Adelaide is home to some of the best eateries in the whole country. Don't miss out on the chance to experience some amazing cuisine, beverages and ambiance when you're visiting this stunning city.
Ruby Red Flamingo
This Italian-style restaurant and bar has an undeniable sense of style and is vibrant and alive. The menu changes regularly, always using the best seasonal produce with traditional methods and innovative twists. Whenever you visit you'll find a menu full of delicious dishes where the only problem is choosing. Some of the highlights have been the ragu of chicken, turkey and tomato with crinkle-cut pasta – this is said to have comforting flavours that pack a punch – and the decadent semifreddo with nougat-studded zabaglione that's finished with preserved black cherries, juice and almonds.
When you visit you're sure to be instantly struck by the colourful and eclectic decor. There is a huge and exotic mural of a woman with a headpiece made out of birds of paradise and unique flowers and a large, leafy green plant bringing life into the room. The mismatched furnishings and other art pieces and decor give the eatery a laid back vibe while still being completely cool and urban.
The Grill at The Stirling Hotel
For a real upmarket dining experience, head to this modern and utterly chic eatery. The decor and furnishings are distinctly European, with layers of soft cream juxtaposed with black finishings and all doused in golden light. This restaurant is simply a stunning place in the Adelaide Hills, and where you can enjoy fine wining and dining.
The full a la carte menu is wonderful, but the six-course degustation menu will provide you with some of the best tastes the restaurant has on offer. The experienced and passionate chef has created this menu beautifully and you'll find high quality produce from Adelaide Hills featured in the dishes. Each of the courses has been paired with a stunning beverage from Australia. On this menu there is a marinated sardine sourdough crouton with cayenne and celeriac which has been paired with the Dominique Portet Brut Rose from Yarra Valley in Victoria.
Whether you're travelling with your family, partner or a group of friends, make an event out of your evening, get dressed up and treat yourself to dinner at The Grill.
Orana Restaurant is known for being one of the best in Adelaide. While it is a bit more on the expensive side, you will definitely get your money's worth! It has been described as a mesmerising experience that is a feast for the senses.
While there are many dishes you'll want to try, one of the best savoury options is the black face suffolk lamb with karkalla, native thyme and ruby salt bush. This has been paired with Ottelia, Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, 2010. Another must-try is the Coorong mulloway with sea lettuce and Neptunes pearls, with the Bass Phillip, Gamay, Gippsland, 2011.
The sweet dishes do not disappoint, either. Whether you choose the native currant and coconut, or set buttermilk with strawberry and eucalyptus, you'll be taken on a taste sensation. Both the flavours and presentation are artistic and expertly created, so the dishes are at once simple, bold and eye catching.
The food here is utterly delicious, surprising, clever and original. Jock Zonfrillo and Josh Picken are the duo behind the restaurant, with an eye, palate and nose for amazing food and wine. They've made finding and compiling the best ingredients, showcasing what the country has to offer, and introducing people to the glorious food culture of Adelaide their mission, and it's safe to say they're succeeding.