Last updated 4th October 2018
It’s no secret that we love trying out new eateries around the state. South Australia is blessed with incredibly fresh, high-quality produce and there is always somewhere fresh and new to visit that showcases it. We’ve made the difficult task of choosing your next dinner spot by gathering the newest restaurants that have popped up in Adelaide’s streets recently, that’ll have you cheering for more. We’ve also included new cafes, because hey, sometimes we aren’t feelin’ fancy.
Venues listed from those which opened most recently, to least recently (all within the last 12 months).
Opening on October 6th, The Golden Wattle is taking over the space formerly occupied by The Office on Pirie Street. The all-day venue will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will initially open 6-days a week. There will also be great coffee, and a bar for those looking to have a cheeky drink. Read more here. (10/18)
Hyde Park’s favourite Greek donut bar opens in Henley Beach on October 6th. With gelati, Halloumi chips, and of course, delicious sweet, gooey lukoumades to enjoy, this sweet treat will become a local favourite in no time. (10/18)
Move over Spaghetti Crab – the newest version of this pop up one-dish restaurant is here, and it’s also run by the team from Ruby Red Flamingo. Spaghetti Meatballs serves up only one dish – Vic Ventura’s famous Spaghetti Meatballs (surprised?). His wife’s Spaghetti Crab become a cult sensation, so let’s see how his speciality fares in its wake. More details here. (10/18)
One of our favourite South East Asian food trucks has set up a permanent camp in Walkerville, which means you can satisfy your cravings much more easily! Currently they’re focusing on breakfast and lunch, but once they settle in they hope to liven up the night time foodie scene with some feature nights. So if you’re in the mood for Cambodian/Laotian/Thai/Viet influenced food – this needs to be your destination. (09/18)
6/865 North East Road in Modbury. Fries and burger lovers, you might need to take a seat for this news—a brand new American-style restaurant has opened its doors in the north-east suburb of Modbury! King Fries are serving up burgers, hotdogs, shakes, and of course their famous loaded fries. They’ve also introduced the Flaming Texan burger, a combination of double beef, double cheese, bacon and onion rings topped with ketchup and BBQ sauce—umm g’day. Read more about this great venue here. (09/18)
You may have seen and/or heard of the market food stall Bob Bowls Catering Co. at various markets and events around Adelaide, and (brace yourselves) now you can enjoy their delicious plant-based food in Port Adelaide. Bob Bowls is the first eatery for creative co-working space Cult & Harper. The space houses various shops including a variety of visual arts, fashion, youth culture, journalism and music businesses…and now you can explore the innovative warehouse AND fill up on a mouth-watering meal all in one venue. Bob Bowls offers 100% vegan, allergy friendly, organic when possible, local, sustainable and ethical food. Judging by their menu, we’re in for a treat. If you wanna know more, click here. (09/18)
There are so many reasons to love the new version of Propaganda. Unlike in its previous life, this is now a venue thats serving lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. They’ve transformed the centre area into a fully functional restaurant which can also be closed off for functions. Their dining menu is superb, and there’s even a $20, 5 course lunch to kick things off too. Well worth revisiting. More details here.
While ol’ Regattas at the Adelaide Convention Centre has been around a while, it was closed recently for renovations, and has reopened with a tweaked name, new menu, and new fit out. A brand new waterfront experience to enjoy alongside the Homeground bar/cafe precinct on the Torrens. (09/18)
Brought to you by the team behind Adelaide’s first gourmet virtual nugget restaurant Nugg Lyf, Netflix & Chilled is our city’s first virtual dessert bar. Indulge in everything from cinema faves like popcorn & choc tops, vegan-friendly frozen smoothie bowls & treats, to deep fried delights such as Nutella loaded fries. Read all about it here. (09/18)
If you love Vietnamese food, you’re probably already acquainted with NNQ. Now they’ve taken over a small hole-in-the-wall shopfront on Military Road in Grange, which adds to their growing empire of take away food joints. A fantastic, tasty option for those in the West. Read more here. (09/18)
Ben McLeod from Peel St, and Quentin Whittle and Paul Tripodi from Stone’s Throw have teamed up for Herringbone, which has opened on Halifax Street where Panacea used to be. With a focus on lunch and dinner, their vision is to bring people together, like the joining of the herringbone pattern. (09/18)
Another born again venue is The Stag. After reopening with an epic transformation, this formerly large and empty feeling venue is back with an intimate, small bar feel. There’s a crowd-pleasing menu, and a full restaurant next door at Charlicks for those feeling more like a sit down meal. More info and first look here.
