It is my favorite time of the year again- Festival of Food Adelaide! Where top quality restaurants in South Australia have partnered up with Festival of Food, presenting well-planned 3 course meal menu at fraction of the cost. Since this year I had “no junk mail” on my mail box, I did not receive the invitation myself, however York’s parents did, we I tagged along to the first restaurant on the list- Botanic Gardens Restaurant.
Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant (South Australia, Australia)
Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant is an award winning restaurant situated on the banks of Torrens River in South Australia, only minutes’ walk from Adelaide CBD. Overall it is a nice contemporary modern Australian restaurant for lunch due to the nice view, relaxing atmospheres. The foods are slightly above average and services should be improved. Next time we may give dinner a try.
Lenzerheide Restaurant (South Australia, Australia)
Lenzerheide Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in Adelaide. It was established in 1989 and has won multiple awards. The appearance of the restaurant looked like a cottage from 1900’s. Once we entered the restaurant, it felt like we were in a different era. The decors were very elegant, reminded me of classy hotels from the early 1900’s. York decided to take me here for our 2 month anniversary celebration after work.
1918 Bistro and Grill (Barossa Valley, South Australia)
After our morning visit to Barossa Chateau at Lyndoch Hill, Lyndoch Bakery and The Whispering Wall at Barossa Reservoir, we finally reached our lunch destination- 1918 Bistro and Grill. This Restaurant is located in one of the major towns of Barossa Valley- Tanunda. The restaurant was a family home back in 1918, in 1992 it turned into Barossa’s first bistro and grill. It is one of the best restaurants in Barossa Valley. The food was delicious and made from fresh, local produce. The dessert was worth a mention, we would love to come back and try out more!
Cliché Exhibition @ Adelaide, South Australia
Cliché Exhibition is a modern French style restaurant. The interior decorations is beautiful and interesting filled with paintings. The food was cooked quite quickly and the order they came out was perfect. Although the waiting staff were extremely busy, they didn’t cut back on service. They regularly check our table, refilling our water glasses. They were also efficient at cleaning and replacing our used cutleries and plates. The food was finely made, delicious and generous in proportion especially the dish called Frickin’. It is one of the best dishes I have tasted.
Dear Daisy @ Adelaide, South Australia
Dear Daisy is a local breakfast cafes at Forestville near Unley. It is located right next to the railways. The café is cute, small with a hand full of seats. There were quite a selection on the breakfast menu. The store was quite packed out with young people and mothers with children. I do believe that many locals come here for breakfast or branch regularly as the price was reasonable. We also didn’t have to wait long for food.
Second visit 72 Hours in Paris I- The Michelin Experience @ Restaurant Antoine
In a city that is flooded with Michelin Star restaurants, it will be a shame not to visit one. We wanted to eat at a Michelin restaurant preferably one with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Restaurant Antoine seemed to tick all the boxes. It is a 1 starred Michelin restaurant that specializes in seafood which I love. We had a window table that supposedly the best view in the restaurant to see the Eiffel Tower, however I was quite disappointed as the tower was blocked off by the trees (upon further reading it seems like the perfect view of Eiffel Tower is only visible during non-summer months when there are no foliage). Most of the dishes were delicious and the sophisticated taste isn’t something that we could easily replicate in our own kitchen.
Max Brenner @ Nishi Building on NewActon (Canberra, Australia)
My first time having Max Brenner was in Sydney. It is an international chocolate restaurant based in New York, with more than 50 locations worldwide. They specializes in creating chocolate-based desserts such as crepes, fondue, milkshakes, hot chocolates served in signature utensils (such as “Hug Mug”, where the tip of the cup is in a pointy shape so you can hold the mug in your hand and drink from the tip). It was a sweet craving on a Sunday night after Sri Lankan food at Camellia Restaurant.
Failed day trip to Barossa Valley (Due to no famous wineries)
Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in Australia. It was a fail day trip since we did not go to any famous wineries. However we did end up trying out a few food places and experience the fresh produce provided by South Australia.
Veggie Velo Food Truck: best vegetarian burger in Adelaide
Veggie Velo is the store that makes the best veggie burger in town. they opened in many location and you can track them via face book. We had them at the Market Shed on Holland Street. The burgers we ordered were “Local Lentil Burger” and “Grilled Adelaide Mushroom & Haloumi Burger” Both of them were AUD$10 each. The “Local Lentil Burger” pattie was made of organic lentils and chickpeas which was extremely filling. Mixed with my favorite raw beetroot and homemade onion jam, I can probably have this every single day.