The Delicious North Adelaide Restaurants You Need to Dine at Immediately
These are our favourite restaurants in North Adelaide and we can't wait to tell you why they are so awesome!
North Adelaide is known for all sorts of things; the Adelaide Oval, gorgeous parks, picturesque walking trails and the River Torrens. Put simply, it is a lively hub of activity. One thing that is also guaranteed in North Adelaide is a good meal. Their array of restaurants suit every mood, palette and ocassion, from Japanese izakaya restaurants tucked away on Melbourne Street, to floating restaurants overlooking the River Torrens. Dress up and make a night of it, immersed in a five-course meal, or pop out for a quick bite with a friend at a local pub. This once sleepy suburb is now a bonafide foodie haven.
From authentic Italian restaurants to groovy Asian canteens, North Adelaide's restaurant lineup will definitely leave you wanting more. And, here are our favourites!
This local fave Italian restaurant pushes the boundaries with their inventive and authentic dishes. Ruby Red Flamingo bring together a moody vibe and intimate setting dining and great food together perfectly, with a menu set to fill any craving you may have. You can understand why it is such a popular foodie destination, when dishes like Octopus Carpaccio dressed with garlic infused evo, lemon juice and diced tomato are in the mix. A mix of Italian and local wine pairs perfectly with any dish, or if you aren't as such a wine drinker, a limoncello spritz will surely have feeling as though you are dining in the heart of Italy itself.
142 Tynte Street, North Adelaide
You can understand how Gin Long Canteen has got the reputation as the best South East Asian restaurant in Adelaide the second you step through the door. The restaurant's vibrant atmosphere sets the mood and its flavour-packed menu completes the culinary experience. From their 'make your own' roast pork bahn hoi and flavoursome lychee duck curry, to their signature pomegranate chicken, we guarantee there is nothing on the menu you won't like.
42 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
In Italian 'Il Camino' means fireplace, therefore it is only fitting that Il Camino specialise in all things wood-fired. The family that started the restaurant wanted to bring their Italian heritage to Walkerville, by allowing people to gather and graze whilst enjoying the best parts of Italy. From their specialty handmade Napoli gnocchi, to deconstructed fried eggplant with Napoli sauce, topped with waffled parmesan, their vibrant menu will have you feeling like you are sitting in the heart of Italy.
4/117 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville
A floating restaurant overlooking the River Torrens and Adelaide CBD sounds like the dream date location. The recently refurbished Red Ochre now oozes modern taste from the second you enter. One of the first restaurants in Australia to start cooking with Aboriginal ingredients, the chef has fun with every dish, ensuring that the traditional Australian elements shine through. Cooking with native ingredients like edible plants and spices as well as Emu, Kangaroo and Crocodile, each dish is served up in an intriguing and delicious way.
War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
A crisp, vibrant fit-out immediately sets the tone for this chic North Adelaide restaurant. This elegantly, authentic Italian boasts a menu designed to be fresh and light whilst still packing an Italian flavour punch. Antipasti plates with locally sourced produce from all around South Australia and a local wine list are the hero features of the menu. If you're a cocktail lover, their ruby gin fizz with ruby Pampelle, gin, lemon, orange bitters, grapefruit zest and egg whites is our go-to.
21-23 O'Connell St, North Adelaide
Adelaide's Mexican restaurant scene is made all the better with the help of the folks over at Lucky Lupitas. The cheerful atmosphere, paired with good food and cocktails makes for a great foodie hangout. They have everyone and their dietaries covered, with a mix of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. So, even your fussiest friend will be wanting to come back for more.
163-196 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
The team behind the successful Sunny's Shop have expanded next door to create the delectable Rosemont Hall. Enjoy the feeling of being transported into a pan-Asian hawker inspired food hall with the restaurant oozing heritage tradition and a throwback to old-world Shanghai. During the day Sunny's Shop next door serves as a grab and go lunch bar, but come night the smell of Asian meals steamed with ginger, soy and shallot fill the room.
106 Prospect Road, Prospect
Hand making their own ramen noodles every morning, TUNO Izakaya is the authentic Japanese restaurant every food lover needs to try. Their signature 'Abura Soba,' a broth-less ramen with noodles in a fish-oil base, topped with roast pork, spring onion, egg and optional chilli oil is a fan favourite. If you haven't already, we suggest you treat your tastebuds to a meal at TUNO Izakaya, and make sure to pair it with a glass of Japanese wine (which they have plenty of).
4/145 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
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