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Good Adelaide Restaurants?

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by ricee007, Jan 30, 2011.

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    ricee007 Member

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    Dude, what do you want?

    Money, location, type of food?
     
  2. Fresh79

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    I'm happy to consider any and all suggestions.
     
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    Any restaurant on the below list is good enough:

    The Manse - expect up to $400 for two.
    Auge - expect up to $350 for two. (can obviously do much cheaper, but)

    These are, in most opinions, the top two at the moment (Magill Estate shut till further notice).

    Chloe's would be right up there as well.

    Then you have slightly cheaper places like Celsius.
    Alphutte
    Lenzeheide
    Windy Point restaurant or cafe
    Enzos

    Then you got the 'even cheaper'' (but, still expensive) places like:
    Cos (steak house)
    The Greek on Halifax
    Mezze (at the Bay on the Pier)
    A couple of other restaurants on the Pier at the Bay
    Good life Organic pizza places


    Vincenzo's Cucina Vera is on my todo list, and the GF is trying to get a booking for my bday (yes, two birthday dinners :) ). I can't recommend it.... see, eg, http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/336/135...ide/Unley-Road/Vincenzos-Cucina-Vera-Parkside ... but I'm very excited about trying it. Maybe I'll be able to recommend it next week if we can get a booking :p?

    Of course, there are also a handful of amazing Barossa Valley restaurants (and a couple of acceptable Mclaren vale ones)..... if you wanted... names like Appellation (75KMs from CBD IIRC)

    EDIT:->Lol, just checked my OP... I missed Blanc and Sparrow Kitchen & Bar. I'd definitely put Blanc (north adelaide, sea food) on the list. Sparrow Kitchen & Bar is amazing -< and I've been a handful of times (and it is well priced)... but, it can get very noisy, and isn't entirely romantic.... *BUT*, many restaurants will be noisy and unromantic on valentines day because they are full, and that's just the way life is... so, it too can be on the list.

    Literally, every restaurant on this list is 'good' enough... just pick one for the location/price/food you want...
     
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    Thanks mate. :thumbup: Some great suggestions in there I will look over. Have you been to Osteria? Recommended? I've always meant to go, but something always seems to get in the way...
     
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    Never been.

    http://www.mesaosteria.com/main-menu.pdf ... I'd try it... but, it doesn't look particularly awesome. YOu heard many good reviews that make it worth trying?
     
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    I was just reading some reviews on urbanspoon...it doesn't seem very good. Some friends of mine went when it first opened and they said it was amazing, I'm guessing this person hit the nail on the head with their review:


     
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    For me i'd go check out the Brasserie in the Hilton Hotel
    Enzos - Port Road
    Chianti Classico - Hutt Street

    Did goodlife pizza - glenelg again last week it was quite nice for what is was.
    Good wine list too.

    & yeah those ones above are nice too but pretty pricey.
    Why not go get yourself some magnificent produce and cook up something special
     
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    Melt or EST have overtaken GoodLife, IMO.

    Amalfi's still massively under-rated too.
     
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    Forgot all about Amalfis :thumbup::thumbup: - frome road?
    i used to work near there
    Booking ahead can be hard they are usually so busy

     
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    I've never been a fan of Amalfi. I don't think it's anything special... :confused:
     
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    I like the atmosphere, and, value for money wise, I think it's hard to top.

    Obviously not fine dining or anything, but it doesn't try to be, what it does, it does well.
     
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    Well with Valentines day around the corner ... some of us blokes have some bookings to make.
    I for one can't decide where to go & hope that there are bookings available :)
     
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    Vincenzo's was awesome, and well above my expectations.

    Recommend it.
     
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    well call me a sucker.
    I booked us in at the Hilton Brasserie.
    I liked the fact that they had online bookings.
    Choose the day/time and your done.
    No need to ring in and confirm as it blocks out the full sessions already.
    Even a spot to make special requests - i presume for allergies etc.
     
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    Yea, I love online bookings :)
     
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    Can you note that you don't want to be seated near any children? ;)
     
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    of course :lol:

    i don't think there will be many children there on Valentines day though ;)

    one of my favourite things about The Brasserie is the wait staff. They are educated on the menu and really pleasant to talk to. It makes the dining experience much more worthwhile.
     
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    Went to Amalfi's again on Saturday Night; had ~12 of us after going to Clipsal.

    Once again, the service was fantastic, and the food was excellent - still think it's one of the best value for money restaurants in Adelaide.

    Also went to Red Ochre Grill on Friday Night; had the steak, was quite good - would probably give it a 7/10. Sister and her partner were really impressed by their meals as well - it is a bit fancy with a lot of very unique Australian produce, worth checking out if you're adventurous. I'd say very good, but not quite great.
     
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    Off to Lenzerheide tonight. Should be good :thumbup:
     
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    enjoy mate ..
    thats a real treat :D
    special occasion?


     

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