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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 – 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



In Morocco, a ‘riad’ is a large traditional house built around a central courtyard or garden. That central space is usually a focal point where family and friends meet up to relax and enjoy food and drink, often feasting on shared platters.

Owner of the new Riad Mezze Restaurant Dessert and Wine Bar (yes, it’s quite a mouthful!) on Unley Road, Chrissie Pongracz and husband David have been inspired by their Read more

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

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