We’ve taken a look at the latest additions to Adelaide’s food scene, each offering a distinct personality and culinary excellence. From contemporary fusion to classic comfort, these eateries are reshaping the way we dine.
Adelaide’s hottest new dining destinations:
Four Sides Bar & Kitchen
Four Sides Bar and Kitchen, an exciting venture by the team behind the beloved Bistro Français, is already making its mark since its opening in August. Here, modern Australian cuisine takes centre stage, celebrating a diverse range of culinary influences and ingredients from both local and international sources. The venue unfolds into two distinct spaces: a stylish bar seamlessly transitioning into a welcoming dining area, and offers a unique blend of experiences, where you can savour small plates and mains while exploring an extensive by-the-glass wine selection.
165/167 King William Rd, Hyde Park
House of George
Beloved Greek restaurant Yiasou George has been rechristened House of George with a brand new menu under the skillful guidance of Head Chef Sav Sexton and Restaurant Manager Azi Flynn. Celebrating the spirit of revelry, House of George draws inspiration from the rich Mediterranean culinary heritage, infusing a modern twist into timeless classics. The menu boasts delights like woodfire pita, luscious baba ganoush, daily seafood specials, and succulent Magra lamb rump. Accompanying these flavors is an ever-evolving wine selection and pre-batched cocktails, creating an experience where Mediterranean tradition meets contemporary creativity.
30 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Patch in Stirling champions a slow-paced, uncomplicated approach to dining. Guests can relish a leisurely lunch, pop in for a beer, or enjoy coffee and delightful desserts in the garden. Patch’s culinary team, including chefs Damiano Pellegrini and Tim Caputo, prioritises flavour and texture over excess. The dessert selection is a standout, featuring house-made gelato, a fluffy soufflé, and a silky brûlée, proudly hailed by Chef Davies as some of the finest in Adelaide.
143 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling
Paper Tiger has roared onto Rundle Street, inspired by Melbourne’s renowned Chin Chin, Paper Tiger has quickly become a local sensation, impressing diners with exquisitely presented dishes and imaginative cocktails. The menu takes you on a Southeast Asian culinary journey, offering delights like succulent lemongrass lamb skewers and perfectly grilled scallops in a chic and contemporary setting.
285 Rundle Street, Adelaide
STH invites you to savor Australian-Asian fusion cuisine in the heart of Unley. Their menu features seasonally inspired dishes crafted from locally sourced produce, all within the welcoming ambiance of a classic brasserie.
27 King William Rd, Unley
Allegra Dining Room
Allegra Dining Room, located above the beloved pizzeria Etica, offers an intimate setting for 28 guests. Driven by a passion for flavour, a connection to nature, and a spirit of innovation, the Allegra team curates a nightly multi-course dinner showcasing seasonally inspired plant-based dishes.
L1 125, Gilles Street, Adelaide
Umaii is Adelaide’s new Japanese izakaya, where you can enjoy sushi and sake in a casual setting with a cool vibe. They serve a variety of dishes, including yakitori, sushi, and snacks like bluefin tuna nori bites and pork & prawn wontons.What sets Umaii apart is the lively ambiance with a soundtrack of solid 80s Japanese pop music, making it the perfect spot for enjoying sushi and drinks all night long.
27 Currie Street, Adelaide
Bandit Pizza & Wine
Hyde Park has welcomed a new trattoria sibling to Anchovy Bandit. The menu may be concise, but it packs a punch with its blend of classic and inventive Neapolitan-style pizzas. You’ll also find an array of flavour packed nibbles, including gnocco fritto, arrosticini skewers, and plates adorned with jamon iberico. For those seeking heartier fare, there are offerings like hearth-cooked vegetables, prawns, and succulent pork chops. With its low ceilings, classic trattoria curtains, and inviting neighbourhood wine bar ambiance, it’s a spot you’ll want to make a regular haunt.
248 Unley Rd, Hyde Park
A Prayer For The Wild At Heart
A Prayer for the Wild at Heart, the sibling restaurant to the acclaimed My Kingdom for a Horse, graces the vibrant backdrop of Hurtle Square in Adelaide. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play Stairs to the Roof, this establishment is a heartfelt ode to the hospitality industry. With its doors open from Wednesday to Sunday night and welcoming guests every day for breakfast and lunch, it offers a versatile modern brasserie menu that caters to everything from casual get-togethers to intimate dinners. Complement your dining experience with a thoughtfully curated selection of local and international wines, cocktails, and spirits.
44 Hurtle Square, Adelaide