A Comprehensive Guide To New Restaurants In Adelaide

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Last updated 28th February 2018

Here at Glam Adelaide it’s no secret that we love trying out eateries around the state. South Australia is blessed with incredibly fresh, high-quality produce and our chefs are showcasing this in delicious and innovative new ways all the time. We’ve taken the confusion out of choosing your next dinner spot by compiling the newest restaurants that have popped up in Adelaide’s streets recently. Commence mouthwatering.

Rosemont Hall – 106 Prospect Road, Prospect. You’ll feel like you’ve been plucked and dropped onto the streets of Thailand! The hawker-inspired food hall is home to Sunnys Shop, Mr Chans and a seriously good bar!  If you’re looking for a lunch time spot they’re serving the on-the-go favourites like Bahn Mi and Cold Rolls. But, if you’re after something delicious for dinner, the sticky slow braised Beef Cheek can’t be looked past. The place beams nothing but authenticity and worth every penny!

The Saucy Sailor – 147 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide. Forget everything you thought you knew about the hot dog. The Saucy Sailor has just reinvented the meal and they are epic!! For example, fancy a smoked kransky with shaved chirozo, pear, parmesan and rocket with honey dressing? See…epic! There are 8 dogs to choose from all sounding bloody incredible! If you want to know a bit more, read here.

Melt – 269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach. Melt has opened its 3rd location in beautiful Henley. Serving lunch, dinner and wait for it…breakfast too (a Melt first!). The location is beautiful, the interior to die for and the food is what we have already grown to love from Melt!  Find out a bit more about the new Henley spot here.

Anchovy Bandit – 94-98 Prospect Road, Prospect. Pizza and cocktail joint. It doesn’t get much better than that?! Coming from the geniuses behind Est-End favourite, NOLA, with a fit out by Sans-Arc Studios (Pink Moon Saloon) is how we knew this place would be a winner! The bar has taken it’s name from an unpublished Quentin Tarantino script from when the Pulp Fiction director was only 14, Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit. So not only do these guys know what we like to eat and drink they know our favourite movie too!? Bravo. Read more about Anchovy Bandit here.

Francesco’s Osteria – 146B Henley Beach Road, Torrensville. Francesco’s Osteria is the creation of husband and wife team Sarah and Francesco who are inspired by Venetian cuisine and unprocessed, whole foods.They have kept us wanting more at their pop up restaurants during events such as WomAdelaide and the Fringe as well as their food stall at the Plant 4 Bowden markets and now (finally) they have their own permanent spot! Yipee! Predominately customers are used to their divine vego and vegan menu, but with a new location comes some fresh, new ideas too. Their new dinner menu will incorporate fresh seafood, think squid ink risotto! Good food that is good for you…sounds GOOD to us!

The Line & Label – 31 Whillas Road, Port Lincoln. Set among the beautiful Peter Teakle Winery, Line & Label is the place for all those hard-core foodies out there! Open for lunch and dinner Thursday to Sunday, this is one of those fancy places you need to see what all the fuss is about! Find out more about this Port Lincoln gem here.

Acacia – 2/269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach. Another sea-side beauty to add to your list! This intimate cafe offers you breakfast and lunch everyday and stays open until 9pm Friday and Saturdays for a very well deserved bevvy (or two!) Read more about Acacia here.

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The d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant – Level 3/58 Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale. The architecture of the d’Arenberg Cube is out of this world, it only makes sense that the what is offered inside is nothing short of that too! The restaurant offers seasonally changing degustation menus, with an extensive wine list (obviously). The dishes on offer are creative and delicious to create an out of this world culinary experience.

New Nordic – 98 Prospect Road, Prospect. Simple food done to perfection is how we view the latest Prospect eatery! The family owned, Scandinavian inspired spot is located within the new the new Palace Nova cinema-complex and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has quickly become a local fave, so we recommend you book in to reserve a spot before you come in. The New Nordic is just a sign of whats to come for the up and coming Prospect area!

The General Wine Bar & Kitchen – 55A Main Road, McLaren Flat. A wine bar, open kitchen and a cellar door experience! Sounds good, right? Located in a 100 year old former general store, the General Wine Bar & Kitchen has such a comfortable, relaxing and warm feel to it. The open lay out means you can chat with the chefs which makes the dining experience unique. The menu changes regularly to allow them to deliver the best produce. They know good food, good wine and a good time – it’s like going to your grandparents house…you know you’re in good hands! Find out more here.

