Food Drink

Your guide to the best restaurants in Adelaide’s CBD

Here is our list of restaurants perfect to book for a Saturday night dinner.

Here at Glam Adelaide we eat out A LOT, but despite our knowledge of all things dining in Adelaide’s CBD, we still struggled to find a restaurant to book on Saturday night. While it’s good news for the hospitality industry, it took hours for us to call around and find somewhere for dinner.

So, we thought why not pull together a list of great city restaurants, so if you’re looking for somewhere to dine, it’s a lot easier for you to find somewhere to eat! Here’s our favourites in alphabetical order (this guide doesn’t include hotel restaurants).


The absolute in rooftop venues in Adelaide, 2KW has you covered for great food and serious booze. Settle in for a cocktail and a view in the outdoor bar areas, or one of the best meals Adelaide has to offer in the restaurant. 2KW also has the most amazing panoramic view of the Adelaide skyline, which makes it the perfect spot for a romantic drink. 

Where: 2 King William St, Adelaide, SA, Australia, South Australia
Ph: (08) 8212 5511
Reservations: [email protected]


Tilbury’s passion for local produce and close relationships with farmers and producers shine through in every dish, ensuring that diners enjoy the freshest and most authentic flavours. With an open kitchen that invites interaction, ACES offers an engaging dining experience that echoes the Italian tradition of sharing food and fostering community.

Where: 96 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7095 9794


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. 

Where: 4 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8223 3885


Aurora aims to create a unique dining set to capture the essence of sustainability and authenticity. Aurora has two menus (à la carte options and a tasting menu) ranging influence from Korea and Japan, to the Middle East (bulgur wheat or say), the Mediterranean (semolina gnocchi) and Australia (Australian salmon). By purchasing their ingredients from local sources covering the quality and experience of real produce, Aurora aspires to provide an authentic, socially progressive and a sustainable movement. 

Where: 63 Light Square
(04) 22 245 511


An opulent space lit up by lanterns, right by the Adelaide Central Markets, Concubine is a master location to visit for Chinese fusion dishes locally sourced. Perfect for a laid back dinner with friends, paired with some excellent fusion cocktails, Concubine is perfect for a unforgettable night.

Where: 132 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8212 8288


Chianti has always worked with great ingredients and has always been a place where customers can experience fantastic tasting food, partnered with exceptional service. With dishes like Kingfish crudo with fig leaf, mascarpone and grape and heirloom tomatoes, burrata basil and roast tomato vinaigrette, guests are sure to leave full and satisfied.

(08) 8232 7955

Daughter in Law

The “ever-changing, rule-breaking” menu at Rundle Street’s Daughter In Law will feature dishes such as naan-style pizza, street-style oysters and Padadi Chaat, and dishes from the tandoori including lamb chops, tandoori chicken and jumbo prawns. Diners can enjoy “balls of happiness”––or street food favourite gol gappa––a vibrant chutney platter, Colonel Tso’s cauliflower, Indian Fried Chicken, and lots of other flavourful dishes surrounded by green, pink and blue walls.

Where: 290 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7228 6182

A Prayer for the Wild at Heart

Overlooking the beautiful Hurtle Square in Adelaide’s CBD is A Prayer for the Wild at Heart—a modern brasserie-style restaurant combining a warm, welcoming atmosphere with delicious French-influenced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Where: 44 Hurtle Square, Adelaide, SA 5000.
Ph: 08 7221 2249

Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar

Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar has grown from a modest Waymouth Street Bistro to a funky, speakeasy cellar and bar. Their version of The Reuben features 150g salt beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, Swiss cheese and roquette, all for $18.

Where: 12 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8311 8871


eleven offer’s Contemporary Australian cuisine, inspired by French techniques. Thoughtfully designed and precisely executed dishes, with a meticulously curated wine list. The kitchen led by Dan Murphy will have a strong connection to produce, land and suppliers. A key component of the experience is eleven’s extensive wine list, featuring both local and international wine to take your palate across waters with the huge selection, with some on display as you enter the space.

Where: Tenancy 4/11 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7008 0222


Elegant and refined flavours that are intertwined with rich Italian tradition at restaurant Enoteca Lounge & Cucina on Rundle Street.The wine list includes European blends along with local South Australian drops and cool climate wines from places such as Victoria and Tasmania.

