5 top South Australian restaurants for food and wine

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Australia’s culinary landscape is as diverse and vibrant as its breathtaking scenery. From the bustling laneways of Melbourne to the sun-kissed shores of Sydney, each corner of this vast continent offers a unique gastronomic experience.

This article introduces you to an array of distinctive restaurants that not only showcase the rich tapestry of Australia’s food culture but are also worth the trip in their own right. Whether you’re craving the freshest seafood, innovative plant-based cuisine, or flavours that traverse the globe, join us as we explore the establishments that are putting Australia firmly on the world’s culinary map.

Karrawatta Wines

wine cheese Karrawatta

Located at 164 Greenhills Rd, Meadows SA 5201, Karratta Wines’ highlights let you discover the scenic beauty of Adelaide Hills on your way to Karrawatta Wines, a place where passion meets tradition. Enjoy the breathtaking views and taste wines that are a true expression of the region, thanks to their commitment to low-intervention winemaking and organic farming. Explore the essence of their vineyards, perfectly suited to the Adelaide HIlls, McLaren Vale, and Langhorne Creek.

Magill Estate Restaurant

Mcgill Estate Restaurant winery view dining room vineyard

Find it at 78 Penfold Road, Adelaide SA 5072, where, nestled in the beautiful Adelaide foothills, Magill Estate Restaurant offers a blend of modern dining and stunning scenery. Guests can enjoy contemporary dishes and an impressive wine selection, all while taking in breathtaking views that make every meal special.

Restaurant Botanic

Restaurant Botanic lake

At Plane Tree Dr, Adelaide SA 5000, Botanic’s highlights are that it’s located within the stunning 51-hectare Adelaide Botanic Garden, Restaurant Botanic provides a unique dining experience that changes with the seasons. Chef Justin James’ menu offers a variety of flavours, designed to engage all your senses over a relaxed four-hour dining adventure.


Rozelle Adelaide

Find Rozelles at 46 Carrick Hill Dr, Springfield SA 5062. Carrick Hill welcomes Rozelle’s, blending northern Italian cuisine with Edwardian elegance in a $7.2 million development. Surrounded by an estate reminiscent of a classic English novel, enjoy panoramic views, artichoke fritti, baked rigatoni alla vodka, and signature limoncello cannoli in a setting perfect for a leisurely lunch. The newly opened restaurant promises an immersive experience in an historic manor amidst the sprawling lawns and exquisite gardens of Carrick Hill.


Chianti dining room restaurant

Find Chianti at 160 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, where it holds an esteemed place in South Australia’s hospitality landscape.With roots tracing back to a humble pizza shop in the 80’s, this revered establishment stands as a stronghold of culinary tradition. The menu is seasonally driven, emphasising the finest Australian ingredients through an Italian lens, all sourced from trusted local producers. This approach ensures that Chianti not only pays homage to Italian culinary traditions but also showcases the best of what Australia has to offer, staying true to the restaurant’s core values of quality and authenticity.