Adelaide’s Top Places – Where to Go During Tour Down Under

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It’s January in Adelaide, which means the annual flux of tourists, cyclists, and visitors from around the State and country, are starting to roll in. From wineries, to new restaurants, rooftop destinations, shopping, local events, and seaside spots to relax, Glam Adelaide knows the best spots to check out, so we’ve updated our TDU hot spots list just for you.

ADELAIDE CITY

Destinations

Adelaide Central Market – 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide: Great for fresh produce, plus a stack of little cafes and food outlets, and access to China Town’s food courts if you want something delicious while you’re out and about.

Rundle Mall: A great outdoor mall, perfect for shopping, exploring the laneways that have some hidden gems (Adelaide Library, Lindes Lane Bar, Raw & Real Juicery, and more)

Ebenezer Place: Brilliant little boutique stores by Adelaide craftspeople, niche cafes, great coffee, plus two of our favourite wine locations – East End Cellars (bottle shop and wine bar) and Mothervine (proper bar).

Adelaide Riverbank Precinct: You’ve got the Adelaide Casino and its brilliant restaurants – Sean’s Kitchen and Madame Hanoi, the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Torrens footbridge that takes you across to Adelaide Oval, Next Gen gym, the Tennis and North Adelaide. It’s a great place to start and then wander along the river for some scenic time out.

North Terrace: The Museum, Art Gallery, Uni, Botanic Gardens and Tiffany & Co are all found here. Great place to take a walk and take in some sights. The amazing Botanic Gardens Restaurant is also hidden in the Botanic Garden so do yourself a favour and treat yourself.

Restaurant & Bar Hub – Peel & Leigh Street: Adelaide’s newest location for all things food, cocktails, wine, and more. It’s all the newest, coolest venues, all in one place. And it’s a stone’s throw from Rundle Mall and North Terrace.

Adelaide Zoo: Head down to our city-side zoo, which houses Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas you’ll see in Australia.

 

Our Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants

2KW – 2 King William Street, Adelaide

George’s on Waymouth – 20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

Hill of Grace Restaurant – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Jolley’s Boathouse – 1 Jolleys Lane, Adelaide

Orana – Upstairs, 285 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Osteria Oggi – 76 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Blackwood – 285 Rundle Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Funky Restaurants with a Difference

Africola – 4 East Terrace, Adelaide

Gondola Gondola – 1 Peel Street, Adelaide

Lady Burra Brewhouse – 4 Topham Mall, Adelaide

Mexican Society – 140 Gouger Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Casual Dining Restaurants 

Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar – 94 Frome Street, Adelaide

Etica – 125 Gilles Street, Adelaide

Golden Boy – 309 North Terrace, Adelaide

Sean’s Kitchen – Station Road, Adelaide

Sunny’s – 17 Solomon Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Cheap Eats

Cantina Sociale – 108 Sturt Street, Adelaide

Mandoo Korean Dumplings – 23 Bank Street, Adelaide

Ryo’s Noodles – 80 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Vietnamese Laundry – 152 Sturt Street, Adelaide

Zambrero – Shop 2, 214-216 Rundle Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Hotel Bars

Collins Bar – Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Hennessy – Mayfair, 45 King William Street, Adelaide

Redsalt Bar – Crowne Plaza, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Sebastyan’s Bar – Hotel Grand Chancellor, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide

The Atrium Lounge – InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Hotel Restaurants

Coal Cellar & Grill – Hilton, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Ginza Miyako – Stamford Plaza, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar – Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street, Adelaide

Redsalt Restaurant – Crowne Plaza, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Shiki – InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Pubs

Hotel Wright Street – 88 Wright Street, Adelaide

The Austral Hotel – 205 Rundle Street, Adelaide

The Saracens – 82 Carrington Street, Adelaide

The Stag – 299 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Union Hotel – 70 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Small Bars

Hains & Co. – 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

NOLA – 293 – 295 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Maybe Mae – Peel Street, Adelaide

Pink Moon Saloon – 21 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Udaberri – 11 Leigh Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Bigger Bars

Electra House – 131-139 King William Street, Adelaide

The Gallery – 30 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

La Rambla – 28 Peel Street, Adelaide

Wined Bar – CNR Botanic Road and Hackney Road, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Party Places

Fat Controller – CNR Bank Street and North Terrace, Adelaide

Hacienda –  Synagogue Place, Adelaide

Superfish – 188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Pirie & Co. – 121 Pirie Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Coffee Spots

Abbots and Kinney – 78 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Coffee Branch – 32 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Exchange Specialty Coffee – Shops 1 & 2, 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Monday’s Coffee Store – 7/38 Gawler Place, Adelaide

Please Say Please – 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Cafes

Cafe Troppo – 42 Whitmore Square, Adelaide

Hey Jupiter – 11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

My Kingdom for a Horse – 191-195 Wright Street, Adelaide

Penny University – 1/7 Union Street, Adelaide

Peter Rabbit – CNR Hindley Streey and Liverpool Street, Adelaide

 

The Five Best Martinis

Bank Street Social – 48 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Hotel Richmond – 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Madame Hanoi – Adelaide Casino, North Terrace, Adelaide

