Adelaide, known for its exquisite wineries and abundance of churches, offers up a plethora of fine-dining experiences. Now that interstate travel is a reality, make sure to visit these establishments on your next trip to the Festival State.
Polk, situated in the seaside suburb of Glenelg, is a pastel-hued dream. Featuring elegant, modern Asian fusion fare, and an extensive drinks list, Polk is a must for those who seek a twist of spice.
Their lunch menu is a play on traditional brunch fare, with dishes such as the Eggs Benedict with wasabi-infused hollandaise sauce. Polk’s dinner menu is full of local Australian ingredients turned into elegant food inspired by the countries of Asia. Give the Kangaroo Tataki a taste, with its pickled grapes and topped with native saltbush, it is the perfect blend of Australian and Asian cuisine.
A scenic, twenty-minute drive out of the Adelaide CBD will take you to the picturesque town of Stirling. The Stirling Hotel sits in the heart of the town, of which it has been serving for over 100 years, and offers up one of the best fine dining options in the area. Focusing on local seasonal produce sourced in the Adelaide hills, the Stirling Hotel prides itself on its uniquely exciting eating and drinking experience.
With chic, contemporary styling and a variety of spaces to dine in, the Stirling Hotel is perfect for impressing that special someone on date night.
Constantly topping lists as one as South Australia’s best restaurants, Africola’s modern twist on traditional North African food has brought in fans from around the world. One of Adelaide’s mot exciting restaurants, Africola is best experienced with a group of friends, so that you can all enjoy a taste of the flavourful, spicy dishes that grace the table.
The fare is served with love and respect for African food culture, with the use of both local Australian and traditional North African ingredients to create elegant dishes.
The unique dining experience held at Restaurant Botanic, nestled in a heritage rotunda in the centre of the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, is simply not to be missed. Described as an experience of the senses, the restaurant showcases a banquet menu of over 20 flavour combinations. Each week may bring something different to the menu, depending on the season and weather, with a focus on creating unique flavour combinations using local ingredients. Creatively devised by Head Chef Justin James, it is advised to set aside at minimum 4 hours to fully enjoy this lavish experience.
Adelaide and its surrounds offer up some of the best cuisine in Australia. It’s just out there for you to discover.
By Sarah Panther