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 July, 2021. Feature image: Koomo 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 popped up in Adelaide’s streets recently, so that all you have to do is take your pick. We’ve also included new cafes because, hey, sometimes we aren’t feelin’ fancy.

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


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

Anticipated opening date will be in late August, 2021

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

Opening date to be announced

Little Viet

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.

Opening July 18, 2021

Image: Little Viet

Miss Five Vietnamese Eatery

Image: Miss Five

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.

Open day to be announced.


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.

Opened July 2021

Junipers on the Marina

Adelaide’s newest gin and tapas bar, Junipers on the Marina, has opened on the stunning Marina Pier in Glenelg, where you can taste a host of freshly made small plates and sip on cocktails in front of some epic beachfront views. 

Taking their culinary influence from the rich flavours of Spanish tapas, Junipers on the Marina offers dishes that are as insta-worthy as they are delicious. Giving guests the chance to sample a range of dishes through their small plate offerings, the restaurants menu features everything from in-house baked breads, freshly shucked oysters to their standout dishe their deboned quail as well as a few show-stopping dishes presented at your table. 

Find Junipers on the Maria at Shop 11, 12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg

Opened July 2021

Image: Junipers on the Marina

Tempus Mezze

In the heart of Peel Street, husband and wife team Damian and Katerina have reopened Tempus Mezze, offering a tapas-style menu. Dishes you can expect to enjoy include hand-made hemp seed flatbreads & dips, eggplant & feta balls with parsley mayo, semolina dusted SA calamari with raspberry mayo, ouzo cured salmon with tomato marmalade, slow-cooked lamb shoulder & mint tzatziki, plant-based vegan moussaka and maybe finish with kataifi crema if you can fit it in.

In addition to their array of tapas menu options, there is a small wine list that speaks elegance, simplicity and ease and blends brilliantly with Kat’s food.

Find Tempus Mezze Bar at 12 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000.

Image: Tempus Mezze

Reopened July 2021.

Sol Bar and Restaurant

Perched atop the SkyCity expansion and Eos by SkyCity, Sol Bar and Restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine with unrivaled views of the Adelaide Hills, River Torrens, Adelaide Oval and South Australian coastline.

Locally sourced artisanal produce features prominently in the a la carte menu, complemented by an extensive wine and cocktail list.  

Find Sol bar and Restaurant at SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5000

Opened December, 2020


Huami unashamedly aims to deliver Adelaide’s finest Chinese restaurant, where authentic Chinese is delivered with opulence, taking diners on a contemporary journey through Southern China.

In addition to the intimate dining restaurant, Huami will offer three private dining rooms and showcase a 1,200 bottle wine wall.  

Find Huami at SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5000

Opened December, 2020


ITL’s modern kitchen embraces family-friendly Italian dining, featuring two large wood-fired pizza ovens, freshly made pasta and gelati.

Adjoining the Festival Plaza, ITL will be a high-energy attraction for customers on the way to or from the Adelaide Oval and Festival Theatre.

Find ITL at SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide SA, 5000

Opened December 2020

Image: ITL’s

Fire x Soi 38

In its new Pulteney Street location (the old Soi 38 location), Fire x Soi 38 will focus on well-known Thai food favourites. Fire x Soi 38 has been a big hit during the festival season, and now fans of the fast-paced eatery won’t have to wait until Mad March to get their hands on the tasty street-food. The perfect place to pop in during your lunch break, Fire x Soi 38 will offer fiery delights, such as charcoal turmeric chicken, BBQ corn with coconut sriracha and Chiang Mai Hotdogs.

Find Fire x Soi 38 at 54 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000

Opened May 2021

La Locanda

Dishes will include chargrilled octopus with hummus foam, cherry tomato confit and olive tapenade, fresh prawn ravioli with porcini, lobster bisque and lemon, and market fish with fresh fennel, dill, mint, and grapefruit. Guests can eat the modern dishes in the restaurant’s simple black and gold interior, which is modelled after company Giorgio Armani.

Find La Locanda at the end of March at 3/94 Frome Street.

