Did someone say meat?
What used to be called The Brasserie has transformed into a classy looking bar/ restaurant called Coal Cellar + Grill. It has had a complete make over with what I say different style of cooking. The name of this restaurant suggests there are a lot of items that would come from the Grill and therefore definitely a lot of meat on the menu. If you like your protein and fine dining, this restaurant would be the ideal place.
Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
I have been here twice and both times was WOW. I was very impressed by food, the presentation and the price. If you haven't been and are looking for a place to dine, with great food, great atmosphere and great service, then Bartons Restaurant in North Adelaide is the place to be.
In the beautiful suburb of Bowden is a cafe called Jarmer's Kitchen. Chris Jarmer, a third generation chef used to have a restaurant in the David Jones right in the heart of the CBD. They have moved here for quite some time now. Jarmer's Kitchen is a casual, but very stylish cafe.
A new cafe has opened up on Magill Road, a couple doors down from The Little Eastern. It is situated on Magill Road, plenty of parking at the back or on the main road. The hung up wooden boxes on the front wall that consisted of fresh plants caught my eyes. Juniper is a modern Australian cafe with a European twist. The good thing about this cafe is that it opens during the day and also for dinner and they allow bookings.
Local Grind is located underneath The Watson Apartments in Walkerville. There are plenty of signs from the main road and you certainly won't miss it the moment you turn into Warwick Street. The cafe not only attracts the tourist or locals whom stay at the apartments, but because it is so close to Linear Park, you can easily ride and drop in for a coffee or two. I love it.
Café Sweethearts caught our eyes as we were walking down Coventry Street in South Melbourne. It was quite packed and it was a little warm to sit outside, so the boss pulled two tables together for us to sit inside. The service was prompt and very friendly. The menu offers a diverse range of breakfast and brunch options.
Pickled pig offers 'dego nights' and we were lucky when we were there, the degustation was on. For only $85, the quality of the food looked like what you would get in a five star restaurant. Next time you visit Warrnambool, make sure you pay Pickled Pig a visit and try their dego nights! It is a hidden gem and I am sure you will leave this place very satisfied.
After visiting many Coonawarra vineyards, we decided to stop by Hollicks wines. There are a lot of good reviews about the AGFG award winning restaurant so we decided to give it a go. The ambience and the setting was awesome. We had a table near the window and enjoyed a lovely view of the vineyards.
Yes I am back at the Stamps Restaurant again. Since I have already blogged about this restaurant before I am going to go straight into the food. This time I came back to try their breakfast menu. Even though the restaurant may look quiet, it's better to make a booking to avoid any disappointment. There are a couple of tables outside if you prefer to absorb the sunshine, or get a table near the window to look at the trees and enjoy the tranquility of the suburb.
We stumbled upon this restaurant on tripadvisor one night. It is located in a tranquil suburb of Mitcham. It is right next to the old post office hence it's called the Stamps restaurant. It still has the old heritage front, timber doors. They offer a two or three course menu at a very reasonable price. $65 for three courses on Mondays and $45 and $55 for three course on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Monday you can even bring your own bottle. Now where can you find this in Adelaide?
South Australia is famous for its wonderful wine regions. Hentley Farm is located in the Barossa Valley and won the best winery of the year for 2015. Set on the corner of Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads in the beautiful land of Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley. Enjoy a nice drive with amazing vineyards on either side. Enjoy a discovery degustation menu which takes four hours to indulge. I would recommend dining at Hentley Farm Restaurant for that special occasion!
Magill Estate Kitchen is a newly established eatery right next to the cellar door of the beautiful Magill Estate. It is a sisterly offering to the restaurant and offers a more casual dining atmosphere compared to the fine dining restaurant next door. Driving up the road you will notice vines on both sides and the kitchen is located on your left. Not many people know about this kitchen, and yes it is opened for breakfast. If you have a group of 8 or more then it is definitely good to make a booking.
2KW Bar and Restaurant is located on the corner of North Terrace and King William street. It is located on the top level, and therefore to enter you will need to take two sets of lifts. First there was Jamie's Italian now there's 2KW Bar. On Friday nights, there is always someone at the door downstairs. If you haven't made a booking to dinner after a certain time, you may have to line up to get in.
An award winning restaurant!
Seppeltsfield winery has undergone major renovations, it looks bigger and better. We couldn't resist but to visit FINO restaurant next to the newly renovated cellar door. It looked absolutely amazing! It is a restaurant that consists of an open kitchen and a bar with a fire place. The chefs at FINO restaurant strongly focus on fresh and local produce in the Barossa Valley. The menu was simple with 5 to 6 choices of appetiser, entree, main course and dessert.
