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Fine Dining: Adelaide's Best for a Taste of the Finer Things in Life

Explore your appetite as we eat our way through South Australia at some of the best fine dining restaurants in Adelaide.

The Playford Restaurant
The Playford Restaurant

If Adelaide has one thing, it’s an abundance of absolutely amazing restaurants and eateries. We are truly a bunch of proud foodies who love nothing more than treating ourselves to fine cuisine. Whether you’re looking to book something in for a special occasion, are keen to try something new or if fine dining is just your standard Saturday night, join us for an experience all five senses won’t forget with our pick of the best fine dining in Adelaide. 

Botanic Garden
Botanic Garden
Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Situated in a stunning heritage rotunda and nestled within the beautiful botanic gardens, your visually stunning experience is accompanied by a five or seven-course extravaganza. Try their local dishes, with some even using ingredients sourced right from the botanic gardens themselves, and opt-in to let the friendly waiters pair wine flights to your meal for a truly decadent experience. 

Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide

Georges on Waymouth
Georges on Waymouth
Georges on Waymouth

Their seasonally changing Mediterranean menu is one to behold; ensuring their fresh and local produce are paired in a way that will complement one another perfectly, all while you’re sat under stunning exposed beam ceilings. If you want luxury from the comfort of your home, you must ensure you order one of their hampers - packed with a sumptuous meal for two or four, currently including but certainly not limited to a 12-hour braised lamb shoulder and taramasalata with a baked potato sourdough loaf.

20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

Penfolds Magill
Penfolds Magill
Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant

Before you’ve even sat at your table, you'll be greeted by bold wood interiors adorned with spectacular lighting overhead reminiscent of a galaxy. Allow head chef Scott Huggins, and his passion for creating fresh and natural dishes, to take you on an expedition with his cuisine.

78 Penfold Road, Magill


Jolleys Boathouse
Jolleys Boathouse
Jolleys Boathouse

Escape to the riverside and let your mind drift downstream as you enjoy one of Jolleys delicious dining options. Whether you're stopping by for a drink and a nibble or a taste of their a la carte menu, you’re surely in for a dreamy experience; especially if you get a table out on the balcony of their original boathouse building from the early 20th century.

1 Jolleys Lane, Adelaide

Lenzerheide
Lenzerheide
Lenzerheide

With the interiors leaving a good taste in your mouth before the food has had a chance to, Lenzerheide has floor to ceiling windows allowing light to spill in throughout the unique space. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a course or three from the delectable a la carte menu, and when their high tea offering is reintroduced to the menu be sure to make your next booking! 

146 Belair Road, Hawthorn

d'Arry's Verandah
d'Arry's Verandah
d'Arry's Verandah

Back to their mouth-watering best, this is a welcome return for this multi-award winning culinary palace. Their truly unique glass building is situated on a vineyard, where you are welcome to spend the day in the skies on one of their helicopter tours followed by indulging in two or three courses. Looking for something truly decent? Perhaps their famous and completely luscious-looking degustation menu is on the cards. 

Osborn Road, McLaren Vale

The Playford Restaurant
The Playford Restaurant
The Playford Restaurant

Transport yourself to the past through the grand interior of The Playford, which could almost be an ode to the Titanic. Currently taking bookings for 2021, it’s one you’ve certainly got to look forward to after a stressful year. My eyes have immediately been drawn to their chocolate desserts – in particular the chocolate mousse cake.

120 North Terrace, Adelaide

Cork and Cleaver
Cork and Cleaver
Cork and Cleaver

Expect Cork and Cleaver to pour you the finest wines and grill you some of the best meats you could ask for; from Fillet Mignon, to Chateaubriand for two, through to everyone’s favourite Steak Dianne – smothered in garlic sauce and finished with cream. With over 40 years experience of serving the best steak meals perhaps in the whole of Australia, who are we to judge. 

2 Bevington Road, Glenunga


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.