Restaurants Uraidla, SAIf you're like me and don't get into the Adelaide Hills much, it may feel like you're getting lost on the way there but the end result is worth it. Look for the converted church at the intersection of a couple of roads as you go into Uraidla. So cosy inside and lovely staff. Great wine list. Excellent pizzas. My favourites were the "sprout and speck" and "banh mi". Definitely worth a trip.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAAlmost a year to the day I revisited. My steaming bowl of pho sill hit the spot. Great tasting broth, good meat, loads of herbs and sprouts. The other food offerings still look great too. the banh mi walking out the door looked particularly good.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAAustin Street runs between Rundle Mall and North Terrace and there is good eating to be had there! We tried the chicken curry (delicious and moreish) and the eggplant salad (tasty but not something I would rush back for again). I am keep to return for their salad platters for two because they look amazing. Great service.
Restaurants Adelaide, SAI have come back many a time for their ramen and introduced others. I've tried their original, their black sesame and their spicy ramen. You can't fault the quality of the noodles and the intensity and depth of the broth. The proteins are always tender. One day I will try something from their extensive menu (which all look delicious).
Takeaways Adelaide, SAFirst time at Ricky's Chicken Rice in the market rather than in Souther Cross Arcade. I opted for the steamed chicken with noodles in soup. It was a generous bowl of chicken and noodles in a clear chicken broth. The chicken was really moist. Lucky you get the chicken rice sauces to pour over the top. The other dishes coming out looked equally as good.
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.