It’s a cold, rainy day when I pull up to The Lane Vineyard for my day in the kitchen and yet the view is still spectacular! I swear this place has one of the best outlooks in SA. Until relatively recently, I hadn’t eaten at The Lane for a good couple of years. I’d always had a great meal there but I hadn’t Read more
Hentley Farm is a single estate boutique winery and one of South Australia’s iconic fine dining and fine wine destinations. I’ve been fortunate enough to dine there on numerous occasions over the years, and it’s always been in my SA Top 3. So what an honour it was to be welcomed into the kitchen Read more
Coriole was founded in 1967 by Hugh and Molly Lloyd who released their first wine in 1969. The Lloyd family still owns the estate, now managed by Mark and Paul Lloyd.
Tom Tilbury started Gather at Coriole in 2018 after closing his Gather Food and Wine at Robe. It had always been the plan to move back closer to Adelaide Read more
Topiary is located at Newman’s Nursery in Tea Tree Gully and is owned by husband and wife team Kane and Adele Pollard. Kane is Head Chef and Adele runs front of house. It’s somewhere I’ve eaten many times and one of my favourite dining spots, so I was Read more
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
Fino Vino is the new child of the dynamic duo – hospitality veterans David Swain and Sharon Romeo of, most recently, Fino fame. The original Fino was in Willunga before the big move to Seppeltsfield – but for some time there’s been a desire to open something in Read more
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
These days, it’s not often I get inspired to write a blog post. Life just seems to get in the way. And then comes L’italy and I feel compelled to spread the word. L’italy is brought to us by Walter Ventura and the team responsible for Ruby Red Flamingo Read more
My Top 100 travels continue to take me to some different locations around Australia – places that I haven’t even heard of sometimes. This time – a trip to the town of Jarrahdale, a 50 minute drive south east of Perth to get to number 95 on the list – Millbrook Winery, located on the historic Chestnut Farm overlooking jarrah forests and the Serpentine River. We’d spent the weekend at the Falls Read more
*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