Adelaide City Dining and Entertainment

Adelaide - more than Australia’s wine capital

We’ve done the same with food to offer you some mouth-watering places to eat.

Adelaide’s warm climate is perfect for al fresco dining, either on one of our bustling “eat streets” or soaking up the sun and enjoying the sights at a beachfront café.

Outdoor eating off Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia

In Gouger Street and Rundle Street in the city, you’ll love the urban cool atmosphere and eclectic choice of restaurants. Choose from traditional European to South Pacific cuisine and just about everything in between.

Eat streets

Take your tastebuds on a tour around the world, without leaving Adelaide. In the mood for some hearty Italian? What about Greek? Indian or Asian - we have you covered? African or South American? Check and check.

Waymouth Street, Halifax Street, Hutt Street and Leigh Street all proudly reflect Adelaide’s rich cultural diversity.

There are more great finds just five or ten minutes out of the city. Take a taxi to King William Road at Hyde Park or Unley Road for cafés and fine dining restaurants. The Parade at Norwood boasts some of Adelaide's favourite little eateries.       

Go to Melbourne Street or O’Connell Street, both in North Adelaide, for great funky pubs and a big choice of cafés and restaurants.

Find out more about Adelaide's vibrant food and dining scene in Adelaide Dining Magazine - a new publication that showcases the best restaurants in the city and surrounds.

Beach eats

There are some terrific places to eat at along Adelaide’s sun-soaked beachfront. From Glenelg’s Jetty Road or the “other” Jetty Road at Brighton, to Henley Square at Henley Beach or Semaphore, there’s much more than just fish and chips here.

Pubs in these areas often have live music on a Sunday afternoon. The marina at Holdfast Shores draws a happy crowd, thanks to funky bands and easy acoustic tunes.

Pubs and clubs

Adelaide city has more than one hundred pubs and clubs. There’s warm and cosy or chic sophistication. Many pubs date back to the 1830s but seamlessly blend the historic with the contemporary.

Dance off your evening feast in Rundle Street or Gouger Street. Head to Hindley Street and the city’s buzzing West End, where you’ll find most nightclubs.

More recently, a host of new bars and hip watering holes have popped up in Leigh Street and Peel Street and in arcades and hidden laneways. Already Home Adelaide will help you "uncover some gems that you weren’t already aware of."

Live music and comedy

Are you looking for a music “gig” to attend or perhaps some comedy? Intimate performances by local and Australian bands are often held at the Grace Emily on Waymouth Street. Most nights there is one band or another putting on a great show.

The Governor Hindmarsh, on the edge of the city (opposite the Adelaide Entertainment Centre) has a continuous flow of great entertainers, both locally renowned and internationally famous.

The Adelaide Entertainment Centre hosts the big concerts and other great shows like BMX racing, Disney on Ice and circus shows.

There are numerous comedy bars around Adelaide. Check out the late show at the Rhino Room off Rundle Street or the Arkaba Hotel for regular stand-up shows.

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