Overlooking Adelaide’s centrally flat landscape, with sweeping views from the coast to the inner city, you’ll find Bird Box Pizzeria and Tapas. It’s the sibling restaurant to Windy Point – the contemporary Belair restaurant that’s been offering panoramic city views and modern Australian food in the foothills since 1982.
Bird Box, named for the feeling of being a bird, high up and surrounded by trees, is a more casual offering than Windy Point. The approachable, cross-continental menu covers everything from woodfired pizza, to gazpacho, to chips with wasabi, and chocolate cheesecake.
You’re going to want to start with a drink. The list is committed to promoting South Australian wine and beer, but there’s also a heavy lean on cocktails. The bartenders are pros with flavour combinations, and will happily make you a classic if there’s nothing on the creative menu to suit.
When Glam Adelaide visits, Bird Box are pouring pitchers of cider-based sangria, brimming with apple, ginger and mint. The sharing size of each jug represents excellent value for money and would make a great start to a meal with friends. There are also several virgin cocktails for kids and drivers.
For lunch, the food menu is divided into two sections: tapas and pizza. Vegetables take centre stage on roughly half of the menu. Bird Box does gluten free pizza bases and vegan cheese, making dietaries easy to accommodate.
At dinner time, guests are treated to a $50 per person set menu. The table will enjoy a selection of tasty tapas items to share followed by either a pizza between every two people, or roast chicken to share. After all that, squeeze in one of executive chef Justin Miles’ desserts – a signature at Bird Box.
As well as all this, Bird Box offer takeaway pizzas – ideal for any Adelaide Hills locals heading back up the track after a long day at work. Ring ahead as you leave the office and have a crispy, cheesy pizza ready to collect as you swing up Belair Road.