70 Pirie St Adelaide. Anything from Italian to Vietnamese can be found in the CBD. An Eastern Mediterranean inspired cafe Levant Eatery has launched its second location. Levant Eatery first opened on the west side of Hindley Street and has been a hit with visitors who have been charmed by the culture spot. You can expect authentic street food, traditional flavours of couscous, falafels and halloumi in wraps, salads and sides alongside their fantastic Levant sauce. With freshly baked breads and wraps, Levant gives you the options on what you want inside but if you’re feeling indecisive they have their classics too. Read all about Levant here. (08/18)
3/58 King William St, Kent Town. Kent Town’s new pizza and wine bar will have you saving room for dessert. Now open on King William Street, Pan and Vine is the new venue by brothers Luke and Anthony Savas. The brothers are going out on their own for the funky pizza and cocktail spot. Pizzas range from your classic flavour combinations to a green pizza topped with broccolini, rabe and spinach, and the ‘artie bucco’ with artichoke, mushroom and truffle shavings. Two pasta dishes are available from what will be a rotating pasta menu, and all of the dietary requirements are catered for. Read more about what to expect at Pan and Vine here. (08/18)
We’ve included this one even though it’s a wine bar, because it also has a fantastic menu! While it’s not large, it’s enough to count for lunch or dinner while you work your way through their wonderful local wine list. (08/18)
Situated on the corner of Hindley Street and Leigh Street, Kintaro Sushi is now able to offer their sashimi, sushi and all other offerings to the heart of Adelaide. You’ll be able to dine in and watch as their delicious sushi is paraded past you, urging you to have a taste and quench your thirst for their healthy and mouth-watering meals. Takeaway is also available for those on the go, and with their extensive menu, we’re sure you’ll find something that tickles your tastebuds! (08/18)
Cumbia looks set to completely shake up our city dining experiences. You can expect a passionate and all-consuming fusion of South American cuisine, music and folklore. Think: global gastronomic experiences, fusions of traditional Latin flavours with a contemporary Australian edge, and of course, divine drinks. With tapas style meals and a range of deli products for purchase, there are many ways to enjoy Cumbia. (07/18)
Paella Hombre, the popular local catering service, has evolved into Paelleria, as the beloved caterers have now established roots in Magill with the opening of their first shopfront!Taste Spain with four paellas, cooked fresh to order, which mixes authentic Spanish rice with locally sourced ingredients that include chorizo (from the Barossa Valley) and olive oil (straight from the Clare Valley)! There are also vegan and seafood options so bring along the whole group for a meal. (07/18)
After first appearing on our radar with Richmond’s Devour cafe and patisserie, Quang and Thy’s new venue, Shibui dessert bar, is the perfect place for anyone in Adelaide with a sweet tooth to try something new. (07/18)
This Japanese grill restaurant specialises in yakitori, using raw, cured, pickled and fermented ingredients. Fire is the key word when describing Shobosho. Customers can choose from different cooking styles such as wood oven, hydraulic grill, rotisserie and a customized yakitori pit. (07/18)
145 Franklin St, Adelaide. BanBan (the Korean fried chicken and beer bar we were waiting for!) welcomes foodies to dig into their traditional Korean dishes and fried chicken. Just a short walk from Gouger Street, the space is the epitome of Korean fast food restaurants, decked out in long, communal tables with muted green stools where you can share generous plates of fried chicken with friends surrounded by decorative neon lights! BanBan’s fried chicken dishes come in five different mouth-watering flavours, from hot and crunchy for those fans of something a little spicier to soy garlic or secret sauce. Read more here. (07/18)
Breakfast and lunch lovers listen up! Arbour at 152 Wright Street at the bottom of the Boheme Apartments is new and looking stunning! With the walls of greenery outside and a vast assortment of plants inside, it’s described as “Unashamedly South Australian”. Head Chef of Mimasu, Brent Potuszynski, is set to head up the kitchen. With as much SA fare as they can serve up, the amazing Potuszynski is behind the menu, we’re so ready for some delicious brunches and lunches. Check out more on Arbour here. (06/18)
Hahn & Hamlin, is a renovated heritage cottage in Hahndorf, complete with open fires and a quiet courtyard, found on the well known Main Street of the town. Erica Rushbrook and her husband Joseph opened Hahn & Hamlin in June to showcase South Australian produce and wine. It’s not just native ingredients that are prized at Hahn & Hamlin, cheeses of all types seem to be a focus for the eatery. Featuring renowned hard cheeses from Woodside Cheese Wrights and delicious soft cheeses from Alexandrina Cheese Co, alongside selections from Udder Delights, Parish Creek and more. An epic selection of cheeses is a notable factor for a comprehensive grazing board unlike those found anywhere else. More info here. (06/18)
If you’re after amazing coffee, and handmade pasta – think handmade gnocchi and lobster mac and cheese – all at an affordable price, look no further than Lo.Ki.
Owner & Chef Edoardo Strappa has opened the rustic Italian restaurant on the main street in Clare, and it’s probably the most authentic Italian restaurant we’ve been to in SA. The handmade pasta and incredible sauces will have you raving for days. Don’t forget to book though. It’s fast becoming a must-visit destination.
