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Live music, LED screens and lazy long lunches: Light Adelaide reopens

Light Adelaide and its stunning concept restaurant, Aurora, has reopened its doors following the lifting of SA’s lockdown, with a number of new safety measures in place.

Adelaide’s newest social enterprise incorporating hospitality and entertainment, Light Adelaide, has reopened its doors, following the lifting of South Australia’s lockdown. 

Located on the Western Side of Light Square in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, the not-for-profit organisation is a collection of cutting-edge hospitality experiences waiting to be explored, which now can be done safely under the new statewide restrictions announced this week. 

One of these experiences is Adelaide’s latest concept restaurant, Aurora. 

Designed with a conscience, the Modern Australian Fusion restaurant is sustainable in practice and highlights local produce. 

The Head Chef whipping up Aurora’s incredible eats is former d’Arenberg Cube chef Brendan Wessels, who was keen to create an “anti-ego” venue to combat the pomposity often rife in the fine dining and hospitality spaces. 

While some of the menu is inspired by Wessel’s South African heritage, guests can expect global flavours on Aurora’s menu, with dishes from South East Asia, Japan and Central Europe adding to the cacophony of cuisines available for diners. 

The exquisite menu includes gin cured salmon, fried pork belly with guindilla chilli and parmesan churros dusted with paprika and served with yeasted kale. 

If a la carte fine dining isn’t your thing, Aurora also allows you to indulge in a lazy weekend long lunch for a truly relaxing dining experience, with live music creating a subtle ambience. 

Aurora is a safe dining option with state-of-the-art ventilation and well-spaced tables, meaning ambiance isn’t affected even with COVID-19 limitations. 

Light Adelaide CEO, Amanda Pepe said: ‘The space is designed to feel intimate, even with reduced numbers and COVID-19 restrictions.’ 

Customers can feel confident and enjoy a safe, ethical and social distanced dining experience with the following measurements in place: 

  • Booking times adjusted to allow for a thorough clean between each sitting 
  • Kitchen team wear masks and gloves at all times 
  • Professional staff fully briefed on COVID-19 safety measures and limited to one section to reduce number of contacts.

Light Adelaide’s multi-functional, immersive performance space, The Lab, will also open from Friday 30th July. 

Transformed into a lounge bar, guests can comfortably enjoy chilled live music and drinks from the in-house bar seated with their group while digitally immersed in imagery on surround LED screens. 

Ms Pepe said: ‘We’ve put a lot of thought into creating safe, fun venues and are hopeful locals will return quickly so staff and artists can get back to work.’ 

From Friday 30th July, all Light Adelaide venues will resume normal trade with restrictions. 

To find out more about Light Adelaide and book your visit click here.

To find out more about Aurora and book your visit click here.

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