If you’re looking for an experience, head to Africola for their pan-African flavour party, pull up a seat at the open kitchen's flaming hearth, and watch Duncan Welgemoed and his team play with fire. Some dishes are richer than a Nigerian prince – the crustless, white bread chicken skin sandwich with a dripping-dipping sauce will take years off your life – but they're also doing interesting things with veggies here. Just be prepared for strong flavours and spice. We recommend the Feed Me menu ($65) with matching booze ($45). It's more-than more than generous, and if you're having trouble fitting it all in, they'll serve you shots of whiskey to help digest.
It might have earned the nickname ‘City of Churches’, but Adelaide is seriously hip these days, home to some of the most exciting restaurants, wine-makers, providores and cultural festivals. In 2017, the city was proclaimed fifth most ‘liveable’ city in the world – for the sixth year in a row – by The Economist. Short of moving there, we’d suggest a holiday.
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