Another new cafe has opened in the eastern suburbs. Doesn't the name sound so pretty itself? The Nourish'd Kitchen is located off Magill Road, not far from the city. It is a little cafe which sits approximately 20 people with a New York ambience. The moment I stepped into the cafe I was welcomed by the friendly owner. We sat down at the communal table in the middle. The use of light and white colour makes the cafe look very bright and clean. I loved the hanging menus off the front counter.
I love to take a drive up the freeway and about 9 minutes I am in the Adelaide hills in Stirling. As soon as you reach the roundabout, you are surrounded by a lot of restaurants. Today we decided to make a visit to Miss Perez Kitchen & Bar. Miss Perez is known for its Spanish influence, although I wasn't sure about that just from looking at the menu, it was very modern Australian to me.
We are back to one of our favourite restaurants again - Red Orche Grill. Excellent food and great service and world class dining. We seem to be seated at the same table everytime. I am not complaining, as we have a view to the River Torrens.
If you want to escape to somewhere warmer in winter, then I suggest a weekend away in the beautiful Gold Coast. It is just over 2 hours flight direct from Adelaide.
There are so many things to do in GC, and definitely many restaurants to dine at. I was lucky that I went to a few which I am going to share with you all.
It is always nice to walk around Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Gardens. I slowly made my way to the restaurant located by the lake. We arrived at midday and there were quite a few patrons already.
There was definitely a lot more people dining at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant this time. A lot of them were businessmen and a lot of them were not dining from the Festival of Food menu. It was good to see that the food still arrived in a timely manner despite how busy it was.
The Playford Restaurant has always been one of my top listed restaurants. Just before I went on holidays, I decided to dine here again. I have forgotten to mention in my last post, this year you no longer need to hang out by your letter box waiting for the special piece of paper, the Festival of Food voucher. There is an app which can be downloaded onto your smart phone and it works just the same. When you arrive at the restaurant hand your device to a friendly staff member and they will enter a code and your stamp is redeemed from that restaurant. A very clever idea.
If you are making a trip to McLaren Vale, I recommend a visit to Coriole. Try their cellar door, taste some delicious olives and dine at the beautiful restaurant in front of the fireplace. Then have a sip of their wonderful Shiraz, and it definitely won't take long to warm you up.
The Barn Bistro is situated on the Main Road as you enter into McLaren Vale. Their menu has been divided into tapas dishes where you an share amongst a few friends, or a la carte to give some options. Everything was sourced locally which I really like.
Sean's kitchen is one of the most talked about restaurants in Adelaide. It is located right below the Adelaide Sky City Casino. Without a booking, it is so difficult to get a seat. I would advise booking well in advance to avoid disappointment. I have been there for breakfast quite a few times, and this time it was for dinner.
Yes it is almost that time of the year for Festival of Food again, but this time Windy Point Cafe has proudly brought to you the festival of food a little early. I do advise to book, as they can get quite busy.
This pub is located on the corner of Magill and Payneham Road and it is only a few minutes away from Adelaide CBD. It has been renovated to be more modern. It has a bar and an outdoor area. A great place to have after work drinks. On both occasions that we were there, we were approached by friendly staff.
I was invited by Justin Miles from Windy Point Restaurant to sample the 2015 Summer Degustation Menu. I have visited this restaurant many times now , whether it would be birthday or anniversary. It has been a long time favourite for me.
It's Sean's Kitchen right underneath the Adelaide Skycity Casino. You can't miss it if you come up the railway station. I do remember this restaurant being called 'North'. Then it closed down, and I was wondering what was going to be opened next. I first learnt about Sean from Channel 7's TV show. An award winning New Zealand chef whom loves to visit other countries to try out different recipes, then bring them home and show case our local produce.
A stunning view whether you're seated inside or outside of the restaurant, the restaurant itself is not very big so booking is recommended, especially on the weekends. The restaurant doesn't have any fancy decorations, but gosh their food was no ordinary food.
Always wondered where to go for breakfast or brunch on the weekend? Perhaps you might want to try out this cafe. It is right next to the Dulwich Bakery, a pretty good spot for a little cafe. There was definitely more outdoor seating than indoors.
I have heard mixed reviews about this place, but decided to give it a go. I was able to make a booking using the Dimmi online reservation service this time. If you decide to go there, I suggest you leave a little early. We had already left our house with plenty of time to spare, however finding car parks in the city was such a pain in the neck.