Restaurants Adelaide, SAOne of my top three sushi places. Love that there is a variety of seating (sushi bar, communal, inside and outside). The sushi and sashimi was all excellent. The Aburi sushi are huge. The salmon and scallop skewers were also good. Good service.
Pubs & Bars Kent Town, SAVery tiny and cute place. The menu is small but excellent. The smell of smoke in the place gets your appetite going. Very friendly and helpful staff. We tried the fried pork neck and it was great with beer.
Pubs & Bars Adelaide, SAVery cute little bar with a really relaxing vibe. Helped by blues tunes playing. Obviously a great selection of bourbon available. I had a cocktail which was great and they had a good SA gin selection.
Restaurants Ferryden Park, SAOne of my go to Vietnamese restaurants. Superb service and food every time. Staff are very helpful in explaining menu items, giving guidance on how to wrap things without the fillings exploding everywhere and just generally extremely pleasant.
The Ha Noi style spring rolls were amazing - I was transported back to Vietnam. The banh xeo (vietnamese pancake) is also a great starter to share. The claypot rice is always ordered. We tried softshell crab on our recent visit - I am always dubious of this but Mai Kitchen cooked it superbly - go the ginger and shallot sauce. Their noodle salads are always great. I've basically never had a bad meal.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAI felt like a bowl of noodles before a bit of a cruise around the Adelaide Central Markets so gave Ryo's Noodles a go. I was greeted as soon as I walked in and seated at the communal table with a number. My order was taken promptly and a respectable time later my gyozas appeared. Tasty! Perfect timing - as soon as my last gyoza had disappeared my ramen was presented. Excellent broth, melt in your mouth pork, springy noodles. A tasty bowl.
Takeaways St Morris, SAWe ventured to the east side of town and finally got to Maiz and Mezcal. The service was excellent. The menu was explained well. We ordered the raw tuna tostadas from the new Revolution menu (newly launched). Delicious. We could have ordered an extra serve if we didn't have so much food coming. The sliders were excellent. Love that they were served as pork two ways with great chips and chipotle mayo. The pork belly from the Revolution menu was tender and the mango ceviche was a brilliant addition. The beef sandal was also really tasty and all of the sides that came with it were great. The homemade hot sauce and refried beans are amazing. Make sure you try a margarita!
Bakeries Adelaide, SASo my prediction was correct.... having Red Door Bakery two buildings down from where I work has proven to be an evil thing. My attempts to limit myself to coffee (which is excellent) have failed. First it was "just a little bread roll wont kill me", then "bread is good for you, I'll take a sourdough loaf home", then "the muffins look good today, it will go really well with my coffee and I haven't had breakfast". Last night it culminated in taking home a crme brulee tart and a raspberry chocolate mirror tart...
Restaurants Grange, SAWe needed a late night Vietnamese fix and weren't sure that our regular spot was open so I used the Zomato app to find out what places were open near us and Vietnam Claypot came up. It is in a small group of shops and looks very unassuming. We had cold rolls, beef pho, combination vermicelli salad and a Vietnamese beef salad. All were really tasty. Lovely lady looking after us. Small beer and wine list. Brilliant prices. Can recommend.
Vineyards & Wineries Mclaren Vale, SAThis has been on my to-visit list for some time now. Having a spare day in McLaren Vale was the perfect time to visit for some wine tasting and lunch. We ate out on the deck which was lovely and the service was excellent. The menu has enough on there to satisfy most requirements but we had a hard time choosing between the dishes - they all looked amazing. The serves were aligned with the price point and everything was moreish. Glad that we went.
Vineyards & Wineries Mclaren Vale, SAOne of my favourite places for a long, winey lunch. The food is consistently excellent. They have al a carte option or a degustation option. I've only ever gone with the degustation option with the matched wines. The service is always 100% professional and you could have multiple people looking after you without noticing it. Lovely setting. Never disappointed by the food but I always have my fingers crossed that the passionfruit souffle is on the menu.
