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.
Takeaways Adelaide, SAOkonomiyaki has proven difficult to find however, now it is right in the CBD and readily available. I had 1/2 and 1/2 beef / bacon and onion. Yum. Small eat in area if not taking away
Restaurants Adelaide, SAIt has been a long time since I have ventured to Seoul Korean - not because there was anything wrong with my experiences - just because my worksite has moved and it wasn't as convenient to get there. However, I was in the area this week and managed to slip a visit in. It was still really good. instead of my usual bento box I went for the bibimbab which was excellent. Still great value and I had excellent service.
Takeaways Adelaide, SAChina Bar is at the Hindley Street end of the Railway station underpass. I was first introduced to Hainanese Chicken Rice here and that's what I keep coming back for - it is a generous serve with juicy, tender chicken. I love the sauces on the side. Plenty of tasty rice to soak up all the sauces at the end. Their sushi is also great quality.
Seafood Beverley, SAI still shop here regularly for my fish. It is conveniently filleted and packaged into good size servings. Even though it's frozen it doesn't have that frozen fish texture or smell when it is thawed. They have fresh fresh / seafood available as well. Really friendly service.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Croydon Park, SAWhen I lived in the area I was a regular here. I was recently in the area and needed some groceries so stopped in. Still a huge range of items and an excellent fresh vegetable and herb section.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Adelaide, SAThis is just outside of the markets. It is smaller than other nearby supermarkets but still is a good option to have a look at if you're having trouble finding something,
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Adelaide, SAThis supermarket is ideally located in the central markets. It is huge! The staff are always willing to point you in the right direction if you can't find something though which is good. Everything you could possibly need and loads of items that I have no idea about but have fun finding out about.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Torrensville, SAI am here most weekends. They've expanded the store so the offerings are now even bigger. They have a great selection of fresh meats, a big selection of fresh asian vegetables, herbs, noodles etc. They also have a large selection of frozen items. The rest of the store is crammed with everything you could possibly need. There are also freshly made cold rolls and other items for sale.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAI attended a function here and it was a fantastic night. We were in the cellar so there was a great atmosphere. The service was excellent - no ones glass went empty and the staff were on top of everything. The food was delicious.