Gone are the days of soggy Pad Thai in paper boxes– let’s welcome a new era of delicious, fresh and totally authentic Thai food brought to us by former head chef of award-winning restaurant Golden Boy from the kitchens of his own recently opened Thai restaurant, Krung Thep! (05/18)
Popular dining destination 1877 Pasta and Wine Bar has been renamed to become Boca Chica Bar after getting a redesign of its inspiration, interior and menu. The now Spanish-inspired bistro and bar has injected some Latin flavour into the Sfera’s Park Suites & Convention Centre in Modbury. (03/18)
10 to 12 East Terrace, Adelaide. Melbourne Brazilian restaurant B’Churrasco have brought their distinctly Latin take on delicious steaks to Adelaide. Primarily for the carnivorous diners, the restaurant serves up a mouth-watering selection of charcoal grilled (and locally sourced) beef, pork, lamb and chicken all brought still sizzling to your table on a giant skewer (practically a sword, really) by your passador who will carve off your own slice (or slices!) right there that you can grab with your own provided tongs! (03/18)
Shop 4-5/ 82 King William Street, Adelaide. New pizzeria, Slice of Brooklyn, is bringing that distinctive ‘New Yorkapolitan’ style to our shores—pizzas take the crispy (not crunchy) crust and bright tomato sauce of a New York pizza and marries it with the high-temperature fast-fired style of Neapolitan pizza to give you the best of the new and old worlds. The best part about this pizza joint is, rather than having a set menu, they have a wide list of ingredients and methods for you to customise your slice the way you like it! (03/18)
20 Currie Street, Adelaide. This modern Asian Tapas Bar is bringing something new, modern and fresh to the table! BA:M says once you get to try the true Korean taste, you will be amazed by its balance, harmony, freshness and healthy focus. Head on down and take a sneaky peak at this new modern Asian restaurant and its fresh take on brining back genuine Korean flavours. (12/17)
3/151-153 King Willam Road, Hyde Park. Colourful retro diner, Morchella, recently opened to fulfil all our suburban brunch/lunch dreams. Offering up all day breakfast (the only way to serve breakfast) and some truly tasty looking foccacias, sliders, and salads, the menu looks to offer a massive fresh variety with lots from the garden. We’ve been promised that the Grilled Portobello and Eggs Benedict will be loved by your stomach and camera alike. We talk more about their menu here! (05/18)
148 Springbank Road, Torrens Park. Fran and her brother co-own Ey Fonzi and they want you to know that their family owned and operated business will make diners feel like they’re also part of the family. Interested in supporting local businesses, she assured us that everything is not only locally sourced, but homemade. Expect organic sauces (from a secret recipe, we’re sure), on the spot made dough and fresh vegetables. They’re also vegan and gluten-free friendly with alternatives for both, which means you can visit Ey Fonzi with all your buddies. Read more about them here! (05/18)
147 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. “Wok star”, Prachaya “Palm” Skolaree, is inspired by the rich and colourful history of his homeland. His new restaurant’s name, Krung Thep, is in fact the traditional name for Bangkok and represents their focus on the new and exciting future of Thailand. This is reflected in their menu, which brings you a mix of old faves and plenty of dishes you may have never tried before! Learn more about Krung Thep here. (03/18)
Shop 1/111 Angas Street, Adelaide. ‘Tis the season for new, delicious Italian-inspired food joints. Est Ovest is an Italian restaurant dedicated to reintroducing traditional ‘Cucina Povera’ food or ‘peasant cooking’ and dishes that were originally brought to our shores by Italian migrants. This is homely cooking like you’ve never had it before. Read more about them here! (03/18)
64 King William St, Kent Town. Most of the locals already know and love Frizzo, heading in for the great food, delicious coffee, but what they may not know is that now they’re expanding and bringing us wine! The recent opening of their wine bar will see the team at Frizzo host regular evening comedy nights and musician entertainment, so you can enjoy dinner, wine and a show! There’s a little more about the new place here. (05/18)
58 King William St, Kent Town. Rustic Gourmet makes their delicious breakfasts, lunches, house-made cakes and take home meals all in-house and from scratch using the highest quality seasonal produce where possible. They’re not necessarily new, but their location in Kent Town most certainly is! Swing on by and take your pick from their selection of beautiful South Australian wines by the glass or bottle to go with your lunch—which is only offered at the Kent Town location. Read more about their new location here. (02/18)
Shop 6/82 King William Street, Adelaide. The Meat & Cheese Club is a new organic and urban coffee and sandwich bar that proudly sources their meats and cheeses from our friends at Barossa Fine Foods and Udder Delights (so you know you’re eating only the best). They’ve opened up in the heart of the city, so swing on by on your lunch break and give them a go! (04/18)
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! (11/17)
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. (01/18)
269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach. Melt has opened its 3rd location in beautiful Henley. Serving lunch, dinner and wait for it… breakfast too. That’s 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. (01/18)
94-98 Prospect Road, Prospect. A pizza and cocktail joint—does it get much better than that?! (Hint: no!) Coming from the geniuses behind Est-End favourite, NOLA, with a fit out by Sans-Arc Studios (Pink Moon Saloon), 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. (02/18)
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! (01/18)
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. (12/17)
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. (01/18)
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. (12/17)
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! (11/17)
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. (11/17)
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. (11/17)
114 King William Street, Adelaide. Located in one of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings, Treasury 1860 has a 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. (12/17)
And if we’ve missed any of your favourite new Adelaide restaurants let us know! We always love to try something new.