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Adelaide's favourite fast food
Restaurants Adelaide's favourite fast food

Fast food may be speedy, but it doesn’t have to be mass produced or unhealthy. 

Adelaide's favourite bakeries
Restaurants Adelaide's favourite bakeries

Bakeries provide comfort and certainty in an increasingly hectic world.They know that if you mix flour, water, salt and yeast, you’ll get a loaf of goodness to carry you through the working week. Whether you’re looking for a sourdough loaf to make epic sandwiches or a cupcake to get you through the afternoon, these local bakers are there for you, always.  

Adelaide's favourite gift shops
Shopping Adelaide's favourite gift shops

Offering everything from candles and homewares to designer accessories.

Adelaide's favourite coffee houses
Restaurants Adelaide's favourite coffee houses

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear leather aprons. 

Adelaide's favourite lunch spots
Restaurants Adelaide's favourite lunch spots

Dip out for a meal that is fresh, fast and delicious.

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Where to eat in Adelaide

Lucky Lupitas
Restaurants Lucky Lupitas

Adelaideans wept when the old Lucky Lupitas was demolished in 2016, but Lucky’s is back and business is booming

Nano Café
Restaurants Nano Café

Delicious, unpretentious, affordable Italian food draws a big, enthusiastic crowd. Well, obviously

Argo on the Parade
Restaurants Argo on the Parade

Argo is a Norwood must-go

Ginger's Coffee Studio
Restaurants Ginger's Coffee Studio

Caffeine and burgers – good things come to Goodwood

The Deli
Restaurants The Deli

A grungy, laid-back little cafe west of downtown Adelaide

Sad Café
Restaurants Sad Café

Sad Café: mending the broken hearts of Adelaide with a ballad of bagels, sandwiches and soy lattes

Laksa House 2
Restaurants Laksa House 2

It’s a case of the sequel surpassing the original at this Malaysian soup house where the laksas are cheap and generously piled with seafood

Queen Street Café
Restaurants Queen Street Café

A trailblazing Croydon café remains the go-to for good strong coffees, BLTs and shabby chic

Pickle in the Middle
Restaurants Pickle in the Middle

This cheerful café on Unley Road plates up nourishing breakfasts and wholesome lunches – with or without pickles

The Annex Café
Restaurants The Annex Café

This seaside café is a tucked-away saviour for vegan and vegetarian food, flowing coffee and a whole lot of vintage curios

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Where to drink in Adelaide

Supermild Lounge Bar
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Supermild Lounge Bar

This late-night haunt is a hit with the younger crowd

Casablabla
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Casablabla

Get a little Spanish kick with your drink at this tapas lounge bar where cocktails and paella meet Latin dance

La Boheme
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La Boheme

La Boheme sets the standards for great Adelaide bars

Apothecary 1878
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Apothecary 1878

Let Apothecary soothe your ailments with wine and beautiful surrounds

Udaberri
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Udaberri

A minimalist pintxos bar brings Spanish scintillation to Adelaide

Grace the Establishment
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Grace the Establishment

If it isn't your local, you may want to move just for the bar snacks

The Gallery
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The Gallery

The best/only rooftop bar in Adelaide

Crown and Anchor
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Crown and Anchor

You get all types at the Cranker, and that's just how they like it

Duke of York Hotel
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Duke of York Hotel

There is more to it than just the party queue

The Edinburgh Castle Hotel
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The Edinburgh Castle Hotel

More about beers than bagpipes, Adelaide's Edinburgh Castle is the oldest pub in South Australia, and it's serving up bargain pints, dinner deals and live bands

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Places to see live entertainment in Adelaide

Jive
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Jive

Once a famed 70's nightclub, Jive has transformed into a bustling live music space drawing in an array of great upcoming local and international talent.

Adelaide Showground
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Adelaide Showground

The Adelaide Showground precinct includes the indoor Adelaide Events and Exhibition Centre (AEEC) and is home to the mega events that roll through town. Think the Royal Show, home, outdoors and sporting expos, food and wine fairs, Big Day Out and other large scale music events.

Rhino Room
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Rhino Room

Operating as a cosy venue for emerging artists, comedians, bands and other creative types, the Rhino Room is as close to a house party as you can get outside of your actual house.

Adelaide Convention Centre
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Adelaide Convention Centre

A vast venue, or really collection of venues on North Terrace, the Adelaide Convention Centre hosts all your typical expos, fairs and conventions as well as operating as a hub during festival time.

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20 great Adelaide dishes for under $20
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The best hotels in Adelaide
Hotels The best hotels in Adelaide

What makes a great hotel? In coming up with this list of the best hotels in Adelaide we considered a mix of factors. Good location? Comfy beds? A sweet as rooftop pool? Maybe it's a combo of the three. Luckily Adelaide's practically swimming in great hotels. Whether you're a visitor wanting to stay bang in the centre of town, or a local in search of a cheeky staycation under an hour from the city. From the reliable and affordable to the truly luxurious, these are our picks. We've based our selection on an alchemical mix of value for money, a focus on service and access to amenities. Take a peek of the best hotels in Adelaide below.

Nando's fulfils your cheese dreams with a halloumi chicken burger
Restaurants Nando's fulfils your cheese dreams with a halloumi chicken burger

Cheese: we love it between bread, melted over a bubbling hob and simply crumbled on crackers to be paired with a fine drop of wine. The loudest cheese of them all – that squeaker halloumi – can often be forgotten on the average cheeseboard, but this versatile cheese can make its home fresh or fried on plates of all kinds, especially when paired with chicken marinated in a flavourtastic mix of spices. This winter at Nando's, you can find the semi-hard dairy delight in a new burger, wrap and pita they have aptly named The Halloumi. We’re drooling louder than a Homer Simpson meme just thinking about the killer combination of PERi-PERi chicken, grilled halloumi, caramelised onion relish, creamy aioli and fresh cos lettuce. The Halloumi comes with any of Nando’s regular sides for only 12 bucks, so you can feast on a garden salad, coleslaw, spicy rice, garlic bread, corn on the cob or Nando’s famous PERi-PERi chips twice over and still not break the bank. The Halloumi is available in restaurants nationally but get in quick – the delicious combo is only available June 26 to July 22. Just make sure you pack tissues for the inevitable tears of joy and get down to Nando’s, the home of PERi-PERi chicken – and now, halloumi too.

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