Opened April 2021

AJ’s Bar and Kitchen

The bar serves up stacked burgers, juicy ribs, rich corn bread, southwestern salad loaded with corn and black beans, a smoked pulled mushroom sandwich, and fried chicken. There is also an American-style dessert consisting of a potato chip and chocolate chip biscuit filled with homemade peanut-butter-and-jelly ice cream. 

Find AJ’s Bar and Kitchen at 477 Prospect Road.

Opened March 2021

Spaghetti Island

Twelve pastas are available, including (of course) Spaghetti Crab (locally fished, fresh blue swimmer crab with cherry tomatoes), Beach Honey (prawns, honey, capsicum, broccoli), The Cheese Market (parmigiano, gorgonzola, baby spinach, pine nuts), Spice Tour (mushrooms, olives, fried capers, oregano, chilli), and Basil Bay (basil pesto, green beans, potato). All pasta dishes are made fresh, and gluten free and carb free spaghetti is on offer.

Spaghetti Island can be found at 138 Gouger Street.

Opened March 2021

Zaks Tapas

Zaks Tapas has opened in Kent Town, and it’s serving up delicious-sounding tapas with international flavours. The varied menu has tapas such as Spanish and chorizo prawns, sticky BBQ pork ribs, and chimichurri chicken skewers. For mains, customers have the choices of Mexican chicken fajitas, a Porterhouse, Zaks vegan curry, and more.

Find Zaks Tapas at 39A Rundle Street, Kent Town.

Opened March 2020

Delhi Club Ade

Serving authentic Indian, North Indian and Indo-Chinese Cuisine, Delhi Club Adelaide delivers a unique Indian dining experience. Menu items include garlic chilli fish with battered pieces of fish coated in a hot and spicy sauce, a selection of goat curries, and classics such as Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala.

Find Delhi Club Adelaide at 93 Prospect Road.

Opened December 2020

The Meat & Wine Co

At the core of The Meat & Wine Co’s menu is a curated offering of top-graded steak. Other menu highlights include boerowers, traditional South African beef sausages with coriander and cumin, served with sweet and sour capsicum and salsa verde, and indulgent dark chocolate fondant, prepared in-house and baked to order.

Find The Meat & Wine Co at 27 Currie Street.

Opened February 2021

Daughter in Law

Following acclaim in New York, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney, award-winning chef and restaurateur Jessi Singh opened his newest restaurant in Adelaide––one with naan-style pizza and ‘help yourself’ beer and wine fridges. His newest venture, Daughter In Law, will draw from Singh’s experience in Melbourne and abroad, delivering a no-frills Australian-Indian bar and grill within a bright, buzzing dining space. The “ever-changing, rule-breaking” menu at Rundle Street’s Daughter In Law will feature dishes such as naan-style pizza, street-style oysters and Padadi Chaat, and dishes from the tandoori including lamb chops, tandoori chicken and jumbo prawns.

Find Daughter In Law at 290 Rundle Street.

Opened February 2021

Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza & Bar

Authentic deep dish pizza, booze, and a damn good time is Josh Rivers’ promise to visitors of Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza & Bar. Five pizzas currently feature on the menu, and Josh intends to add more flavours after the Remy’s team master the fundamentals of the deep dish cuisine. The classics are there – red sauce and triple cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella, snag and shrooms, and vegetarian.As far as booze goes, there are a few on tap, and more available in cans, along with a full wine list, and some fun cocktails, including Hard Frozen Cola (yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like, frozen cola with a house spirit of your choosing). Remy’s can seat fifty inside, and about seventy outside, with floor to ceiling windows.

Find Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza & Bar at 2-10 No Fixed Address Lane off of Rundle Mall, (formerly known as 2-10 Lindes Lane off of Rundle Mall)

Opened March 2021


Nestled under the shadows of a series of high-rises is one of Adelaide’s most exciting new openings. Eleven, a new restaurant and bar, was born of the minds of powerhouse duo Themis Chryssidis and Callum Hann of Sprout Cooking School and Masterchef fame. With the restaurant opening in March, the food menu is expected to change the game with premium and unique dishes. Imagine a Swiss brown mushroom and Taleggio toastie, spiced lamb and Swiss chard pie handmade by the chefs, duck liver parfait, salmon Rillette, beef tartare, prawn and lobster roll, amongst others. Currently platters and nibbles are available. Read more here. 