Where: 281 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8177 1617


A French inspired Japanese Teppanyaki that is sure to delight for a Saturday night dinner. With the interior design set to make one feel like they are within a palace and the entertainment is provided with the Teppanyaki happening in front of you as you eat, with the dinning experience to extend beyond the food.

Where: 21 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8410 9818

Fino Vino

Fino is home to a delicious menu, an excellent wine list and a warm, welcoming fitting. In December 2021, co-owner Sharon Romeo was awarded the prestigious Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Award for Restaurant Personality of the Year, which she described as “an honour” and “incredibly humbling”.

Where: 82 Flinders Street, Adelaide
(08) 8232 7919


Tucked away in a stunning 1920s bank building on King William Street, Fishbank has turned this spot into the go-to place for seafood aficionados. They’ve kept the charm of the old building but given it a modern twist, creating a cool spot that’s all about celebrating the best of the ocean. Every day, they get whole fish fresh off the boat from Aussie waters, preparing them with care to bring out the best flavors. They even dry-age some fish – a trick usually used for beef – to ramp up the taste and texture.

Where: GROUND LEVEL/2 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8310 0120
Reservation: reservations/fishbankrestaurant


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.

Where: 27 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7089 0350


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.

Where: 20 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8211 6960

Golden Boy

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. 

Where: 309 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8227 0799


Herringbone, which opened five years ago in the city’s inner south, established itself quickly as a leader in the South Australian dining scene. Championing innovative elegant rustic cuisine, sleek service and warm hospitality, the restaurant earned itself a chef’s hat from the Good Food Guide a year after opening and was listed in The Australian’s 50 top restaurants in the country. 

Where: 72-74 Halifax St, Adelaide SA 5000
(04) 28 926 977


An evening at Kiin promises to be an epic blend of culinary excellence and heartfelt reunions. It’s not just a meal; it’s a chance to dive into a world where every bite tells a story, and every sip is a toast to friendship and new memories.

Where: 73 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8448 1221

La Louisiane

This late-night basement brasserie on King William Street is one for the Francophiles. A little slice of Paris nestled beneath the bustling city streets, this gorgeous, low-lit spot is designed to transport you back to 1930s France for a little while.

From beef tartare and pâté en croûte to snails and steak frites, guests can expect a delectable array of flavours on the menu. With an emphasis placed on the use of local produce, the chefs incorporate imported French products such as snails and foie gras.

Where: 89 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
[email protected]
Reservation: reservations/lalouisiane


The food at Latteria, curated by co-head chefs Max O’Callaghan and Rhys Nicholson, will embrace the essence of Italian bar dining with a focus on simple, fresh, local small plates inspired by traditional street fare. This modern interpretation of classic European snack culture is designed to complement the drinking experience, featuring items like the Milanese Cotoletta for those seeking something more substantial.

Where: 185 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8102 3775


Luigi Delicatessen is famous for their delicious and often rotating Italian menu. The offerings vary depending on what’s in season and fresh, but on the day of writing, they were offering rich pastas such as spaghetti crab and gnocchi porcini, meat dishes such as pork belly and chicken with truffle, and seafood such as barramundi and squid. The gnocchi and some of the pasta varieties are made fresh daily, which is evident in their taste.

Where: 43 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000
(04) 77 775 944

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. Meat & Wine Co is a must for anyone wanting a five-star yet comforting dining experience before or after a your day on the green.

Where: 39 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8127 0888


Niña exudes a moody, cosy ambiance, perfect for sitting in a corner and having a long conversation over food and drinks, perching on a high-table bar seat or conversing with friends in the booth. A menu full of sharing plates bursting with flavours awaits. The food is heavily influenced by Spanish ingredients, ingredients from Asia and Brazil are also in the mix. One of the menu favourites so far has been the Pedro Ximénez brussel sprouts, a simple dish dressed to perfection with Valdivieso manchego, and the charred octopus with romesco and fennel is a must-try.

