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Five SA restaurants named in Australia’s top 50 places for a business lunch

Five of Adelaide’s restaurants have been named as the best restaurants for a business lunch by the The Australian Financial Review.

Five Adelaide restaurants have been named as the best dining destinations for a business lunch by the The Australian Financial Review in its new restaurant guide, Fin Dining & Wine.

Fin Dining & Wine has highlighted Australia’s top 50 venues, which have been recognised for offering spectacular food and wine, while also catering to the specific needs of those doing business over lunch. These selections have been guided by a group of Financial Review readers who are out for business lunches, day after day.

There are so many places in Adelaide that offer quick and easy express lunches that can be suitable for some business meetings, but if you’re looking for a restaurant that offers privacy – a place where you can negotiate and have quiet conversations, without compromising on exceptional food and wine – here are the five Adelaide restaurants listed in Fin Dining & Wine.

Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room

Fugazzi is a New York inspired Italo-American bar and dining room located on Leigh Street in Adelaide’s CBD, open everyday of the week. Whether you seek privacy in their cozy booths or alcoves, their semi-private dining room or exclusive private space, Fugazzi has plenty of space to cater to business lunches.

Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room
Where: 27 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Open 7 days a week
To visit Fugazzi’s website, click here.

Magill Estate Restaurant

Situated at the home of Penfolds, Magill Estate combines a relaxed dining experience with breathtaking views of the historical Penfolds vineyard and Adelaide’s CBD. With a variety of private event space options available, and an expansive dining area open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday, Magill Estate provides the perfect peaceful setting for your midday business meeting.

What: Magill Estate Restaurant
Where: 78 Penfold Rd, Magill SA 5072
When: Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm
To visit Magill Estate’s website, click here


Located in the heart of Norwood Parade, arkhé is a sophisticated bar and restaurant, ideal for team gatherings. The central chef’s table offers an immersive dining experience, or choose their cozy booths and alcoves for a more intimate setting. Being so popular, arkhé can get a bit noisy, so there is also the option of their private courtyard for a quieter atmosphere.

What: arkhé
Where: 127 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
When: Open Tuesday to Sunday
To visit arkhé’s website, click here.


Experience modern European cuisine with a delightful Italian twist at ORSO in Rose Park. Upstairs, indulge in private conversations within exclusive private rooms, ideal for intimate discussions. For a more laid-back atmosphere, head to Willmott’s Gastronomia, a deli-winebar extension of Orso, perfect for casual dining and relaxed discussions.

What: ORSO
Where: 36 Kensington Rd, Rose Park SA 5067
When: Open Tuesday to Sunday
To visit ORSO’s website, click here.

Georges on Waymouth

Georges on Waymouth offers a refined dining experience, serving modern Mediterranean cuisine in an beautiful setting. With well-separated tables, low noise levels, and no over the top music, it provides an ideal environment for business meetings in Adelaide, and is a favourite among many professionals in the CBD.

What: Georges on Waymouth
Where: 20 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Open Tuesday to Saturday
To visit Georges on Waymouth’s website, click here.

Adelaide has plenty of restaurants and venues suitable for business lunches, each catering to different needs depending on what you and your business partner, or client, are looking for. The Australian Financial Review’s latest restaurant guide, Fin Dining & Wine, has highlighted five Adelaide restaurants as suitable options for a business lunch, offering ideal space for private discussions, alongside Adelaide’s delicious food and wine options.

To read more from The Australian Financial Review’s restaurant guide, Fin Dining & Wine, click here.

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