If you are looking for some good food and wine, South Australia has you covered, with some of the best produce in the world. This list of festivals and restaurants both in regional South Australia and the city, will keep you busy as you taste your way around our gorgeous state!
With some of Australia’s premiere wineries located right here in South Australia, some of the country’s most celebrated food festivals, along with a dizzying array of world-class and local favourite restaurants to choose from, there’s no chance you are going home hungry.
If you are looking for some tasty food and wine, why not hit up these festivals or restaurants and enjoy a wonderful culinary (and drinking) experience.
During the summer, you’ll want to head over to the Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival on the Limestone Coast. You and your family will find a massive selection of seafood as well as some delicious wine selections.
The Cellar Door Wine Festival is the perfect Autumn festival celebrating a variety of the region’s finest wines. A large selection of food offerings is always available, as well as a fantastic selection of specialty produce from the Regional Farmers Market.
Winter is the perfect time to experience the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. It’s an entire weekend filled with the kind of indulgence that your taste buds will thank you for — gourmet food, fine wines, and excellent live music.
In Spring, the Riverland Wine and Food Festival is the premiere celebration of the Riverland’s amazing wine and food culture. It takes place on the banks of the Murray River in Berri and stands as one of South Australia’s major festival highlights. In addition to tasty food and wine, there is an impressive selection of local beers on offer. It all takes place against the backdrop of live entertainment.
Cardone’s Seafood and Grill in Glenelg is a long-time local favourite. They specialise in fresh local seafood but have enough pasta, meat, and vegetarian dishes on offer to keep everyone in the family satisfied. If you would like to visit the 2014 winner of the Best Seafood Restaurant in South Australia, you’ll want to call ahead for a booking, this place is popular!
Orana ranks highest among Adelaide’s favourite restaurants. Often touted by customers as “a unique dining adventure,” the selection of native Australian foods is considered a sensory experience that will make your taste buds come alive.
The Tandoori Cafe in Victor Harbour is considered to be the finest example of Indian cuisine this side of Mumbai. The relaxing sea front location offers diners a chance to take in the exquisite local atmosphere while enjoying some very tasty and reasonably priced meals.
The Barn in Mount Gambler may just serve the finest steak in South Australia. The reason – well The Barn raise their cattle right next door where they can be sure they are fed with the best quality grass available. They don’t sell their beef to any other restaurant in the world, so you’ll only find it here – how exclusive!
Kangaroo Island’s Zest and Thyme offers home-style breakfasts, brunches and lunches that leave the locals raving. Enjoy one of the nicest views of the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse as you sip your coffee and nibble some of their homemade cakes.
Feast on Murray in Gawler boasts one of the loveliest atmospheres where you can indulge in some of the most decadent fare available. You can sip a wine or beer from their impressive selection while you bask in the glow of their friendly wood fire.
Singapore House in Frewville offers some of the most unique and delicious Asian and Asian fusion dishes that you can find in South Australia. The cuisine is often called eclectic, but it is always considered superb. You can book private functions in their Butterfly Room for up to 25 diners. You are sure to have a dining experience that you will never forget.
Get out there and experience some of SA’s tastiest places, you won’t regret it!