Find Eleven at 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide


Popular Clare Valley restaurant ​Seed​ is set to return to Clare in March 2021, with an expanded offering and purpose-built space. Chef and restaurateur ​Guy Parkinson, together with business partners ​Sam Macdonald (​SJM Carpentry & Building), ​Candice Leighton (Seed)​ and ​Sam Maitland (Pangkarra Foods)​, has embarked on extensive renovations of a property in the main street of Clare, formerly a 1970s Commonwealth Bank. The developed menu will provide a taste of European simplicity with quality ingredients. Read more here. 

The rooftop bar is expected to open in February, with the restaurant launching soon after. 

Find Seed at 268 Main N Rd, Clare SA 5453. 


A former Playford Hotel pastry chef and Bibliotheca owner have teamed up for this cosy Pulteney Street venue. Luna cafe has opened in Adelaide’s CBD, created by long-time friends Olga Baranova and Marina Tazhdynova. Both women have a solid background in hospitality, with Olga previously working as a pastry chef for the Playford hotel, and Marina being one of the owners at Gresham Street Bar Bibliotheca. Read more here. 

Find Luna at 449A Pulteney Street. 

Opened Febuary 2021. 

Zorba’s Taverna

Zorba’s Taverna, West Lake’s new Greek spot, opened Feb 5th with a lakefront view and seafood-heavy cuisine. The spot champions “traditional Greek flavours with a contemporary twist,” including lamb shoulders, whole fish, and great value seafood platters.

Find Zorba’s Taverna at 149 Brebner Dr, West Lakes.

Opened February 2020

Rue de Siam

Say “bonjour” and “sawasdee ka” to Rue de Siam, Adelaide’s new Thai and French restaurant. The menu focuses on Thai entrees and small plates with French flavours, and there are also strictly French dishes, such as ratatouille. Guests can also sip an array of cocktails in sleek 1950’s-style booths or colourful outdoor seating. Read more here.

Find Rue de Siam on 29 Bank St, Adelaide.

Opened January 2021


With Korean fried chicken having a moment in the Adelaide scene, the Parade introduced a new joint and bar in January. Chicken and Burgers, or CNB, comes from the Plus 82 Pocha crew, Steven Lee, Hyunwoo Kang, Kelsey O’Reily, Woojong Hwang. The new project plans to be an elevated KFC, with the menu giving a lot of attention to Chicken Burgers.

Find CNB at 177-193 The Parade, Norwood 5067.

Opened January 2021.

Cocina Comida

The new vegan Mexican eatery on Pirie Street is changing the game when it comes to culturally inspired vegan food. Cocina Comida is the brainchild of chef-owner Reuben Williamson. An Adelaide native, Reuben is back home after living in Airlie Beach, London, Mexico, and Guatemala. Whether you’re vegan or not, the new eatery offers burritos, nachos and other traditional Mexican cuisines. Read more here.

Cocina Comida is located at Shop 4, 205 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000.

Opened January 2021. 

Bottega Bandito

From Prospect’s Anchovy Bandit crew comes its neighbor Bottega Bandito, a delicatessen and café serving brunch classics, “to the point” sandwiches, fresh pasta, and pastries. Patrons can expect house-made pickles, sugo, fresh pasta, and meats cured in-house, all in collaboration with local farmers and producers. Read more here.

Find Bottega Bandito on the corner of Rose Street and Prospect Road.

Opened November 2020.

Mr Chu

Mr Chu’s menu fuses modern Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, using the best of local produce for brunch and dinner. The eatery is located on the Parade in Chapter Two’s former spot. Read more here.

Find Mr Chu at at 220 The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide.

Opened November 2020.

Jolley’s Boathouse

Iconic South Australian restaurant Jolley’s Boathouse has reopened its doors with a new look, new menu and newly appointed head chef, breathing life into the banks of the River Torrens. Leading chef Jack Ingram has come on-board with a new modern Australian menu that showcases some of the state’s finest seasonal produce. Read more here.

Find Jolley’s Boathouse on the River Torrens at 1 Jolleys Lane, Adelaide.

Re-opened November 2020.

