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Adelaide is a city awash with cultural influence, which has helped its culinary scene become one of the most colourful and varied in Australia. Find out more about the stunning restaurant scene with our most commonly asked questions on restaurant deals near you.

Which are the best Adelaide restaurants?

Whether you're in the mood for a fancy meal or just want to tuck into a juicy patty at a burger restaurant, Adelaide's foodie scene has got your back. Influenced by cuisines from across the globe, here are the best places to grab some grub:

  • Café Settebelo. Embrace the European way of life while tucking into delicious pizza and pasta dishes over a fruity glass of red at this scrumptious Italian restaurant.
  • Fusion India Restaurant. Indulge in spicy Indian flavours at Fusion India Restaurant. Be sure to try the famous samosas - you won't be disappointed by this burst of flavours.
  • Inside Morocco. Be transported into the authentic atmosphere of a Moroccan souk while eating a tasty brunch board at this cosy Moroccan restaurant in North Adelaide. Best of all, you'll be surrounded by vibrant and traditional Moroccan décor as you eat.

Where will I find a small restaurant in Adelaide?

While most of the big hitters and popular chain restaurants sit comfortably in Gouger Street, venture out to find some of the smaller, independent restaurants in Adelaide specialising in a wide range of authentic cuisine.

  • Hello Dolly Lebanese Restaurant. Head to the outskirts of the city to find the freshest, tastiest Lebanese food in town. A no frills affair with some seriously tasty dishes to devour.
  • Orana. A must for foodies, Orana was rated best restaurant in Australia by Gourmet Traveller in 2018. Overlooking the east side of the city, this small restaurant has just 25 seats but has made huge waves in the city's dining scene.
  • Soonta. A tiny lunch hotspot in one of the trendy laneways, here you'll find oodles of tasty, fresh Vietnamese food to enjoy.

Does Adelaide have any traditional local dishes?

Adelaide may be more famous for its vineyards, but that doesn't mean there's not some delightful traditional Australian fare on offer in the city's restaurants. Some of Adelaide's delectable delicacies include:

  • The Kitchener Bun. Essentially a donut without a hole, Adelaide is fiercely proud of its signature sugary delight. The best ones are found at O'Connell Bakery in North Adelaide.
  • The AB. Beloved by the city's student population, the AB is renowned for its burst of flavours. A mixture of Greek gyros topped with chips and smothered in chilli, garlic and barbeque sauces, the AB is an icon in the city's food scene. Head to north Adelaide to find the original at the North Adelaide Burger Bar, or try its rival at the Blue and White Fish Café on O'Connell Street.

What type of seafood can I eat in Adelaide?

As South Australia's coastal capital, Adelaide is not short of delicious, fresh seafood, with so many stunning seafood restaurants surrounding the city.

Here's where you'll find the catch of the day:

  • Barramundi. Delicious and versatile, Barramundi is a national treasure. Its homeland might be nearer Brisbane than SA, Adelaide serves up some brilliant Barramundi dishes.
  • Oysters. There are two popular oyster bars in Adelaide where you can fill your boots with freshly shucked oysters. Try Metro Oyster bar in the CBD and the Oyster Bar at Holdfast Shores on the marina at Glenelg beach.
  • Crabs and crayfish. Head to Port Lincoln to try the crabs, bluefin tuna and crayfish..