Adelaide Hills Dining

Think food, think Adelaide Hills

Exceptional cool climate wines, high-quality local produce and outstanding natural beauty make dining in the Adelaide Hills a memorable experience.

Try gourmet pizza in a village café or silver service in front of an open fire. Bring an appetite on your Adelaide Hills holiday.  

Bridgewater Mill, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

If fine dining on a deck next to an historic waterwheel sounds ideal to you, have lunch at Bridgewater Mill’s Petaluma Restaurant. The menu is seasonal and complemented by Petaluma Vineyard wines. 

Fine dining

At historic Mount Lofty House, chesterfield lounges and an open fire set the dining tone. With an emphasis on all things local, enjoy the ambience and views over breakfast or dinner.

Floor to ceiling glass walls and unrivalled views of Adelaide make the Mount Lofty Summit Restaurant a gastronomic and visual delight.

Maximilian’s opened 35 years ago and still impresses diners with its Austrian, Swiss and French influenced food. Drink estate-grown wine and dine under the vines or near the open fire.  

Gourmet pub food

If you just want a pub meal, take your pick from a seriously impressive list of quality country establishments. Try Grumpy’s Brewhaus, the Scenic Hotel, Aldgate Pump Hotel and Blumberg Hotel in Birdwood.

Dine on modern Australian cuisine at the Stirling Hotel. The old building’s Mallee Grill restaurant is spacious and filled with light. The bistro entices a young vibrant crowd and is perfect for weekend catch-ups.

The Lobethal Bierhaus creates dishes to match the seven all-grain ales produced in its own micro-brewery.

In iconic Hahndorf, choose your cuisine. There’s traditional German and international food at the German Arms Hotel, the Hahndorf Inn and The Haus (which also does superb platters for two during lunch). The Whitehouse lures you in with its provincial charm, open fire and all-day menu. 

Something a little lighter

Casual simplicity and spectacular views are the promise at The Lane Vineyard. A long lunch of rustic seasonal dishes is the tip when you go to Chain of Ponds Winery.

For lighter meals, there’s a “Providore” at Aldgate and Woodside. In Crafers, even the organic flour at Jimmies “Traditional Wood-Fired” Pizza is locally sourced.

One thing is certain, the Adelaide Hills loves its food and so will you. 

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