Fergie Mac’s Lounge

This American-style deli in Port Adelaide serves New York-style sandwiches named after the owners’ family members. There are seven varieties on the menu including Phil’s take on a Cuban and Reuben sandwich. In a rustic and industrial setting, Fergie Mac’s is also offering Allpress Coffee, a breakfast plate and sweet daily specials. Read more here.

Find Fergie’s Mac Lounge at 229 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide.

Opened October 2020.


Joining 2KW in what was formerly “Jamie’s Italian,” FISHBANK opened in October with a light, modern, art deco interior. Using a sustainably sourced method referred to as ‘fin to scale,’ the chefs at FISHBANK use as many parts of the fish as possible to create the most diverse seafood menu in South Australia. Read more here.

Find FISHBANK at 2 King William Street, Adelaide.

Opened October 2020.


Specialising in risotto and pasta, the food at Dilano’s is an up-market unique spin on traditional Italian; simple and full of unique flavour combinations, served in a modern way. Diners can expect a warm and comforting space with an open kitchen adding to the ambiance. Read more here

Find Dilano’s at at Shop 18/84 Gorge Rd, Newton SA.

Opened October 2020. 

Our Plate

Our Plate is the latest eatery to join the stellar line-up of restaurants along Hahndorf’s leafy Main Street. Serving traditional Thai food and Asian-inspired tapas, Jarmorndeeloke and father Vidhaya have instilled the core values of authentic Thai food into their dishes, but with a youthful and fresh twist. Read more here.

Find Our Plate at 74 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf.

Opened October 2020.

Lonestar Rib House

If you want to experience Southern hospitality first-hand, Lonestar Rib House and Brews has opened its first South Australian store in North Adelaide. The all-American eatery offers a taste of Texas, slinging all the slow-cooked and glazed goodness money can buy. Read more here.

 Find Lonestar Rib House and Brews at 99 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide.

Opened October 2020.

Burger Inc

Burger Inc in Unley is an American-style fried chicken and burger joint with hip, minimalist decor. Expect American style burgers packed full of flavour, delicious chicken wings, mouth-watering shakes and so much more. Read more here.

Find Burger Inc. at 111 Unley Road, Unley.

Opened October 2020.

Seoul Sweetie

The team behind Korean restaurant Busan Baby on Morphett Street are opening a new café right next door for night-time Korean sweet treats. The menu aims to bring the latest dessert and coffee trends from Korea to Adelaide, such as a croissant and waffle combo called a “croiffle,” dalgona coffee and bubble tea. Read more here.

Find Seoul Sweetie at 270 Morphett St, Adelaide.  

Opened October 2020.

SO Urban BBQ

SO Urban BBQ has been a year in the making and has now finally opened its doors to the public. Serving up an array of Korean tapas and charcoal grilled items, this Korean BBQ restaurant is one to keep on your radar. Read more here.

Find SO Urban BBQ at 397 King William St, Adelaide.

Opened October 2020.

Ong Vietnamese Kitchen

The team behind Fullarton’s Noi Vietnamese Eatery opened a new restaurant on Rundle Street. Unlike its popular sister eatery, Ong will have more of a focus on smaller servings of food, which its owners say are best enjoyed with a beverage – much like many of the other bars in the East End. Read more here.

Find Ong Vietnamese Kitchen at 287 Rundle Street.

Opened October 2020.

Bad Betty

Serving a healthy dose of coffee, bagels, waffles, pastries, pies, and gelato, Bad Betty’s menu is bound to excite locals in Nairne. Read more here.

Find Bad Betty at 80 Princes Highway, Nairne.

Opened October 2020.

Istanbul Lounge

A trip up Magill Road will take you a lot further across the globe than you might think: Istanbul Lounge has amazing Turkish cuisine, from pastries to desserts, and of course, baklava. The café’s interior helps set the scene, as the establishment has been adorned with elaborate traditional Turkish decorations and board games. Read more here.

Find Istanbul Lounge at 318 Magill Road, Kensington Park.

Opened October 2020.

Oval Hotel’s Five Regions

Overlooking the iconic Adelaide Oval, Five Regions restaurant operates 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. The menu will be a five-course degustation, designed by head Chef Paul Lewis and the winery of that period. Read more here.

Find Five Regions Restaurant on King William Rd, North Adelaide.

