At lunch we went to a breakfast and lunch café on Halifax Street called Number 12 Café. The café is quite close to King William Street with many business buildings around. At lunch time the place is packed with people lining up to get takeaways for lunch. As it was our day off we were casually ordering and seated our self in the spacious café. The Number 12 Café is very spacious inside and the tables were very spread out. They have a sandwich bar where you can build our own with fresh ingredients. They also have an open fridge with pre-made baguette and sandwiches.
After late night shopping today we went to one of the Rundle street pub called Austral Hotel for dinner. It is quite a popular bar close to the two universities and is quite packed with university students and young professionals who gather there after work. The Austral usually has a local band playing during weekends and the place can get quite rowdy inside. It was our first time eating in the pub and it sure was noisy from the band and people yelling over each other.
Crave 443 is a new burger joint in town, opened only in October last year. It is located on Pulteney Street close to South terrace. The place has a street style feel with simple décor and wooden benches. Although it is in the CBD, this location is a little quite at night time especially the day that we went is a hot humid rainy week day.
It has been a while since we last had fine dining and so on our day off we visited a popular Adelaide fine dining restaurant named Georges on Waymouth. Many of our friends have been to this restaurant before and have said many good things about this place. It is a beautiful and top quality fine dining restaurant. The service was top standard and the food was delicious with unique touches.
Winny and I decided to have dinner at Saigon Gate because it was close to the cinema on O’Connell street in North Adelaide. The place is like a regular Asian restaurant with staff dressed in a bright Chinese style dresses. They cook a variety of Asian food but I believe that the food is styled in a more Westernised way. They don’t even automatically give out chop sticks on the table.
Sushi Bar Genki is a restaurant that opened towards the end of Gouger Street in Adelaide China town. Winny and I love to come here for good, quick, authentic Japanese food. It is a sushi train restaurant but we like this place a lot better than the restaurants named “Sushi Train”. The food here tastes fresher, better quality and larger in portion. It also has one of the best ramens in Adelaide voted among our friends.
The Waiting Room is located at the classy side of the crown complex. It is one of Melbourne’s most luxurious lobby bars. It has quite a selection of classy alcohol from classic cocktails to exclusive wines. It also offers a small selection of selection of food. Most importantly, The Waiting Room is Winny’s current favourite afternoon tea place. Winny came to this place not so long ago with her friends and she loved it. She loved it so much that she cancelled the place I booked for high tea with her because she wasn’t happy with the food there and she took me to this place to share her experience.
On our lazy Sunday we wanted to try out a Handorf restaurant called Bistro 25. To avoid the crazy Sunday crowd at Handorf we decided to go have dinner at night. Handorf isn’t far from the city being only around 20 min drive up the freeway. We took a nice stroll around the old German town and enjoyed some of the remaining Christmas lights before we arrived at our dinner place. Bistro 25. The bistro is quite small with a handful of tables. The walls of this restaurant are always filled with painted pictures of local artist. Most of them are on sale and the art work on display changes regularly.
British India is located around the corner on the end of Gouger Street in China Town. It is right at the end of the row of all other busy restaurants. The outside of the restaurant has a plain old restaurant appearance, nothing spectacular. The inside of the restaurant feels like a time warp to a place where wealthy British Indian merchant would dine. The restaurant was dim and the floor, walls, chair and table is made of dark posh wood. One of the walls hung a painting of the queen.
Nutrition republic is one of Winny’s favourite organic food store, it is located on King William Road. This place is always packed with fit looking people who are still in their work out clothes. Many of them seem like regulars who make this place their regular catch up place after exercises. All the dishes here are very natural and healthy, hence you are able to indulge with no guilt afterwards. Next time you go down King William Road and have a craving for dessert but also want something healthy, I recommend you to go to Nutrition Republic.