La Buvette Drinkery – 27 Gresham Street, Adelaide

Collins Bar – Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

 

The Five Best Burgers

Bread & Bone – 15 Peel Street, Adelaide

Burger Theory – 8-10 Union Street, Adelaide

FB’s Fancy Burgers – 17 Synagogue Place, Adelaide

Press Food and Wine – 40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

The Taxpayer – 193 Victoria Square, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Vegetarian Eats 

Bambi’s Kitchen – 31 East Terrace, Adelaide

Bliss Organic Cafe – 7 Compton Street, Adelaide

Two-Bit Villains – Shop 150 Balcony Level, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide

Vego & Love’N It – Level 1, 240 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha – 17-19 Bent Street, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Dessert Spots

Chocolateria San Churro – Shop 5, 300 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Cocolat – 281 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Le Carpe Diem – 230-232 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Movenpick Ice Cream – 6 Leigh Street, Adelaide

St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert – 19 Gouger Street, Adelaide

 

The Top Five Cheeseboards

Bar Torino – 158 Hutt Street, Adelaide

Casablabla – 12 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Lindes Lane – Lindes Lane (next to the Malls Balls in Rundle Mall), Adelaide

Mother Vine – 22-26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

The Tasting Room – 23 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

 

Our Favourite Healthy Eating Spots

Goodies & Grains – Shop 21/22 Central Market Plaza, Gouger Street, Adelaide

Raw & Real Juicery and Kitchen – 20 James Place, Adelaide

Sushi Planet – 1/60 West Terrace, Adelaide

Coco Jumbo – 14 Topham Mall, Adelaide

 

Must Visit Buildings/Gardens/Attractions in the CBD

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – North Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Oval – King William Road, North Adelaide

Adelaide Zoo – Frome Road, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia – North Terrace, Adelaide

South Australian Museum – North Terrace, Adelaide

State Library of South Australia – CNR North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

The Popeye Cruise – Elder Park, Adelaide

 

EXPLORE SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Wine Regions

Our Favourite Wineries in the Adelaide Hills

Artwine Estate – 72 Bird In Hand Road, Woodside

Barristers Block – 141 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside

Bird in Hand – CNR Bird In Hand Road and Pfeiffer Road, Woodside

Howard Vineyard – 53 Bald Hills Road, Nairne

Longview Vineyard – Pound Road, Macclesfield

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard – 166 Harris Road, Lenswood

Paracombe Wines – 294B Paracombe Road, Paracombe

Sidewood Estate – 15 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

 

Our Favourite Wineries in the Barossa Valley

Grant Burge Wines – Krondorf Rd, Tanunda

Penfolds Wines – 30 Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa

Schild Estate –  1 Lyndoch Valley Road, Lydoch

St Hallett Wines – St Hallett Road, Tanunda

Villa Tinto – LOT 561 Krondorf Rd, Tanunda

 

Our Favourite Wineries in the Clare Valley

Claymore Wines – 7145 Horrocks Highway, Leasingham

Kilkanoon WinesPenna Lane, Penwortham

Mad Bastard Wines – 1km North of Clare Township on Main North Road

Pikes Wines – Polish Hill River Road, Sevenhill

Shut the Gate Wines – 2 Main North Road, Watervale

 

Our Favourite Wineries in the McLaren Vale

d’Arenberg – 1 Osborn Road, McLaren Flat

De Lisio Wines – Seaview Road, McLaren Vale

Gemtree Wines – 167 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards – Seaview Road, McLaren Vale

Wirra Wirra Wines – McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale

 

The Must Try South Australian Produce

Coopers Brewery – 461 South Road, Regency Park

Haigh’s Chocolate Factory – 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside

Woodside Cheese Wrights – 22 Henry Street, Woodside

 

Top Shopping Precincts

Burnside Village – 447 Portrush Road, Glenside

Harbour Town – 727 Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach

Jetty Road – Glenelg

King William Road – Hyde Park

Magill Road – Magill

Rundle Mall – Adelaide

Rundle Street East – 241-299 Rundle Street, Adelaide

The Parade – Norwood

 

South Australian Beaches (Local)

Brighton Beach

Glenelg Beach

Henley Beach

Port Noarlunga

Semaphore Beach

 

South Australian Beaches (Destination)

Eyre Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula 

Kangaroo Island

Limestone Coast

Yorke Peninsula 

Want more information? We have put together some pretty amazing guides in our time, check out this list *claps hands*:

Adelaide’s Hidden Gem Venues

Brunch Spots

Comprehensive Guide to Adelaide’s New Bars

Cycling South Australia

Eating (and ‘wineing’) Around McLaren Vale

Eating Kangaroo Island

New Restaurants

Rooftop Bars

The Best Coffee Spots in the CBD

The Best SA Chefs (and where you can try their food)

Things To Do In Adelaide When It Is Damn Hot

Top Ten Cafes for Cyclists

Vegetarian/Vegan Spots Around Town

If you think there is a destination/venue/activity that we need to add, please feel free to comment with your suggestions!

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