Opened September 2020.


Pearl has once again opened after only doing takeaways during the pandemic, but they are back and here to stay on the Aldinga Esplanade. The focus at Pearl is sustainable seafood, most of what is served comes straight from the ocean. Owners Jules Rydon and Bec Seidel are long time locals who grew up in the area and travelled across the world, returning to provide the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. 

Find Pearl at Lower Esplanade Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp Aldinga 5173. 

Opened September 2020. 


From the team behind Peter Rabbit on Hindley Street, Bloom is a distinctive venue with a spacious outdoor setting and views of the gums along the River Torrens. The seasonal, all-day menu has been created to be an experience with a signature twist; an element of every dish has been designed to be cooked over fire. Read more here.

Find Bloom at 38 Winwood Street, Thebarton.

Opened September 2020.

Lou’s Place

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 called “Lou’s Place.” Lou’s place is a Mediterranean-inspired food experience focusing on seasonal, local produce with wholesome and generous dishes. Read more here.

Find Lou’s Place at 1876 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat.

Opened September 2020.


Located in Goodwood, Foodwood pretty much equates the area’s name with good food. With over 50 items on the menu, mainly of Indian, Nepalese and Chinese descent, there are plenty of dishes to choose from. Read more here.

Find Foodwood at 152 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.

Opened September 2020.

Mosaic Hotel

The Mosaic Hotel, the western suburbs’ new local, opened in September with a contemporary and spacious feel. The Mosaic Hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu ranging from woodfired oven pizzas, pub classic parmi’s and burgers to bowl food and contemporary specialty mains. Read more here.

Find The Mosaic on Turner Drive, opposite Westfield West Lakes.

Opened September 2020.

Let Them Eat

Notorious for its handcrafted vegan and vegetarian food, Let Them Eat is now gracing a new spot on Norwood Place. The pop-up will be offering its well-known fresh salads, lasagnas, quiches and sweet treats. Read more here.

You can find Let Them Eat’s newest pop-up eatery at Norwood Place, 161 The Parade, Norwood.

Opened September 2020.


The new, contemporary-style café sits on Pirie Street, and is designed with grab-and-go service in mind. Customers can expect made-to-order sandwiches, homemade meals varying from pasta to rice, and specialty coffee. Read more here.

Fresco-bah is located at 151 Pirie Street.

Opened September 2020.

Bacchus Bar

One of Henley’s most iconic beachside venues has just undergone an epic transformation. Have a signature platter, enjoy drinks and watch the sunset over Henley Beach in a renovated, light-filled venue. Read more here.

Bacchus Bar is located in Henley Square, Henley Beach SA.

Opened September 2020.

John Doe’s

John Doe’s Local Bar, Gilbert Street’s latest addition, is serving up some delicious-looking muffins, croissants, toasties and coffee every morning, with light lunch options until 3pm daily. Read more here.

Find John Doe’s Local Bar at 162 Gilbert Street, Adelaide.

Opened September 2020.

Black Cherry Dessert Bar

Sweet fiends of Adelaide rejoice––Hahndorf has welcomed a new delightful eatery named Black Cherry Dessert Bar. The sweet spot has a range of treats to sink your teeth into, such as cakes, waffles, meringues, mousses and slices. Read more here.

Find Black Cherry Dessert Bar at 13-15 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf.

Opened September 2020.

Phat Head

In addition to Phat Head’s unique cheeseburger dumplings, the new Semaphore restaurant serves up noodles, pho, Tom Yum and bubble tea for lunch and dinner six days a week (just hope you’re not in the mood for delectable dumplings on Tuesdays). Read more here.

Find Phat Head Dumplings at 3/13 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore.

Opened September 2020.

Adobe Co.

Situated in Port Adelaide, Adobo Co. is a new local eatery specialising in authentic Filipino homestyle food. Combining a medley of flavours, dishes include a crispy pata (pork hock) accompanied by Java Rice and a zesty coconut-soy spiced vinaigrette dipping sauce, flavourful BBQ skewers and the boneless chicken abodo, marinated overnight for optimum flavour. Read more here.

Find Adobo Co. at 118 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide 5015.

