TheFork Festival Adelaide
Variety is the spice of dining life in Adelaide. Whether you’re hankering for Persian fare, pub grub or spicy Korean fried chicken, Adelaide’s eateries have you covered. And with TheFork Festival, until 9 February, the restaurants below offer the tastes of the world for half price.
River Café, Adelaide
Located on a floating pavilion, on the banks of the Torrens, River Café lives up to its name with beautiful water vistas and wonderful night time city views from every seat. The menu philosophy is simple, flavoursome, local and fresh, with handmade pasta among the highlights.
The Mustard Seed, Hahndorf
Behind the doors of this little stone cottage in historic Hahndorf is a world of mouthwatering Indian cuisine, with an extensive menu, including Thali meals served on a traditional Indian platter. The Mustard Seed is particularly strong on vegetarian options, but those who love meat should not go past the signature Goat curry.
Elly Café, Melrose Park
A favourite venue for families, Elly Café offers all day dining on a range of global dishes ranging from Chicken burger with chips to Caesar salad and from Fettucine carbonara to Butter chicken, with a selection of pizzas to suit every taste.
BA:M’s menu is a cross-cultural twist on traditional Korean cuisine. This is a place where you’ll find bibimbap served with yuzu dressing, kimchi arancini, as well as several types of Korean fried chicken.
Spice Heaven, Allenby Gardens
One of Adelaide’s favourite Indian eateries, Spice Heaven never fails to please. Kick off with a selection of snacks served with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney from ‘Hawker’s Corner’ – think spicy samosa or aloo tikki chaat (potato and green pea patties). The extensive menu of mains features vegetarian and meat options, with delectable breads from the clay oven.
Juniper and Pine, Brighton
There’s something for everyone at this popular Brighton eatery, whose extensive menu ranges from gourmet pizzas cooked in the wood-fired oven to burgers, pasta and an epic chicken parmigiana.
Spice N Ice Restaurant, Port Adelaide
At this welcoming and perennially popular Port Adelaide eatery Malaba fish curry, Lamb rogan josh and Chicken vindaloo are among the favourite dishes, served by attentive staff who’ll ensure you get food that suits your spice tolerance. The Spice N Ice mix platters are an ideal mini-feast for two.
Cumbia Bar-Kitchen, Adelaide
Located inside the historic Central Market, Cumbia brings a taste of South America to the Adelaide CBD. Among the popular tapas-style share plates on offer are Coxinha (Brazilian dumplings), ceviche and empanadas, but don’t miss the corn bread with any manner of meaty or vegetarian toppings.
Red Ochre Barrel and Grill, North Adelaide
A stunning refurbishment has brought a stalwart of the Adelaide dining scene straight into the current day. Original artworks by David Bromley celebrating Australian bush life compete with the superb view over the Torrens river to the CBD. Uniquely Australian flavours and ingredients range from Kangaroo tail gyoza to Tempura crocodile, Lemon myrtle linguine to Wild Northern Territory barramundi.