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The 10 best restaurants to eat at while you’re in Adelaide for Gather Round

Heading over to the City of Churches for Gather Round? Here is our guide to the 10 best restaurants in the CBD for a post game feed.

As the highly anticipated Gather Round rolls into town, Adelaide’s funky to sophisticated restaurant scene caters to all. Adelaide is well known for its brilliant restaurants in its beautiful CBD such as, Georges, Eleven, Osteria, Oggi, and Enoteca. It’s hard to know where to start, luckily, we are here to point you in the direction of 10 of Adelaide’s best. Whether you’re a football lover, or simply in need of a good feed , here’s a list of our top picks to try during the weekend!


When recommending restaurants to try in Adelaide’s CBD, it is hard to ignore Fugazzi. Named the ‘Best Pasta in South Australia,’ Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room on Leigh Street is a go-to spot for anyone visiting the CBD.  

Fugazzi is known for being a celebrity hotspot in Adelaide. Most recently, Happy Days superstar and TV icon Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler was spotted for lunch at the Italian restaurant owned by MasterChef’s Laura Sharrad and husband Max. Winkler loved his food so much that he shared it with his one million plus followers on X (formerly Twitter) – ‘FOOD TIP: Adelaide, Australia : FUGAZZI .. everything was fantastic !!’ The restaurant has become a favourite for many celebs, including English food writer and television cook Nigela Lawson and Guns N’ Roses’ lead vocalist Axl Rose. Fugazzi your celebrity recommendation for this upcoming Gather Round. 

What: Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room
Cuisine: Italian
27 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Monday – Sunday (11:30 AM – 11:30 PM), Tuesday (11:30 AM – 11:00 PM).

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2KW Bar and Restaurant

Situated on the rooftop of one of the most historically significant buildings in Adelaide’s CBD, the 2KW Bar and Restaurant is perfect for a pre-game cocktail and a post-game shared meal. Executive chef, Sam Christophers expertly curated menu showcases the finest locally sourced produce from across the state.

However, if that doesn’t sell you on 2KW, then the picturesque views might. Look over at the bustling city that has been referred to as one of the coolest cities in Australia by the Wall Street Journal at the postcard-esque views while you enjoy an expertly designed menu. 2KW is a must-go for locals and visitors alike coming for the footy.

What: 2KW Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine: Australian
Where: 2 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Sunday – Thursday (12 PM – 12 AM), Friday – Saturday (12 PM – 2 AM).

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The South African BBQ restaurant is another one of Adelaide’s celebrity hotspots. Celebrities come from far and wide to try Africola’s Chef Duncan Welgemoed’s acclaimed food. Being favourites from the likes of comedian Eric Andre, Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, tennis-giant Novak Djokovic, and music industry icons Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Katy Perry. When the Foo Fighters visited Adelaide, Africola was too full, leading Adelaide’s Culinary Wizard to take the rock legends for an exclusive dinner at The Exeter, ensuring they didn’t miss out on Welgemoed’s famous dishes. 

Africola is for anyone with a diverse palate, offering an eclectic mix of South African BBQ dishes and banquets infused with North African flavours. If you are looking for a unique dining celebrity-approved dining experience, Africola is the perfect post-game dinner. 

What: Africola
Cuisine: South African BBQ
Where: 4 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Lunch: Wednesday – Friday (12:00 PM – 2:30 PM). Dinner: Monday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM).

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Bread & Bone

At the end of the day, you cannot go wrong with old fashioned burger. Before or after a heart-racing game of footy, a burger is the perfect way to start or finish your night. When looking for burgers in Adelaide’s CBD you are spoiled for choices, but we must recommend Bread & Bone. 

Bread and Bone was voted in 2023 as ‘South Australia’s best burger‘. It’s the wood grill that sets their patties apart from every other burger across the state, infusing each bite with a smoky whisper of the wilderness. Described as a symphony of perfectly-balanced flavours. Bread and Bone is the perfect way to celebrate a glorious win or aid the tragic loss of your favourite team. 

What: Bread & Bone Wood-Grill
Cuisine: American (Burgers)
Where: 15 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Sunday – Thursday (11:30 AM – 9:00 PM), Friday – Saturday (11:30 AM – 10:00 PM).

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Midnight Spaghetti

Please the whole family with a delicious bowl of carbs at Adelaide’s Midnight Spaghetti. The Italian eatery has something for everyone, from the fussiest eater to the adventurous foodie. Selling fluffy focaccia’s, lamb ragu and their signature pasta-based dishes, just to name a few. 

