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Leigh Street Wine Room

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  • Leigh Street Wine Room

    Leigh Street Wine Room is one of those rare places that feels like it’s been there for decades, smoothed and polished over the years. It hasn’t, of course, with LSWR still shy of registering its first birthday. But Nathan and Sali Sasi’s temple to natural wine has made its mark in indelible fashion, anchoring itself…

  • The Salopian Inn

    The Salopian Inn is about as iconic as a regional restaurant gets, setting the tone for McLaren Vale dining for decades. Karena Armstrong took over that revered 1851 homestead in 2013, and she has elevated it even further to be one of South Australia’s most acclaimed dining destinations, as well as a mecca for wine…

  • Exeter Hotel

    The Exeter Hotel perhaps best embodies the winemaking mantra that “it takes a lot of beer to make good wine.” Long a haunt for winemakers, wine writers and wine lovers, the Exeter is one of Adelaide’s most beloved establishments, and one where any affectation is left at the door. The Exeter knocked any wine drinking…

  • Africola

    Before Duncan Welgemoed opened Africola on Adelaide’s East Terrace in 2014, he had made a considerable splash as executive chef of the now defunct Bistro Dom. That would come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his resumé, with meaningful stints at Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, as well as The Fat Duck…

  • The Summertown Aristologist

    On the face of it, The Summertown Aristologist is a restaurant that acts as a showcase for the wines of Anton van Klopper (Lucy Margaux) and Jasper Button (Commune of Buttons). But it’s a lot more than that. A whole lot more. Van Klopper sat on the lease of an old shop on Greenhhill Road…

  • Clever Little Tailor

    Clever Little Tailor is somewhat of a veteran now, having opened in 2013 when bars like this in Adelaide – that are now thankfully somewhat more prevalent – were just a dream. With a relaxation of the licensing laws approved – much like the ones that spearheaded the Melbourne and Sydney small-bar booms – Dana…

  • Hellbound

    If you judged a book by its cover, you might never peg Hellbound as a serious wine bar. The retro-feel ‘wine bar’ sign that points prospective customers down a flight of stairs may be encouraging, but it speaks more of dive bar than it does Willi’s Wine Bar. There’s a giant caricature of a Rousseau…

  • La Buvette

    La Buvette could not proclaim its Frenchness any more emphatically, with the retro-Parisian exterior a striking blue that could have been lifted straight from The Tricolore, and name and purpose stated in classic script font and oh-so Gallic drop shadow. Yes, it’s immediately clear what you’re in for at La Buvette. Well, to a degree….