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Best New Restaurants, Cafe's and Bars in Adelaide to Put on Your Radar

Adelaide's food scene just keeps getting better and better! Taste-test it for yourself by making your way through the best new restaurant, bar and café openings in Adelaide.

Market and Meander
Market and Meander

After the year that was, it is so exciting to see old venues getting back on their feet and new venues opening in an exciting post lockdown world. Whether you're after a takeaway coffee, a decadent meal, or a boogie with a side of cocktails, you can get all of that without needing to leave the lovely streets of Adelaide. From chic rooftop bars to new favourite neighbourhood restaurants, we've got you covered with the best new venue openings in Adelaide.

Adelaide's Best New Cafés

Bottega Bandito
Bottega Bandito
Bottega Bandito

If you are a big fan of Anchovy Bandit, then you need to put their latest project Bottega Bandito on your radar! This bright and colourful Euro-inspired deli and café in Prospect just oozes funk and quirk.⁠⁠ Their intriguing menu features delicacies like Spencer Gulf prawn rolls, kangaroo tartare, and oysters with mignonette dressing. If you're in the mood to supercharge your morning, that's no problem! From 10am you can add a Bloody Bandito, spiked Taiwanese milk tea or a Bellini to your morning. 

98 Prospect Road, Prospect

Loxley
Loxley
Loxley

Stop by for a fresh cut from Attaboy and check out their new partner business Loxley while you're there. Leave with coffee from Dawn Patrol, pastries from Abbots & Kinney or a freshly made bite to eat for brunch. With its convenient proximity to both the CBD and neighbouring local offices, combined with it's laid-back yet buzzing vibes, you can see why this Kent Town café has quickly made a name for itself among locals.

20 The Parade West, Kent Town

Luna
Luna
Luna

The newest addition to Adelaide's café scene, this airy and refreshing café on Pulteney Street was bought to life by longtime friends Olga Baranova and Marina Tazhdynova. Their menu will feature a pretty epic pastry line up baked freshly by Olga and all the classic café dishes with quirky twists! Think croissants, danishes and loaded smashed avo...yum! With a plan to eventually expand into a wine bar to attract the late-night trade, Luna is certainly a venue to add to your foodie bucket list. 

449a Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Lockwood General
Lockwood General
Lockwood General

This newcomer to the Burnside area is finally opening its doors after a long-awaited year! Lockwood General is a small and intimate café boasting a sophisticated style whilst creating a vibrant atmosphere. Paying homage to its history as a general store, Lockwood General aims to rejuvenate the community spirit that once thrived through this space. Featuring an all-day brunch and shared menu, Lockwood General also offers a range of small good and pantry staples for their customers, envisioning locals to be able to pull together items for charcuterie at home, or stay and enjoy them in-house with a glass of wine. 

35 High Street, Burnside


Adelaide's Best New Restaurants

Market and Meander
Market and Meander
Market and Meander

Located on the ground floor of the brand new Hotel Indigo, Market and Meander drew on local influences from Grote and Gouger Street to find their quirky style. This modern Australian bar and restaurant features dishes like wattle seed waffles topped with anise myrtle creme mousse and market fish with saffron kindler puree and smoked heirloom. It's pretty clear to us now that Hotel Indigo doesn't do things in halves. 

23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

Daughter in Law
Daughter in Law
Daughter in Law

As if it wasn't enough to have an epic unauthentic 'Australian Indian' eatery in Melbourne, Jessi Singh has now bought Daughter in Law to Rundle Street and we couldn't be more thrilled. The vibrant playful ambience of their CBD restaurant will set the mood for an even more colourful meal! Their naan style pizza, and help yourself beer fridges are certainly a game changer, but their Indian fried chicken.. well thats a whole new ball game. 

290 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Extra Chicken Salt
Extra Chicken Salt
Extra Chicken Salt

If you're after a hearty serving of chicken paired with some great cocktails and a bit of a boogie, this 70's inspired bar and chicken shop is for you. Bought to life by the crew behind Chicco Palms and Borsa Pasta Cucina, it's no wonder this venue oozes quirk and style. Dishing up the most delicious rotisserie style meals, choose between a mouth-watering chicken glazed in béarnaise, crumbed pork cutlet with beefsteak tomatoes, or perhaps a maple glazed rotisserie pumpkin. ⁠⁠So, if you're after a little Extra Chicken Salt in your life, book in now. 
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38 Currie Street, Adelaide

Adelaide's Best New Bars

Super Beuno
Super Beuno
Super Bueno

This highly anticipated wine bar tucked away on Gouger Street offers up expertise and knowledge in all things wine. Super Bueno's French-inspired interior pairs perfectly with their Italian and Spanish styled menu, and their sleek yet simple fit out sets the mood for a 'not too serious' night. So if you're in the market for a new local, pop by for a Bueno time. 

13 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Good Gilbert
Good Gilbert
Good Gilbert

Filled with pastel blue hues and a wine bar inspired photo wall to put all others to shame, this neighbourhood bar in Goodwood promises a relaxed, yet fun-filled go-to for a catch up with friends. The airy venue draws you in with their welcoming vibe, small bites menu of mushroom croquetttes and anchovies on toast, and an array of 140 local and European wines.

135B Goodwood Road, Goodwood

Merrymaker Rooftop Bar
Merrymaker Rooftop Bar
Merrymaker Rooftop Bar

Step outside on the 16th floor of the brand new Hotel Indigo and enter a vibrant rooftop universe offering up good vibes and sweeping city views. An extensive wine list sourced locally from the Barossa Valley paired with fresh seafood plates from their raw bar straight out of the Great Australian Bite all bring this eccentric bar to life. Colourful hues paired with curves and lights will have you feeling like you've stepped out of the CBD and into a retro diner. 

23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

Unico Go
Unico Go
Unico Go

Located in what was formerly used as a recording booth, Unico founders Brendan and Laura Carter created this quirky five-seat wine bar after witnessing how positively their digital happy hour – “Wine for the People” went. Unico Go will collaborate with guest sommeliers to showcase a rotating selection of five unique Australian and International wines.

260 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Blue Venus
Blue Venus
Blue Venus

This brand new Mediterranean cocktail bar in Gilbert Place sure does push the boundaries of what is normal. As the name describes, most of the interior of the venue is blue, and touches of neon will most probably have you feeling like you've been taken to Venus. Their infamous cocktails draw inspiration from Middle Eastern flavours and their snacky menu uses concoctions of ingredients that thread flavours from the cocktails. As if that wasn't quirky enough, their themed karaoke nights take it to the next level.

Level 1, 20-22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide


So there you have it! These are Adelaide’s best new venues, where cuisine, ambience and service are top notch. But if you're looking to step it up a notch, check out all the best things to do in Adelaide this March!