Restaurants Magill, SAWe had a long lunch at Magill Estate Kitchen on the recent public holiday. Lovely atmosphere. We started off in the lounge area for a couple of drinks and then moved to our table. The staff were brilliant all through lunch. We slowly worked our way through most of the menu and everything was amazing. The bill, after a lot of food and a couple of bottles of wine, was extremely reasonable and we were completely satisfied with our experience.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAThe newest addition to Gawler Place. Very friendly, smiling staff. The usual selection of Vietnamese offerings including pho, cold rolls, salads and banh mi. Today I went pho, cold rolls and Vietnamese iced coffee. The cold rolls were great - herby, a good size and plenty of filling. The iced coffee was everything that it should be. The pho wasn't brilliant. It was tasty enough but the stock was cloudy and lacking that intense flavour that other places deliver. Also, did not come with the usual plate of herbs, bean sprouts and chilli to make up your own - it was already added.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAIf you were a fan of the food at Dhaba at the Spice Kitchen on Kensington Road then you will enjoy the food at Naya as Ragini Dey has moved to the CBD. We tried the truffle paneer, goat terrine, crab omelette dosa and duck sticks - all delish and all excellent value. The sliders were fine. The tandoori beef salad was unfortunately a let down - it did not match the menu description (an exotic Indian salad) more a run of the mill salad with marinated beef. The staff were friendly enough but unless Ragini was looking after you it all seemed a bit disjointed. I understand that Naya's is also a bar however, the loudness of the music wasn't condusive to dinner conversation
Restaurants Adelaide, SAFor non-vegetarians we really enjoyed our lunch here. Two large menus to choose from plus specials. All of the dumplings were really tasty. The stuffed tofu was delicious and I was really pleased with the huge plate of salt and pepper mushrooms. They have a large tea selection too.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAThe former Wine Underground has a great vibe. Excellent wine list featuring a great selection of South Australian wines. We didn't eat but the menu looks great for both a snack or a meal.
Takeaways Adelaide, SAThere is a lovely feel (and smell) as you walk into Hello Sarnie. I was impressed with the offerings in the display cabinets - they all looked inviting. I opted to go with a salad today - it was the perfect lunch size and had lots of yummy things in it. I like that the salad dressing is on the side so you can add as much or as little as you like. Again, weird for me to say, but the sandwiches looked amazing. And big. Supersize bread? They also had lots of delicious looking fillings. Reasonable pricing too. If you just need a snack they had pots with vegie sticks and dips.
Specialty Food Adelaide, SAI re-visited and re-ordered the roast pork banh mi which is at the pricier end of the banh mi scale at $7.50 (there are cheaper options in the CBD) however, it was as good as last time. The pork was tender and juicy but had crackling too. And lots of meat in every mouthful. The roll was bulging! Definitely worth a try.
Takeaways Hindmarsh, SAGreat food here. The rice hotpot and "roll your own" cold rolls are always a winner but we've never been disappointed by any of the meals that we've ordered. Salt and pepper squid was good last night as was the combination hotpot that we decided to try. For dessert you can't go past a fried icecream ball. The owner wanders around making sure that everyone is happy. The service is generally on the mark
Restaurants Hindmarsh, SAWhat a great addition to the neighbourhood! The renovations mean that this restaurant is now welcoming. The share plate was really tasty - all the dips were fantastic as were the the little parcels. The mixed grill has a great selection and everything was cooked well. Loved the tabouli.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAI was cheerily greeted as i walked in the door, seated at the bar and immediately offered water. My order was taken quickly and arrived quickly. I had the original hakata tonkotsu ramen - from my first mouthful I could taste the love in this broth! Delicious. The pork belly melted in my mouth and the pork loin was tasty. The noodles were cooked perfectly. I initially thought that the size was small (I ordered a large) however, I was completely satisfied afterwards.