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Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Adelaide for a Decadent Dinner Experience

Celebrate your next special occasion at one these stellar fine dining restaurants in Adelaide.

Restaurant Botanic
Restaurant Botanic

If Adelaide has one thing, it’s an abundance of amazing eateries. Wildly creative, produce-driven and diverse thanks to our multicultural makeup, our fine dining restaurants make occasions truly special, with breathtaking food and first-class service a guarantee. From masterful sushi to mind-bending modern Australian, these are the best fine dining restaurants in Adelaide you should put at the top of your list.

Shiki Japanese Restaurant
Shiki Japanese Restaurant
Shiki

Located in the luxurious InterContinental Hotel, Shiki is one of Adelaide's longest standing teppanyaki restaurants. Don't let their age deceive you, though, their skill and talent when plating up authentic dishes is second to none. Offering a curated selection of menus, this award-winning restaurant uses its culinary mastery to serve up sophisticated plates like South Australian crayfish with truffle butter and made-to-order sashimi of Atlantic Salmon, Yellowfin Tuna and SA Kingfish. The menu also features a premium listing of sake and wine which pair perfectly with each dish. If you’ve got a pretty penny to spend, there’s arguably nowhere in Adelaide doing finer teppanyaki.

InterContinental Upper Lobby, North Terrace

Apoteca

A one-of-a-kind boutique venue with an old-worldly charm, Apoteca is a wine bar and restaurant nestled into the otherwise party strip of Hindley Street. Sporting a European-inspired interior, local foodies flock to the cellar come Friday for an intimate Italian fine dining experience that’s one of the city’s best.

Guests come for the sophisticated flavours but stay for the big-hitting wine list, personality-driven service, and charmingly cosy décor. Select from the a la carte menu or let the chef take care of everything with their sumptuous 'Chef Selection' menus featuring four or five courses of their most popular dishes, also available with matching wines.

118 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Restaurant Botanic

Serenely situated in the rotunda of the storybook Botanic Bardens, Restaurant Botanic promises a one-of-kind sensory dining experience that starts long before the plates hit the table. Feast on house signatures, many of which incorporate fresh ingredients sourced right from the gardens themselves. Be sure to pair your plates with one of their custom wine flights for a truly decadent experience. 

Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide

Georges on Waymouth

Georges' seasonal Mediterranean menu is one to behold; bringing together innovative flavour profiles that let the produce speak for themselves. Crisp white table cloths and unwavering old-school hospitality lean into the venue's Euro charm while its seasonally changing local menu has won a slew of awards over the years. Recent standouts include hiramsa kingfish with roasted grape dressing, King Henry pork cutlet with carrot puree and vincotto jus and house-made gnocchi with new season black truffles and parmesan. 

20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

Penfolds Magill
Penfolds Magill
Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant

Before you’ve even seen the menu, Penfolds Magill Estate's renowned restaurant will have you swooning. Sitting along the foothills of Mount Lofty Ranges in Adelaide Hills, you'll be greeted by bold wood interiors adorned with spectacular lighting overhead reminiscent of a galaxy. Offering decadent degustation experiences, chef Scott Huggins will take you on a culinary expedition across the region and beyond favouring fresh, contemporary dishes that pair perfectly with the estate's award-winning drops. Naturally. 

78 Penfold Road, Magill

Jolleys Boathouse

Nestled on the calming banks of the river, Jolleys Boathouse is a true icon of Adelaide’s dining scene. A longstanding institution catering to any palate, their menu celebrates top quality, fresh and natural produce and is best enjoyed with a wine in hand. For the ultimate alfresco feast, see if you can score yourself a table on the balcony. You'll thank us later. 

1 Jolleys Lane, Adelaide

Lenzerheide

Housed in a former historical residence, Lenzerheide oozes elegant dining with a cosy atmosphere and innovative culinary creations. Open for lunch, dinner and the ever-chic high tea, the sumptuous a la carte menu champions the finest local produce through carefully refined plates such as pea dumplings with miso and wakame consommé and the Onkaparinga Valley venison (served medium rare) with exotic mushrooms, sweet soy and cabernet glaze. Level up your meal and opt for the accompanying wine pairing which you'll find under every dish on the menu.

146 Belair Road, Hawthorn

d'Arry's Verandah

Wine and dine the day away at d'Arry's, the multi-award-winning foodie mecca nestled with McLaren Vale's rolling hills. Breathing new life into a 19th-century homestead, the landmark venue teams incredible vistas and exceptional cuisine with d’Arenberg's illustrious wine portfolio. Diners can choose their own adventure with a lavish 8-course degustation ($115) or select their own with two or three courses ($77 and $92 respectively) from the seasonal à la carte menu. 

Osborn Road, McLaren Vale

The Playford Restaurant

It’s widely accepted as one of the CBD's best eateries but, if you ask us, it might just be the best fine dining restaurant in Adelaide. From the Titanic-esque interiors with their billowing chandeliers and rich, plush furnishings to the to-die-for dishes, The Playford is a sensorial masterpiece. Currently undergoing a refresh, this award-winning venue is set to reopen its doors in September. 

120 North Terrace, Adelaide

Had a taste of all the best fine dining in Adelaide and after more foodie inspo? Head down to the glistening bay in Glenelg and enjoy a sunset meal overlooking the ocean. Or if you're after something a bit fancier, take a tour through the best rooftop bars in Adelaide and enjoy a drink under the stars.