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Adelaide’s proximity to the ocean and ivory sands of Australia’s Southern coast lends the city an easygoing serenity, a quality found in its many culinary establishments. Nestled in among the sprawling grid of the city’s layout are some truly excellent dining spots where both Adelaidean and wayward travelers can indulge in Australian fare. Here are 10 unmissable Adelaide restaurants.
George and Voula Kasimatis first established Georges on Waymouth in Adelaide in November of 2002. The restaurant is styled with a European theme and utilises the best seasonal produce to construct its lip-smacking Mediterranean menu. Try the confit pork belly served with piquant granny smith apples, mustard, morcilla, and fondant potatoes. The decor is minimalist; crisp white cloths cloak every table and the high ceilings lend the dining space a majestic quality.
Peel Street’s head chefs Jordan Theodoros and Martin Corcoran strive to serve customers generous, abundant and robust dishes. Their philosophy is straightforward and effective; every idea has to be simple, fresh and delicious. The menu sports palpable Asian and Middle Eastern influences and uses these to shake up traditional Australian delicacies, always prepared with fresh and seasonally apposite produce. With an exposed brick interior and bare beams, Peel Street’s industrial chic style and casual atmosphere make it a sought-after sanctuary.
Peel Street, 9 Peel Street, Adelaide, Australia, +61 8 8231 8887
‘Dining and imbibing’ is the raison d’être of Adelaidean hot-spot The Apothecary 1878. Opened in 2002, this locale is nestled in a grand heritage-listed building in the bustling center of the West End precinct. The Apothecary 1878 has modelled itself on European wine bars and as such exudes continental elegance. Many dishes on the menu have been devised from South Australian produce; try the divine pumpkin and caraway labne, served with fresh pepita and coriander.
The Apothecary, 118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, + 61 8 8212 9099