Jacqui Lim’s South Australian restaurant adventures

Jacqui Lim, co-owner of award-winning Soi 38, shares her food adventures on Instagram @jacquisfoodfetish. She shares with FIFTY+SA her latest picks.

Jacqui Lim has dined at more than 350 ever-changing Top 100 restaurants around the country over the years, plus a number of the World’s 50 Best and Michelin Star restaurants. She has a Master of Arts in Gastronomy, is a judge for the national Eat Easy restaurant, chef and produce awards and is co-owner of award-winning Thai restaurant Soi 38 in Adelaide.

Jacqui is a passionate, active advocate of the food and wine industry. Besides eating and drinking a lot, she sees her role to be connecting people with, and through, good food whether it be organising food and wine events, sharing her experiences on Instagram @jacquisfoodfetish, recommending restaurants or simply bringing friends together to enjoy a meal.

Osteria Oggi

Pasta/mains $30 – $48, Tasting menu $78 or $95

For me, Oggi is all about the pasta. Spaghetti, campanelle, tagliatelle, casarecce… My favourite? The pappardelle with chicken hearts, livers, vincotto and radicchio. Mind you, there are good non-pasta options, and the anchovy soldiers are some of the best going around. Open seven days, this place is always lively and the service friendly. Whether you relax into a booth, sit up at the bar or outdoors, a good time is assured.

76 Pirie Street, Adelaide



Tasting menu $120

Muni is a 28-seater in Willunga serving a modern Australian menu influenced by the travels and kitchen experiences of Taiwanese-born chefs Mug Chen and Chia Wu. It’s a local, seasonal ever-changing tasting menu with sustainable practice underpinning both the food and beverage offerings. Poached, cured, smoked, fried or grilled, the care and attention paid to each element on the plate is evident. Muni offers something different and very special.

2/3 High Street, Willunga


The Lane Vineyard

Tasting menus $95, $115, Chef’s Table $295

One of my all time favourites, a long lunch at The Lane is always something to get excited about, from the moment you turn into the driveway and take in the breathtaking view. Chef Tom Robinson and the team have created the Harvest and Provenance menus to showcase produce grown on the estate or from local farmers and suppliers. The lamb is born and raised on the property and the lamb sausage is a tasty highlight.

5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf



Snacks and share plates $10 – $30

Dolly is the new suburban bar and eatery on Unley Road, sister to Bar Lune. It’s wine, it’s cocktails and it’s damn good food ranging from delicious crab soldiers to the ‘dolly bird’ buttermilk-fried quail with hot sauce and daikon pickle, to a pimped-up grilled cheese sandwich – all perfectly executed by Head Chef Scott Schwarz. Good for a quick drink and snacks or settle in for the long haul.

246 Unley Road, Unley


Shiqi Restaurant

Mains $17 – $23

Not to be confused with Shiki Japanese at the Intercontinental, Shiqi Restaurant in Parkside serves consistently good Chinese food. The menu includes all of the old favourites – including a great mapo tofu, plus dishes for the more adventurous, and you can opt for live seafood from the tanks. The fact that it’s popular with the local Chinese population is testament to the quality of the food. 

104 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside


Follow @jacquisfoodfetish for more insights into the dining plates of Australia’s best restaurant.

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