Red October – 22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide. Red October brings a piece of Russian heritage to Adelaide. With a focus on modern Russian cuisine, no where else is serving food quite like Red October. With stripped back walls, dim lighting and a secret basement bar, this place is just effortlessly cool. If you haven’t been yet, you have Tuesday – Saturday 5pm-1am to get your act together! Find out some more deets here. 

Salt – 207 Esplanade, Henley Beach. With cracking beach views from the verandah and an extensive drinks menu that stocks some great South Australian Brands, this new restaurant at Henley Beach has opened right in time for those warm, balmy nights. Featuring craft beers from one of our favourites (Prancing Pony), as well as an exciting cocktail list (think Mojitos, Espresso Martinis etc), and a lush wine list, SALT is quickly going to become a staple on Henley esplanade. All you have to do now is kick back and enjoy the view! Read more about this here.

Barossa Cucina – 235 Murray Street, Tanunda. Reading this menu is like reading a really good book you just want to tell all your friends about! Yes it is THAT good! Developed by celebrity chef Adam Swandon, Barossa Cucina offers traditional Italian food which shows off ingredients from local producers. It’s a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner! For more info and some photos to get your mouth watering have a peek here.

Bocca di Lupo at Mitolo Wines – 141 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale. A new cellar door and restaurant called Bocca di Lupo is open 10am – 5pm daily. The $2.2 million project at Mitolo Wines, which received a $560,000 Regional Development Fund Grant, includes a contemporary cellar door and deck area for tastings, private members tasting room and an adjoining restaurant with seating for up to 100 people as well as a private dining room. Read more about it here. 

Treasury 1860 – 114 King William Street, Adelaide. Located in one of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings, Treasury 1860 has menu that offers our international, interstate and local guests a taste of South Australia, introducing patrons to all that is available in our own backyard. They also offer amazing range of local wines and spirits, outstanding South Australian craft beers, fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and an assortment of local meats and cheese. Read more about Treasury 1860 here.

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Port Admiral Hotel – 55 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide. This iconic pub has reopened after 10 years and a $1 million dollar facelift. 24 items of classic pub food can be expected from the Port Admiral Hotel as well as food with a little bit more schmick and full of fresh ingredients. Think salt and pepper eggplant with pomegranate, chilli and bean sprouts; 24 hour slow-cooked lamb shoulders; or just a classic beef burger with a heap of stuffings. Read all about what to expect from Port Admiral Hotel here.

Pizza Meccanica – 7 Hawker Street, Bowden.  This trendy new pizza restaurant is a converted workshop, embracing an industrial chic vibe, complete with a corrugated copper (fully licensed) bar, marble bench tops, a wood fire pizza oven and an old-school red truck. Located in the booming suburb of Bowden, the gorgeous atmosphere and incredible pizza is not something you want to miss. If you wanna know more, click through here.

West Oak – 208 Hindey Street, Adelaide.  Bringing a modern take on the classic Aussie pub and focused on creating a relaxed and stylish space, this one is set to become the new favourite for uni students in the west end. The first floor remains home to the traditional front bar, the perfect place to grab a drink and chill, and now also the West Oak Deli, a cafe style space with a simple menu of toasties, pub sandwiches, cheese boards and charcuterie. The deli additionally features a convenient twist – a side access window that will allow passersby in Fenn Place to grab barista made coffee with ease. Upstairs is the Jolly Bar, a cosy and intimate spot with a killer neon sign that has all your gin, craft beer and wine needs sorted. So if you’re looking for somewhere to have knock-off drinks on a Friday look no further! Read more about this great venue here. 

La Popular Taqueria – 226 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. Who doesn’t love a little taste of Mexico? This Port Adelaide beauty is serving up some seriously good, authentic Mexican just the way we like it – spicy with a lot of guac! Everything they serve is made in house. Trust us, one bite and a sip of margarita has you feeling like you are half way around the world! Read more about the goodness here!

One Fork Short –  23/522 Port Road, Welland. Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, AND dinner dishes packed with flavour and spices, this restaurant will have something for everyone!

