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Osteria Oggi. Photo: Food & Wine Collective
Osteria Oggi. Photo: Food & Wine Collective

Best places to eat, drink and be merry in Adelaide

After what feels like an eternity of waiting (read: 11 months) Adelaide’s famous Mad March festival season is almost upon us. Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide are returning bigger and better this year, and it’s fair to say we’re more than a little excited!

While we wait for the March madness to begin, we thought we’d take a moment to shine a light on some of the awesome bars and restaurants on offer across this beautiful city.

After all, it’s important to stay hydrated in between gigs.

Osteria Oggi

An Adelaide favourite from Simon Kardachi and Christopher Woodcock, Osteria Oggi serves up a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Pasta and gnocchi are made fresh daily using seasonal produce, with a carefully selected wine list to match.

Osteria Oggi. Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission
Osteria Oggi. Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission

Shobosho

Simon Kardachi, the man behind Osteria Oggi, Bread & Bone and Press Food and Wine to name a few, serves up modern-Asian cuisine at Shobosho – a trendy izakaya restaurant located above Sho on Leigh Street. The food is delicious, the service is great, and the exclusive selection of sake and cocktails easily rank among the best in the city.

Shobosho. Photo: Food & Wine Collective
Shobosho. Photo: Food & Wine Collective

The Collins Bar

If people watching is your thing, ultra-trendy The Collins Bar is the place you want to be. Located within the iconic Adelaide Hilton building, this corner bar boasts an impressive selection of spirits, complemented by a menu of mouth-watering cocktails.

The Collins Bar. Photo: The Collins Bar

Pink Moon Saloon

Pink Moon Saloon by the team behind Clever Little Tailor, serves up top-shelf spirits and creative cocktails. Chef Matthew Standen runs the kitchen with the wood fired oven offering patrons a range of smoky bar treats. You can find the bar squeezed into a tiny alpine-like hut on Leigh Street.

Pink Moon Saloon. Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission

Maybe Mae

One of Adelaide’s hidden gems, nestled in the tunnel between Peel and Leigh Street. With no signage the 1950’s cocktail lounge is found down the stairs next to Bread & Bone. The bar has a frequently changing cocktail list that makes use of seasonal ingredients.

Maybe Mae. Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission
Maybe Mae. Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar

Mayflower is Adelaide’s newest restaurant and bar by Bethany Finn showcasing South Australia’s very best produce and complimented by the hand-picked selection of local wines. Mayflower has revived classic hotel cuisine offering a modern menu and high teas on the weekend. Located below the Mayfair Hotel on William Street.

Mayflower Restaurant & Bar. Photo: Mayfair Hotel
Mayflower Restaurant & Bar. Photo: Mayfair Hotel

Want to dig a little deeper? Adelaide Hilton recently launched the Discover Hilton campaign, a handy guide offering inspo for places to eat, drink, and explore in beautiful Adelaide.

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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