Food Drink

Your guide to Adelaide’s Peel Street

Use this guide to plan your night out eating and drinking along Adelaide’s Peel Street.

Peel Street is a go-to for Adelaideans seeking a fun night out with delicious cocktails, delectable food and lively tunes.

If you want to find the heartbeat of the city, or some seriously good bars and restaurants, just take a stroll down the laneway just west of the CBD. It’s vibrant, bustling with excitement and knows how to mix a good drink. With fairy lights dangling above, and dining spots crowding the destination, Peel Street feels electric come sundown.

To find out more about all-things Peel Street, read on:

EAT

BREAD & BONE

Bread & Bone’s specialty is a classic wood grilled burger. And boy, they do it well – even winning South Australia’s best burger venue in 2021. Open 7 days a week, these guys should be top of your list if you’re looking for a sensational burger (or hot dog!) right in the middle of all the action.

Their sister bar Maybe Mae is also a must-try.

Find Bread & Bone at 15 Peel Street, Adelaide.

PEEL ST RESTAURANT

Peel St Restaurant prides itself on its simple, fresh and delicious offerings. Here you will find menu items such as ricotta and goats curd dumplings, braised lamb shoulder or crispy fried kingfish wings, all bursting with flavour and leaving you wanting more.

Find Peel St Restaurant at 9 Peel Street, Adelaide.

LA RAMBLA TAPAS BAR

At La Rambla, an authentic Spanish tapas experience awaits. Intended for sharing, you can choose from a delicious selection of meats, cheeses, seafood and much more. Yum! They also offer a comprehensive drinks list, including crowd-favourite sangria recipes and Spanish beer.

Find La Rambla at 28 Peel Street, Adelaide.

TEMPUS MEZZE BAR

Tempus Mezze Bar knows a good meal is better shared, which is why they have incredible tapas with delectable Mediterranean flavours. Here, you’ll find freshly-shucked oysters, gorgeous shareable dishes using South Australian ingredients, and an enticing dessert menu that will form the perfect end to your night. Thirsty? The Peaches & Cream cocktail is a personal favourite and great for those hankering a sweet tooth.

Find Tempus Mezze Bar at 12 Peel Street, Adelaide.

BAMBINI CUCINA

Hearty, family-friendly Italian dishes were a welcome addition to Peel Street when Bambini Cucina opened in June 2020. The menu largely consists of fresh, homemade pasta, and proudly features high-quality local ingredients. While you’re there, check out their wine list for a perfect Italian pairing.

Find Bambini Cucina at 6-10 Peel Street, Adelaide.

GONDOLA GONDOLA

Gondola Gondola brings a modern Asian twist to the Peel Street district. A paddock to plate philosophy is evident throughout the menu, which includes items like twice-cooked duck, chargrilled wagyu and pandan chicken. For the full experience, try the family banquet, where you can leave the decisions up to the chef, and try a great variety of the most popular dishes.

Find Gondola Gondola at 1 Peel Street, Adelaide.

Image credit: Gondola Gondola

DRINK

THERAPY COCKTAIL BAR

With over 100 cocktails to choose from, Therapy is a specialty cocktail bar located underground on the Hindley end of Peel Street. Flick through the cocktail list and sip your way through both the classics and maybe something new! After a long week, we could all do with some Therapy.

Find Therapy Cocktail Bar at 2 Peel Street, Adelaide.

MAYBE MAE

A favourite among Peel Street regulars, Maybe Mae is the sister bar of popular burger joint Bread & Bone. With a focus on local ingredients, the extensive cocktail list will be sure to include something for everyone.

You may have to do some digging to find it though – Maybe Mae has a hidden front door. Not to worry, if you can’t find it, the friendly staff at Bread & Bone are there to help you out.

Find Maybe Mae in the basement at 15 Peel Street, Adelaide.

CLEVER LITTLE TAILOR

From the same team as Pink Moon Saloon, Clever Little Taylor is a warm and inviting bar known for its extensive wine and cocktail lists. Great snacks are also on offer, with the charcuterie boards a perfect accompaniment.

Find Clever Little Tailor at 19 Peel Street, Adelaide.

MALT AND JUNIPER

As the name suggests, the guys at Malt and Juniper are about all-things whiskey and gin. You’ll find a huge range of both spirits here, with options hailing from every corner of the globe. You can choose to enjoy them simply, or in one of their many delicious cocktail options.

Find Malt and Juniper at 18 Peel Street, Adelaide.

ALFRED’S BAR

Alfred’s is a charming bar with a casual, comfortable vibe. Serving local tap and premium beers, SA wines and a classic list of cocktails, this will be your go-to if you enjoy a relaxed night out with great drinks and good vibes.

Find Alfred’s Bar at 14 Peel Street, Adelaide.

LA MOKA

Doubling as a cafe during the day and aperitivo bar by night, La Moka is a chic, cozy space where you’ll find be greeted by classic Italian hospitality. In daylight, you can find classics like zeppole, minestrone and lasagne served up with Italian coffee. By night, coffee is only found in espresso martinis, alongside Bellinis and negronis.

Find La Moka at 16 Peel Street, Adelaide.

PALOMA BAR AND PANTRY

Just next door to La Moka, you’ll find the Mediterranean inspired Paloma Bar and Pantry. The bar features a grand selection of cocktails, with a fresh and crisp focus. The ‘Paloma’ is certainly worth a try – made using tequila, house-made grapefruit cordial, gin, and prosecco. Paloma’s pantry includes preserves, cheeses and prosciutto, which are the perfect addition to a night out.

Find Paloma Bar and Pantry at 20 Peel Street, Adelaide.

Image credit: Matt Kroker

There you have it: our go-to guide for Peel Street. Did we miss anything? Email [email protected] to let us know!

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