Where: 38 Rosina St, Adelaide SA 5000
(04) 77 833 378


Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean, Olive offers a tantalizing fusion of flavours. From the classics we all adore to innovative dishes that might raise Nonna’s eyebrows, the menu is a celebration of culinary creativity. And for wine enthusiasts, Olive’s wine list, curated by the acclaimed Marcell Kustos, promises a journey through lesser-known Mediterranean vineyards.

Where: 86 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7008 0299


A Rundle Street fav, ONG is a modern Vietnamese restaurant that is no doubt a great spot for dinner and drinks for any weekend dinner. Ong’s head chef, Quang uses a combination of local produce, home grown ingredients and Vietnamese products to craft his dishes.

Where: 287 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8223 7575

Osteria Oggi

Osteria Oggi offers superior Italian food that is inspired by traditional recipes, but kept modern for today. Open for seven days, Osteria Oggi might be the next location for a Saturday night dinner with friends, steping into a world of Italian flavours in a modern way, all paired with a glass of wine.

Where: 76 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8359 2525
Reservation: reservations/osteriaoggi

Paper Tiger

A new modern-Asian restaurant, Paper Tiger, opened its doors on Rundle Street’s East End in April this year. Bringing a menu with the best flavours of Southeast Asia, Paper Tiger is merging the diversity of food drawing on inspiration from Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia and delivering it in an electric atmosphere. Talk about fusion food fun!

Where: 285 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
(04) 29 455 357

Part Time Lover

Part time Lover or a full time friend, this restaurant is sure to offer everything one might need for a relaxing night off from the kitchen. With feed me menu options and great vegan and vego options, Part Time Lover tucked away in the hidden laneways of Adelaide will not disappoint.

Where: Paul Kelly Ln, Adelaide SA 5000
(04) 88 448 807

Peel Street

Peet street has one motto – fresh, simple and delicious. Everything is made to be bursting with flavour with the chefs drawing from diverse food experiences to cook the food they love to eat for guests. Perfect for a weekend nigh dinner with friends or family.

Where: 9 Peel street, Adelaide, South Australia
(08) 8231 8887
Reservation: reservations/peelst


Adelaide InterContinental Hotel is home to one of our finest Teppanyaki destinations, Shiki. Presenting Japanese dishes with Teppanyaki prepared with dinner and a live show.

Where: InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8238 2400

Soi 38

From day to night, SkyCity’s Sôl Rooftop transitions between a cozy indoor lounge bar to a lively outdoor bar, offering stunning views of Adelaide, stretching from the hills to the coast. Sôl’s team of local mixologists has created an exciting menu featuring signature cocktails, rare spirits, and Adelaide’s widest selection of international wines, available by the glass. Whether you’re looking for a special dining experience or casual grazing, their menu of small and large plates caters to all occasions.

Where: SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide 
(08) 8223 5472


Shōbōshō is centred around the concept of ‘fire’ – and while not strictly Japanese, the menu will take inspiration from various Japanese ingredients and cooking styles, including yakitori (skewered chicken over charcoal) as well as other Asian influences including Chinese and Taiwanese. Book this weekend for a chance to try some of their famous dishes.

Where: 17 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8366 2224
Reservation: reservations/shobosho


SORA’s rooftop bar is open for walk-ins, inviting guests to enjoy drinks and indulge in their SORA snacks menu featuring modern Asian finger foods. With seating options including booths, low and high tables, as well as a high bench offering a view of the lower-level restaurant, there’s a spot for everyone. SORA, meaning ‘sky’, overlooks Adelaide’s city, and guests truly do feel like they are up high in the sky. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure a place.

Where: L9/89 Pirie St, Adelaide
(08) 7095 4289


Stem’s menu is described as primarily mediterranean menu as generous and rustic, food that is delicious rather than unnecessarily fancy. Lots of share plates, Italian influences, pastas, gnocchi (all made fresh and in house) as well as Jake Houghton taking care of pizzas with Stem’s huge imported oven. The venue also features a specialised wine cellar with storage for over 1000 bottles and helpful staff on hand to offer advice and tastings.

Where: 188 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
(04) 11 343 072

The Kitchen (formerly Sean’s Kitchen)

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. 

Where: SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8218 4244

Want more ideas on where to eat? Check out out Eat/Drink section, with articles about all the latest openings, new menus, and more!

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