During our short time in Adelaide we only ate out a couple of times, but we would like to share our experiences anyway. Just like in every big city there is lots and lots of choice when you’re looking for a restaurant, bar or café in Adelaide, so here’s a little help on deciding where to eat in Adelaide.
Note that all prices are in Australian Dollar.
On our first day in Adelaide we visited Adelaide Central Market, an undercover market selling fresh produce. We had lunch at Atlas Continental Café while people watching, one of my favourite pastimes. Brecht chose a hot spud ($6.90), I the prosciutto sandwich. Both were good, but not exceptional.
Before we went to see Matt Tarrant’s magic show at Adelaide Fringe, we ate a pretty good burger from Well Hung and Tender, one of the food stalls at Gluttony. The burgers cost us $12 each, and we couldn’t help but order a large portion of cheesy fries as well for another $10. We sat down in one of the outdoor sofas near the food stall to enjoy our unhealthy but yum dinner.
We had our favourite meal in Adelaide at East End Yiros, a small Greek restaurant with just a couple of seats inside and some tables on the sidewalk. Most people get takeout here instead of eating in like us. We both had the East Ender Yiros ($18 each), which was delicious! If you’re in Adelaide, you should definitely stop by.
As real Belgians, loving the taste of a fresh beer cooling our body down, we popped in some bars as well. We had a drink on the outdoor terrace of Exeter Hotel, enjoying the sun. Ordering beer in another country is often a tricky job. In Australia they have lots of choice, no drink menu, and different glass sizes. Asking the advice of the bartender is our plan of action in that situation. Brecht chose the South Australian owned Coopers beer on tap, which cost $7, but we have no idea what size it was (pint? schooner? schmiddy? pot? It’s all so confusing…). I had the Hills Apple Cider on tap in the same size for $9. I got another glass filled with ice with it, but was not sure if I should pour the cider with the ice or the ice with the cider. Guess it doesn’t matter.
At the Belgian Beer Café called Oostende we were more at ease: there was a drink menu and we knew most of the beers on offer. Brecht had a Stella ($6) and a Duvel ($12.90), his favourite beer. I had a Kriek Belle-vue ($8.80) and a Kasteelbeer Rouge ($14.60). The service was quite slow, but the bartenders were really friendly, giving us some tips about visiting Australia’s Red Centre. They do happy hour from 17h ’till 19h from Monday to Friday, but they’re real strict: Brecht ordered at 18h58, they entered it in the cash register at 19h00, so no happy hour price.
Our favourite restaurant in Adelaide is East End Yiros, where we had yiros for the first time and loved it! We definitely recommend to give it a try when you’re in Adelaide. For beers, go to the Belgian Beer Café Oostende: Belgian beers are the best!