme Apartments is new and looking stunning! With the walls of greenery outside and a vast assortment of plants inside, it’s described as “Unashamedly South Australian”. Head Chef of Mimasu, Brent Potuszynski, is set to head up the kitchen. With as much SA fare as they can serve up, the amazing Potuszynski is behind the menu, we’re so ready for some delicious brunches and lunches. Check out more on Arbour here. (06/18)
Hahn & Hamlin, is a renovated heritage cottage in Hahndorf, complete with open fires and a quiet courtyard, found on the well known Main Street of the town. Erica Rushbrook and her husband Joseph opened Hahn & Hamlin in June to showcase South Australian produce and wine. It’s not just native ingredients that are prized at Hahn & Hamlin, cheeses of all types seem to be a focus for the eatery. Featuring renowned hard cheeses from Woodside Cheese Wrights and delicious soft cheeses from Alexandrina Cheese Co, alongside selections from Udder Delights, Parish Creek and more. An epic selection of cheeses is a notable factor for a comprehensive grazing board unlike those found anywhere else. More info here. (06/18)
If you’re after amazing coffee, and handmade pasta – think handmade gnocchi and lobster mac and cheese – all at an affordable price, look no further than Lo.Ki.
Owner & Chef Edoardo Strappa has opened the rustic Italian restaurant on the main street in Clare, and it’s probably the most authentic Italian restaurant we’ve been to in SA. The handmade pasta and incredible sauces will have you raving for days. Don’t forget to book though. It’s fast becoming a must-visit destination.
Gone are the days of soggy Pad Thai in paper boxes– let’s welcome a new era of delicious, fresh and totally authentic Thai food brought to us by former head chef of award-winning restaurant Golden Boy from the kitchens of his own recently opened Thai restaurant, Krung Thep! (05/18)
3/151-153 King Willam Road, Hyde Park. Colourful retro diner, Morchella, recently opened to fulfil all our suburban brunch/lunch dreams. Offering up all day breakfast (the only way to serve breakfast) and some truly tasty looking foccacias, sliders, and salads, the menu looks to offer a massive fresh variety with lots from the garden. We’ve been promised that the Grilled Portobello and Eggs Benedict will be loved by your stomach and camera alike. We talk more about their menu here! (05/18)
148 Springbank Road, Torrens Park. Fran and her brother co-own Ey Fonzi and they want you to know that their family owned and operated business will make diners feel like they’re also part of the family. Interested in supporting local businesses, she assured us that everything is not only locally sourced, but homemade. Expect organic sauces (from a secret recipe, we’re sure), on the spot made dough and fresh vegetables. They’re also vegan and gluten-free friendly with alternatives for both, which means you can visit Ey Fonzi with all your buddies. Read more about them here! (05/18)
64 King William St, Kent Town. Most of the locals already know and love Frizzo, heading in for the great food, delicious coffee, but what they may not know is that now they’re expanding and bringing us wine! The recent opening of their wine bar will see the team at Frizzo host regular evening comedy nights and musician entertainment, so you can enjoy dinner, wine and a show! There’s a little more about the new place here. (05/18)
And if we’ve missed any of your favourite new Adelaide restaurants let us know! We always love to try something new.