Author Archives: Jacqui's Food Fetish

SHOBOSHO, Adelaide


Simon Kardachi has done it again. In conjunction with Adelaide-born chef Adam Liston, he’s transformed the old Leigh Street Bollywood site into an Asian barbecue restaurant and bar, Shobosho. And, in line with his other 8 ventures including Osteria Oggi, Press Food & Wine and the Pot Food & Wine, Kardachi has once again been successful in creating a quality venue based around the concept of large and small share plates Read more



Never before has a restaurant made me want to put on my best floral frock and frolick in the fields (I’m so not the floral-frolicker type) – nor has anywhere made my mind race, thinking of all of the future special occasions that I could possibly celebrate there. Never, until now. Never, until I discovered Sault in Daylesford.  And hell, this place even Read more

TOPIARY, Adelaide

Hutton Vale duck, summer berries, cherries, parsnip


Here’s a place that’s literally a hidden gem. Tucked away in Tea Tree Gully, you’ll find Topiary at the entrance to Newman’s Nursery. I only discovered this place though Instagram – seeing photos of some of the beautiful dishes created by young chef/owner Kane Pollard who took over Topiary about five years ago. He’s been Read more




Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP) has shot straight up into my Top 5. ESP is not to be mistaken for ‘Estelle’ bistro, Pickett’s first restaurant (former Top 100) which is right next door. It’s easy to make the mistake.  The couple who eventually sat next to us did that very thing and after being told on arrival they weren’t actually booked into ESP they made the decision to wait and were finally able to take their seats for the seven Read more




Since it opened, I’ve been a big fan of Sushi Planet on Adelaide’s West Terrace. Not only is the food delicious and presented beautifully (great for Instagram pics!), it just happens to be close to my office, and there’s easy parking. I’ve dined in on numerous occasions but I’ve also often taken advantage of their free delivery option. My favourite delivery? Hands down, the Deluxe Sushi Set consisting of Read more

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