The Village Groove Café

22-year-old Lucy Potter is the creative mind behind Aldinga’s brand new vegan eatery, The Village Groove Café. From croissants to bagels to bruschetta and even a 100% vegan cheese platter, this spot serves a good breakfast. The cafe is adorned with yellow and orange (Lucy’s favourite colours) interiors that give the café a cute, retro vibe. Read more here.

Find the Village Groove Café at the Aldinga Arts EcoVillage, Lot 10a 173 Port Road, Aldinga.

Opened August 2020. 

Uniqorn Café

Unicorn Café’s menu highlights include the rainbow pancake stack, a rainbow toast, colorful smoothie bowls and rainbow hummus toast. Uniqorn champions plant-based food, with much of the menu suitable for a vegan diet. Read more here

Find the café at 226 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

Opened August 2020. 

The Potato Project

Proving the humble potato isn’t just a side dish, The Potato Project is the latest venture from Loukoumades director, Alex Apostolakos. The healthy, loaded meals will contain all your macronutrients and micronutrients to keep you fulfilled, all while championing potatoes. Not to mention, all of The Potato Project’s packaging is completely biodegradable. Read more here

Find The Potato Project at 75 Gawler Place, Adelaide.

Opened August 2020. 

Honey Bang Bang

Honey Bang Bang is a fifty-seat restaurant in Littlehampton, headed by veteran hospitality duo Hailey and Montie Waraich. The menu is fresh, vibrant and inspired by South East Asian flavors. Current menu items for lunch and dinner include crab and prawn dumplings, duck salad, seafood laksa, a take on the chicco roll, and the ever-popular salt and pepper squid. Read more here. 

Find Honey Bang Bang at 82 Princess Highway, Littlehampton.

Opened August 2020.

Opened July 2020.

The Strathmore Hotel Verandah Bar

The Verandah Bar is a new open-air bar situated perfectly to enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the atmosphere of North Terrace. With the motto ‘what goes together grows together,’ the menu focuses on fresh, local produce in dishes such as chargrilled quail and a lamb croquette pie floater. Read more here.

Find the Strathmore Hotel at 129 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Opened July 2020.


Taking over the ex Mugen House location on Glenelg’s busy dining strip, is new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant, Nijumaru. The menu offers over 50 dishes, such as sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, and udon noodles, for only $38/p including dessert. Read more here.

Find Nijumaru at 20 Jetty Road, Glenelg.

Opened July 2020.

Siberia Bar & Restaurant

Siberia Bar & Restaurant now sits where the much-loved East Terrace Continental once was. The restaurant is inspired by high-end European cuisine, with dishes featuring wild boar, duck and venison. Read more here.

Find Siberia at 6 East Terrace.

Opened July 2020.

Victor’s Place

Victor’s Place shares its space with the Varney Wines cellar door and winery where the beautifully restored limestone barn lends itself perfectly to intimate dining and Varney Wine tasting experiences. Read more here.

Find Victor’s Place and Varney Wines cellar door at 62 Victor Harbor Road, Old Noarlunga SA 5168.

Opened July 2020.

Sho Sho

A sister restaurant to the beloved Shōbōsho, Sho Sho will also be inspired by Japanese cuisine. As a major point of difference for Sho Sho, though, its focus is on tempura. Read more here.

Find Sho Sho Izakaya at 164 King William Road.

Opened July 2020.

Lazyboy HotPot

Another delicious hot pot venue in Adelaide, fun, red-lit Lazyboy HotPot is located in Mawson Lakes. The soup bases you can select from include Malatang Hot & Spicy or Tom Yum Soup, with vegetarian options available. Read more here.

Find Lazyboy HotPot at 51 Victoria Parade Mawson Lakes.

Opened June 2020.

Bambini Cucina

Hearty, family friendly, carb-y dishes that are a welcome addition to Peel Street’s majority small bar-centric offerings. Bambini Cucina with owners Franco and Teresa Sorgini at the helm, have produced a slice-of-Italy restaurant featuring home made dishes and Italian wine varietals. Read more here.

Opened June 2020.

Kokko Chicken

Husband and wife Julie and Ji Kim have opened an artistically progressive Korean fried chicken shop in the heart of Norwood. Their concept is simple and unique, to make quality chicken meals. Their menu goes beyond simple fried chicken with flavour combinations such as Citrus Mayo, Cheese Flake and Hot Soy. Read more here.

