Florists Adelaide, SAFor a small shop Embellish always have a great range of gorgeous flowers. There is something for every occasion from small posies to large flower arrangements and other gorgeous things.
General Retailers Adelaide, SAIn recent times they somehow seem to have crammed more variety into this store. It is now my go to place for casual tops and pants, childrens gifts, homewares, underwear and other accessories. Great pricing.
Clothing Retailers Adelaide, SAThis store is "evilly good". They always tempt you in with their gorgeous window displays and then you find more things that you absolutely "must have". For occasion outfits this is the place to go as they have a huge variety of dresses and skirts in a variety of colours and styles. Also, they have a good range of sizes.
Vehicle Body Work Prospect, SAWe have been taking our car here to be serviced regularly for many years. The work is always done well and reasonably priced. Any issues are dealt with professionally. Can recommend.
Farmers Market Mclaren Vale, SAAfter searching for a long time for a mushroom pate I tried Little Acre Foods' mushroom pate at the Adelaide Central Markets and was wowed by the flavour. We also tried some duck rillettes which were equally amazing. We tracked them to the Willunga Farmers Market and went to town on their pork rillettes and terrine as well. All fantastic.
Farmers Market Willunga, SAEvery Saturday morning producers from around the area gather to showcase their wares. There is everything that you can think of from local juices, breads, nuts, cheeses, smallgoods, fruit, veg, spices - even alpaca! Good coffee is available but you may have to queue and there may be a wait. If snacking doesn't do it for you breakfast is available. A great way to spend a morning and stock up on locally made goodies.
Restaurants Mclaren Vale, SAI always love a visit to the Salopian Inn. They always have something new there - whether it's a new locally brewed beer or a local gin. Lovely atmosphere with wood fires and always really friendly service. I have eaten there for several years but the menu still looked good.
Vineyards & Wineries Mclaren Vale, SASuch a lovely cellar door with delightful hosts. Maximus offers wines, spirits (primarily gin) and liqueurs. Tastings are available for the wines and for the spirits and liqueurs (with a small cost). There is also a gin and cheese flight available. We didn't eat but platters are available as are homemade pies (but you will need to let them know that you're coming for these as they are very popular) and everything looked great.
Cafes Kurralta Park, SAAfter hearing great things about Froth and Fodder we popped in for a coffee as we were going past. Such a cosy spot - can see why it's so popular. The coffee was really good and the service was friendly.
Cafes Adelaide, SAI was intrigued by the name and then when I discovered it served Turkish food I was excited. The menu options were all enticing however, on this occasion, I settled for the gozleme with the combination of lamb, sujuk and chicken. For $12 this was a filling and tasty lunch. I will be back to try the manoosh.
Motels Mclaren Vale, SAThis was a seriously last minute booking as we'd decided to spend the weekend in McLaren Vale as a spur of the moment decision. Fidge Farm Cottage was gorgeous. It was a stable but is now a cosy place to stay in McLaren Vale. I love things with a bit of difference and the cottage's bathroom was in an old rainwater tank!
Restaurants Mclaren Flat, SAWe returned to eat after many years (not intentionally as it has long been up there on our "must eat" and have recommended to many people. Easy to spend the afternoon. The views are still gorgeous. The service was still spot on and it had a great wine list. The food was still delicious! A new chef / management has changed the dining style but it is still a great place for a long, lazy McLaren Vale lunch.
Bakeries Aldinga, SASo this is everything could want in one bakery. It is joined with a coffee roasting business so great coffee, it of course has great breads, pastries and pies. You can even taste wine there!! We have sampled the breads (yum), pies and sausage rolls (yum, yum).
Mclaren Vale, SAThis Foodland is part of the Romeo family so has a great range of products. They have a cheese bar with a huge variety of cheese to go with your wine purchases from the area. It basically has everything you need for a trip to the area.
Mclaren Vale, SAThe Confessional brings together three wine labels from small producers. A lovely place to try a great range of wne with different styles. The owner is happy for you to work your way through the range and give you as much or as little information about the wine as you would like.
Restaurants Willunga, SAHaving heard good things about Le Mistral we popped in for a delayed Bastille Day lunch. After perusing the menu we decided that we really couldn't get past the entrée selection so we worked our way through that with a couple of side dishes. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was lovely. Can recommend if you are in the area.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAGyoza Gyoza is situated in the old Celsius site so it's got a lovely feel about it. It's based on the premise of a Japanese "bar" so the idea is that you snack while you drink - so all dishes are small. I, unfortunately, was on a lunch break so there was no drinking but there was plenty of snacking - we worked out way through the gyoza menu and were happy with all of our selections. Love that you can mix up your own dipping sauce. I then spied the lobster sliders and HAD to have a serve of those - really tasty and the best value in Adelaide, if not Australia... Good service.
Hairdressers Adelaide, SADan takes great pride in work and never lets you leave looking anything less than fantastic in the hair department. Whilst booking is recommended he also does walk ins. As a bonus he also has a loyalty card.
Pubs & Bars Adelaide, SAWhat a great find!!! This is a small bar, upstairs, just off Coromandel Place (off Grenfell Street). Booth seating or sit at the bar, a selection of beers, wines and spirits and great background music selection.
Cafes Henley Beach, SAWe only stopped in for a coffee but were impressed with Pearla's Pantry. It was a lovely space with plenty of room between the tables. The coffee was really good. The lady serving at the counter was really friendly and happily filled us in on menu items. Pearla's does a variety of very delicious looking takeaway meals that have all been made from scratch on the premises. They also have a small section with homewares for purchase.