Treat your dad this Father’s Day with a delicious meal at one of these top Adelaide restaurants or cafés.
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful brunch or a delicious dinner, Adelaide has a wealth of dining options open to you to suit all price ranges and tastes. We’ve picked out a few of the best to help you find the perfect taste for the perfect dad.
Serving up authentic Japanese food in the heart of Adelaide, Shobosho is one of the city's most lauded Asian restaurants.
Its cooking line has been especially commissioned with a yakitori pit and a wood oven for smoky grilled delights like teriyaki free-range chicken and dry-aged beef rib eye.
Then there are the raw samplings of oysters and prawns and steamed dumplings complete with Korean chili beef pot stickers.
Address: 17 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Riverside Restaurant, Adelaide
As the name and the picture suggest, the Riverside Restaurant comes with a million-dollar view. With breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as high tea and high coffee options aplenty, you'll have no trouble satisfying Dad's food cravings today.
The lamb backstrap and Barossa heritage pork cutlets aren't to be missed, though if Dad's more of a steak man, the 300g grass-fed fillet is the one to order for him.
Address: InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
The Pot by Emma McCaskill, Adelaide
Make an impression this Father's Day (or make him forget about your poor life choices) by taking Dad to The Pot by Emma McCaskill.
Through them, you'll discover a world where your eyeballs will widen over masterful plating and your tastebuds will sing over flavours paired to perfection.
You'll have big shoes to fill next Father's Day, but believe us, this is worth it.
Address: 160 King William Road, Hyde Park, Adelaide
Bistro Sixty5, Adelaide
Tucked neatly inside the Hotel Grand Chancellor, this upmarket, stylish restaurant offers a well-rounded menu with an emphasis on local produce and a wine list full of South Australian favourites.
It's open daily for breakfast and dinner with full buffet breakfasts a bargain at $25 per person.
Address: 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Website: Bistro Sixty5
Bread & Bone, Adelaide
This modern, funky joint serves up a range of hearty American classics, including burgers, hot dogs and corn straight from the wood-fired grill.
You also get to wash them all down with a selection of local draught beers.
It's open from 11:30am to late every day.
Address: 15 Peel St, Adelaide
Website: Bread & Bone
The Oyster Bar, Adelaide
No prizes for guessing what this place is famous for. If you love oysters, either chilled or grilled, then you can have as many as you want here.
It opens for lunch at midday on Sundays and keeps its doors open until the wee hours of the morning.
Address: 14 East Terrace, Adelaide
Website: Oyster Bar
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Meze Mazi, Prospect
Let the authentic Greek flavours of Meze Mazi transport him halfway across the world.
This esteemed restaurant is helmed by Andrew Papadakis who prides himself in serving up home-style dishes by native Greek chefs.
Dine on zucchini and Greek feta fritters, cumin spiced beef meatballs, chargrilled South Australian octopus and Greek-style marinated quail, and watch Dad try to wipe that smile off his face.
Address: 86b Prospect Road, Prospect, Adelaide
SeaSalt, Henley Beach
With the weather warming into spring, let the ocean set the scene with an early lunch at Henley Beach's SeaSalt restaurant.
Chargrilled fish and seafood paired with yuzukosho dressing, salted egg yolk butter and herb and caper dressing are our picks of the mix. If he prefers something more traditional, there's a series of fried delights, including salt and vinegar onion rings and fish and chips, that is sure to take him down memory lane.
Address: 369 Seaview Road, Henley Beach, Adelaide
Mestizo Cocina Peruana, Glenelg
Peruvian food is one of the world’s best kept culinary secrets, but once word of this place gets out, it won’t be a secret anymore.
It's the first Peruvian restaurant in the state and no doubt the most renowned with its range of ceviches, piqueos and de fondos that are sure to get your tastebuds in a frenzy.
Address: 114 Partridge Street, Adelaide
Website: Mestizo Cocina Peruana
Cinnamon Club, Norwood
The Cinnamon Club is the place for authentic Indian cuisine prepared with traditional flavours and spices.
It also delivers, so if you’re in the area and don’t feel like dressing up, it has you covered.
Address: 211 The Parade, Norwood
Website: Cinnamon Club
The Little Eastern, St Morris
The Little Eastern will have you covered with Dad’s favourite: an all-day breakfast.
It also offers a selection of gourmet pizzas if it gets too late in the day. Save room for dessert as its fridge comes stocked with fresh sweets.
Address: 389 Magil Road, St Morris
Website: The Little Eastern
Harvest Kitchen, Barossa
The Barossa is not short of local delights where you can unwind to house-made fare and the area's finest wines. And Harvest Kitchen is one of the finest.
It's co-located with Artisans of Barossa, a tasting room that showcases six of the region's finest wines, and it has paired up with the cellar to produce flavoursome share dishes curated to complement each and every one of the wines on offer.
Address: 1070 Light Pass Road, Vine Vale, Barossa Valley
The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills
If your dad is a budding oenophile (a wine connoisseur), then why not combine your lunch with a few glasses of wine?
The Lane Vineyard is a top choice that has a fantastic menu.
Address: 5 Ravenswood Ln, Balhannah
Website: The Lane
Jacob’s Creek Winery, Jacob’s Creek
If you find yourself in the heart of wine country, why not visit the world-famous Jacob’s Creek Winery?
It has an award-winning menu with a focus on fresh, local seafood and produce from its own garden.
Address: Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat
Website: Jacob’s Creek Winery
Father’s Day in Adelaide lunch deals
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Lunch with coffee for one from $10
Combo platter for 2 people from $19