Opened June 2020.


Pronounced i-key-guy-e, a Japanese concept that roughly translates to “a reason for being.” This new Lightsview zero-waste eatery is sure to impress. Owners Dylan and Stephanie have endeavoured to create a sustainable and health-oriented space that fully grasps the philosophy of Ikigai. The menu changes seasonally and uses locally sourced organic products. Read more here.

Opened June 2020.

Neighbourhood Espresso Bar

A new contender for that best toastie in Adelaide, this hole-in-the-wall Prospect spot is sure to get your mouth watering. From Mac and Cheese to Pastrami toasties, there’s something for everyone. Even the sweet-tooths out there can get their sugar cravings met, with a devilishly delectable Nutella, raspberry and white chocolate toasted brioche offering. If that’s not enough the entice you into making this your new morning coffee spot, there are also freshly baked pastries from the legends at Abbots & Kinney up for grabs. Read more here.

Opened June 2020.


Golding Wines and head chef, De Buys Nortier, have gifted Adelaide with a new dining experience at Ginkgo Restaurant. The seasonal menu features beautifully crafted dishes that will take your senses on a journey through the very best of South Australian produce. The restaurant offers a three or four-course set menu available in two sittings Friday to Sunday and public holidays. Read more here.

Opened March 2020.

Gunbae Chicken & Beer

Yunji Kim brings Adelaide an inner-city fried chicken oasis with finger-licking good offerings. Look no further than Gunbae for some authentic Korean fried chicken. Take your pick at the four different flavours: Gunbae original, Soy-Garlic, Yang Neyom or Sticky Soy. If fried chicken isn’t your go-to, Gunbae also offers a select range of vegetarian and vegan options. Read more here.

Opened February 2020.

Koomo Restaurant and Bar

Located on the tenth floor of Crowne Plaza Adelaide, indulge in the Asian influenced menu while views of Adelaide’s skyline and the Adelaide Hills. Koomo’s interior is inspired by Art Deco through Japanese influence to introduce different cultures and experiences. Executive Chef Patrick Chung takes his passion for cooking and a childhood spent in Fiji and South Pacific countries to produce a menu inspired by fresh seafood and cultural cuisines. Read more here.

Located on the 10th floor of Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Opened in March 2020

The Gatsby Lounge

Opening quietly amidst the hubbub of Fringe, a new English old charm inspired bar and restaurant has nestled in the basement of the heritage listed Regent Arcade.

The Gatsby Lounge is Adelaide’s answer to the glitz and glamour of the early 1900s.

Opened in February

The Guardsman

Within the Adelaide Railway Station’s former Great Dining Hall, new bar and restaurant, The Guardsman, is now officially open. Refurbishing the Great Dining Hall has been a work in progress for over three years now, and has been transformed back to its former glory, when it opened originally in 1928. The menu features Mayura Station Beef Brisket and Shiraz Pie, Robarra Baby Barramundi served with Asian flavours, and some of South Australia’s finest seafood including Fleurieu Peninsula squid, Spencer Gulf prawns and Port Broughton Crab. Read more here.

Opened February 2020.

Bollywood Grill

Overlooking the North Haven Marina, this new Indian restaurant takes influence from modern Indian cooking trends while staying true to the authentic, traditional curries we have all grown to love. The restaurant specialises in Bollywood themed functions, parties and corporate lunches. Bollywood Grill sources their ingredients locally and internationally and boasts an extensive vegan/vegetarian menu. Oh, and they also have a seriously cheesy cheese naan that needs to be seen to be believed. Read more here.

Opened January 2020.

La Maremma

A taste of Tuscany in the heart of Adelaide’s western suburbs. This modern Italian restaurant takes inspiration from the coastal surrounds of southern Tuscany. Business partners Salvatore Bruzzese (who has lived in Maremma for most of his life) and Joel Marino designed the restaurant as a homage to the beauty of the region and to showcase the undeniably delicious flavours of Tuscan cuisine. The menu features hand-rolled pizzas, fresh plates of pasta and a range of Tuscan inspired dishes. Read more here.

Opened January 2020.

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