Every now and again I’d receive an email from a person visiting from interstate or overseas asking me for suggestions on where they should go and eat whilst visiting our city for the weekend, I’m always more than happy to oblige and quickly shoot them an email with a few of my favourite places. So why not have a blog post about it and share the love for future visitors.
Polenta con ragu’ di salsiccia: creamy polenta dressed with calabrese style sausage ragu’ and parmigiano
Italian goodness! Pick the ‘feed me’ option where the kitchen will take charge and feed you a feast. They surely won’t disappoint you!
Creamy truffled mushroom ragu
Amazing coffee and one of the best places for breakfast, brunch and/or lunch! Their creamy mushroom ragu is to die forrrrrrr… it’s been a struggle for me to order anything else from their menu unless the ragu has been sold out!
An American diner within the burbs of Adelaide… who would’ve thought? The menu is short and sweet. Come here for burgers, fries, chicken wings, slaws and waffles! Their brother/sister joints are Burger Theory the food truck that started the food van movement in Adelaide and their other permanent location, Burger Theory on Union Street in the East End of the CBD.
So it appears as if Pearl’s Diner has been closed! Not to worry, Burger Theory’s the place to be and serves much of the same offerings as it did at Pearls… minus the waffles!
Lobster medallion with blue swimmer crab and prawn ravioli and lobster bisque (entree)
IF you can make it out into McLaren Vale during your visit to Adelaide, this place has got to be on your list! The food is beyond amazing. Food is sourced locally therefore everything on the menu is in season and super fresh. I still have dreams of this lobster dish. Oh, and you’re in McLaren Vale, better stock up on some fantastic wines!
Wood oven pizzas made to order with fresh ingredients and an impressive beer and wine menu to boot!
Nordburger: beef, pickles, tomato, lettuce, mustard, ketchup and nord sauce with crinkle cut fries and fry sauce; $7.80, $3.00 and $0.50
Quick, easy and super yummy! It’s like Hungry Jacks/Burger King… but more gourmet in a sense that ingredients are fresh and local and of high quality. Mmmmmm nord~
A hole in the wall type restaurant with a super relaxed and warm atmosphere. Food is fresh, vibrant and delicious; Modern Australian with a modern twist of Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. Staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and the vibe is top notch. Bookings are recommended.
Press*: Organic charolais rib eye with trimmings
Considering how many times that I’ve dined at this place, it’s no surprise that it makes it on this particular list! Large restaurant with plentiful seating options upstairs, downstairs and outside. Bookings are for upstairs only and downstairs is for walk-ins – the trick is to get in early if you haven’t secured a booking. Fantastic food with loads of flavour, great beer and wine selection and a really chill atmosphere. Pick a handful of starters to share if you’re with a crowd and settle with the crab pasta and/or steak. In fact, I don’t think you could go wrong with any item from their menu.
Steven ter Horst: chocolate cloud – chocolate mousse, vanilla cream, crunchy cocoa nib disc over flourless chocolate sponge
High quality delectable chocolates and desserts and delicious hot and cold beverages from coffee, teas and iced teas.
Wasai: aburi salmon roll
Another firm favourite of mine, and a relatively affordable one too. Wasai Japanese restaurant is plonked on a side street within walking distance from China Town. Their service is efficient and accommodating and the food is tasty and colourful. Don’t leave Wasai without ordering their aburi salmon roll. You can thank me later.
Now who said that Adelaide doesn’t have delicious food? You just have to know where to go.
What other places would you recommend to visitors? Share your thoughts.
PS. Happy Valentine’s folks!