Destinational Dining – Adelaide
Adelaide is known to many of us as the city of churches. Located only 2 hours from Sydney and just over an hour from Melbourne, Adelaide lives up to its nickname, boasting a number of stunning churches with architectural designs that date back to 1838.
However, Adelaide has a lesser-known nickname, but for those that enjoy world-class wine and amazing restaurants, Adelaide is referred to as the wine capital of Australia.
So to get the most from your time in South Australia, we’re going to the top destinations you should visit on your food and wine journey to Adelaide.
Penfolds Magill Estate
Located only 15 mins from Adelaide’s CBD, Penfolds Magill Estate is top of the list when it comes to your food and wine discovery.
This is really an experience not to miss, with the cellar door providing an amazing view over the meticulously maintained vines.
Make sure you try out the wonderful selection at the cellar door and treat yourself to one of their legendary wines.
In the summer-time, Glenelg is home to Australia’s only official bar on the beach, Moseley Beach Club.
Located only 20 mins from the CBD on a tram, Glenelg is a wonderful destination that is sure to exceed your food and wine expectations.
Whether a walk along the foreshore or a swim in the beautiful waters is more your speed, Glenelg is a stunning destination that shows off the best of Adelaide.
Everything in Adelaide can be described with the word “boutique”, and Norwood is no exception.
Less than 10 minutes’ walk from the CBD and located in Adelaide’s leafy eastern suburbs, Norwood offers up a gourmet shopping and dining experience that is hard to match.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Norwood is a perfect destination close to the CBD that gives you access to shopping and dining.
Escape the CBD on your tour of South Australia and experience some of the amazing landscapes our great country has to offer.
Flinders Ranges tours are available from a range of companies in Adelaide and provide the perfect platform to discover the largest mountain range in South Australia.
There are 1-2 day packages available, so plan in your schedule for a few hours trip from Adelaide.
A visual feast for those wanting to explore the Adelaide Hills located only 40 mins from the CBD.
Here you will find endless wineries and restaurants serving seasonal produce to a backdrop that is simply stunning.
If you are feeling adventurous, check out some of the glamping options like Hideyhole. These sites are a great way to get up close to picturesque landscapes without sacrificing creature comforts.
The Barossa Valley is only a 1hr trip from the heart of Adelaide and is a must-visit for any food and wine lover.
Home to over 80 cellar doors and some of the world’s most awarded wines, the Barossa is a chance to experience firsthand the hard work and dedication that goes into making fine wine.
There are no shortage of food destinations either, as you’ll find yourself surrounded by local produce at every turn.
WHERE TO EAT
Dining at Restaurant Orana is a journey through at least forty seasonal Indigenous ingredients that Chef Jock Zonfrillo has curated into our 16-course Tasting Menu of snacks, mains, dessert and petit fours.
Orana has a unique and amazingly modern way of using Indigenous ingredients to showcase Australia’s modern gastronomic identity.
Open for lunch Friday – Sunday and for dinner from Tuesday – Saturday, Orana is the perfect destination for those that want to experience Adelaide’s finest cuisine.
Penfolds – Magill Estate Kitchen
The journey to Penfolds cellar door is an experience of a lifetime. But, it’s only half the journey, as the Magill Estate Kitchen, located only 10 mins from the Adelaide CBD provides you with a wonderfully relaxed dining experience.
Boasting amazing views of the vines and Adelaide City, the Magill Estate Kitchen is the perfect spot to enjoy a long lunch with a glass of world class Grange.
The kitchen is open for brunch and lunch throughout the week and booking online is advised to make sure you lock in your dining experience.
Ruby Red Flamingo
If you enjoy Italian cuisine in a relaxed dining experience, than Ruby Red Flamingo is what you’re looking for.
Experienced foodies, or diners looking for a wonderful environment matched to a superb menu will enjoy all that this restaurant offers up.
From the octopus carpaccio to the lamb cutlets and ragu pasta, Ruby Red Flamingo offers up something for everyone. Open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday and for lunches on Friday from 12pm.
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