Tag Archives: South Australia



It’s no secret that I’m an oyster lover – in fact, I’d say they’re my favourite food of all time. I even have a plaque on the wall at Sean’s Kitchen to prove it. After Sean Connolly challenged me to eat 100 oysters in one sitting, I ended up consuming 120 in less than 25 minutes. So, I’m rather ashamed to admit that it wasn’t until a couple of months ago, that I’d given much thought to how they’re grown – when I was lucky Read more

LEONARD’S MILL, Second Valley, SA

Smoked kingfish sashimi, chargrilled octopus, dashi pearls, daikon and yuzu


Okay – if you want a seriously great dining experience, take the drive to Leonard’s Mill in Second Valley, SA. This food is not only up there with the best I’ve eaten in South Australia, it’s some of the best I’ve had in my travels around the country.  Owners Jane Mitchell and Alan Greig have had Leonard’s Mill over four years now, and eighteen months ago they were fortunate enough to secure husband and wife team Brendan Read more

THORN PARK, Clare Valley

Macadamia shortbreads and coconut semi freddo with mango and toffee syrup

Macadamia shortbreads and coconut semi freddo with mango and toffee syrup


Not exactly a restaurant, but if you’re after a high quality accommodation/dining experience book in at Thorn Park by the Vines, where hosts David Hay and Michael Speers will make sure you want for nothing. Nestled in bushland at the edge of Sevenhill, this place is both private and quiet and takes up to 6 guests, having 3 Read more