Midnight Spaghetti – 196 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.  Located upstairs of the historic Crown and Anchor hotel, Midnight Spaghetti has an old-school environment with a laid back feel. The food is simple and delicious and has a great drinks menu to match. On Wednesday they serve $15 pasta meals and $12 jugs of beer, which is just what the doctor ordered for hump-day! You are always in for a fun time at Midnight Spaghetti – trust us!

Drunken Sailor – 10 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. The venue radiates cool vibes and boasts a menu with a combination of traditional crowd pleasing dishes and unique seafood offerings. Drunken Sailor is transforming the way people enjoy their fish and chips by providing a gourmet experience at an affordable price-point, without sacrificing convenience. The selection of Australian seafood on offer includes South Australian Flathead, Tasmanian Salmon, and Northern Territory Barramundi, which can be traditionally battered or uniquely wood oven baked. The fully licensed restaurant offers an extensive selection of locally sourced booze too. Yeah buoy!

Poké Me – 92 Gawler Place, Adelaide. Healthy, light and yummy – poké bowls are all about nutrition and clean-eating, so you can basically have as many as you want, because they’re healthy. That’s how it works, right? For all you poké bowl newbies, it’s traditionally a Hawaiian dish that mostly consists of raw fish and vegetables. But, Poké Me also has options for vegetarians and vegans, you can add different types of rice, or replace the raw fish with poached chicken or tofu. They also offer sushi doughnuts (WTF?!), as well as fruit-infused Konnichi Water. Get us there, now!

Seafaring Fools – 60b the Broadway, Glenelg. With a sister coffee shop already located on Grenfell Street as Seafaring Fool, Seafaring Fools has expanded to Glenelg serving up breakfast-lunch, coffee and soon enough booze. With a serious commitment to the environment and SA producers, mates Ben, Joel and Alistair have strong values, including having environmentally friendly packing and keep cup discounts.

Lantern By Nu – 10 Selby Street, Adelaide. Expect some of the best Thai street food you’ve ever tasted. Literally. Inspired by traditional Thai cooking and modern fusion, world-travelling cook Nu has settled in Adelaide to create meals packed with local produce, but with Thai flavours and influences.

Cru Tapas Bar + Kitchen – 135c Goodwood Road, Goodwood. Immerse yourself in a world of tapas styled delights, at one of Adelaide’s newest Tapas bars. While they haven’t based their tapas menu on purely traditional Spanish inspired cuisine, the menu is more about taking the concept of small share plates of different cuisines, and offering an amazing array of foods that everyone can enjoy!

Pixie and the Hawk – 144 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville. Previously the owners of Whipped Pizza in Semaphore, couple Rhys and Emma finally opened their passion project in Pixie and the Hawk, and when you walk in, you can definitely see the passion. It’s set out like being invited in to someone’s lounge room – cute and cosy. The items on their menu have the coolest names, and it’ll be hard to decide what you want to eat. What about a french toasted croissant stuffed with blueberries and spiced ricotta? Or good old ‘bashed’ avocado on toast? It’ll be hard to choose!

La Provence – 125 Pirie St, Adelaide. The French are renowned for their food and wine, and after taking one look at this menu, we know why. Run by a French couple, La Provence is basically as close to the real deal of French cuisine as you’re going to get, without getting on board a plane and waving Bonjour to Paris itself. From grilled duck breast, to ricotta and parmesan gnocchi, to traditional creme brûlée, our mouths are watering already.

Beach Bum – 47 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. It’s time to live like a real Beach Bum, sipping on shaved ice cocktails while devouring a menu full of fresh flavorful cuisine at North Adelaide’s Hawaiian Kiosk, Beach Bum. The restaurant channels a casual, fun and holiday inspired atmosphere to serve up a delicious Hawaiian Japanese fusion perfect for sharing. Poke everyone?

If you love eating out in Adelaide check out our Hidden Gem’s Brunch Guide, our Vegan Hot Spots Guide, our Adelaide’s New Bar Guide and our annual Fireplace Guide for cosy dining across the state.

And if we’ve missed any of your favourite new Adelaide restaurants let us know! We’d love to try something new.

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  1. The Pantry hahndorf is a great new restaurant wine bar with a rustic atmosphere and a great menu from a young up and coming chef. Come and see what is happening here

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