Category Archives: Restaurants

GINZA MIYAKO, Adelaide

You’ll find Ginza Miyako on the first floor of the Stamford Plaza Hotel, fronting onto North Terrace – I’ve had quite a few meals there and it’s stood the test of time, opening six years ago.

The food you get at Ginza Miyako has always been a little different to other Japanese food in Adelaide. Under former chef Kazuki Ushiro San, the menu was a union Read more

YIASOU GEORGE, Adelaide

 

When I heard the Charlick’s was closing, I was horrified! It was one of my new Adelaide favourites. I’d already been three times in the short time it had been open and told everyone I know about it. But Alas, chef Blake Drinkwater decided to move on and I guess, life must go on. So the plan for the venue? I was told by restaurant manager Read more

CHARLICK’S, Adelaide

 

*SINCE WRITING THIS POST CHARLICK’S HAS CLOSED*

I’m excited about Charlick’s – I’ve already been twice, and as a matter of fact, I’ve tried every dish on the current menu! The last time I dined at this location it was Vardon Restaurant and the place has certainly undergone an extreme makeover into something cool and modern.

It’s attached to the Stag but entry is off Vardon Avenue. So what’s with the name? It’s named after east-ender William Charlick – the founder of the Adelaide Fruit Read more

GATHER FOOD AND WINE, ROBE, SA

 

*SINCE WRITING THIS POST GATHER IN ROBE HAS CLOSED BUT GATHER IS NOW AT CORIOLE*

I just had the most amazing dining experience in Robe – yes, Robe South Australia, just shy of a 4 hour drive from Adelaide. It’s not a place many of us would head to often, but it was Gather Food and Wine that took me there, a restaurant opened by Tom and Sarah Tilbury.

The name ‘Gather’ comes from the gathering of people, but also Tom’s Read more

CORIOLE, McLaren Vale

 

The food’s come a long way at Coriole – mind you, the last time I went was about nine years ago for a ‘WAGS’ luncheon and back then, it was all about the platters. It was a memorable long lunch sitting out in the garden in the sun, and the platters were excellent, but for me, Coriole became the place for a platter – not something Read more

ST HUGO, Barossa

 

One of my new favourite places – St Hugo at Rowland Flat in the Barossa. Only one year old, it’s fine dining, it’s degustation, it’s excellence in wine and food matching or ‘wine centric cuisine’ as they call it – and all in a stunningly renovated 1850’s ironstone building, four years in the making.

It’s a classy place, tastefully combining brass, copper Read more

LA PROVENCE, Adelaide

 

*SINCE WRITING THIS, LA PROVENCE HAS NOW CLOSED*

La Provence – it’s the new French restaurant in Adelaide’s CBD occupying the space of my former favourite Chinese restaurant, From Orient. I was pretty excited when I found out that it’s another venture from chef Tarik Marco who’s also responsible for Le Mistral in Willunga that I’ve enjoyed. Tarik’s food philosophy is based on a quote from Alain Ducasse ‘Simple Sain et Bon’ meaning ’Simple Healthy and Tasty’. While Le Mistral is serving regional, rustic French food, the menu at La Provence is more refined and focuses Read more

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