Have a game on Thursday night? No problem, it is ‘1800–LOVER’ night. Dial 1800–LOVER for a $90 three course feed me plus a bottle of Vino for two. If you are indecisive there is a deal for you too! The ‘Spaghettaaboutit!’ deal has the Chef’s choose a three course shared menu for $49 per person. 

With Midnight Spaghetti being open till late at night, this is the perfect choice for the whole family after the footy. 

What: Midnight Spaghetti
Cuisine: Italian
Where: 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Wednesday (5:00 PM – 11:00 PM), Thursday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM), Sunday – Tuesday (Closed).

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Golden Boy 

This contemporary Thai eatery is a highly awarded Adelaide establishment, beloved by locals and visitors alike. The Australian Good Food & Travel Guide, acknowledged as Australia’s most comprehensive restaurant, accommodation and travel authority, has regarded Golden Boy has one the top 1% of restaurants in the country at the recent ‘Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat Awards.’ 

Golden Boy offers curated contemporary Thai dining experience that is unlike any other in Adelaide’s CBD. They recommend the ‘Tuk Tuk’ dining experience for the best of their fresh a flavourful menu. The establishment offers a Cellar Bar and private dining experience. Golden Boy is a must go for anyone interested in award winning contemporary Thai dining. 

Book your reservation for the Gather Round now before it is too late! 

What: Golden Boy
Cuisine: Thai
Where: 309 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM), Saturday (3 PM Close). Dinner Monday – Thursday (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM), Friday – Saturday (5:00 PM – 10:00 PM), Sunday (Closed).

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The Kitchen 

After something simple yet sophisticated? The Kitchen at SkyCIty is the restaurant experience for you this Gather round. The perfect restaurant for those who enjoy simplicity as well as the finer things in life.  

The Kitchen is a South Australian Steak and Seafood eatery that has become an Adelaide icon in its own name. The award-winning eatery is the perfect place to enjoy the best of what Adelaide has to offer. The Kitchen is a place where you can order caviar alongside your chips as well as boasting Adelaide’s most extensive wine selections. Experience the best Adelaide has to offer at the Kitchen. 

What: The Kitchen
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Where: SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Lunch: Thursday – Saturday (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM). Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday (5:30 PM – 10:00 PM), Friday – Saturday (5:30 PM – 12:00 AM), Sunday – Monday (Closed).

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Meat & Wine Co. 

Name a better place to get both meat and wine than Meat & Wine Co, we’ll wait. Not only is Meat & Wine Co a demonstration of culinary excellence, but the food also offers a sense of warmth and comfort, which may be necessary for Gather round goers who’s side has just lost, or won. Meat & Wine Co is a must for anyone wanting a five-star yet comforting dining experience before or after a footy match. 

What: The Meat & Wine Co.
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Where: 39 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Sunday – Thursday (12:00 PM – 10:00 PM), Friday – Saturday (12:00 PM – 10:30 PM).

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Star House

Star House offers an affordable but authentic Cantonese dining experience in Adelaide’s CBD. Star House proves you don’t need to break the bank to have a rich dining experience. Best known for their signature Szechuan dishes such as succulent roasted duck in hot chilli pepper sauce, with stir-fried bok choy and steamed rice. Share these hearty meals with friends and family before or after a game and soak up the bustling vibrant atmosphere.  

What: Star House
Cuisine: Chinese
Where: 1/31-39 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Lunch: Weekdays (11:00 AM – 3:30 PM), Weekend (10:30 AM – 3:30 PM). Dinner: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

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Sunny’s Pizza

Pizza, enough said. Sunny’s Pizza is one of Adelaide’s best and most unique pizzeria thanks to their delicious wood oven offerings. The bar is also an aesthetic experience and a great place to enjoy a well crafted bevvy. The hidden retro pizza bar at their 17 Solomon Street locale is a must go for a post-game Instagram picture and to gather your team and recover from the thrilling match. 

Get pizza at a great value and have an experience that will be one for the books. Sunny’s will make you want to pack up and move to Adelaide permanently. 

What: Sunny’s Pizza
Cuisine: Italian (Pizza)
Where: 17 Solomon St, Adelaide SA 5000
Trading Hours: Sunday – Thursday (5:00 PM – 11:00 PM), Friday – Saturday (5:00 PM – 12:00 AM).

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Mia Margarita

And as a wildcard – if you happen to be down at Henley Beach, you can’t go past this seaside gem, which is known for its modern Mexican food, and cocktail bar. Their bottomless brunch is also epic!

What: Mia Margarita
Cuisine: Mexican
Where: 2/330 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach SA 5022

Trading Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday-Thursday open from 5:30pm, Friday-Sunday 12pm til Late
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